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Jazz Stock Arrangements: A Resource Guide

Melrose Syncopation Series

The first important set of jazz "stocks"—published sets of parts for jazz orchestra—was the Melrose Syncopation Series. Some of these stocks were not deposited for copyright, and are thus not represented in the collections of the Music Division. This is a list of the Melrose Syncopation Series stocks we do have. This list contains only material located by Music Reference Specialist Wayne Shirley during a search for Melrose stocks made in 1988-1989. Some other Melrose stocks are not owned by the Library of Congress; some are owned but have not been located.

Baby Chile. By Walter Melrose. Arranged by Tiny Parham. Chicago, Melrose, 1937. Copyright no.: Epub 64789. Call no.: M1350.M.

Billy Goat Stomp. By Ferd (Jelly Roll) Morton. Arranged by Tiny Parham. Chicago, Melrose, 1927. Copyright no.: GET THIS. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 28-B.

Black Bottom Stomp. By "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E648730. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 30.

Boogaboo. By Ferd "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Tiny Parham. Chicago, Melrose, 1928. Copyright no.: GET THIS. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 31-A.

Bucktown Blues. By Boyd Senter. Arranged by Carleton Colby. Chicago, Melrose, 1924. Copyright no.: E612147. Call no.: M1350.S.

Cafe Capers: see DIXIELAND CONCERT SERIES below.

The Chant. A spooky serenade. By Mel Stitzel. Arranged by the composer. Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E 644871. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 122.

Chattanooga Stomp. By Oliver & Picou. Arranged by F. Alexander. Chicago, Melrose, 1924. Copyright no.: Epub 119657. Call no.: M1350.P.

Chicago Breakdown. By "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E 633467. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 13.

Chimes Blues. By Joseph [King] Oliver. Phonograph arrangement as played by King Oliver and his Jazz Band. Chicago, Melrose, 1923. Copyright no.: Epub 122601. Call no.: M1350.O.

Copenhagen. By Charlie Davis. Arranged by Joe Jordan. Chicago, Melrose, 1924. ["Phonograph arrangement as played by Wolverine Orchestra"] Copyright no.: E602461. Call no.: M1350.D.

Dallas Stomp. By Don Bestor. Arranged by the composer. Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E644252. Call no.: M1350.B.

Darktown Shuffle. By Joe Thomas and Earl Baker. Arranged by Joe Thomas. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E623278. Call no.: M1350.T.

Dead Man Blues. By "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Mel Stitzel. Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: GET THIS. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 1-C.

Dixie Train. By Walter Melrose. Arranged by Fletcher Henderson. Chicago, Melrose, 1936. Copyright no.: Epub 61094. Call no.: M1350.M.

Easy Rider: see DIXIELAND CONCERT SERIES below.

Georgia Swing. By Ferd "Jelly Roll" Morton. Extracted from record by Mel Stitzel and Carrol Martin. Chicago, Melrose, 1928. Copyright no.: Epub 7068. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 33-B.

Grace and Beauty: see DIXIELAND CONCERT SERIES below.

Grandpa's Spells. By "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E618136. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3108, ITEM 3-B.

Hot Notes. By Gene Rodermich and Tom Satterfield. Arranged by Mel Stitzel. Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E642518. Call no.: M1350.S.

Hyena Stomp. By "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1927. Copyright no.: E665816. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 34-B.

Jackass Blues. (A comedy blues) By Art Kassel and Mel Stitzel. Arranged by Mel Stitzel. "Special phonograph arrangement." Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E640595. Call no.: M1350.S.

Jelly Roll Blues. [by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton] Orchestration by Jelly Roll Morton. Arranged by Mel Stitzel. Chicago, Melrose, 1927. [Title on music reads "Original Jelly Roll Blues."] Copyright no.: GET THIS. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 4-B.

Jimtown Blues. By Charlie Davis. Arranged by Alford-Colby. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E606435. Call no.: M1350.D.

Kansas City Stomp. By Ferd "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: Ep 53126. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 5-B.

King Porter Stomp. A blues masterpiece by Ferd [Jelly Roll] Morton. Special arrangement for orchestra by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1924. Copyright no.: E 603561. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 6.

London Blues. By Ferd "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by F. Alexander. Chicago, Melrose, 1923. Copyright no.: GET THIS Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 19-B.

Maple Leaf Rag. see DIXIELAND CONCERT SERIES below.

Midnight Mamma. By "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E 628631. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 8.

Milenburg Joys. By Paul Mares, Leon Roppolo, "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Joe Jordan. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E 619050. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 21-B. [Another arrangement, by Dave Burton, published in 1944, has copyright no. Epub 120765 and call no. MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 21-D.]

Mr. Jelly Lord. By Ferd "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by F. Alexander. Chicago, Melrose, 1923. Copyright no.: E 682440. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 22-B.

New Orleans Blues. By "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Joe Jordan. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E 618141. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 9.

Original Chinese Blues. By Fred Moore and Oscar Gardner. Arranged by Mel Stitzel. Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E641318. Call no.: M1350.M.

[Original Jelly Roll Blues see Jelly Roll Blues]

Panama Blues. By Merrit Brunies, Henry Brunies and Maurie Friedman. Arranged by Mel Stitzel. Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E648731. Call no.: M12350.B.

The Pearls. By "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E 618137. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 10-B.

Queen of Spades. By "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E 626230. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 29.

St. Louis Blues. By W. C. Handy. Arranged by Mel Stitzel. Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E649127. Call no.: M1350.H.

San Sue Strut. By Joe "Wingy" Mannone. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E620866. Call no.: M1350.M.

Shave 'Em Dry. By Sam Wishnuff. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E640246. Call no.: M1350.W.

Shoe Shiner's Drag. By Ferd (Jelly Roll) Morton. Arranged by Tiny Parham. Chicago, Melrose, 1928. Copyright no.: GET THIS. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 20-B.

Shreveport Stomp. By "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. [Title on music reads "Shreeveport Stomps"] Copyright no.: E 618138. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 12.

Sidewalk Blues. By "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Charlie Rider. Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E 650995. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 36-B.

Slippery Elm. By Boyd Senter the jazz wizard. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E626231. Call no.: M1350.S.

Smoke House Blues. By Charlie Luke. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E 648732. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 123.

Snag It. By Joe Oliver. Arranged by Mel Stitzel. Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E645909. Call no.: M1350.O

Some of These Days. By Shelton Brooks. Arranged by Mel Stitzel. Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E655064. Call no.: M1350.B.

Steady Roll Blues. By Geo. Bates and Mel Stitzel. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. "Special jazz arrangement" Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E612506. Call no.: M1350.S.

Steamboat Stomp. By Boyd Senter. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E644253. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 124.

Sugar Babe. By Walter Melrose & Boyd Senter. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E626229. Call no.: M1350.M.

Sugar Foot Stomp. By Joe Oliver and Louis Armstrong. Arranged by Donald Redman and Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E620867. Call no.: M1350.O.

Tom Cat Blues. By "Jelly Roll" Morton. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E 618140. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 14.

29th and Dearborn. By Richard M. Jones, the jazz wizard. Arranged by Elmer Schoebel. Chicago, Melrose, 1925. Copyright no.: E626232. Call no.: M1350.J.

Wa Wa Wa. By Mort Schaeffer. Arranged by Mel Stitzel. Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E640596. Call nbo.: M1350.S.

Weary Blues: see DIXIELAND CONCERT SERIES below.

Wild Man Blues. By Ferd Morton. Arranged by Tiny Parham. Chicago, Melrose, 1927. Copyright no.: GET THIS. Call no.: MICROFILM MUSIC 3018, ITEM 38-B.


MELROSE DIXIELAND CONCERT SERIES [listed on back of Panama Blues (1926)]

[this is a series in quarto format, arranged by Elmer Schoebel]

African Echoes [not found]

Cafe Capers. [By Mel Stitzel] Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E634856. Call no.: M1350.S.

Easy Rider. [by Thomas A. Dorsey] Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E642723. Call no.: M1350.D.

Grace & Beauty. [By James Scott] Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: M634857. Call no.: M1350.S.

Maple Leaf Rag. [By Scott Joplin] Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E632737. Call no.: M1350.J.

Steamboat Stomp. [By Boyd Senter] Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E644253. Call no.: M1350.S.

Weary Blues. [by Artie Matthews] Chicago, Melrose, 1926. Copyright no.: E640833. Call no.: M1350.M.