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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Works

Projects

Other Materials

Personal and Family

Other media

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Sterling Houston Papers, 1926-2006



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Title: Sterling Houston Papers
Dates: 1926-2006
Bulk Dates: 1973-2006
Creator Abstract: Sterling Houston had a thirty-year career in professional theater as an actor, musician and writer in San Antonio, New York and San Francisco.
Content Abstract: The Sterling Houston Papers primarily document Houston's involvement in San Antonio theater through scripts, screenplays, programs, and press materials. Also included are correspondence, research materials, project files, photographs, and audiovisual materials.
Identification: MS 218
Extent: 12 linear feet (approximately 5,250 items)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

Sterling Houston was born in San Antonio in 1943. Houston attended Los Angeles City College before dropping out in 1964 to study acting in New York. He worked as an actor Off-Broadway and was involved with the Playhouse of Ridiculous theater. In 1968 Houston moved to San Francisco with Larry Neal, his partner and collaborator. For the next seven years they performed as the rock and roll band, Fleshtones. In 1978, Houston returned to theater and began working at the Magic Theatre as a stage technician, staff technician, actor and advisor on issues of African-American and gay sensitivity. In 1981, panicked by health issues, Houston returned to San Antonio to join the family real estate business.

After returning to San Antonio, Houston became involved with the local community and professional theater companies as an actor, director and producer. In 1983, encouraged by a residency with George C. Wolfe, Houston began to write plays. In 1985 he was commissioned by the San Antonio Museum of Art to create a work about the Harlem Renaissance, which became the musical, A'Lelia. Houston joined Jump-Start Performance Company, a not-for-profit presenting and producing theater company, dedicated to the exploration of alternative viewpoints in performance, in 1988 and worked as performer, writer-in-residence, administrative director and artistic director over the next 18 years, premiering 30 plays in that time. His theatrical works in that time include: Relationships: Good and Not So Good, a collaboration with dancer Blondell Cummings, which toured nationally; La Frontera, about a Latino family moving into San Antonio's historically black East Side; High Yello' Rose, an all-female musical retelling of the myths of traditional Texas history toured to Austin, after a successful run in San Antonio; Isis in Nubia , an epic re-telling of the myths of ancient Egypt; Santo Negro, a mixed-media musical around events in the life of 16th century African saint, Martin de Porres; On the Pulse of the Morning , a collaboration with poet Maya Angelou for a cast of nine speakers and four singers; Black Lily, White Lily a domestic farce chosen to open Cleveland Public Theatre’s Festival of New Plays; The Alien Show/Kool Jams ‘99 , a play with music dealing with aliens, alienation, and the coming millennium; Message Sent , a short play commissioned by the Actor's Theater of Louisville’s Humana Fest; Cameoland , a musical history of San Antonio's African American community before integration; Miranda Rites, a surrealistic tragicomedy. His plays are known for their biting social commentary, burlesque humor, and intensive musical ideas.

Houston did not limit himself to theater and published several works of prose including "Moan Your Mourners," a semi-autobiographical novella published in 1994 by La Voz De Esperanza in San Antonio. His first novel, Le Griffon, was a re-telling of the Frankenstein myth set in ante-bellum New Orleans and published by Pecan Grove Press in 1999. A volume of Houston’s selected plays titled Four Plays by Sterling Houston was published in 1998 by Urban Communications, Inc. and rereleased in 2005 by University of North Texas Press as Myth, Magic, and Farce: Four Multicultural Plays Houston's was working on The Secret Oral Teachings of the Sacred Walking Blues, a fictionalized family history based on family stories, and his own experiences in New York, San Francisco and San Antonio, at the time of his death.

Sterling Houston received numerous honors and accolades throughout his theatrical career. He earned the Individual Artist Grant from the Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs, City of San Antonio three times, and was one of only a few Texans to receive a commissioning grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance. He was chosen “Artist of the Year” in 1991 by the San Antonio Business Committee for the Arts and in 1992 by the San Antonio Light. In 1997, Houston was the recipient of the prestigious Arts and Letters Award from the San Antonio Public Library, given for outstanding contributions to the arts and cultural life of San Antonio. High Yello' Rose was nominated for seven Alamo Theater Arts Council Globe awards in 1993, winning two, for Best Original Score, and Best New Script. Houston was one of two local recipients of a New Forms Regional Initiative Grant (NFRIG) funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, for the commissioning of Santo Negro, which also received a grant from Art Matters, Inc., and was selected by The Art Institute of Chicago to be a part of The Americas: Zones of Contact series in spring of 1995. In 1997 the State of Texas Legislature recognized Sterling Houston with a citation for his outstanding contributions to the cultural life of the state. Houston received a Rockefeller MAP (Multi-Arts Production fund) grant for research and development of Cameoland, which was presented in collaboration with the Carver Community Cultural Center in 2003 and was cited by the San Antonio Express News as one of the ten best plays of that year.

Houston lectured and presented on his work in theater at colleges and institutions in Chicago, New York, London, Boston, Cleveland, New Orleans, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio. He served as a peer review panelist for the states of Nevada, Georgia and Texas, and presented on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, Grantmakers in the Arts, Outwrite, College Art Association, and The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Association of Theater in Higher Education. Houston was also involved in community projects, including the clean-up of Ellis Alley in east San Antonio and the Founding Mothers Mural and the McCreless Library Project. He died in November 2006.

Sources: Sterling Houston Biography 1945-2006. Jump-Start Blog, http://jump-start.org/?p=191; Hennessy, Keith. "Jump-Start Performance Co.: Interview with Sterling Houston." Community Arts Network; and Paddie, Dennis. Sterling Houston Walkin’ His Blues. The Gay and Lesbian Review, vol. 14, no. 2.

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Scope and Content Note

The Sterling Houston Papers primarily document Houston's involvement in the San Antonio theater community through scripts, screenplays, programs, and press materials of his theatrical works. Also present are materials related to the many projects Houston was involved with. The collection has been arranged into six series: Correspondence, Works, Projects, Other Materials, Personal and Family, and Other Media.

Correspondence provides limited coverage, primarily documenting the last few years of Houston's life including e-mail print-outs.

Works are grouped by genre and arranged by title. Cover of works varies, ranging from a sole script to the inclusion of supporting documentation, such as: programs, press releases, photographs, and research materials. All materials related to an individual work are arranged together, except Le Griffon which was a work of prose adapted into a theatrical production. The original prose manuscript can be found in Prose subseries of the Works series while the stage adaptation and related documentation are in Theatrical subseries of the Works series. Coverage of Houston's theaterical career in San Antonio is fairly thorough, including a few unproduced scripts. It is assumed that all artwork in the Artwork subseries was created by Houston.

Projects contains documentation relating to Houston's many community and theatrical projects. Most heavily documented is his involvement with Fleshtones and Jump-Start Production Company. Fleshtones materials span the existence of the band and include lyrics, press materials and photographs. Jump-Start materials document projects with company-wide participation and include a few stage productions. Absent are administrative materials concerning Jump-Start.

Other Materials consists of assorted materials, including biographical information, press about Houston and his work, contracts, assorted event programs, certificates and awards as well as research materials, notes and works by others. Files in the Research subseries primarily consist of collected articles and clippings on a subject. The bulk of the Notes subseries are unidentified and undated notebooks. A few loose notes were present.

Personal and family consists of assorted documents related related to Houston's personal life, including childhood memorabilia and ephemera, his wedding certificate, and family funeral programs and obituaries. Also present are photographs, including portraits of Houston and family.

Other media consists of a small collection of phonograph records, floppy disk, which are primarily unreadable, and audiovisual materials, which include recorded stage productions and interviews.

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Organization of Collection

Correspondence
Works
Projects
Other Materials
Personal and Family
Other Media

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Original audiovisual and electronic materials are closed to patron use. Four photographs are closed pending conservation work.

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Sterling Houston Papers must be obtained from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Wolfe, George C.
Organizations
Jump-Start Performance Co.
Magic Theatre (San Francisco, CA)
Subjects
African American authors--Texas--San Antonio.
African American dramatists--Texas--San Antonio.
American drama--20th century.
American drama--21st century.
American drama--African American authors.
Drama--20th century.
Satire--Drama.
Theater--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
San Francisco (Ca.)
Genres/Formats
45 rpm records.
Art.
Correspondence.
Ephemera.
Photographs.
Plays.
Screenplays.
Theater programs.
VHS (TM).
Local Subjects
African Americans
Entertainment/Entertainers
Literary/Literature
San Antonio Authors Collection
Writers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sterling Houston Papers, 1926-2006 (bulk 1976-2006), MS 218, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received as a purchase from Sterling Houston in 2006 (Acc. 2006-048).

Processing Information

Collection was processed in May 2008 by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Archivist.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Correspondence

Correspondence is arranged chronologically, except for assorted materials, which are found at the end of the series.
Original folder titles were kept, when possible.
Box Folder
1 1 Personal, 1967-2006
2 Professional, 1991-2005
3 Emails 2002, 2001-2002
4 Emails sent, 2006
5 E-mail, 2006
6 Assorted e-mails, 2001
7 Assorted letters, 1982-2002

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Works

Materials are arranged by genre (theatrical, prose, artwork or other) and alphabetically by title within Theatrical and Prose.
Box Folder
1 Theatrical
A'Lelia
8 A'Lelia draft, 1989
9 Scripts, 1990 and undated
Box Folder
OM1 7 Oversize: Score, undated
Box Folder
1 10 Press, etc., 1992
Box Folder
P1 1 Production photographs, undated
Box Folder
1 The Alien Show/Kool Jams '99
11 Kool Jams script, 1990
12 Script, undated
13 Script with notes, 1997
14 #1, 1990
15 Supporting materials and press, 1990-1997
Box Folder
P1 2 Photographs, 1997
Box Folder
1 16 The Ballad of Henry Brown script, undated
Black & Blue: Four Hundred Years of Struggle and Transcendence
17 #1 [performance at Witte Museum], 2003
18 #2 [performance at Little Carver Theater], undated
19 #3 [performance at SBC Gallery], 2005
A Brief History of American Song
20 Original manuscript, 1988
21 Script, 1988
22 Manuscript with edits, undated
23 Program and PR, 1991
Box Folder
P1 3 Photographs, 1990
Box Folder
1 El Calor de Amor
24 Script and notes, 2003
25 Production script, 2003
Cameoland
26 Script and correspondence, 2001
27 PR and press, 2003
Box Folder
P1 4 Photographs, 2003
Box Folder
1 28 Cheap Talk [includes script and reviews], 1991-1992
29 Driving Wheel, 1992
La Frontera
30 Scripts, 1993-2000
31 Supporting documents [includes musical score], 1993-2000
Le Griffon [stage adaptation]
32 Scripts [with notes], 2000
33 Typescript draft, 2000
34 Script, 2000
High Yello' Rose 1966, 1992 and undated
35 Script and supporting documents, 1966, 1992 and undated
Box Folder
P1 5 Photographs, undated
Box Folder
1 Isis in Nubia
36 Script, 1993-1995
36 Director's script, undated
38 Supporting documents, 1993-1994
Box Folder
P1 6 Photographs, 1994
Box Folder
2 1 The Last of the Tennessee Waltz, 2006
2 The Late Late Show at the Gilded Cage, undated
3 Leche de Luna, 2006
4 The Living Graves, undated
5 A Message Sent, 2000
6 Millie and Christina, 2006
7 Miranda Rites, 1994
Miss Bowden's Dream
8 Script, undated
9 #5 [final draft?] 5 October 1998
10 Program, undated
11 Research, 1921-1923, 1940-1955, 1975, 1994-1997
Miz Johnson and Mr. Jones, undated 12
The Modernization of Sainthood
13 Early script [with edits], 1988
14 Script [with edits], undated
15 Script, undated
16 Supporting documents, 1989
Box Folder
P1 7 Photographs, 1991
Box Folder
2 17 Myth, Magic and Farce: Four Multicultural Plays, 2004
18 On the Pulse of the Morning, 1993-1995
Box Folder
P1 8 Photographs, undated
Box Folder
2 19 Relationships: Good and Not So Good, 1989
20 Saint Paul's Square [unpublished manuscript], undated
Santo Negro, 1995-2001
21 Supporting documents, 1995-2001
Box Folder
P1 9 Photographs at Dallas Cultural Center, undated
10 New Orleans cast, undated
Box Folder
2 22 Snow White and the Seven Deadly Sins, undated
23 Travels of the Time-Train, 1990
Womandingo
24 Script, 1991
25 Tour, 1991-1994
26 Chicago Press, 1992
27 Other press, 1992
28 PlayWorks layout, 2004
Box Folder
P1 11 slides, undated
Box Folder
2 29 Small plays [unproduced], 2002 and undated
Box Folder
P1 12 Assorted production photographs, undated
Box Folder
2 Prose
30 Down There, undated
31 A Field Trip to Stagville, 1994
Le Griffon
32 as published in La Voz de Esperanza, 1996
33 Novellas, 1997
34 Supporting documents, 2000
35 Martin de Chimayo and the Quest for Spirit, October 1995
Moan You Mourners
36 Typescript drafts, undated
37 Draft with corrections, undated
38 Moan You Mourners: Part One, March 1994
39 Moan You Moaners: Part Two, May 1994
40 Moan You Moaners: Part Three, June 1994
41 Mourn You Moaners: Part Four September 1994
42 New Clothes, 1994
The Secret Oral Teachings of the Sacred Walking Blues
43 Drafts, undated
44 Draft with corrections, undated
45 Manuscript, undated
46 Source material, 2002 and undated
47 The Wellness Circle, 2006
Box Folder
5 Artwork
2 Marker drawings, undated
3 Photocopies, undated
Box Folder
OM1 3 Oversize: Painting and print, 1981 and undated
4 Oversize: Mixed Media, undated
5 Oversize: Art portrait, undated
6 Oversize: Cultural Collaboration, 2003
9 Oversize: Assorted artwork, undated
Box Folder
3 Other Works
1 Italian Notes: Rome and Sorrento [traveling notes], 2001
2 InRoads, 1999
3 Paul Bonin-Rodriguez Interview, August 1995
4 The Dead [a poem], undated
5 Assorted poetry, undated
6 Book Reviews, 2003-2004

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Projects

Projects are arranged alphabetically by title.
Box Folder
3 24 African Grove Institute for the Arts' Southwestern Summit, 2002
25 Alamo Theater Arts Council, 1993-1995
26 American Generation Residency Project, 2001
27 Beyond Margins, 1998-2004
28 Cleveland Public Theatre's 14th Annual New Plays Festival, 1996
29 Community Arts Network Gatherin, 2004
30 Cornyation, 1982-1986
Fleshtones
7 Biographical and reviews, undated
8 Lyrics, 1975-1979
9 How the West Was Won circa 1976
10 Promotional flyers, undated
11 Assorted, 1975-1977
Box Folder
P1 13 Live performance photographs, 1973-1980
14 Promotional photographs, 1973-1980
15 Assorted photographs, 1973-1980
16 Contact sheets, 1973-1980
Box Folder
3 31 Founding Mothers Mural, Ellis Alley, 2002-2003
Box Folder
P1 18 Photographs, 2003
Box Folder
3 32 The Giant, 1965
33 Globe Awards, 1994
34 Historic and Design Review Commission, 2002
35 Humana Festival of New American Plays, Atlanta, 2001
Box Folder
P1 17 Photographs, 2001
Box Folder
3 36 Humana Festival of New American Plays, Louisville, 2001
37 Humana Festival of New American Plays, Louisville press, 2001
Jump-Start Productions
12 Board Meeting, June 8, 2004
13 Baileywick: Steve Bailey Dinner Tribute, 1998-2000
14 "Big, Bad and Beautiful", 2001
Box Folder
P1 19 Photographs, 2001
Box Folder
3 15 "Doña Rosita's Jalapeño Kitchen", 2001
Box Folder
P1 20 Photographs, 2001
Box Folder
3 16 Jump-Start PlayWorks proof, 2003
17 Jump-Start the Millenium, undated
18 "Memory's Caretaker" [by Paul Bonin-Rodriguez], 1999-2003
19 San Antonio African American History Project, 2002
20 Caberet de Jump, undated
21 Press and PR, 1991-2004
22 Funding, 1992-1994
23 Assorted materials, 1994-2004 and undated
38 McCreless Library Project: Turning Memories into Memoirs, 2001
39 Mosaic Migration [Rockefeller Solutions Project], 1998-2002
40 National Performance Network, 2001
41 Next Generation Leadership, 2000-2002
42 Neighborhood Discovery Tour [Ellis Alley], 2001
43 Salsa and Soul: Mosaic Migrations in San Antonio, 2002
44 San Antonio Theater Coalition (SATCO), 1997-1999
45 Waiting for Godot, 1988

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Other Materials

Box Folder
3 Research
48 Brian Freeman, 1995-1999
49 Henry B. Gonzalez, 1991-2003
50 Magic Theatre 1980-1984, 1997
51 Pennsylvania Prison Project, 1994-1995
52 Sam Shephard, 1977-1980
53 Ronald Tavel, 1992 and undated
Box Folder
4 1 Assorted research materials, 1926, 1956, 1993-2004
Notes
2 Course notes [?], circa 1963
3 Unidentified notebook, 1971
4 Unidentified notebook [San Francisco-era, includes Fleshtones material], circa 1970s
5 Unidentified notebook [includes lyrics], 1979 and undated
6 Unidentified notebook [San Francisco-era], circa 1970s-1980s
7 Fleshtones notebook [?], undated
8 Unidentified notebook, circa 1980s-1990s
9 Unidentified notebook [contains A'Lelia manuscript], circa 1989
10 Unidentified notebook [includes Womandingo and La Frontera], circa 1992-1993
11 Unidentified notebook [includes Isis in Nubia manuscript and assorted notes], circa 1992-1993
12 Unidentified notebook [contains Isis in Nubia and Santo Negro], circa 1993-1995
13 Unidentified notebook of writing, circa 1995
14 Unidentified notebook, 1996
15 Unidentified notebook, circa 1996
16 Composition book, 1998
17 Composition book, circa 2000-2005
18 Unidentified notepad, circa 2003-2004
19 Scribbletex memo, undated
20 Memo book, undated
21 Assorted notes [removed from notepads], undated
22 Assorted notes, undated
Works by others
Arranged alphabetically by author, when known.
23 Avant, Doyle, "Going with God in San Antonio," 1986
24 Cisneros, Sandra, "I Can Live Sola and I Love to Work," March 1995
25 Cisneros, Sandra, "Los Ojos de Zapata," undated
26 Elias, Keren, "Summer Lightening," undated
27 Glück, Robert, "My Community," undated
28 Wolfe, George C., "Backalley Tales," 1980-1990
29 Wolfe, George C., "Return to Glutten," undated
41 Various,"Fire!! : Devoted to Younger Negro Artists, "Vol. 1, No. 1, 1926
30 Unknown, "All Eyes and Ears," undated
31 Unknown, "B.J. 2, " January 5, 1993
32 Unknown, "Medea," undated
34 Unknown, Untitled [Parham family], undated
35 Unknown, Unidentified, undated
33 Assorted scripts, undated
Box Folder
3 46 Résumé, biographies and C.V., 1978, 2004 and undated
47 Contracts, 1992-2003
Box Folder
4 36 Press about Sterling Houston 1981-2004
37 Assorted programs from Sterling Houston's work, 1981-2005
38 Certificates and awards, 1991-2003
39 Mademoiselle, September 1968
40 Assorted programs, 1981-2005
Box Folder
5 1 Musical scores, 1926-1933, 1946-1966
Box
10 Assorted newspaper clippings

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Personal and Family

Personal and family materials are arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
5 5 Baby book, 1945 and undated
6 Grade school report cards, 1951-1958
4 Childhood certificates and ephemera, 1952-1961
7 Childhood programs, 1957-1962
8 Assorted childhood materials, undated
Box Folder
OM1 2 High School diploma, 1963
Box Folder
5 9 Sterling Wilson Houston funeral program, 1982
10 Wedding certificate, 1993 April 24
11 Gladys Elizabeth Stewart Houston obituary, 2000 July 8
13 Datebooks, 1987-2003
14 Calendar, 1990
15 Address book, undated
12 Assorted personal documents, undated
Box Folder
P1 Photographs
21 Headshots, 2002
22 Portraits of Sterling Houston, 1978 and undated
23 Snapshots of Sterling Houston, 1985, 1997-2003 and undated
24 Rhoda McCann Harris [Houston's great grandmother], undated
25 Family photographs, 1948 and undated
26 Dia de los Muertos, 1999-2003
27 Kathy Vargas photographs, undated
28 Assorted photographs, 1999-2000 and undated
29 Negatives, undated

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Other media

All media, except use copies, are RESTRICTED.
Box
6 Audiovisual
Materials are VHS videocassettes unless otherwise indicated.
Beah, undated
Ana Chavez Interview, undated
Aurora Hernandez, undated
Carmen Ramirez Interviews, undated
Charles Middleton, undated
Charles Middleton [with titles], undated
Cleveland Public Theatre, 1996
Douglass Trans Continental Railroad, undated
Dorothy Harriage, Culeene Parker, Nettie Hinto's Photos; Ellis Alley, undated
Esther Acosta Interviews, undated
Jump-Start TV [Show #1 dub], undated
Box
7 "I'll Make Me A World" #101 - Lift Every Voice, undated
Leonard Sterling, Spot Barnett, undated
Mosaic Migrations, Raw Footage
Nettie Hinton Interviews, undated
Poetry in the Kitchen, Sampler, 16 min, undated
Santo Negro, 1995 October 21
Santo Negro Backgrounds video, 1995
Santo Negro, 1995
Santo Negro, New York, 1999
Six Flags, Watergate, Streisand,
Theatre ASAP: Six short plays written, rehearsed and staged in 24 hours [DVD], 2004 September 11
Box
8 Floppy disks
Untitled documents, C-01, 2001-2003
Untitled documents, C-02, 2003
Digital photographs, C-03, 1999
Unidentified scanned images, C-04, 2000
11 unformatted disks, undated
Use copy of C-01, C-02, C-03 and C-04, 1999-2003
(CD)
Box
9 Phonograph records
Records are dirty and scratched.
Brook Benton, "With All My Heart/Thank You Baby" (Mercury Records, YW18695, 45 rpm)
Bill Blackj's Combo, "White Silver Sands/The Wheel" (Hi Records, #2021, 45 rpm)
Bill Black's Combo, "Willie/Blue Tango" (Hi Records, #2027, 45 rpm)
Nappy Brown, "Open Up That Door (And Walk Right In My Heart)"/Pleasin' You"
(Savoy Records, #6799, 45 rpm)
Cal Tjader Quintet, "Doxie Part 1/Part 2" (Fantasy Records, #1894, 45 rpm)
Gene Chandler, "Duke of Earl/Kissin' in the Kitchen" (VeeJay Records, #416, 45 rpm)
Chubby Checker, "Slow Twistin'/La Paloma Twist" (Parkway Records, #835A, 45 rpm)
Dee Clark, "How About That/Blues Get Off My Shoulder" (Abner Records, #1032, 45 rpm)
The Coasters, "Searchin'/Young Blood" (Atco Records, #6087, 45 rpm)
Nat 'King' Cole, "Come Closer to Me/Nothing in the World" (Capitol Records, #17694, 45 rpm)
Nat 'King' Cole, "To The Ends of the Earth/Night Lights" (Capitol Records, #3551, 45 rpm)
Nat 'King' Cole and His Trio, "Sometimes I'm Happy/Just You, Just Me/When I Grow Too Old To Dream" (Capitol Records, #782, 45 rpm)
The Diamonds, "High Sign/Chick-Lets (Don't Let Me Down)," 1958(Mercury Records, #71291X45, 45 rpm
Fats Domino, "So Long/When My Dreamboat Comes Home" (Imperial Records, #1060, 45 rpm)
Fats Domino, "Tell Me That You Love Me/Before I Grow Too Old" (Imperial Records, #5660, 45 rpm)
Don & Juan, "What's Your Name/Chicken Necks" (Bigtop Records, #1215, 45 rpm)
Wade Flemons, "Easy Lovin'/Woops Now" (Vee-Jay, #344, 45 rpm)
The Flying Lizards, "Money/Money B" (Virgin Records, #67003, 45 rpm)
The Gospel Crusaders, "Love Me, Jesus/God Is Still Working Miracles" (Hooks Records, #1001, 45 rpm)
Earl Grant, "Hunky Dunky Doo/The End" (Decca Records, #9-30719, 45 rpm)
Buddy Holly, "Peggy Sue/Everyday" (Coral Records, #9-61885, 45 rpm)
The Isley Brothers, "Twist and Shout/Spanish Twist" (Wand Records, #124, 45 rpm)
Etta James, "Trust in Me/Anything to Say You're Mine" (Argo Records, #5385, 45 rpm)
Jimmy Jones, "Good Timin'/My Precious Angel" (Cub Records, #9067, 45 rpm)
Quincy Jones, "USA For Afrida, We Are the World/Grace" (Columbia Records, #173351, 45 rpm)
Freddy [Freddie] King, "If You Believe (In What You Do)/Heads Up" (Federal Records, #1369, 45 rpm)
Ketty Lester, "I'm A Fool To Want You/Love Letters" (ERA Records, #3068, 45 rpm)
Jerry Lee Lewis, "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On/It'll Be Me" (Sun Records, #267, 45 rpm)
Little Richard, "Ready Teddy/Rip It Up" (Specialty Records, #XSP 579, 45 rpm)
The Marathons, "Peanut Butter/Talkin' Trash" (Arvee Recordings, #5027, 45 rpm)
Ricky Nelson, "Stood Up/Waitin' In School" (Imperial Records, #1451, 45 rpm)
Jimmy Reed, "Shame, Shame, Shame/There'll Be a Day" (VeeJay Records, #509, 45 rpm)
Joe Turner, "Chains of Love/My Little Honey Dripper" (Atlantic Records, #3810, 45 rpm)
Joe Turner, "World of Trouble/Love Roller Coaster" (Atlantic Records, #2536, 45 rpm)
Leslie Uggams, "Ice Cream Man/I'm Old Enough," 1958(Roulette Records, #13015, 45 rpm)
Chuck Willis, "Juanita/Whatcha' Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You/Kansas City Woman/It's Too Late" (Atlantic Records, #591, 45 rpm)
Sonny Boy Williamson, "Bye Bye Bird/Help Me" (Checker Records, #1036, 45 rpm)
John Zacherle, "Dinner with Drac Part 1/Part 2" (Cameo Records, #130, 45 rpm)
Orchestral records (Mercury Records, 1-3026A, 45 rpm)
Orchestral recordings (RCA Victor, #6535, 45 rpm)
Unidentified 45 rpm album

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