Guide to the Bobcat Jazz Band, ca. 1939-1944 | CA12.07

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.). Bobcat Jazz Band.
Title
Bobcat Jazz Band
ID
CA12.07
Date
ca. 1939-1944
Extent
2.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains song arrangements done specifically for the Bobcat Jazz Band by band members. Many of the arrangements were made by Camp L. Thomas '43, with a few others by Howard C. Jordan '44. In addition, some scores were commercially purchased, and not arranged by Bates band members. The collection also includes a custom-pressed LP of the band, made sometime around 1939 or 1940.

Preferred Citation

Bobcat Jazz Band, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

The Bates Bobcat Jazz Band was formed by Bates students in the 1930s as an alternative outlet for performing music. Although not at first an officially sponsored student organization, the band grew in popularity such that it played at formal college events, such as the regular pop concert and dances held in Chase Hall. The Bobcats also played in Lewiston and across Maine and New England during its duration. With the departure of members due to graduation and enlistment in the armed services, the band was discontinued, and did not restart after the war's end.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains song arrangements done specifically for the Bobcat Jazz Band by band members. Many of the arrangements were made by Camp L. Thomas '43, with a few others by Howard C. Jordan '44. In addition, some scores were commercially purchased, and not arranged by Bates band members. The collection also includes a custom-pressed LP of the band, made sometime around 1939 or 1940.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research. However, some of the songs in the list of arrangements may still be under copyright, so reproduction of these items may be limited or forbidden. Please consult Archives staff for more information.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Accession No.: 2009.153.

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Related Materials

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Bobcat Jazz Band--Archives
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Songs and music

Subject(s)

  • Jazz music--1931-1940
  • Jazz music--1941-1950
  • Students' songs--Maine--Lewiston

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Collection Inventory

Box

Arrangement -- "Baby Won't You Please Come Home"   

1

Arrangement -- "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar"   

1

Arrangement -- Bates songs [various]   

1

Arrangement -- "The Bells of St. Mary"   

1

Arrangement -- "Blue Skies"   

1

Arrangement -- "Bugle Call Rag"   

1

Arrangement -- "Can't We Be Friends"   

1

Arrangement -- "China Boy"   

1

Arrangement -- "Confessin'"   

1

Arrangement -- "Danny Boy"   

1

Arrangement -- "Darktown"   

1

Arrangement -- "Diane"   

1

Arrangement -- "Embraceable You"   

1

Arrangement -- "Georgia On My Mind"   

1

Arrangement -- "Gypsy Sweet Heart"   

1

Arrangement -- "Hot Rock Rides Again"   

1

Arrangement -- "If I Could Be Home With You"   

1

Arrangement -- "If I Could Be With You"   

1

Arrangement -- "I'll Never Tell You I Love You"   

1

Arrangement -- "Kansas City Moods"   

1

Arrangement -- "Kentucky Home"   

1

Arrangement -- "Lazy River"   

1

Arrangement -- "Love's Old, Sweet Song"   

1

Arrangement -- "The Lonesome Road"   

2

Arrangement -- "Margie"   

2

Arrangement -- "Milk Man's Blues"   

2

Arrangement -- "Mister Five by Five"   

2

Arrangement -- "My Old Kentucky Home"   

2

Arrangement -- "Night and Day"   

2

Arrangement -- "Of Maestra and Men"   

2

Arrangement -- "Opus One"   

2

Arrangement -- "Pagan Love Song"   

2

Arrangement -- "Polka-Dottie"   

2

Arrangement -- "Poor Butterfly"   

2

Arrangement -- "Red Wagon"   

2

Arrangement -- "Rockabye Baby"   

2

Arrangement -- "Short'nin Bread"   

2

Arrangement -- "Solid Man"   

2

Arrangement -- "Somebody Loves Me"   

2

Arrangement -- "Southern Fried"   

2

Arrangement -- "Star Dust"   

2

Arrangement -- "A String of Pearls"   

2

Arrangement -- "Sweet Georgia Brown"   

2

Arrangement -- "Sweet Lorraine"   

2

Arrangement -- "Tropical Moonlight"   

2

Arrangement -- "Under a Blanket of Blue"   

2

Arrangement -- "What's New?"   

2

Arrangement -- unknown   

2

Bobcat Band demo LP ca. 1939-1940   

3