International Jazz Collections

A series featuring our International Jazz Collections

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A Sentimental Day

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Today, we lost the lovely Doris Day. Throughout her singing career, Day worked with several bandleaders, including Jimmy James, Bob Crosby, and Les Brown. In 1945, while working with Les Brown, Day recorded "Sentimental Journey" which became a hit. Above is an advertisement from a 1945 issue of music magazine,... [Read More]

Celebrating Langston Hughes

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University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives celebrates influential poet, playwright and author Langston Hughes on his birthday. Known for his engagement with the world of jazz and the influence it had on his writing, the International Jazz Collection Leonard Feather Collection includes photographs of Mr. Hughes as well... [Read More]

Remembering Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin
University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives remembers the legendary Aretha Franklin today as services are held celebrating her life in Detroit, Michigan. The International Jazz Collection Leonard Feather Collection includes a number of promotional photos of the singer from throughout her career. [Read More]

Happy Valentines Day and looking forward to the upcoming University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

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I Wish You Love by Caterina Valente and Stanley Black and His OrchestraHappy Valentines Day and looking forward to the upcoming University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, February 24 - 27 from UI Library Special Collections and International Jazz Collections!  [Read More]

Sunshine Superman

To honor my last post for the summer jazz series, (Fall semester starts on Monday!) I am including this digitized recording that was made from a reel-to-reel tape of Lionel Hampton & His Jazz Inner Circle’s rendition of a song titled Sunshine Superman.  The International Jazz Collections (IJC) was formally... [Read More]