Item #274031 Signed music publishing contract. Spencer WILLIAMS, 1889 - 1965.
Signed music publishing contract
Signed music publishing contract

Signed music publishing contract

Village Music, 1954.

4 pages, 32.5 inches (when unfolded fully) x 8.5 inches, August 6, 1954, whereby Spencer Williams agrees to assign the copyright to his song "Sweetest Sweetie" to Sid Prosen at Hometown-Village Music in consideration of 50% of the collected royalties. Note: Williams died in 1965 and there is virtually nothing of his on the market. The Schomberg Library, arguably the largest repository of Black historical material in the United States, does not possess a single item in its permanent collection. He is much harder to obtain in autographic material than Bix Beiderbecke, Charlie Parker, and Theolonious Monk. Near fine condition.

African-American jazz and popular music composer, pianist and singer best known for writing the hit jazz standards "Basin Street Blues," "I Aint Got Nobody," and many more. He also collaborated on songs with W. C. Handy, Fats Waller, and Josephine Baker (when both were in exile). Williams was one of the earliest African-Americans to be inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Binding: Unbound
Language: English

Price: $1,800.00

Item #274031

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