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Buster Davis scores

Title
Buster Davis scores, 1929-1987.
Author
Davis, Buster.
Supplementary Content
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Vol/DateFormatAccessStatusCall NumberLocation
Box 1Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 1Offsite
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 2Offsite
Box 3Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 3Offsite
Box 4Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 4Offsite
Box 5Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 5Offsite
Box 6Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 6Offsite
Box 7Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 7Offsite
Box 8Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 8Offsite
Box 9Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 9Offsite
Box 10Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 10Offsite
Box 11Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 11Offsite
Box 12Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 12Offsite
Box 13Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 13Offsite
Box 14Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 14Offsite
Box 15Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 15Offsite
Box 16Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 16Offsite
Box 17Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 17Offsite
Box 18Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 03-12 Box 18Offsite

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Description
6.6 linear ft. (18 boxes)
Uniform Title
Bell Telephone hour (Television program)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Scores.
  • Clippings.
  • Lecture notes.
Biography (note)
  • Buster Davis was an active musical director and vocal arranger for Broadway theatrical productions from the 1940s through the 1980s.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on Internet.
Call Number
JPB 03-12
Author
Davis, Buster.
Title
Buster Davis scores, 1929-1987.
Summary
The bulk of the collection consists of scores of theatrical works and works written for television that Buster Davis wrote, arranged, directed and/or studied. Also included are individual songs written by Mr. Davis and others, a group of scores composed and arranged for television broadcast, holograph manuscript lecture notes and other writings. There is very little material in the collection documenting Buster Davis' personal life.
Biography
Buster Davis was an active musical director and vocal arranger for Broadway theatrical productions from the 1940s through the 1980s. He was educated at Princeton and later arranged and directed numerous productions composed by Jule Styne, including Funny Girl and Bells are Ringing. His musical Doctor Jazz, for which he wrote the music and lyrics and served as musical director and vocal arranger, had a short run on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in 1975. Mr. Davis also wrote special material for many television shows, including the Bell Telephone Hour featuring the Buster Davis Singers and the Art Carney Show. In his later years Buster Davis taught courses on the American musical theatre and vocal arranging, where he shared his personal and musical knowledge of songwriters such as Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Vincent Youmans, and many others.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on Internet. http://digilib.nypl.org/dynaweb/ead/music/musdavis
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Occupation
Composers.
Arrangers (Musicians)
Added Author
Davis, Buster. Doctor Jazz.
Styne, Jule, 1905-1994. Bells are ringing.
Styne, Jule, 1905-1994. Funny girl.
American Music Collection.
Added Title
Bell Telephone hour (Television program)
Research Call Number
JPB 03-12
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