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Jazz Stock Arrangements: A Resource Guide

Leeds Original Manuscript Series Arrangements

From 1940 to 1947 Leeds published a series of stock arrangements—sets of parts for jazz orchestra—which it called its "Manuscript Series." These stocks attempted to present music as performed by various important jazz bands, rather than (as most stocks did) present a version made accessible for the band of medium ability. Some of the Leeds Manuscript Series is not represented in the Music Division's collections: this list contains only those items which have been located in the Division.

Selected List of Arrangements

Bell Bottom Boogie. m & arr: Bob Mersey. Featured by Mitch Ayres and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1943. copyright no.: Epub 119911. Call no.: M1350.M.

Blue Snow. m & arr: Milt Lance. Featured by Bobby Sherwood and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1943. copyright no.: Epub 119910. Call no.: M1350.L.

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. By Don Raye and Hughie Prince. Arranged by Rufus Smith. Featured by Woody Herman and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1944. Copyright no.: Epub 126824. Call no.: M1356.P.

Bounce Me Brother with a Solid Four. By Don Raye [&] Hughie Prince. Arranged by Fud Livingston. NY, Leeds, 1942. copyright no.: Epub 13744. Call no.: M1356.R

Build It Up, Paint It Nice, Tear It Down. By Al Jacobs & Joseph Meyer. Arranged by Sonny Burke. Featured by Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1943. Copyright no.: Epub 133375. Call no.: M1356.M.

Cedar Crosstown. Meade "Lux" Lewis & Benny Ray. Arranged by Van Alexander. Featured by Van Alexander and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1943. Copyright no.: Epub 133374. Call no.: M1356.L.

(That Place) Down the Road A Piece. By Don Raye. Arranged by Bob Mersey. Featured by Freddie Slack and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1944. Copyright no.: Epub 127292. Call no.: M1356.R.

Fan It. m: Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon. arr: Jiggs Noble. Featured by Woody Herman and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1941. copyright no.: Epub 95098. Call no.: M1350.J.

For Dancers Only. Original Arrangement and composition by Sy Oliver. ("The original Jimmy Lunceford arrangement") Transcribed from the original record by Sonny Burke. NY, Leeds, 1943. Copyright no.: Epub 116188. Call no.: M1350.O.

Hedge-Hoppin'. Composed and Arranged by Fred Weismantel. Featured by Ina Ray Hutton and her Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1944. Copyright no.: Epub 126826. Call no.: M1356.W.

Horn O' Plenty. Arranged By Phil Moore. Composed by Phil Moore and Rex Stewart. Featured by Paul Baron and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1943. Copright no.: Epub 119909. Call no.: M1350.M.

It Jumps Like Mad. m: Van Alexander. arr: Van Alexander. orch: Van Alexander. N.Y., Leeds Music, 1944. copyright no.: Epub 120322. Call no.: M1350.A.

Johnson Special. m: Pete Johnson. arr: Bob Mersey. orch: Abe Lyman. N.Y., Leeds, 1944. copyright no.: Epub 120321. Call no.: M1350.J.

Jump Indigo. By Justin Stone, Leo Braun, and Bill Granzow. Arranged by Bill Granzow. Featured by Sonny Dunham and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1945. Copyright no.: Epub 133376. Call no: M1356.G.

Leap Frog. Arranged by Lowell Martin. Music by Joe Garland. Lyric by Leo Corday. Featured by Les Brown and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1942. Copyright no.: Epub 108673. Call no.: M1350.G.

Life is Fine. By James "Trummie" Young. Arranged by Roger Segure. Featured by Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1947. Copyright no.: Epub 13713. Call no.: M1356.Y.

Lights and Shadows. By Frank Paparelli and John "Dizzy" Gillespie. Arranged by Red Bone. Featured by Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1947. Copyright no.: Epub 13743. Call no.: M1356.P.

A Mellow Bit of Rhythm. By Mary Lou Williams and Herman Walder. The Original Mary Lou Williams Arrangement. NY, Leeds, 1940. Copyright no.: Epub 84749. Call no.: M1350.W.

Mister Five by Five. m: Don Raye and Gene de Paul. arr: Vic Schoen. From the Universal Picture "Behind the Eight Ball" [no orchestra credit] NY, Leeds, 1942. copyright no.: Epub 108672. Call no.: M1350.D.

Mop! Mop!. By Teddy Wilson and J. C. Heard. Arranged by Van Alexander. The Original Van Alexander Arrangement. NY, Leeds, 1943. Copyright no.: Epub 116827. Call no.: M1350.H.

My Favorite Blues. m.: Benny Carter. arr: Benny Carter. [no orchestra credit] N.Y., Leeds Music, 1941. Copyright no.: Epub 95099. Call no.: M1350.C.

Newton's Boogie Woogie. By Frank Paparelli. Arranged by Red Bone. Featured by Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1947. Copyright no.: Epub 13742. Call no.: M1356.P.

Overnight Hop. Arranged and Composed by Red Nichols and Bill Mayted. The Original Red Nichols Arrangement. NY, Leeds, 1940. Copyright no.: Epub 85739. Call no.: M1350.M.

Piccolo Pete. By Phil Baxter. Arranged by Van Alexander. Featured by Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1944. Copyright no.: Epub 120323. Call no.: M1350.B.

Pig Foot Pete. By Don Raye and Gene DePaul. Arranged by Van Alexander. Featured by Freddie Slack and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1947. Copyright no.: Epub 13714. Call no.: M1356.D.

Red Wagon. By Richard M. Jones. Arr. by Nick Harper. The original Bob Chester arrangement. NY, Leeds, 1940. Copyright no.: Epub 89886. Call no.: M1350.J.

Rehearsin' for a Nervous Breakdown. m: Charles Shavers. arr: John Warrington. Featured by John Kirby and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1941. Copyright no.: Epub 95100. Call no.: M1350.S.

Rhumboogie. By Don Raye and Hughie Prince. Arranged by Vic Schoen. Featured by Benny Carter and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1944. Copyright no.: Epub 122929. Call no.: M1350.P.

Rhythm Hymn. Composed and Arranged by Phil Moore. Featured by Jack Teagarden and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1944. Copyright no.: Epub 26624. Call no.: M1356.M.

Riffs. By Mary Lou Williams. Arranged by Roger Segure. Featured by Benny Carter and his orchestra. N.Y., Leeds, 1944. Copyright no.: Epub 120320. Call no.: M1350.W.

Rusty Dusty Blues (also known as "Mama Mama Blues"). By J. Mayo Williams. Arranged by Bob Mersey. Featured by Count Basie and his orchestra. N.Y., Leeds, 1944. Copyright no.: Epub 121030. Call no.: M1350.W.

Salt Peanuts. By John "Dizzy" Gillespie and Kenny Clarke. Arranged by John "Dizzy" Gillespie. Featured by Earl Hines and his orchestra. Copyright no.: Epub 116206. Call no.: M1350.C.

Shoo-Shoo Baby. Composed and arranged by Phil Moore. Featured by Phil Moore and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1944. Copyright no.: Epub 122930. Call no.: M1350.M.

627 Stomp. By Pete Johnson, Dave Dexter and Roy Jacobs. Arranged by Van Alexander. Featured by Van Alexander and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1944. Copyright no.: Epub 122933. Call no.: M1350.J.

Soft Shoe Shuffle. m: Maurice Burman. w: Spencer Williams. arr: Bob Mersey. orch.: Abe Lyman. dep.: Sep 2, 1943. copyright no.: Epub 116204 [1942]. Call no.: M1350.B.

The Soldier and the Soldierette. By Irving Miller. Arranged by Gene Hammett. Featured by Irving Miller and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1944. Copyright no.: Epub 124398. Call no.: M156.M

Steamboat Rag. Composed by Ernie Burnett. Arranged by Van Alexander. Featured by Van Alexander and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1943. Copyright no.: Epub 119912. Call no.: M1350.B.

Stuff. By Johnny Messner. Arranged by Rufus Smith. Featured by Johnny Messner and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1944. Copyright no.: Epub 126823. Call no.: M1356.M.

Three Deuces. m: Neal Hefti. arr: Neal Hefti. Featured by Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1944. copyright no.: Epub 123768. Call no.: M1356.H.

Torpedo Junction. Composed and Arranged by Vic Schoen. Special Arrangement By Vic Schoen. NY, Leeds, 1943. Copyright no.: Epub 116207. Call no.: M1350.S.

Tunisian Trail. By Lou Singer. Arranged by Lou Singer. Featured by Johnny Long and his orchestra. Copyright no.: Epub 116828. Call no.: M1350.S.

Two Way Stretch. Composed and Arranged by Roger Segure. Featured by Raymond Scott and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1944. copyright no.: Epub 127290. Call no.: M1356.S.

Wednesday Night Hop. By Andy Kirk and Leslie Johnakins. Recorded by Andy Kirk on Decca Records. NY, Leeds, 1940. Copyright no.: Epub 87408. Call no.: M1350.K.

Wigwam Stomp. Composed and Arranged by Al Avola. Featured by Frankie Carle and his Orchestra. NY, Leeds, 1944. Copyright no.: Epub 127291. Call no.: M1356.A.

Same series format, but not published by Leeds:

Iroquois. m & arr: Ray Noble. As recorded by Ray Noble. London, Peter Maurice Music Co., Ltd, 1941. copyright no.: Efor 66894. Call no.: M1350.N.