By Carol Berthold
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Title: James S. Parker Sheet Music Collection, 1860-1970
Primary Creator: Parker, James S. (1940-)
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet
Date Acquired: 03/07/2023. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Music, Music - United States, Vocal music
Languages: English, Polish
Scope and Contents of the Materials
Consists of published sheet music and method books by New York and Chicago publishers dating between 1860 and 1970. The music was used by Jim Parker's grandfather, Frank Gore, who had a small band in the early 1900s and his grandfather's brother, Lou Gore who played piano in this band as well as several other local bands in Poy Sippi, Wisconsin after WWII. During WWII Lou served in the Canadian army as a military musician.
James S. Parker was born April 24, 1940 into a musical family—his grandfather Frank Gore and uncle Lou Gore were both professional musicians. James attended Lane Tech High School in Chicago and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1963. In 1967, Parker worked as a part-time photographer and later as a partner at Copelin Commercial Photographs, which was established in Chicago in 1856. Parker bought Copelin in 1972. Following this, he worked at City Hall in Chicago and served as an aide to Congressman Frank Annunzio until 1992.
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
Additional material acquired March 16, 2023.
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Box:
Browse by Box:
- Box 2
- Folder 1: Polish Dance Album No. 11 - Piano, 1934
- A Folio of Polish National Dances: F.A. Przybylski, arr. W.H. Sajewski: Chicago.
- Folder 2: Polish Dance Album No. 11 - 1st Violin, 1934
- A Folio of Polish National Dances. F.A. Przybylski, arr. W.H. Sajewski: Chicago.
- Folder 3: Polish Dance Album, Sajewski - Piano, 1946
- F, Przybylski, arr. W.H. Sajewski: Chicago.
- Folder 4: Polish Music: Moszkowski, Spanish Dances, 1893
- Moritz Moszkowski, composer. G. Shirmer, New York.
- Folder 5: Polishj Music: Tancow Polskich, Album No. 1, undated
- F. Przybylski, arr. W.H. Sajewskiego: Chicago.
- Folder 6: Polish Music: Tancow Polskich Na Orkiestre, Album No. 8, 1924
- F. Przybylski, arr. W.H. Sajewski: Chicago.
- Folder 7: Polish Music: Wieniawski, Masterpieces for the Violin, Vol. II, 1896
- G. Shirmer: New York.
- Folder 8: Single Pieces: "Along 'Bout Sundown" - "Drink the Barrel Dry", 1890-1946
- Pieces: Along 'Bout Sundown: Jack Miller and Tony Gale, 1941. At Sea: Anton Strelezki, 1890. Azusa: Guy Wood, 1946. Baby Me: Lou Handman, Harry Harris & Archie Gottler, 1939. Battle Hymn of the Republic, William Steffe (comp.), Julia Ward Howe (lyrics), 1943. Beside the Fire, Ray Winger, 1937. Cold, Cold Heart: Hank Williams, 1951. Colonel Bogey March: Kenneth J. Alford,1916. Cradle Song, M Hauser, 1921. Dig You Later: Jimmy McHugh, 1945. Dream of the South, A: Harry J. Lincoln, 1909. Drink the Barrel Dry: Marvin Montgomery, 1940.
- Folder 9: Single Pieces: "Falling Waters" - "My Love and I", 1878-1946
- Pieces: Falling Waters: J.L. Truax, 1936. Fondly and Truly: J.C. Macy,1883. Gates of Gladness, The: J. Keirn Brennan, Paul Cunningham & Bert Rule, 1919. Hard Way, The: Jimmy Van Heusen, 1945. Have You Ever Been In Heaven: Peter Tinturin and Jack Lawrence, 1937. Heartaches: Al Hoffman, 1931. In the Valley, Harry Warren (comp.), Johnny Mercer (lyrics), 1945. Her Bathing Suit Never Got Wet: Nat Simon, 1945. I Can't Believe It: Jack Morrow and Mickey Codian, 1944. In a Moodboat: Al Lewis, Larry Stock & Vincent Rose, 1940. Kitty: Jay Livingston and Ray Evans,1946. Lights Out: Billy Bill, 1935. March On To Victory: Margaret Toohey and Gordon McLean,1940. Mickey O'Neil: E.G. Nelson and J. Fred Coots, 1921. My Little Love: C.B. Hawley, 1890. My Love and I: Frederick Clay, 1878.
- Folder 10: Single Pieces: "Noche" - "You're Precious To Me", 1866-1951
- Pieces: Noche: Gabriel Ruiz, 1944. Now You're In My Arms: Allie Wrubel and Morton Downey, 1931. O Fair Dove, O Fond Dove: Alfred Scott Gatty, undated. On A Little Street In Singapore: Peter de Rose,1938. On Parade, Heinrich Lichner, 1914. One Room Kitchenette: Elwyn Winston and David Ellis, 1947. Palms, The: J. Faure, 1899. Pearly Dewdrop, The: S. McIntire Birbeck, 1925. Red Sails In the Sunset: Hugh Williams, 1935. La Redemption: Harry Fofer, 1866. Rollin' Stone: Irving Gordon, 1951. Saskatchewan: Irving Caesar, Sammy Lerner & Gerald Marks, 1936. She Was Bred in Old Kentucky: Stanley Carter, 1898. Souvenir: F. Drdla, 1925. Sundown Bells Valse: Jules Chalier, 1927. Sweet Dreams Sweetheart: Benny Davis, Milton Ager & Jesse Greer, 1939. Wait and See: Harry Warren (comp.), Johnny Mercer (lyrics), 1945. Was It a Dream?: Sam Coslow, Larry Spier & Addy Britt, undated. Two Songs - 1) A Welcome Home; 2) Through the Valley: Berthold Tours, 1874. Welcome To My Dream: Jimmy Van Heusen, 1945. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams: Harry Barris, 1931. You're Precious To Me: Pat Ballard, Bert Pellish & Nat Brusiloff, 1937.