1938 Concert of Unusual Music Program Including Meade Lux Lewis, Nina De Los Peines, Edith Johnson, Louis Armstrong - Put on By the UOPWA # 16 & the Motion Picture Anti-Fascist Committee at Robert Louis Stevenson School, 306 W. 88 St. NY.
(Americana - 20th Century - Motion Picture Anti-Fascist Committee - UOPWA # 16 - New York City)

USA: Not Published, 1937. F A single-sided printed program for this concert. Four parts to the program: Part I, percussive music, a log xylophone performance by Lupero, Belgian Congo; followed by 2 Meade Lux Lewis numbers, Celeste Blues & Honky Tonk Train Blues; then several classical pieces. Classical also in Part II; Part III, folk music: Nina de los Peines; a Bali trance ceremony; Congo circumcision rites Bapere people; Congo Manbetu song, Manbetu people; Am. Negro, Street Vendors' Cries of Charleston, Va.; Becky was a Gamblin' Gal, Lead Belly; Can't Make Another Day, Edith Johnson; Silicosis is Killin' Me, Pinewood Tom and Hotter Than That by Louis Armstrong. A Vivaldi concerto concluded the program, in Part IV. It is unclear whether these were live performances or renditions of these pieces by other artists, or a combination of both, being played for this event. With the original mailing envelope, return address of D. Wolff, post-canceled New York Dec. 16 1938, addressed to Cipe Pineles (1908 - 1991) award-winning Austrian-American graphic designer, the first woman director for many influential publications including Mademoiselle, Seventeen and Charm, on the Vogue London staff and involved in socialist and communist activities of the time in New York and Europe. The Robert Louis Stevenson School, founded in 1908, with a long-running, liberal, open-minded tradition: "...in 1936 it became a progressive college preparatory school for girls under the direction of Dr. Annette T. Rubenstein. Rubinstein hired several blacklisted public school teachers which aroused the attention of the House Committee of un-American Activities. The Veterans Administration threatened to cut off funding, and the State threatened to withdraw the school's charter, if Dr. Rubenstein did not resign as principal..." (from the school's site) The program approx. 8 " x 11" size; with '40c' written in pencil at bottom. Old fold lines; short closed tear at bottom edge fold; in very good condition. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25004)


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