King County Historical Bibliography, Part 10: Music History

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This bibliography on the history of music in King County was prepared as a community history resource by staff of the former King County Office of Cultural Resources, now 4Culture (King County Cultural Development Authority). It was last revised in August 1999.


King County Landmarks and Heritage Program, King County Office of Cultural Resources
506 Second Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104-2307 (206) 296-7580, 1-800-325-6165 V/TDD


The following is an open file of resources relating to history of music resources in King County. The file is derived from information provided to the King County Landmarks and Heritage Program to date, and is far from representing a complete inventory of the resources available. Organizations and individuals with information on new material may submit it to the Program at the above address. This paper will be revised and updated periodically as new information is forthcoming. For contact information relating to video resources, contact the Program at the above address.


Allen, Edward, Daring Tales and Other Fishy Jingles, 1951, Seattle, Mitchell Publishing Co.

Allen, Linda, comp., Rainy Day Songbook: Traditional and Contemporary Songs of the Northwest, 1978, Bellingham, Whatcom Museum of History and Art.

------,comp. Washington Songs and Lore, ed. By Chrystle L. Snyder et al., Sponsored by the Washington Centennial 1989 Commission, 1988-1989, Spokane, Melior Publications.

Bauroth, Nick, "The Musician's Association of Seattle," Regrade Dispatch, February, 1994, p.9.

Beers, Carole, " 'Mr. Music' Julius Myers Gave Hendrix, Quincy Jones a Start," (obit.) Seattle Times, March 27, 1994 B6.

Campbell, Esther W., Bagpipes in the Woodwind Section: A History of Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Its Women's Association, 1978, Seattle, Seattle Symphony Women's Association.

Blair, Karen J., "The Seattle Ladies Musical Club," in Experiences in a Promised Land, ed. by G. Thomas Edwards and Carlos A. Schwantes, Seattle, 1986, University of Washington Press.

Bright, Poppy Z., Courtney Love: The Real Story, 1997, N.Y., Simon and Schuster.

Chantry, Art, comp., Instant Litter: Concert Posters from Seattle Punk Culture, 1985, Seattle, Real Comet Press.

Dederer, Claire and James Bush, "I Saw You Standing There: A Musical Tour of Seattle," Seattle Weekly, November 6, 1996, p. 20 ff.

De Barros, Paul, Jackson Street After Hours: The Roots of Jazz in Seattle, 1993, Seattle, Sasquatch Books.

------, and Patrick MacDonald, "Seattle's Funk and Noise, " Seattle Times, February 1, 1998

Duncan, Don, Meet Me at the Center: The Story of Seattle Center From the Beginnings to the 1962 World's Fair to the 21st Century, 1992, Seattle, Seattle enter Foundation

------, "Musical Tribute to Vic Myers: Public Servant and Funny Guy," Seattle Times, April 9, 1990 A1.

------, "Vic Meyers' Main Legacy is Laughter, Seattle Times, May 29, 1991, E12.

------, "Composer Comes Home for the Fifth Half of Life, Seattle Times, March 24, 1989, D1

------, "The Last Dance" (Trianon Ballroom), Seattle Times, May 7, 1985, E1.

Gilmour, J. D., Sir Thomas Beecham, The Seattle Years `1941-1953, A documentary Presentation of News Media Articles, Seattle, 1978, By the compiler.

Godden, Jean, "Play It Again, Seattle: Early Composers Serenaded State for Better or Verse," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 9, 1988, C1.

"Golden Anniversary of Artist's Concerts, 1900-1950," Ladies Musical Club, Seattle Public Library Seattle Room Box 9

Haglund, Ivar and George Frederick McKay, Ivar's Love Affair With Puget Sound: Songs and Ballads Being Mostly a Collection of Fables about Fish Well Salted in Song and Story, 1984, Seattle, Ivar Haglund.

Herzog, George, "Salish Music," Contributions to Anthropology, Vol. 36, pp. 93-110, 1949, N. Y. Columbia University.

Humphrey, Clark, Loser: The Real Seattle Music Story, 1995, Portland, Feral House.

Johnson, Wayne, Let's Go On: Pacific Northwest Ballet at 25, 1997, Seattle, Documentary book Publishers.

Johnstone, Milo, The Magic Decade: A Street Level Glimpse of Seattle During the Mutinous Sixties, 1994, Johnstone and Durham.

Lacitis, Eric, "Northwest Rock: A History, Seattle Times, July 29-September 2, 1984 (in six parts).

Leather, Mrs. Arthur and Mrs. Donald Healy, A Historical Sketch of the Music and Art Foundation, Seattle, Washington, 1977, updated 1983 by Mrs. Carl Linden and Mrs. Don Healy.

Lehman, Hans and Thelma, Out of the Cultural Dustbin>>>>

McDonald, Lucille, "Kirkland Was the Scene of Musical Productions," Journal American, February 9, 1986.

MacDonald, Patrick, "Parker's Isn't Just Another Roadside Attraction," Seattle Times, August 31, 1986 L1.

------, "After All These Years" (Jimi Hendrix), Seattle Times, November 26, 1993, F1.

O'Connor, John, Songs For Workers of Washington: An Unofficial Songbook for the 1989 State of Washington Centennial, 1989, Seattle, Pacific Northwest Labor History Association.

Richardson, David, Puget Sounds: A Nostalgic Review of Radio and TV in the Great Northwest, 1981, Seattle, Superior Publishing Co.

Sears, Polly, "'Louie Louie': 34-Year Story Has Twists and Turns," Seattle Times, August 20, 1990, B6

Seattle Opera: Ten Years, booklet, n.d. (ca. 1974) n. p.

Shepphard, Edward and Emily Johnson, "Forty Years of Symphony in Seattle, 1903-1943, Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Vol. 35 No. 1, January, 1944, pp. 19-28.

Seattle Camp Fire Girls, Singing Seatlh, 2nd ed., ed. by Rachel Greene, 1930, Seattle, Camp Fire.

Smith, Merle Irene, Seattle Had A Tin Pan Alley, Too (sheet music/composers), 1989, Seattle By the author.

Stout, Gene, "Joe Hill" Songwriter Earl Robinson Comes Home to a State Salute," Seattle Post Intelligencer, March 27, 1989, C3.

Twenty Years After or the Life and Times of the Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society, 1974, Seattle, By the Society.

University of Washington Sings, 2nd ed., 1924, Seattle, Hines, Hayden and Eldredge for the Associated Students of the University of Washington.

By Charles Payton

Revised 8/99

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