SC/JPMC. Jazz and Popular Music Collections
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Berklee Oral History Project interview collection, 1998-present
Collection of early rock and roll 78 RPM records, 1948-1953
The 78 RPM records in this collection are of unknown provenance and were selected for addition to the Archives for their rarity. They highlight early hits in rock and roll music, such as "Sixty Minute Man" and "Rocket 88," both of which are contenders for the first rock and roll record ever recorded. Each record has a four-digit number attached. These are catalog numbers, which were used both to track sales through distributors and for in-house accounting.
Donald Bacon papers, 1970-1997
Ed and Ruth Williams collection on Boston jazz, 1984-2004
This collection is comprised of multi-track audio recordings (both masters and production copies) and the multi-track recorders modified by Ed Williams to produce them (required for playback). These recordings are complemented by copies of both of Ruth Williams’ books of photographs documenting decades of the New England jazz scene as well as bound indices for the recordings.
Franklin McGinley collection on Duke Ellington, 1936-1999
Norm Nathan interview collection, 1950s-1970s
Selected audio interviews with notable jazz performers, collected from "Sounds in the night" hosted by Norm Nathan and broadcast on WHDH radio in Boston from the late 1950s into the 1970s.
Stan Getz Library popular music serials collection, 1921-1971
This collection consists of rare popular music serials compiled by Berklee's Stan Getz Library under the guidance of former Dean of Learning Resources Gary Haggerty. The extent of the collection is approximately 511 issues spanning the years 1929 - 1971 and featuring the following titles: The Broadside, Broadside (Boston), Broadside (NY), Jazz, Jazz and Pop, Jazz Quarterly, and Metronome. An internal itemized list is available upon request.