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Ahmad Jamal, 1977

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of jazz pianist and composer Ahmad Jamal performing in South Miami, FL. Jamal is photographed from an extreme low angle and appears in right-profile. He is wearing a light colored suit jacket and has his eyes closed while playing.

Ain't That a Shame

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Acrylic painting over carving on a wood board depicts Fats Domino playing the piano on the roof of his flooded studio. Outlines of figures and objects are carved into the wood, then painted over. Fats Domino is wearing a turquoise suit and is playing a white piano labelled "Steinway". Over his head are the words "Ain't that a shame." His studio, a small yellow house, is surrounded by water and framed by two telephone poles, complete with wires that are breaking off at the top. The studio has a sign in the front window that reads "Fats Domino Studio" and a sign over the door that reads "studio." In front of the house is a bright pink Cadillac, being flooded by water. There are small indistinct objects floating in the water in the foreground. The artist has signed the work on the bottom right. There is a small natural knot hole through the board at bottom left.

Al "Tootie" Heath, 1992

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of jazz bebop drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath performing in Miami, FL. Heath is only partly visible behind his drumkit, with a cymbal largely obscuring his face. He wears a white shirt and tall dhaka topi style cap.

Al Grey, 1989

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of jazz musician Al Grey playing trombone at a performance in Hialeah, FL. Grey is photographed outdoors and from a low angle. He is facing left and rests his trombone on his left shoulder. he wears a striped white shirt and wool hat.

Albert Collins, 1991

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of Albert Collins playing a woodgrain Fender Telecaster with a white pick guard at a performance in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is wearing a dark floral shirt tucked into gray pants with a black belt and a guitar-shaped belt buckle. Rings are visible on both of his hands.

Alvin "Red" Tyler, 1992

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of Alvin "Red" Tyler playing saxophone at a performance in Charlotte, NC. He is wearing a horizontal striped shirt tucked into his pants, glasses, and a beret.

Amandla

National Museum of African American History and Culture
An audio cassette of Miles Davis’ "Amandla" (1989).

2015.263.1a: An audio cassette tape. The cassette is clear plastic. Each side has a black label with white type and a header reading: [MILES DAVIS/AMANDLA/CATEMBE • COBRA •/BIT TIME • HANNIBAL] on Side 1, and [MILES DAVIS/AMANDALA/JO-JO • AMANDLA • JILLIT/MR. PASTORIUS] on Side 2. Both sides feature the Warner Brothers’ logo with the audio cassette’s number listed below [4-25873]. Side 1 has a list of the producers and Side 2 has copyright information.

2015.263.1b: An audio cassette paper jacket. The jacket has purple type on the front that reads, [MILES DAVIS] above a drawing. The center of the front features a colorful abstract depiction of a man with instruments, and [AMANDLA] scrawled in black across the top. The side of the jacket has type with the artist’s name and the audio cassette’s title. The back of the jacket has a list of the songs on the audio cassette. The interior of the jacket has a list of songs with musical contributors.

2015.263.1c: An audio cassette tape case made of clear plastic. The case has interior holders to insert an audio cassette jacket.

Anthony Braxton, 1977

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of musician and composer Anthony Braxton performing at a concert in New York City. Braxton is photographed on stage from a low angle near the stage floor. He stands behind the contrabass saxaphone which he is playing. To his left are two other saxaphones resting on stands.

Anthony Braxton, 1979

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of composer and musician Anthony Braxton performing in New York City. Braxton is photographed from the right and holds a baritone saxaphone to his lips. He wears a collared shirt, denim jacket, and glasses.

Archie Shepp, 1973

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of Archie Shepp playing the saxophone at a performance in New York City. He is wearing black glasses, black jacket, white shirt, and a patterned tie. The photo is framed close up and only Shepp's face and the mouthpipe of the instrument are visible.

Arnie Lawrence, Howard McGhee, and Cecil Payne, 1982

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of jazz musicians Arnie Lawrence (L), Howard McGhee (C), and Cecil Payne (R) performing in New York City. Lawrence plays tenor saxaphone, McGhee plays trumpet, and Payne plays baritone saxaphone. Lawrence and Payne are framed at the extreme edges of the photo, with McGhee between them.

Art Blakey, 1980

National Museum of African American History and Culture
a black-and-white photograph of jazz musician and bandleader Art Blakey playing drums during a 1980 performance. Blakey is photographed in left-profile through his drumkit, with a cymbal partly obscuring his face. His eyes are closed and he wears a striped dress shirt and dark tie.

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, 1973

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of Arthur Big Boy Crudup singing and playing guitar during a performance in New York City. He is wearing a vertical striped shirt and glasses and is behind a microphone. His guitar is just visible at the bottom of the frame.

Arthur Blythe, 1989

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of jazz musician and composer Arthur Blythe playing saxaphone during a performance in North Miami, FL. Blythe is photographed from a low angle and from the left. He is wearing a dark checked sport jacket and white dress shirt.

B.B. King, 1973

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of B.B. King playing a guitar by a microphone at a performance in New York City. The left side of his upper body is visible, as is the neck of his guitar. He is wearing a patterned suit jacket.

Barry Harris, 1976

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of jazz musician Barry Harris standing next to a piano. Harris is photographed full-body and poses behind the bench of a piano. He wears a white suit jacket and a large decoration on his left lapel.

Beale Street

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white photograph of an unidentified group of performers by Arthur Leipzig. There are six (6) individuals in the image and another figure wearing a hat partially visible on the right. At the left there is a woman in a dark top tucked into a knee-length skirt. She has both arms raised in front of her. Along the wall is an upright piano with a drum, wide brim hat, and coat resting on top. There is a man in a suit seated on a wooden chair playing the piano. In the corner, a man in a dark jacket, tie, and flat cap is watching the pianist. The man in the center of the photograph is looking directly at the camera. He has one foot resting on a washtub bass with his right arm leaning on his knee. The man is dressed in a suit and patterned tie. The woman standing next to him has her body angled toward him with her head turned toward the camera. She has both of her arms raised and elbows bent with her hands appearing in motion. She is wearing a patterned coat over a polka dot dress with white socks and black heels. To the right a girl is playing a banjo. She is wearing a long sleeved dress and smiling. The mostly bare walls of the room are visible along with a dark window and air conditioning duct. There are handwritten inscriptions, including the title, on the reverse.

Big Boy Henry, 1992

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of Big Boy Henry playing a dark electric guitar and singing into a microphone at a performance in Charlotte, NC. He is wearing a beret, glasses, light collared shirt, black suspenders, and dark pants. A button on his suspenders says "JAZZ / CHARLOTTE / GUEST/ PERFORMER."

Big Jack Johnson, 1990

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of Big Jack Johnson playing a dark guitar with his initials, BJJ, on the body of it at a performance in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is wearing a white hat and bracelet and he is smiling.

Billy Taylor, 1993

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of of jazz pianist Billy Taylor performing in Florence, AL. Taylor is photographed from a low angle and just behind his right shoulder. His hands are raised to the piano keys and he is wearing a dark suit jacket and glasses.

Blessed Assurance

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A 33 1/3 rpm record album titled Blessed Assurance recorded by Sister Rosetta Tharpe. The vinyl record (2014.98.11a) has a black label with gold lettering. The front cover of the album sleeve (2014.98.11b) is purple with a large, stylized cross across it in lighter purple, with a black outline illustration iof an angel in the top left corner and a black and white photographic portrait of Sister Rosetta Tharpe in the bottom left corner. Only her head is pictured and she is smiling and looking at the camera. Printed across the center of the cross is the text [BLESSED ASSURANCE / Gospel Hymns sung by / SISTER ROSETTA THARPE / with the Rosettes and organ accompaniment]. This is followed by a track listing down the bottom center of the album [BLESSED ASSURANCE / AMAZING GRACE / ROCK OF AGES / LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING / IN THE GARDEN / THERE'S A FOUNTAIN FILLED WITH BLOOD / THROW OUT THE LIFE LINE / WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS]. The back cover is white with black text and features the same track listing, information about the songs and biographical information on Tharpe, as well as a list of [OTHER DECCA LONG PLAY RECORDS OF SACRED MUSIC] at the bottom. Inscribed dates are written in pencil after the track titles on Side Two: [April 10 / April 13-A] after "In the Garden," [Apr 17] after "There's a Fountain Filled With Blood," and [April 21] after "What a Friend We Have Jesus."

Blue Mitchell, 1975

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of jazz trumpeter Blue Mitchell performing in Coral Gables, FL. Mitchell is photographed from the left and is holding his trumpet to his lips in front of a microphone. Just behind him is a man in a denim shirt and dark cap playing saxaphone.

Bo Diddley, 1990

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of Bo Diddley singing into a microphone at a performance in Miami Beach, FL. His hands are raised in the air, his mouth is open, and his guitar is at his waist. He is wearing his trademark hat, tic-tac-toe shirt, and glasses.

Bob Cranshaw, 1986

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of jazz musician Bob Cranshaw playing electric bass during a performance in Hollywood, FL. Cranshaw is photographed from a low angle and from the waist up. Part of the body and neck of the bass are visible. Cranshaw wears a white button up shirt and thick rimmed glasses.
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