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Gerry Groot (1960-)
Music scores 1902-1961

MSS 0199

Biographical Note

Gerry Groot, ca. 2016

Gerry Groot was born in 1960 in Murray Bridge, South Australia and was raised in South Australia’s South East. He attended Millicent High school and then completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Adelaide. With interests in the study of Chinese, history and politics, he went on to study honours and wrote his thesis on the Chinese historiography of united front work. Gerry then spent several years at Shanghai’s East China Normal University as a language student before returning to Adelaide to commence a PhD on united front work and China’s minor parties and groups.

A revised version of Gerry’s PhD thesis appeared in 2004 as the book, Managing Transitions: The Chinese Communist Parts, United Front Work, Corporatism and Hegemony (Routledge) which was launched by the then opposition spokesman on foreign affairs, Kevin Rudd. Since 2004, Gerry has published on a variety of issues including crisis management in China, soft power, contemporary united front work, and South Australia-China relations.

Gerry teaches Asian studies, with topics ranging from the impact of Asian influences shaping Western societies, to Chinese politics, religion and culture. He has held several positions at the University of Adelaide, including Head of Discipline, Centre for Asian Studies and Senior Lecturer in Chinese studies. His research interests include the idea and applicability of Nye’s concept of soft power to Asia, the contemporary practice and history of Chinese Communist Party united front work and Asian influences shaping Western culture, especially gastronomic and musical.

While in China, Gerry appeared in Chinese movies and TV series, most notably Shanghai Yi Jia Ren (A Shanghai Family), and Xiao Dao Ji (The Small Knives Society). He also appeared as an extra in Jackie Chan’s Drunken Master II. Other interests include the diffusion of Chinese and Asian food styles and Western attempts to encapsulate oriental themes in music. Gerry is a collector of Chinese cookbooks and Orientalia music.

Contents Listing

Series 1: Music Scores (Piano)

Folder A    (1 cm)

  • Algerian Dance / Ernest Newton. London: Gould & Bolttler, c1921. First page only.
  • Asia Minor / Jimmy Wisner. Sydney: J. Albert & Son, c1961.
  • Asia Minor: Recorded on London HL1787-Kokomo / Jimmy Wisner. Sydney: J. Albert & Son, c1961. Inscribed: Jan [Dyer?]
  • The Celebrated Chop Waltz Solo for Piano: with Piano Accordion Accompaniment / Arthur de Lulli. Glasgow: Mozart Allan, [n.d.]
  • China Doll: Piano Solo / Maxwell Eckstein. New York: Carl Fischer, c1938. Inscribed: Dorothy Child.
  • Chinese Lanterns: Danse Picturesque / Oscar Allon. London: Reid Bros, [n.d.]
  • Chung Lo: A Chinese Monkey Doodle / Neil Moret. New York: Jerome H. Remick, c1910.
  • Fairy Barque / W. Smallwood; edited and arranged by Leonard Gautier. Melbourne: Allan & Co., [n.d.]
  • From The Orient: Piano Solo / Martin Douglas. New York: Belwin, c1956. Inscribed: Dorothy Child. Label “From the sheet music collection of Dorothy J. Child”.
  • In a Chinese Temple Garden: Oriental Phantasy / Albert W. Ketèlbey. New York: Bosworth & Co., c1923.

Folder B    (1 cm)

  • In a Persian Market: Intermezzo Scene, Piano Solo / Albert W. Ketèlbey. London: Bosworth & Co., c1920.
  • Japanese Fan Dance / Theo Bonheur. London: W. Paxton, [n.d.]
  • Kama / Rudolf Thaler. Phila. PA: Eclipse, c1909. Beaux Arts Edition.
  • Moon Face: Characteristic March Two Step / Abe Olman. Cleveland: Sam Fox, c1907.
  • Nodding Mandarins: Piano Solo / Marion Bauer. Melbourne: D. Davis & Co., c1952. Inscribed: [E?] Nichols.
  • River Kwai March: Piano Solo / Malcolm Arnold. Sydney: J. Albert & Son, c1957.
  • Silversan / Ernest Golden. Chicago: Forster Music, c1921.
  • Tatu (A Japanese Boy): For Piano / Edna Baylor Shaw. Cincinnati, Ohio: Willis Music, c1930. Markings of music in pencil.
  • Turandot di Giacomo Puccini: Tre Transcrizione per Pianoforte, Prima Transcrizione (Atto I.) / Vincenzo Billi. Milan: Ricordi, c1926.
  • The Viceroy Tea Waltz / Alberto Agrati. Adelaide: Wilkinson & Co., [n.d.]. Inscribed: L. Edwards.
  • Within the Walls of China: A Chinese Episode for Piano / Katherine Allan Lively. New York: Schirmer,  c1923. Includes business card from Taj Fellion Antiques.

Series 2: Music scores (Songs, voice with piano)

Folder A    (2 cm)

  • Baubles, Bangles and Beads: From the Production “Kismet” / Based on themes of A. Borodin; Words and music by Robert Wright, George Forest; edited by Wm. Ellfeldt. Inscribed: K. J. [Nanconow?], Highgate
  • Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) / Words and music by Bob Hilliard and Carl Sigman. Sydney: Chappell & Co., c1947. Inscribed: Edith Wilson.
  • China Doll / By Gerald Cannan and Kenny Cannan. Sydney: W. H. Paling & Co., c1953. Inscribed: Margaret Williamson “Weswill” Meadows.
  • China Doll / Words and music by Alf L. Lawrence. Adelaide: Jack Fewster, [n.d.]. Inscribed: PAMACS.
  • China Dreams: Song / Lyric by Raymond Egan and Gus Kahn; Music by Egbert Van Alstyne. Detriot: Jerome H. Remick & Co., c1917.
  • China girl: With Ukulele Arrangement / Words and music by Henry Halstead, Don Warner & Louis Singer. San Francisco: Sherman, day & Co., c1924. Operatic edition. Inscribed: Erle Le Maslus.
  • Chinatown, My Chinatown / Words by William Jerome; Music by Jean Schwartz. New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., c1910.
  • Chinese Wedding Bells / Words by Wootson Davis, Music by Henry B. Murtagh. Portland, Ore.: House O’Harmony, c1920. Inscribed: July 1920. A.E.C.
  • Cho-Cho-San: Song Fox Trot / On melodies by G. Puccini; Arranged by Hugo Frey. New York: G. Ricordi, c1921. Inscribed: Dorothy Child. Label “From the sheet music collection of Dorothy Child”.
  • Chong (He Come from Hong Kong) / Words and music by Harold Weeks. New York: Leo. Feist, c1919. Popular edition. 2 copies. 1st copy inscribed: Geo. [Amos?] Witter 1919. 2nd copy inscribed: Dorothy Smith Child. Label “From the sheet music collection of Dorothy J. Child”.
  • Confucius Say / Words and music by Cliff Friend and Carmen Lombardo. New York: Olman, c1939. Inscribed: Dorothy Child.
  • Delhi: Song / Lyric by Alex Sullivan; Music by Harry Rosenthal. New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., c1922. Inscribed: Dorothy Child. Label “From the sheet music collection of Dorothy Child”.
  • Far Away Places / By Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer. Adelaide: Allan & Co., c1948. 3 copies.
  • Four Indian Love Lyrics from “The Garden of Kama” : No. 2 for Soprano & Tenor / Words by Laurence Hope; Music by Amy Woodforde-Finden. London: Boosey & Co., c1902. New Edition. 2 copies. Both copies inscribed: Amy Woodforde-Finden. Copy 2 inscribed: M L Kugele[uawe?]
  • From Here to Shanghai / By Irving Berlin. New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., c1917. Inscribed: [….] Ed. Star.
  • Fu-Ji / Lyric by Arthur Freed; Music by Oliver G. Wallace. Seattle: Musicland, c1919.
  • Good-Bye Shanghai: Oriental Fox Trot Song / Words by Howard Johnson; Music by Joseph Meyer. New York: Leo Feist, c1921. Popular Edition. Inscribed: Dorothy Smith Child. Label “From the sheet music collection of Dorothy J. Child”.

Folder B    (1 cm)

  • Hi-Lo: Chinese Fox Trot / Words and music by Geo. Fairman. New York: Geo. Fairman, c1920. Inscribed: Jackson.
  • Hi-yo: A Chinese Romance / Words by Bud Green; Music by Edgar Fairchild. New York: Goodman & Rose, c1921.
  • Hong Kong Dream Girl / Lyric by George E. Springer; Music by Harry Barris. New York: Robbins-Engel, c1924.
  • I Want to go to Tokio / Lyric by Joe McCarthy; Music by Fred. Fischer. New York: Leo Feist, c1914.
  • In Dreamy Araby / Words and music by Jack O’Hagan. [Adelaide: Allan & Co., c1921]. Inscribed: F. Wilson.
  • In Old Japan / Words and music by Walter Smith. San Francisco: Sherman Clay & Co., c1917. Popular Edition. Inscribed: Dean Deaven.
  • In Siam / Lyric by A. A. Burden; Music by Johnny Cooper. New York: Leo Feist, c1919. Inscribed: Dorothy Child.
  • Indian Summer / Words by Al Dubin; music by Victor Herbert. Sydney: Chappell & Co., c1939. Inscribed.
  • Japanese Legend: For Baritone / By Harry P. Hopkins. Cincinnati: John Church, c1905. Inscribed: Claire [Mouteith?]
  • Limehouse Blues / Words by Douglas Furber; Music by Philip Braham. New York: Harms, c1922. Inscribed: Dorothy Child. Label “From the sheet music collection of Dorothy J. Child”.
  • My Oriental Symphony / Lyric by Arthur Freed; Music by Oliver G. Wallace. Seattle: Musicland, [n.d.]
  • Oriental Love Dreams / Lyric by Harry D. Kerr; Music by Earl Burtnett and Henry Miller. San Francisco: Sherman, Clay & Co., c1924. Inscribed: Dorothy Child. Label “From the sheet music collection of Dorothy Child.
  • Out of the East: Song / Lyric by Jean C. Havez; Music by Joe Rosey. Detroit:  Jerome H. Remick & Co., c1917. Popular Edition. Inscribed: Dorothy Child.
  • Out of the East: Song / Lyric by Jean C. Havez; Music by Joe Rosey. Detroit:  Jerome H. Remick & Co., c1918. Popular Edition. Inscribed: Dean Deaven.
  • Pahjamah: Oriental Musical Novelty Song / Words by Frank H. Warren; Music by S. R. Henry and D. Onivas. New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co., c1919. Label: From the sheet music collection of Dorothy J. Child.
  • Peter Maurice Popular Song Album. London: Peter Maurice Music Co., c1938. Inscribed: T. [L.?] Strange.

1.    By an Old Pagoda / Words by Jimmy Kennedy; Music by Hugh Williams.
2.    The Snake Charmer / Words by Leonard Whitcup; Music by Teddy Powell.
3.    In my Little Red Book / By Al Stillman, Ray Bloch & Nat Simon.
4.    The Pretty Little Patchwork Quilt / Words and music by Box, Cox and Roberts.
5.    The Joo Jah Tree / Words and music by Box, Cox & Butler.
6.    She’s the Daughter of the Old Grey Mare / Words and music by Tommie Connor & Eddie Lisbona.
7.    On Linger Longer Island / Words and music by Jimmy Kennedy & Michael Carr.
8.    In the Mountains of the Moon / Words and music by Box, Cox & Roberts.
9.    Moonlight on the Waterfall / Words and music by Jimmy Kennedy & Hugh Williams.
10.  Hometown / by Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr.
11.  Ten Pretty Girls / Words and music by Will Grosz and Jimmy Kennedy.
12.  The Gypsy in my Soul / Words and music by Moe Jaffe and Clay Boland; music by Clay Boland.
13.  When my Heart says Sing / Words and music by Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr.
14.  The Girl in the Hansom Cab / Written and composed by Jimmy Kennedy.
15.  Spooky Takes a Holiday / Words and music by Larry Clinton.
16.  My way / Words and music by Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr.
17.  The Waltz of the Gipsies / By Jimmy Kennedy & Michael Carr.
18.  Along the River with You / Words and music by Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr.
19.  The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot / Michael Carr, Tommy Connor & Jimmy Leach.
20.  It’s a Grand Old World / Michael Carr & Jimmy Kennedy.
21.  You’ve got to take your Pick and Swing / Words and music by Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr.

  • Play that Song of India Again / Words by Leo Wood and Irving Bibo; Music adapted from Nikolas Rimsky-Karsakoff’s theme by Paul Whiteman. New York: Leo. Feist, c1921. Popular Edition. Inscribed: Dean Deaven.
  • The Rickety Rickshaw Man / Words & music by Ervin Drake. Hollywood, Calif.: Melody Lane, c1943.

Folder C    (1 cm)

  • Romance de Nadir: For Tenor / Musique de Georges Bizet. Paris: Choudens, [n.d.]
  • Sheba: Queen of the Orient (Oriental Fox Trot) / By Jack O’Hagan. Adelaide: Allan & Co., c1922. Inscribed: L. Flannagan.
  • Sing a Little Low-Down Tune (Little Sing-A-Lee): Fox Trot Song / By Charlie Tobias, Jack Scholl & Murray Mencher. New York: Leo. Fest, c1933. Popular Edition. Inscribed: Dorothy J. Child. Label “From the sheet music collection of Dorothy J. Child”.
  • Sing Lee: Chinese Wedding Chimes, Song Fox Trot / Words and music by Betty Bowers. Sydney: J. Albert & Son, c1920. Inscribed: Dorothy Child.
  • Sing Song Girl / Words by Joseph McCarthy; Music by James F. Hanley. New York: Red Star, c1930. 1st copy inscribed: Eileen Sellinger. 2nd copy inscribed: Dean Deaven
  • Singapore / By L. Wolfe Gilbert & Anatol Friedland. New York: Gilbert & Friedland, c1917.
  • The Son-Daughter: Who Comes in My Garden / Lyric by David Belasco; Music by Anselm Goetzl. New York: M. Whitmark & Sons, c1919. Operatic Edition.
  • Song of India / Text and adaptation by Johnny Mercer; from the original by N. Rimsky-Korsakoff. [Sydney?]: Boosey & Hawkes, c1953.
  • The Red Lantern / By Fred Fisher. New York: McCarthy & Fisher, c1919. Inscribed: Dean Deaven.
  • That Tango Tokio / Words by Al Bryan; Music by Jack Wells. New York: Jerome H. Remick, c1913. Popular Edition. Inscribed: Dean Deaven.
  • Three Negro Poems by Clement Wood: Set for Medium or Low Voice and Piano / By Jacques Wolfe. New York: G. Schirmer, c1928. Score markings in pencil.
  • Thinking: With Ukulele Acc. / Words and music by Mac Ohmnan and Lou Morgans. Chicago: Harold Rossiter Music, c1926.
  • Tit Willow: From “The Mikado”, with Hawaiian guitar chorus / By W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan; arranged by Bernice Manoloff. Chicago, Illnois: Calumet Music, c1936.
  • Two eastern songs: 1. Before the Dawn/ Words from “The Garden of Kama” by Laurence Hope; Music by Agnes Mary Lang. 2. Salaam / Words Anon; Music by Agnes Mary Lang. Both for medium voice. London: Elkin & Co., c1910. Inscribed: L. G. Watson.
  • When China Boy Meets China Girl / Words and music by Billy Reid. London: Macmelodies, c1947. Score markings in pencil.
  • When China boy Meets China Girl / Words and music by Billy Reid. London: Peter Maurice Music, c1947. 2 copies. 1st copy inscribed: [G?] Lucas.
  • When the Lights go down in Chinatown: Fox-trot Song / Lyric by Alex Gerber; music by Malvin M. Franklin. New York: M. Whitmark & Sons, c1922.
  • When the Lotus Flowers bloom in Chinaland / Words and music by Chas. K. Harris. New York: Chas. K. Harris, c1919. Inscribed: Dorothy J. Child.
  • Why Did I tell you I was going to Shanghai / Words and music by Bob Billard and Milton De Lugg. Adelaide: Allan & Co., c1951. Inscribed: E. W. Driver.
  • Willow, Tit-Willow: Film version of The Mikado / By W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. London: Chappell & Co., c1911. Inscribed: D. Webb.
  • On the banks of Jo-Eh / English text from 'A Lute of jade' by L. Cranmer-Byng; set to music by Granville Bantock. from Songs from the Chinese poets collection. London: Murdoch, c1935.
  • Our Japanese farm / Dorothy Krage. Adelaide: Cawthornes, c1923.

Series 3: Music scores (Choral)    (0.2 cm)

  • The China Mandarin / Granville Bantock. London: J. Curwen & Son, c1913. Curwen Edition. 2-part for treble voices.
  • That’s the Sign of a Honeymoon: From “A Broken Idol” / Lyrics by Harry Williams; Music by Egbert Van Alstyne. New York: Jerome H. Remick, c1908. For SATB. Inscribed: That’s the sign of a honeymoon. Dean Deaven. Includes business card from Taj Fellion Antiques.

Series 4: Magazines/Reviews    (0.5 cm)

  • “Saturday Review of Literature”, July 15, 1950 (40 pages)
  • “Ballyhoo”, November 1931 (48 pages). Lacks cover.

Series 5: Miscellaneous

Folder A    (1 cm)

  • Email from Robert Entenmann to Gerry Groot re “Tin Pan Alley music with Asian themes”, 29 Sep 2005. Includes facsimile of the coversheet for Harry Warren’s 1928 foxtrot, “Nagasaki”.
  • Series of emails from Nicholas Clifford, Ryan Dunch, Madeline Y. Hsu, C W Hayford, Andrew Field and Brian Shoesmith to Gerry Groot re “Tin Pan Alley”, 29 Sep -2 Oct 2005. Includes article “Chinatown, whose Chinatown? Defining America’s borders with musical orientalism” by Charles Hiroshi Garrett, Journal of the American Musicological Society 2004, vol. 57, no. 1.
  • Email from Taj [Fellion?] to Gerry Groot re “More great finds in Oriental-themes sheet music”, [date unknown]
  • Article: “Consuming orientalism: Images of Asian/American women in multicultural advertising” by Minjeong Kim and Angie Y. Chung, Qualitative Sociology, vol. 28, no. 1, Spring 2005.

Folder B    (0.5 cm)

  • Valentine card. Inscribed: From Jackie.
  • “19th-Century California Sheet Music”, printed from WWW, 30th Sept, 2005. Information about Chinese and Japanese in Californian sheet music.
  • “Historic American Sheet Music”, printed from WWW, 28th Sept, 2005.
  • Printouts of “Historic American sheet music 1910-1920”.
  • “Django Reinhardt – I got rhythm”, printed from Last.fm, WWW, 30th Sept, 2005. Track list for Django Reinhardt’s album “I got Rhythm”.
  • “Bright lights film journal: A brief history of Hollywood yellowface”, printed from WWW, 29 Sept, 2005.

Allison Cox
5 May 2016

 

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