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ARTIE SHAW! Signed Contract for Arranging a Jerome Kern Song 1939!<br>Framed & Matted with Original 78 RPM<br>SOLD!

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An interesting contract in the form of a letter from Artie Shaw to the T. B. Harms Company of New York, dated February 17, 1939, agreeing to provide an arrangement for the Jerome Kerns tune, "Yesterdays", stating in part:

"I hereby agree to prepare and to deliver to you not later than the 30 day of February, 1939, such arrangement in such simplified form that it may be printed and published."

It is interesting, legally, that "30" of February is mentioned instead of "28". Classic loophole.

The letter is hand typed and signed by Mr. Shaw on onion skin paper, which is in poor condition, wrinkled and torn at the crease which has been repaired with tape that looks as old as the document. Matted and framed with this piece is a 78 RPM copy Artie Shaw's version of this song on Bluebird Records. The scan here doesn't do the presentation justice, the deep blue of the record label has been matched perfictly with the color in the matting, set in a gorgeous gilded frame. A very sharp presentation. (Search words: Jazz and Blues Autograph Autographs)



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