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The Wouter Keesing Collection on Fats Domino and New Orleans R&B

Abstract

Title:
The Wouter Keesing Collection on Fats Domino and New Orleans R&B
Author/Creator:
Keesing, Wouter (Fats Domino)
Collection number:
2008-100-KEESING
Size:
12.00 linear feet, 8.00 recordings
Bulk dates:
1952-1960, 1978-1996
Inclusive dates:
1952-1998, undated
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

The Wouter Keesing Collection on Fats Domino and New Orleans R&B is a record group within the Hugo Keesing Collection on Popular Music and Culture. This record group includes realia, ephemera, recordings, magazines, books, newspaper clippings, and personal/tour material on Fats Domino, as well as Imperial Records, Smiley Lewis, New Orleans Jazz and R&B, and the research materials of Wouter Keesing. Any magazines or periodicals included in this collection will contain articles on Fats Domino, Imperial Records, and related artists. The series contains clipped articles and notes on material by John Broven, Rick Coleman, Michel Ruppli, and Jeff Hannusch (a.k.a. Almost Slim). Wouter Keesing's records also contain limited materials on Vietnam War recordings.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

The Wouter Keesing Collection on Fats Domino and New Orleans R&B, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/4608
Publication rights:

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Antoine Domino Jr, or Fats Domino, is an R&B pianist and singer. He was born on February 26, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the youngest of eight children. Domino began playing piano when he was ten years old, with some initial instruction provided by his brother-in-law and local musician, Harrison Verrett. Domino worked a series of jobs while playing small gigs in New Orleans, during which he gained his monikers "Fats" and "The Fat Man" from musician Billy Diamond, who compared him to pianists Fats Waller and Fats Pichon.

Lew Chudd, the founder of Imperial Records, and musician/arranger Dave Bartholomew saw Domino perform in 1949 while scouting talent, and signed him to his first record deal. Bartholomew helped Domino add new lyrics to his version of "The Junker's Blues"; the new song was recorded for Imperial as "The Fat Man." Fats Domino would go on to record extensively for Imperial until 1963; producing top 100 hits in both the pop and R&B Billboard charts. Domino was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

New Orleans has been the home or birthplace of numerous R&B artists such as Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Smiley Lewis, Huey Smith, Dave Bartholomew, and Roy Brown. Because of its history as both a port city and a French and Spanish colony, New Orleans had a level of cultural diversity not commonly found in the rest of the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Musicians from this region were familiar with a variety of musical styles, the blending of which contributed to New Orleans' R&B's distinctive sound.

Wouter Keesing, born in the Netherlands, developed an early interest in Fats Domino and began collecting records and memorabilia related to the musician. His personal collection expanded to include other New Orleans R&B artists, record labels, and producers recording music in the 1950s and 1960s. While practicing law in the Philadelphia area, Wouter Keesing contributed to two major discographies published by Bear Family Records on Smiley Lewis and Fats Domino, respectively. Before his death in 1996, he had been compiling a discography for Larry Williams.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Wouter Keesing Collection on Fats Domino and New Orleans R&B covers the period from 1952 to 1998, with the bulk of the material coming from 1952 to 1960 and 1978 to 1996. The collection contains realia, ephemera, recordings, sheet music, books, periodicals, newspaper clippings, discographies, correspondence, personal records, and research notes related to Fats Domino and New Orleans R&B. There are significant materials on Smiley Lewis and Imperial Records, with ample materials on Dave Bartholomew, Larry Williams, Professor Longhair (Henry "Roy" Byrd), Huey Smith, Earl King, and Bobby Marchan, among others. The series contains clipped articles and notes on material by John Broven, Rick Coleman, Michel Ruppli, and Jeff Hannusch (Almost Slim). Wouter Keesing's records also contain limited materials on Vietnam War recordings.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Marilyn Keesing, via Hugo Keesing, received in shipments beginning in December 2007, and remains ongoing (as of 2015).

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Mary Crauderueff, Amanda Weeks, and Alice Rogers.

Processing note:

Originally processed by Mary Crauderueff in Spring 2008, with added value processing by Amanda Weeks in July 2011 and Alice Rogers between July 2015 and October 2015. Original order was maintained whenever possible. Exceptions to this were made with loose materials, for which the exact order was not known, and oversize materials, which were removed for preservation purposes and replaced with separation sheets indicating their original and new location. Processing in 2015 included sorting and foldering loose materials, confirming folder contents and describing those in greater detail, as well as preservation actions for oversize materials, realia, ephemera, and recordings. Also in 2015, blank order forms were deaccessioned from the collection, as were materials only containing financial information. Series 6 (Publications) was arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the publication.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Mary Crauderueff, February 2009.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into six series.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Realia, 1957-1959, c. 1983, undated (0.5 linear foot)

This series contains T-Shirts and record sleeves/inserts.

Series 2: Ephemera, 1957-1960, 1982-1991, undated (1.5 linear feet)

This series contains photographs, ticket stubs, and other print materials related to Fats Domino and other Imperial Records artists.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Imperial Records Jukebox tabs, 1957 series 2box 1folder 3
Fats Domino Fan Club Membership Cards, 1958-1960 series 2box 1folder 4
Greeting card of Jukebox with "Blueberry Hill", undated series 2box 1folder 5
10 Postcards featuring Fats Domino, undated series 2box 1folder 6
Photographs, undated series 2box 1folder 7
7" by 9" Photo of Fats Domino with Dutch writing on back, undated series 2box 1folder 7item 1.0
7" by 9" Photo of Fats Domino at desk by "Combi Press" Service, undated series 2box 1folder 7item 2.0
7" by 9" Photo of Fats Domino singing at piano by "Combi Press" Service, undated series 2box 1folder 7item 3.0
5" by 7" Photo of Fats Domino in plaid jacket, undated series 2box 1folder 7item 4.0
Fats Domino "Hit Stars" photo card, approx. 2.5" by 3.5", 2 copies, undated series 2box 1folder 7item 5.0
Photo of Fats Domino in brown sweater, approx 2.5" by 4", 2 copies, undated series 2box 1folder 7item 6.0
Ticket stub for Fats Domino/The Four Tops, April 24, 1987 series 2box 1folder 8
Fats Domino 1991 European Tour Promotional Booklet series 2box 1folder 9
Fats Domino advertisement in Pulse!, September 1990 series 2box 12folder 1
"Showman's Manual" movie theatre brochure/catalog for The Big Beat, c. 1958 series 2box 14folder 1
Poster for Rock 'n' Roll Review Starring Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, March 20 c. 1982 series 2box 14folder 14

Series 3: Sheet music, c. 1956 - c. 1990s (2.5 linear feet)

This series contains sheet music performed by Fats Domino or other Imperial Records artists. Materials are arranged chronologically, with oversize pieces stored separately.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Sheet Music [all dates are approximate] series 3box 1folder 9
"Be My Guest", 1956 series 3box 1folder 9item 1.0
"Blueberry Hill", 1956 series 3box 1folder 9item 2.0
"I Cried", 1960 series 3box 1folder 9item 3.0
"I Just Cry", 1961 series 3box 1folder 9item 4.0
"I Still Love You", 1960 series 3box 1folder 9item 5.0
"Li'l Liza Jane", 1960 series 3box 1folder 9item 6.0
"My Girl Josephine", 1960 series 3box 1folder 9item 7.0
"My Heart is Bleeding", 1962 series 3box 1folder 9item 8.0
"My Southern Belle," 2 copies, 1961 series 3box 1folder 9item 9.0
"Nothing New (Same Old Thing)", 1962 series 3box 1folder 9item 10.0
"Rockin' Bicycle", 1961 series 3box 1folder 9item 11.0
"What's the Reason (I'm Not Pleasin' You)", 1956 series 3box 1folder 9item 12.0
"When I Was Young", 1963 series 3box 1folder 9item 13.0
"Whole Lotta Loving", 1958 series 3box 1folder 9item 14.0
"Won't You Come On Back," 2 copies, 1963 series 3box 1folder 9item 15.0
"I'm Walkin' / Ik Slenter..." Dutch sheet music, c. 1957 series 3box 1folder 10
Top of the Pops Sheet Music Booklet, 1958 series 3box 1folder 11
Photocopy of Fats Domino's Internationales Repertoire, 1964 series 3box 1folder 12
Photocopies of sheet music, 1952 series 3box 1folder 13
"Mother Knows Best" series 3box 1folder 13item 1.0
"The Golden Rule" series 3box 1folder 13item 2.0
"Bad Habit" series 3box 1folder 13item 3.0
"High Flying Woman" series 3box 1folder 13item 4.0
Oversize Sheet Music series 3box 13folder 1
"Ain't That a Shame!", 1955 series 3box 13folder 1item 1.0
"Bo Weevil", c. 1956 series 3box 13folder 1item 2.0
"I Hear You Knocking", c. 1955 series 3box 13folder 1item 3.0
"Valley of Tears", October 1957 series 3box 13folder 1item 4.0
The Fats Domino Sound sheet music book, c. 1990s series 3box 13folder 2
Fats Domino: A Man and His Music sheet music book, 1987 series 3box 13folder 3
Favorite Songs of Fats Domino sheet music book (yellow highlight moved to legal size box), 1957 series 3box 13folder 4

Series 4: Recordings, , c. 1963 - 1995, undated (8 linear feet)

This series contains video recordings, audio recordings, and CD packaging of Fats Domino. Materials are arranged in original order.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
45 Demo Record Set. The Best of the Blues, Vol. 1, c. 1963 series 4box 1folder 1
Charles Brown - Driftin' Blues/Black Night series 4box 1folder 1item 1.0
Charles Brown - Trouble Blues/Everybody's Got Troubles series 4box 1folder 1item 2.0
Fats Domino - Blue Monday/I'm In Love Again series 4box 1folder 1item 3.0
Fats Domino - Let the Four Winds Blow/Valley of Tears series 4box 1folder 1item 4.0
Amos Milburn - All is Well/My Happiness Depends on You series 4box 1folder 1item 5.0
Ernie K-Doe - Hello My Love / Lightnin' Hopkins - Shot Gun series 4box 1folder 1item 6.0
Compact Disc cardboard container: New Orleans Party Classics, 1992 series 4box 3folder 1
Compact Disc cardboard container: My Blue Heaven - The Best of Fats Domino, 1990 series 4box 3folder 2
Compact Disc cardboard container: When I'm Walking, undated series 4box 3folder 3
Compact Disc cardboard container: The Best of Fats Domino, 1987 series 4box 3folder 4
Compact Disc Box Set: Antoine "Fats" Domino - "They Call me the Fat Man..." The Legendary Imperial Recordings 1949-1962, 1991 series 4box 3folder 5
VHS: Fats Domino Live, 1989 series 4box 3folder 6
Compact Disc Box Set: Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew: Dave Bartholomew Plays with Fats Domino, 1992 series 4box 4folder 1
Compact Disc Box Set: Smiley Lewis: New Orleans Gumbo, 1992 series 4box 4folder 2
Compact Disc: An evening with Fats Domino, 1995 series 4box 4folder 3
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Rockin' With Fats, 1992 series 4box 4folder 4
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: His Greatest Hits, 1986 series 4box 4folder 5
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Live in Concert, 1987 series 4box 4folder 6
Compact Disc: "Best of" Series Presents: Fats Domino, 1994 series 4box 4folder 7
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Blueberry Hill 20 Greatest Hits, undated series 4box 4folder 8
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: 18 Hits, 1987 series 4box 4folder 9
Compact Disc: The Masters of Pop Music "Fats Domino", 1988 series 4box 4folder 10
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Here Comes Fats Domino, 1992 series 4box 4folder 11
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Kings of Beat 3, 1991 series 4box 4folder 12
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: When I'm Walking, undated series 4box 4folder 13
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals, 1990 series 4box 4folder 14
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 2, 1990 series 4box 4folder 15
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 3, 1991 series 4box 4folder 16
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 4, 1992 series 4box 4folder 17
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 5, 1992 series 4box 4folder 18
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 6, 1993 series 4box 4folder 19
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 7, 1993 series 4box 4folder 20
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 8, 1993 series 4box 4folder 21
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 9, 1994 series 4box 4folder 22
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 10, 1995 series 4box 5folder 1
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 11, 1995 series 4box 5folder 2
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 12, 1994 series 4box 5folder 3
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: It's Not Over Till the Fat Man Sings, 1990 series 4box 5folder 4
2 Compact Discs: Fats Domino: Antoine "Fats" Domino, 1989 series 4box 5folder 5
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Greatest Hits, 1995 series 4box 5folder 6
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Best of Fats Domino, 1988 series 4box 5folder 7
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Best of Fats Domino, 1987 series 4box 5folder 8
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Fats Domino in Concert, 1990 series 4box 5folder 9
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: "They Call me the Fat Man...", 1991 series 4box 5folder 10
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Whole Lotta Loving, 1989 series 4box 5folder 11
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Best of Fats Domino, 1990 series 4box 5folder 12
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Hits and Other Favorites 30 Great Tracks, 1990 series 4box 5folder 13
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The EP Collection, 1994 series 4box 5folder 14
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Golden Hits of Fats Domino, 1990 series 4box 5folder 15
Compact Disc: My Blue Heaven - The Best of Fats Domino (Volume One), 1990 series 4box 5folder 16
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Be My Guest, 1994 series 4box 5folder 17
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Whiskey Heaven (The 'Reprise' Story), 1993 series 4box 5folder 18
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: 28 Great Songs, 1993 series 4box 5folder 19
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: My Blue Heaven, 1990 series 4box 5folder 20
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Classic Hits Collection, 1991 series 4box 5folder 21
8-track Cassette Tape: Fats Domino, undated series 4box 5folder 22
Cassette Single: Blueberry Hill/Bo Weevil, undated series 4box 5folder 23
Cassette Single: Ain't that a Shame/ Goin' Home, undated series 4box 5folder 24

Series 5: Publications, 1976 - 1996, 2002, undated (4 linear feet)

This series contains magazines, periodicals, and books on New Orleans culture and R&B. Materials are arranged alphabetically by the name of the publication.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Aussum, Jos and Piet Nooij. Fats Domino: Don't You Know?. Hoorn [The Netherlands]: Fats Domino Club, 2 copies, 1987 series 5box 6folder 1
Atomic Beat, Autumn 1994 - Summer 1996 series 5box 6folder 2
Another Rainbow Publishing Catalog, Summer 1991 series 5box 6folder 3
Blue Suede News, February 1986 - September 1987 series 5box 6folder 4
The Blues Collection [in Dutch], 1994 series 5box 6folder 5
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 19-24 and Index for Issues 1-60, May 1986 - Nov. 1986, c. 1993 series 5box 6folder 6
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 25-30, Dec. 1986 - July 1987 series 5box 6folder 7
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 31-36, Sept. 1987 - May/June 1988 series 5box 6folder 8
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 37-42, June/July 1988 - Feb. 1989 series 5box 6folder 9
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 43-48, March 1989 - Christmas 1989 series 5box 6folder 10
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 49-53, Jan. 1990 - July 1990 series 5box 6folder 11
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 54-58, Aug. 1990 - Feb. 1991 series 5box 6folder 12
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 59-63, March/April 1991 - Sept. 1991 series 5box 6folder 13
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 64-69, Oct. 1991 - May 1992 series 5box 6folder 14
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 70-75, June 1992 - Jan. 1993 series 5box 6folder 15
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 76-81, Feb. 1993 - Aug. 1993 series 5box 6folder 16
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 82-87, Sept. 1993 - March 1994 series 5box 6folder 17
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 88-93, April 1994 - Oct. 1994 series 5box 6folder 18
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 94-99, Nov. 1994 - May 1995 series 5box 6folder 19
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 100-104, June/July 1995 - Nov. 1995 series 5box 6folder 20
Blues & Rhythm, Issue No. 105-106, Dec. 1995 - Feb. 1996 series 5box 6folder 21
Down Home Music Inc., Issue No. 5, 61-62, 67-68, Jan./Feb. 1979 - March/April/May 1988 series 5box 6folder 22
Down Home Music Inc., Issue No. 69-74, July/Aug. 1988 - July/Aug./Sept. 1989 series 5box 6folder 23
Down Home Music Inc., Issue No. 75-80, Oct./Nov./Dec. 1989 - Nov./Dec. 1990 series 5box 6folder 24
Down Home Music Inc., Issue No. 81-84, Jan./Feb./March 1991 - Aug./Sept. 1991 series 5box 6folder 25
Down Home Music Inc., Issue No. 85-87, Sale List, Oct. 1991 - June 1992 series 5box 7folder 1
First Pressings, Special Vol. And Vol.1 series 5box 7folder 2
Gart, Galen. First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues: Special 1950 Volume. Milford, NH: Big Nickel Publications, 1993 series 5box 7folder 2item 1.0
--------. First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues - Volume 1: 1951. Milford, NH: Big Nickel Publications, 1991 series 5box 7folder 2item 2.0
First Pressings, Vol. 2 and 3 series 5box 7folder 3
First Pressings, Vol. 4 and 5 series 5box 7folder 4
First Pressings, Vol. 6 and 7 series 5box 7folder 5
First Pressings, Vol. 8 series 5box 7folder 6
From Out of the Past, Vol. 1, No. 2, Dec. 1976 series 5box 7folder 7
Imperial Records Catalog, undated series 5box 7folder 8
Jet, July 1956 - January 1963 series 5box 7folder 9
Juke Blues, No. 30-31, Spring 1994 - Summer 1994 series 5box 7folder 10
Keep Rockin', No. 2 [in Dutch], c. 4/1979 series 5box 7folder 11
New Orleans Magazine, May 1988 series 5box 7folder 12
Offbeat, May 1996 series 5box 7folder 13
Record Collector, December 1993, May 1994 series 5box 7folder 14
Rhythm and Blues, publication by Dutch Fats Domino Club [in Dutch], March 1977 - April 1991 series 5box 7folder 15
Rhythm & Blues Foundation Newsletter, Spring 2002 series 5box 7folder 16
Rock & Roll Disc, Vol. 5 No. 6-10, 12, and note, June 1991 - December 1991 series 5box 7folder 17
Rock & Roll Disc, Vol. 6, No. 1-5, January - May 1992 series 5box 7folder 18
Rockhouse Auction Lists, April 1975 - August 1977 series 5box 7folder 19
Roots & Rhythm, Issue No. 88-92, April/May 1992 - Jan./Feb. 1993 series 5box 7folder 20
Roots & Rhythm, Issue No. 93-96, Best of Blues & Gospel, March/April 1993 - Sept./Oct. 1993 series 5box 7folder 21
Roots & Rhythm, Issue No. 97-102, Nov./Dec. 1993 - Sept./Oct. 1995 series 5box 7folder 22
Roots & Rhythm, Issue No. 103-106, Nov./Dec. 1995 - July/Aug. 1996 series 5box 7folder 23
Whiskey, Women, and..., Issue 7 - 12/13, May 1975 - December 1983 series 5box 7folder 24
Whiskey, Women, and..., Issue 14-16, June 1984 - Spring 1987 series 5box 7folder 25
Whiskey, Women, and..., Issue 17-18/19, Spring 1988 - Fall 1989 series 5box 7folder 26
Golden Age, The; Issue No. 1-10, October 1986 - July 1987 series 5box 8folder 1
Golden Age, The; Issue No. 11-20, August 1987 - 1989 series 5box 8folder 2
Golden Age, The; Issue No. 21-30, 1989 - 1990 series 5box 8folder 3
Golden Age, The; Issue No. 31-40, 1990 - 1992 series 5box 8folder 4
Golden Age, The; Issue No. 41-50, 1992-1994 series 5box 8folder 5
Golden Age, The; Issue No. 51-55, 57, 1994 - 1996 series 5box 8folder 6
Down Home Music Newsletter Nos. 1-66, 1978-87 series 5box 8folder 7
The Record Roundup Nos. 11-44, 1979-85 series 5box 8folder 8
Record Exchanger Vol. 1-4 (Index) series 5box 8folder 9
Goldmine, Vol. 17, No. 10, Issue 282, May 1991 series 5box 12folder 2
Wavelength: New Orleans Music Magazine, Issue No. 1, 13, 15, 17-18, November 1980 - April 1982 series 5box 12folder 3
Wavelength: New Orleans Music Magazine, Issue No. 22, 24, 30, 32-33, 35, August 1982 - September 1983 series 5box 12folder 4
Wavelength: New Orleans Music Magazine, Issue No. 39, 77, 88-89, January 1984 - March 1988 series 5box 12folder 5
Wavelength: New Orleans Music Magazine, Issue No. 90-92, April 1988 - June 1988 series 5box 12folder 6
Gambit: New Orleans' Free Weekly Newspaper, Vol. 8 No. 9, March 6, 1987 series 5box 14folder 2
Midnight Vinyl & CDs, undated series 5box 14folder 3
Rock & Roll Disc, Vol. 1 No. 1-4, June 1987 - January 1988 series 5box 14folder 4
Rock & Roll Disc, Vol. 2 No. 1-5, February 1988 - November 1988 series 5box 14folder 5
Rock & Roll Disc, Vol. 3 No. 1-6, January 1989 - June 1989 series 5box 14folder 6
Rock & Roll Disc, Vol. 3 No. 7-12, July 1989 - December 1989 series 5box 14folder 7
Rock & Roll Disc, Vol. 4 No. 1-[6, mislabeled as 4], January 1990 - June 1990 series 5box 14folder 8
Rock & Roll Disc, Vol. 4 No. 7-12, July 1990 - December 1990 series 5box 14folder 9
Rock & Roll Disc, Vol. 5 No. 1-5, January 1991 - May 1991 series 5box 14folder 10
Rockhouse News Flash!, No. 28, Kix-4-U Catalogue, No. 129-133, Concert News, December 1989 - October 1990 series 5box 14folder 11
Rockhouse News Flash!, No. 134-139, November 1990 - July 1991 series 5box 14folder 12
Rockhouse News Flash!, No. 140-147, 1992 Catalogue, July 1991 - April 1992 series 5box 14folder 13
Rockhouse News Flash!, No. 148-153, Insert for 39th International Rock & Roll Meeting, May 1992 - February 1993 series 5box 15folder 1
Rockhouse News Flash!, No. 154-159, Kix-4-U 1993-1994 Catalogue, Insert for 40th International Rock & Roll Meeting, March 1993 - November 1993 series 5box 15folder 2
Rockhouse News Flash!, No. 160-165, December 1993 - August 1994 series 5box 15folder 3
Rockhouse News Flash!, No. 166-172, September 1994 - April 1995 series 5box 15folder 4
Rockhouse News Flash!, No. 173, 175-180, May 1995 - May 1996 series 5box 15folder 5

Series 6: Research, 1956 - 1998, undated (4 linear feet)

This series contains print materials used and created by Wouter Keesing in his research of Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis, and other artists. This includes notes, discographies, correspondence, personal/financial records, clippings, and print materials with annotations by W. Keesing. Materials are arranged in original order.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Personal/ Records and Related 1970-1977 series 6box 1folder 14
Personal/ Records and Related 1978-1979 series 6box 1folder 15
Personal/ Records and Related 1980-1981 series 6box 1folder 16
Records and Related 1982-1983 series 6box 1folder 17
Records and Related 1984-1985 series 6box 1folder 18
Records and Related 1986-1987 series 6box 1folder 19
Records and Related 1988-1989 series 6box 1folder 20
Records and Related 1990-1991 series 6box 1folder 21
Records and Related 1992-1993 series 6box 1folder 22
Records and Related 1994-1995 series 6box 1folder 23

Related Material

The Wouter Keesing Collection on Fats Domino and New Orleans R&B is a record group within the Keesing Collection on Popular Music and Culture. Related material can be found in the collection, in particular in Series 4 (Magazines) and Series 8 (Auction Lists, Catalogues, and Price Guides).

In addition, the University of Maryland's Performing Arts Library and the Special Collections in the Performing Arts hold a number of books on New Orleans R&B and Fats Domino, the majority of which are part of the Keesing Collection. These are listed below. Finally, there are hundreds of 45s and LPs of New Orleans R&B in the Keesing Collection.

Broven, John. Rhythm & Blues in New Orleans. Rev. Ed. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing, 1974. [PA Lib SCPA MKEESING GEN.308]

_______. Walking to New Orleans: The Story of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues. 2nd ed. Bexhill-on-Sea, England: Flyright Records, 1977. [PA Lib SCPA MKEESING GEN.282]

Coleman, Rick. Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2006. [ML420.D66 C65 2006].

Determeyer, Eddy. Backbeat: De Gouden Jaren van de Rhythm & Blues. Alphen aan den Rijn: De Hoeve, c. 1991. [PA Lib SCPA MKEESING GEN.311]

Gart, Galen. R&B Stars of 1953. Milford, NH: Big Nickel Publications, c. 1987. [PA Lib SCPA MKEESING GEN.312]

Guralnick, Peter. The Listener's Guide to The Blues. [s.l.]: Facts on File, 1982. [PA Lib SCPA MKEESING GEN.305]

Hannusch, Jeff. I Hear You Knockin': The Sound of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues. Ville Platte, LA: Swallow Publications, 1985. [PA Lib SCPA MKEESING GEN.303]

Lichtenstein, Grace and Laura Dankner. Musical Gumbo: The Music of New Orleans. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1993. [PA Lib SCPA MKEESING GEN.310]

Palmer, Robert. A Tale of Two Cities: Memphis Rock and New Orleans Roll. Brooklyn: Institute for Studies in American Music. Dept. of Music, School of Performing Arts, Brooklyn College of City University of New York, c. 1979. [PA Lib SCPA MKEESING GEN.288]

Shaw, Arnold. Honkers and Shouters: The Golden Years of Rhythm & Blues. New York: Collier Books, 1978. [PA Lib SCPA MKEESING GEN.261]

Wexler, Jerry and David Ritz. Rhythm and the Blues: A Life in American Music. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. [PA Lib SCPA MKEESING GEN.260]

Other archival collections:

The Hugo Keesing Collection, 1971-1981. Available for use at Hornbake Library

The Hugo Keesing Collection on The Beatles, 1963-2000. Available for use at Special Collections in Performing Arts.

The Hugo Keesing Collection on Elvis Presley, 1974-1997. Available for use at Special Collections in Performing Arts.

The Hugo Keesing Collection on Roy Orbison, 1961-1995. Available for use at Special Collections in Performing Arts.

Available at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

Keesing, Hugo A. Next Stop is Vietnam: The War on Record. Bear Family Records, 2010. 13-CD boxed set and accompany 304-page book. Paged Collections, MCD 12460

Keesing, Hugo A. Incomplete Bibliography of Pop/Rock Music: Key Word Version. Reference, ML128.R6 K43 1989

Keesing, Hugo A. "Semper Fi": An Annotated Index of World War II Era Songs about the United States Marine Corps. 1997. Paged Collections, ML128.W2 K43 1997

Keesing, Hugo A. Victory Girls: An Incomplete, Annotated Index of World War II Sheet Music Depicting Women in Non-Military Work. 1997. Reference, ML128.W2 K44 1997

Keesing, Hugo A. "Youth in Transition: A Content Analysis of Two Decades of Popular Music." 1972. Lowens Special Collections Room, ML3477 .K44 1972

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

Selected Search Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the University of Maryland Libraries' Catalog. Researchers desiring related materials about these topics, names, or places may search the Catalog using these headings.

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