Pete Candoli Papers, 1936-2008  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Pete Candoli Papers
Dates
1936-2008 (inclusive)
Quantity
9.5 linear feet, (16 boxes and one oversize photograph)
Collection Number
IJC.MG.18
Summary
The majority of the Pete Candoli Papers consists of original music manuscripts, arrangements, muscial scores, and published sheet music either created or used by Pete Candoli throughout his career. Other items in the collection include correspondence, clothing, photographs and biographical information. Gift of Sheryl Deauville Candoli.
Repository
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
83844-2350
Telephone: 208-885-0845
libspec@uidaho.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The bulk of the materials in the Pete Candoli Papers include original music manusripts, arrangements, printed/published sheet music and musical scores either created or used by Pete Candoli during his career. Of the original arrangements present in the collection only a small number cannot be directly attributed to Pete Candoli and those are noted in the organization of collection materials under other arrangements. Included in the original arrangements are those written for vocalists Vicky Lane and Betty Hutton as well as arrangements for the Pete Candoli band and performances of Pete Candoli with younger brother Conte Candoli. Additional collection materials include original arrangements for a club act with Candoli, his band, and performer Edie Adams. Other items in the collection include newspaper clippings,corresponence, photographs, a tuxedo and a hat(off-site).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Pete Candoli, born Walter Joseph Candoli in Mishawaka, Indiana June 28, 1923, began his professional career as a jazz trumpeter at the age of 13 when he became a member of the American Federation of Musicians. Pete started with the Sonny Durham Band in 1940 then between 1941 and 1944 played with Will Bradley, Benny Goodman, Ray McKinley, Tommy Dorsey, Freddie Slack and Charlie Barnet. In 1944 Pete began a two year association with Woody Herman. It was with Herman he became known as a “powerful and flamboyant soloist” displaying stamina and high note prowess when he appeared on stage at the end of the tune “Apple Honey” in a homemade Superman costume and “cut loose scorching, dissonant flurries of high notes.” After Herman, Pete played with Tex Beneke (1947-1949) and Jerry Gray (1950-1951) before moving to Los Angeles where he played with Les Brown (1952), Stan Kenton (1954-1956) and Glen Gray (1956-1963) and began a successful stint as a studio musician. As a studio musician he became a frequent collaborator of many influential musicians and performers including Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Mancini and Frank Sinatra. Pete also worked on numerous film and television soundtracks most notably as part of the Henry Mancini ensemble that provided the jazz based score for the television show “Peter Gunn.” One of Pete’s frequent collaborators was younger brother Conte, also a well-known and well-respected jazz trumpeter. The Candoli Brothers formed a band in 1957 and would continue to perform and record together off and on throughout the next four decades. During his career, Pete accumulated 301 recording credits either as a conductor, arranger, composer, or performer including credits as a guest and featured artist. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997, the Big Band Hall of Fame in 2003 and won the Down Beat, Metronome, Esquire “All American Band Trumpet Bronze Award.” Look magazine named him one of seven all-time outstanding jazz trumpet players with others receiving the honor including legends Louis Armstrong, Harry James and Dizzy Gillespie. Pete Candoli died January 11, 2008 at his home in Studio City, California at the age of 84.

References Bowers, Jack. Pete Candoli. www.allaboutjazz.com Ginell, Richard S. Pete Candoli. www.allmusic.com. Keepnews, Peter. Pete Candoli, Trumpeter and Studio Musician, Dies at 84. January 23, 2008. www.nytimes.com. Kernfeld, Frederick A. Beck and Barry Kernfeld. Pete Cabndoli. www.oxfordmusiconline.com.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Pete Candoli Papers, IJC MG 18, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Published MusicReturn to Top

2 linear feet, includes music books, catalogs of songs available for purchase, musical scores and copyrighted sheet music used by Pete Candoli throughout his career.
Container(s) Description
Box
1
Music Books
Box Folder
1 1
Sixteen Contemporary Etudes for Trumpet by Anthony Plog
1
Eighteen Etudes for the Clarinet
1
The Army Journal for Full Military Band Concerto for B Cornet or Trumpet
2
Duets in Jazz
1
Penderecki Anaklasis
2
Penderecki Fluorescences
1
Modern Method for the Spanish Guitar
1
Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
1
Ode by Igor Stravinsky
1
The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky
1
Petroushka by Igor Stravinsky
Folder
1 1
Ballads Volume 32 by Jamey Aebersold
1
Book of compositions by Tony Gorman and collaborators
Box
2 1
Sheet Music
Box Folder
1 2
Pasta E Fasol by Frank Barbaro
1 2
Should I or Shouldn't I by Neil Hefri
1 2
Little Boy Blues by Floud Huddleston
1 2
Love's Music by Ray Linn
1 2
Elegy by Ray Linn
1 2
He Says Murder by Loesser and McHugh
1 2
Theme and Variations Opus 10 No. 3
1 2
I'm Alone Too Much by Joel Marston and Jimmy Dobson
1 2
If You Were There by Jim Dobson and Joel Marston
1 2
The Best Is Yet To Come b Cy Coleman
1 2
Late Date b Neal Hefti and A.J. Neiburg
1 2
Thorough Fare by John Mandel
1 2
Dot's What by John Mandel
1 2
Tommyhawk by John Mandel
1 2
Pernod by John Mandel
1 2
Don't Bother Me by Joe Greene and Eddie Beal
1 2
Brown Ballad by Ray Brown
1 2
Now That I Need You by Frank Loesser
1 2
I Wish I Didn't Love You So by Frank Loesser
1 2
TR 3 by Julian Davidson
1 2
Julie is Her Name by Bobby Troup
1 2
Just The Way I Am by Bobby Troup
1 2
There She Goes by Bobby Troup
1 3
Bob-Bla by Ray Linn
1 3
When Summer Turns To Snow by Marilyn and Alan Begman and David Grusin
1 3
Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief by Webster and Carmichael
1 3
April by Henry Russell
1 3
Ma-Na-Ma-Nootsy by Paul Frees and Ruby Raskin
1 3
My Former Lover Says by Joel Marston and Jim Dobson
2 1
Send Me, Nicky by George W. Duning
2 1
Zodiac Blues by George Duning
2 1
Shep Shook by George Duning
2 1
Zodiac Serenade by George Duning
1 4
Secret Love by Webster and Fain
1 4
If I Love Again by Murray and Oakland
1 4
If I Should Lose You by Robin and Rainger
1 4
The Age of Not Believing by Sherman and Sherman
1 4
Birdland by Freddie Hubbard
1 4
Easy Living by Robin and Rainger
1 4
Sweet Georgia Brown by Bernie, Pinkard and Casey
1 4
By The Way by Lewis, Young, Pollack and White
1 4
Hold Me Close To You by Blaine and Warren
1 4
He Was Too Good To Me by Rodgers and Hart
1 4
Close As Pages In a Book by Fields and Romberg
1 4
Adelai by Abbott and Calleja
1 4
My Heart Sings by Rome, Jamblan and Herpin
1 4
My Intuition by Mercer and Warren
1 4
My Kinda Love by Trent and Alter
1 5
We're In This Love Together by Murrah and Stegall
1 5
Nice Work If You Can Get It by George and Ira Gershiwn
1 5
Rhaposdy for Trumpet by John La Porta
1 5
Jersey Bounce by Plater, Bradshaw and Johnson
1 5
Java by Friday, Touissant and Tyler
1 5
Trumpet Soliloquy by Bob Seibert
1 5
Fly Me To The Moon by Bart Howard
1 5
Sonata for Eb String by Carl Saunders
1 5
Irish Legend by Pegy O'Dell
1 5
But The World Goes Round by Kander and Ebb
1 5
Donna Lee
1 5
Only God Is Great by Phil Zeller
1 5
Proclaim the Glory
1 5
The Summer Knows by Bergman, Bergman and LeGrand
Folder
1 6
Song Catalogs
2
Musical Scores
Box
2
Anything Goes
Folder
2 2
Kilroy Was Here
2 4
Brotherhood of Man
2 3
Portrait of A Great America

Arrangements, Compositions, Solos, Untitled or Unfinished Work and Performance Notes,   (bulk 1952-1977) 1936-2008Return to Top

7.0 linear feet, consisting of original arrangements and compositions created and used by Pete Candoli throughout his career. In addition, this series contains personalized folders of trumpet solos performed by Pete Candoli during his career and a sub-series of folders containing his untitled or unfinished work as well as performance notes. A smaller part of this series is arrangements created by someone other than Pete Candoli but which were used by Mr. Candoli throughout his career.
Container(s) Description Dates
Pete Candoli Arrangements and Compositions
4.5 linear feet, this sub-series consists of muscial arrangements and original compositions which can be attributed to and were created by Pete Candoli througout his decades long career.
Box Folder
3 1
Original 1
3 2
Original 2
3 3
Original 3
3 4
Original 4
3 5
Original
3 6
I.O.U.
3 7
OW!
4 9
And Away We Go
4 10
Blueing Boogie
4 10
Beetle Bug Jump
4 11
Bugle Call Rag
12 12
Colonel Boogey's Rock
4 12
Darn That Dream
4 13
Don't Be That Way
4 14
The Flying Red Horse
4 15
Give It Back To The Indians
4 16
Go To My Head
4 17
How Deep Is The Ocean
4 18
I Cover The Waterfront
9 7
Jeepers Creepers
4 19
Lazy Bones
4 20
Love Your Magis Spell is Everywhere
4 21
Lullaby of Broadway
4 22
Medley-Yesterday's
8 2
Right as Rain
4 23
That Trumpet Man
4 24
Themes and Bridges
4 25
Theme for Pete Candoli Band
4 26
Thunder and Blazes
12 1
St. Louis Blues Boogie
4 27
Stardust
4 28
You Gotta Get Up
4 29
You Made Me Love You
4 30
Tranca's Pranks
4 31
Chin Biri Bin
4 32
Doxy
4 2
Anna
4 1
Alouette
4 3
Candy
9 9
Diane
10 13
Dinah
10 14
Georgia
4 4
Gigi
4 5
Ida
4 6
Margie
4 7
Mary Lou
10 6
Valentina
4 8
Audrey's Points
5 1
A-Leu-Cha
5 2
Mozart's Alleluia
5 3
Am I Blue
5 4
Angel Played The Trumpet
5 5
A-Train
5 6
Bal Mosque
5 7
Beautiful Love
5 8
Blue Merle Girl
5 9
Bop Goes The Polka
5 10
Bugle Call Mambo
6 1
Caravan
6 2
Corn, Cotton Candy, Balloons
6 3
Crazy Rhythm
6 4
Doctor, Lawyer
6 5
Down In The Depths
6 6
Fascinating Rhythm
6 7
Foggy Day
6 8
Groovin' High
9 14
He Was Too Good To Me
7 1
Honeysuckle Rose
9 13
I Can't Get Started
9 12
If I Love Again
7 2
I Love You
9 8
I May Be Wrong
7 4
I Say Oh, No!
7 3
I Want To Be Happy
9 7
Jeepers Creepers
9 6
Jinky Bug
9 5
Just You, Just Me
9 4
Love Isn't Born
3 7
Lover Man
9 11
Masquerade
7 5
My Romance
9 10
Nothing Like A Dame
10 7
Now We Know
10 15
Old Devil Moon
8 1
Our Very Own
8 2
Right As Rain
7 6
Round Midnight
8 16
The Song Is You
8 9
Soak Yo' Sally
8 8
S'Wonderful
8 7
Tara Ferma
9 1
They Say It's Wonderful
9 3
There's A Tavern In The Town
9 2
This Heart of Mine
8 17
Three Little Words
8 14
Too Marvelous
8 13
Tumblin' Tumbleweeds
8 12
Walkie Talkie
8 15
What Is This Thing Called Love
8 11
When It's Twilight on the Trail
7 9
When You're Smiling
8 10
Who's Sorry Now
7 8
Why Don't You Do Right
8 3
Willow Weep
8 6
You Can't Pull The Wool Over My Eyes
8 5
You Hit The Spot
7 7
You're A Sweetheart
8 4
You're So Right For Me
10 4
Trolley Song
10 11
My Heart Stood Still
10 12
Black Coffee
12 11
How Am I To Know
12 9
Hoedown Boo-ga-loo
12 10
All At The Very Same Time
12 7
Little Things
12 8
Pagliaccio
10 9
Untitled Song
10 10
Pete's Horn Pipe
10 1
Doodlin'
10 8
Chum Ba Cha Ro
12 6
Sometime's I'm Happy
11 21
I Wonder What Became Of Me
11 22
Waters of Minetonka
11 2
I Surrender Dear
11 10
Ice Cream Truck
11 24
Splanky
11 12
Quicksilver
11 11
Hold Me
10 5
Tea For Two
11 23
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
11 1
Stormy Weather
11 20
Mr. Clean
11 5
Mad About The Boy
11 7
Little Josh
11 50
Brotherhood of Man
11 8
Rhapsody in Blue
11 9
Overture
11 4
Pete's Boogie/ Rockin' Boogie
11 3
Long Ago and Far Away
11 19
Abadonato
11 14
Equinox
11 15
Echo
11 13
Boplicity
11 16
Band Era
11 17
Blue Daniel
11 31
Boy Meets Horn
11 18
Calypso Pete
10 16
Hot Lips
11 34
Four
11 33
Catch A Little Lovelight
11 32
Cheremoya
11 48
Interlude
11 47
It Had To Be You
11 46
It Amazes Me
11 54
Just Friends
11 25
Jitterbug Waltz
11 26
Lime House Blues
11 28
My Funny Valentine
11 27
Moped
11 29
Handel's Messiah
11 30
Mishawaka Flash
11 52
New York, New York
11 53
In The Mood
10 2
Night in Tunisia
11 36
On The Trail
11 45
Strazzatonic
11 44
Summertime
11 43
Sweet Georgia Brown
11 49
Sugar Blues
11 51
Rock Blues
11 42
Play It Cool
11 41
Pete's Waltz
11 40
Pete's Blues
11 39
Portrait of the Lion
11 37
We're In the Money/ Baby Face
11 35
Secret Love
4 33
It Never Entered My Mind
11 6
Night Flight
11 55
La-Cum-Bia
12 2
Tiger Rag Mambo
12 3
Embraceable You
12 4
Onward Christian Soldiers
12 5
Danny Boy
12 10
All At The Very Same Time
10 17
Summertime-Blue Mood-Blue Indigo-Yesterday's
Box
13
Pete Candoli Trumpet Solos
0.5 linear feet, box 13 contains personalized folders of trumpet solos used and performed by Pete Candoli.
14
Pete Candoli Untitled and Unfinished Work and Performance Notes
1.0 linear feet, this box contains folders of Pete Candoli's untitled or unfinished work in addition to handwritten notes on order of performance of songs and vocalists cue sheets.
15
Other Musical Arrangements
This sub-series contains musical arrangements from other artists which were used by Pete Candoli throughout his musical career. While the majority of these materials are housed in box 15 oversized arrangements by other artists are also included in box 12.
Box Folder
15 1
Shep Shook
15 2
Ja Da
15 3
Groovin' High
15 4
Molten Swing
15 5
Pavanne
15 6
Brotherhood of Man
15 7
Theme from M*A*S*H
15 8
C.B. Express
15 9
La Virgen de la Macarena
15 10
Carnival of Venice
15 11
Pressure Cooker
15 12
Hey Bell Boy
15 13
Oops!
15 14
A Year From Today
15 15
Night Cluib
15 16
Old Folks
15 17
Richard Diamond Blues
15 18
You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
15 19
It's a Wonderful World
15 20
A Warm Breeze
15 21
Over The Rainbow
15 22
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
15 23
Fly Me To The Moon
15 24
Who's Sorry Now
15 25
Satin Doll
15 26
After The Rain
15 27
Samantha
15 28
Chelsea Bridge
12 13
Steve Canyon The Mueller Story
12 14
Steve Canyon Sabatoge
12 15
And The Angels Sing
12 16
I'll Never Love This Way Again
12 17
Sir Duke
12 18
My Buddy
12 19
What'll I Do
12 20
Peter Gunn

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Container(s): Box 16

0.5 linear feet, containing personal iems that include biographical information, promotional photographs, proposals for business ideas including an outline for Pete Candoli's teach yourself to play trumpet, awards and certificates, correspondence and clothing items.
Container(s) Description
Biographical Information
Photographs
Business Ideas
Correspondence
Awards and Certificates
Clothing
off-site

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Big Bands--United States
  • Jazz Musicians
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Candoli, Pete, 1923-2008 (musician)