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Smithsonian Music Notations

A roundup of stories from Smithsonian Music and our other blogs.


Five Blind Boys Five You Should Know: Musical Pioneers
National Museum of African American History and Culture
guitar 5 Intriguing Electric Guitars From Our Collections
National Museum of American History
Record Award When Doves Cry
National Museum of American History
César Castro looking over valley Sounds of Los Angeles: César Castro's Son Jarocho
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Baseball, signed by the 1984 San Francisco Giants, collected by Ella Fitzgerald, National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center The Queen of Jazz and Her Love of Baseball
National Museum of American History
Frank Sinatra in a New York City recording studio, 1956. Photograph by Herman Leonard. Herman Leonard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. 100 Years of Frank Sinatra and Jazz
National Museum of American History
George Morrow, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins and Kenny Dorham on stage], 196-? / unidentified photographer. Gertrude Abercrombie papers. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Max Roach Smiles
Smithsonian Music
Behind the scenes during the production of RUMBLE, Rezolution Pictures films an interview with singer Tony Bennett at his studio in New York. RUMBLE: A Sneak Peek into the Upcoming Music Documentary
National Museum of the American Indian