• IdentificationICU.SPCL.ANDERSONCB
  • TitleGuide to the Charles B. Anderson Fake Books Collection1870-1998
  • PublisherUniversity of Chicago Library
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Date1870-1998
  • Physical Description2 linear feet (4 boxes)
  • RepositorySpecial Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.
  • AbstractThe Charles B. Anderson Fake Books Collection contains sets of master fake books and verse-chorus fake books, which are used as informal cues by performing musicians and as tools for learning.

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Jazz

The collection is open for research.

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Anderson, Charles B., Fake Books Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

The Charles B. Anderson Fake Books Collection contains a master fake book and verse-chorus fake book, which are used as informal cues by performing musicians and as tools for learning. There are indexes for both the master fake book and verse-chorus fake book. The song data book system created by Charles B. Anderson is a comprehensive master fake book and verse-chorus fake book that contain traditional jazz and popular music from 1870-1970. The 1920s are the central focus of the collection. The songs are written in concert pitch and contain melody with chords and lyrics.

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

  • Names
    • Anderson, Charles B.
    • University of Chicago. Chicago Jazz Archive
  • SubjectJazz -- Fake books