Finding Aid for Medicare 7, 8, or 9 Dixieland Cooperative Band Records, 1966-2000 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

By Melissa Martinez, Ruth Ann Jones, Diane Hickey, and Noah Lenstra

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Collection Overview

Title: Medicare 7, 8, or 9 Dixieland Cooperative Band Records, 1966-2000Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 48/3/5

Primary Creator: Medicare 7, 8 or 9 (1969-2000)

Other Creators: Perrino, Daniel J.

Extent: 11.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized in four series:?  Series 1,Administrative correspondence, 1972-2001;?  Series 2, Publicity and Performance Records, c. 1966-2000; Series 3, Original Music Arrangements, c. 1966-2000; Series 4, Sound Recordings and Photographs, 1966-1999;?  Series 5: Audiovisual materials, c. 1969-1998 and Series 6 Dan Perrino personal papers, c. 1969-2001.?  Each series arranged chronologically.

Date Acquired: 06/16/2009

Subjects: Bands, Faculty Social Life, Jazz, Medicare 7, 8 or 9, Race Relations

Formats/Genres: Financial Records, Newspaper Clippings, Papers, Photographs, Sheet music, Sound Recordings

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains correspondence, business records, band member rosters and travel itineraries, press releases and newspaper clippings, original music scores and parts, reel-to-reel and cassette sound recordings, photographs, concert programs and liner notes, ephemera, and Dan Perrino's Rolodex.?  The records and artifacts document the band's early formation and performances between 1966 and 2000 when Dan Perrino stepped down as the band's manager and director.?  Of particular interest are the records documenting the band's performances at the 1982 Liberty Bowl and 1984 Rose Bowl.

Biographical Note

The Medicare 7, 8, or 9 Dixieland Cooperative Band was formed by Dan Perrino during a period of unprecedented student unrest at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (UIUC) in 1969.?  Perrino, then Dean of Student Programs and Services and a former professor of music at UIUC, gathered together a group of faculty to play jazz in the student union to help ease the tensions between the campus' students and faculty.?  Perrino chose to have the band perform its first concert in the University's Illini Union South Lounge, a gathering place for activist-minded students, in order to provide a common music experience that the faculty and students alike could enjoy.?  Eventually the band was named Medicare 7, 8, or 9?  as a humorous reference to the wide range of its membership's ages and the diverse number of performers that frequently played for each concert.?  For over thirty years the band was recognized as a beloved community institution that played for alumni and campus events, community organizations throughout Illinois, Illinois governors, and nationally-televised football games.

Subject/Index Terms

Bands
Faculty Social Life
Jazz
Medicare 7, 8 or 9
Race Relations

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Dan Perrino

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials:

John O'Connor Papers, 1968-1997 - 12/05/034

Medicare Records, 1968-2001 - 48/03/004

For more information please see http://www.library.illinois.edu/archives/archon/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=314&q=medicare.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Administrative correspondence],
[Series 2: Promotional material],
[Series 3: Concert planning notes, contracts and financial records, 1970-1995],
[Series 4: Sheet music],
[Series 5: Audiovisual materials],
[Series 6: Dan Perrino faculty and personal papers, 1977-2000],
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Series 5: Audiovisual materialsAdd to your cart.
The series is comprised of cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, sound recordings, photos, negatives and mounted slides.
Box 9: Black and white and color photographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Performance candids, 1969-1977Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Candids from on the road (black and white), 1970sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Candids from road trip and performance candids from Florida, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Performance candids, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Performance candids, 1981-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Performance candids, 1988-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Performance candids, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Black and white performance candids (1 of 2), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Black and white performance candids (2 of 2), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Color candids from on the road, 1980s/1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Color performance candids, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Candids - proofs and oversized negatives, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Band member photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 10: Mounted color slides of performances, life on the roadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Group photographs, for publicity and remembrance, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Film negatives (1 of 2), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Film negatives (2 of 2), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Performance candids, undatedAdd to your cart.
Color slides
Folder 5: Outdoor performance candids, undatedAdd to your cart.
Color slides
Folder 6: Performance and social events candids, 1966-1981Add to your cart.
Color slides
Folder 7: Performance candids and California tour, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Color slides
Folder 8: Performance candids and Washington, D.C. tour, 1975Add to your cart.
Color slides
Folder 9: Performance candids, Chicago and Florida tours, 1976Add to your cart.
Color slides
Folder 10: Performance candids, Western tour, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Color slides
Folder 11: Performance candids, Rockford, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Color slides
Folder 12: Performance candids and candids from on the road, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Color slides
Folder 13: WILL TV shoot and Southern US tour, 1974/1977Add to your cart.
Color slides
Folder 14: Performance candids, 1972-1978Add to your cart.
Color slides
Folder 15: West Coast tour and Aurora performance, Feb. 1978/May 1978Add to your cart.
Color slides
Folder 16: New Orleans "Hot Jazz" jubilee, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
color slides
Folder 17: 20th anniversary performance: New Orleans "Hot Jass" and Illini Union performance, 1989Add to your cart.
color slides
Folder 18: Slide show for Medicare's 20th anniversary, 1989Add to your cart.
color slides
Folder 19: Candids from on the road, 1982-1984Add to your cart.
color slides
Folder 20: Performance candids, 1987Add to your cart.
color slides
Folder 21: Performance photos and travel photos, includes Medicare's 10th anniversary, 1974-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 22: WILL-TV Medicare 7, 8 or 9 show/East Coast Tour/Channel 3 Morning Show and Concert Excerpts, 1994/1991/1998Add to your cart.
VHS tapes
Folder 23: Medicare 7, 8 or 9 retrospective/WCIA show, undated/1994-1995Add to your cart.
VHS tapes
Box 11: Reel-to-reel tapes and other audio recordingsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Medicare Gospel Service, reel-to-reel tape, June 10, 1984Add to your cart.
Side 1: Intro, Amazing Grace, Old Rugged Cross, Amen, The Lord is Listening, Gonna Build Me a Mountain, Put Your Hand in the Hand, Just a Closer Walk with You, Down by the Riverside
Item 2: Willowbrook Concert, reel-to-reel tape (1 of 4), 1976Add to your cart.
Item 3: Willowbrook Concert, reel-to-reel tape (2 of 4), 1976Add to your cart.
Item 4: Harry's vocals, reel-to-reel tape, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Gospel Service at First Presbyterian Church, Rockford, tape 2, June 23, 1985Add to your cart.
Side A: Make a Joyful Noise, He, Dan Perrino Commercial, Saints, end.
Item 6: Performance for Secretariat at Illini Rooms A-B, December 20, 1972Add to your cart.
Item 7: Willowbrook concert (4 of 4), 1976Add to your cart.
Item 8: Willowbrook concert (3 of 4), 1976Add to your cart.
Item 9: IMPE Pool concert, July 17, 1973Add to your cart.
Item 10: Herb F., undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Performance at South Lounge of Illini Union, December 13, 1972Add to your cart.
Item 12: Cuts from concert, February 8, 1976Add to your cart.
Tracks include: Peoria; Bye, Bye Blues; Tiger Rag; Jazz Me Blues; Alexander's Ragtime Band; and Panama.
Item 13: Willowbrook concert, reel 1, 1975Add to your cart.
Item 14: Gospel Service, tape 2, June 10, 1984Add to your cart.
Side a: Battle Hymn of the Republic, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, When the Saints Come Marching In
Item 15: Gosper service at First Presbyterian, Rockford, Reel 2, June 12, 1983Add to your cart.
Tracks include Hymn of Dedication, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Give Me That Old Time Religion, When the Saints Come Marching In
Item 16: Gospel service, tape 3, June 9, 1984Add to your cart.
Side 1: Battle Hymn, Put Your Hand, Swing Low, The Lord Is Listening, Gonna Build a Mountain
Item 17: Gospel Service at First Presbyterian Church, Rockford, reel number 1, June 11 and 12, 1983Add to your cart.
What A Friend, Whole World, Come to the Church in the Wild Wood, Crusader's Hymn, Amen, Put Your Hand in the Hand, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, Doxology and Prayer, Hymn of Preparation, Gospel and Gloria Patria
Item 18: Willowbrook Concert, reel #4, 1975Add to your cart.
Item 19: Medicare 7, 8 9 Jazz band, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 20: B BSTR concert, 1977Add to your cart.
Item 21: Medicare slideshow audio accompaniment, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 22: Concert tape, undatedAdd to your cart.
Tracks include: Down Bourbon Street, St. James Infirmary, Ragtime, Bill Bailey with Stan Rahn on voice, Closer Walk With Thee, Over the Waves
Item 23: Scott Joplin, Ragtime piano, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 24: Concert tape, 1978Add to your cart.
Tracks include: Ja Da, Da Da Strain, After You from Rudy's Ain't Misbehavin, In the Mood for Love, Goody Good
Item 25: Willowbrook Concert, reel 2, 1975Add to your cart.
Item 26: Gospel Service, June 23, 1985Add to your cart.
Tracks include The Old Ragged Cross, Battle Hymn, It Is No Secret, Amen, The Lord Is Listening, God Give Me Love, Swing Low, Just a Closer Walk, Rock a My Soul, Sermon, Kumbaya
Item 27: Woody and Rachael at the Levis Faculty Center, January 11, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 28: New Year's at VirginiaAdd to your cart.
Cassette tape, broken
Box 12: Oversized materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Oversized color photographs and print-sheets, 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
IAJE Award, Perrino UIUC award and candids from the road
Box 13: RecordsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "Medicare Illinois" LP - all songs from various live performances, 1975Add to your cart.
Medicare's first album Distributed by University of Illinois Alumni Association. Copy of Stan Rahn. 2 discs. Side 1: High Society, Sound of the Bells, Chromatic Rag, Saint James Infirmary, Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey, Basin Street Blues; Side 2: That's a Plenty, Sugar Blues, Nostalgic Medley, Sweet Georgia Brown; Side 3: South Rampart Street Parade, Tin Roof, Second Hand Rose, I Can't Get Started With You, Is It True What They Say About Dixie; Side Four: Down Bourbon Street, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, I Found a New Baby, Do You Know What It means to Miss New Orleans.
Item 2: "Medicare Illinois" LP - all songs from various live performances (copy 2), 1975Add to your cart.
Medicare's first album Distributed by University of Illinois Alumni Association. Copy of Stan Rahn. 2 discs.
Item 3: "Medicare Jazz" LP - all songs from various live performances, 1978Add to your cart.
Medicare's second album. Tracks include: Side 1: Down Bourbon Street, Buddy Bolden Blues, Basin Street Blues, The World is Waiting for the Sunrise, Hello Dolly, Sweet Georgia Brown; Side 2 - Someday You'll be Sorry, Washington and Lee Swing, I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate, Up the Lazy River, After You're Gone; Side 3 - Ice Cream, Medley, When Day is Done, Hindustan; Side 4 - Wolverine Blues, Feeling Too Good Blues, You and Me Against the World, Some of These Days, 12th Street Rag, Wining Boy Blues, Tiger Rag.
Item 4: "Medicare Jazz" LP - all songs from various live performances (second copy), 1978Add to your cart.
Item 5: "The Medicare 7, 8 or 9: Live...at Charlotte's Web", 1980Add to your cart.
Recorded in Rockford, Illinois. Side 1: Down Bourbon Street Parade, Someday Sweetheart, Dr. Jazz, Four String Love, After the Lovin', Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey, Kansas City Stomp. Side 2: Panama, Nothing Could be Finer Than to be in Carolina in the Morning/Swanee, Piano Jazz, Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans, Tiger Rag
Item 6: "The Medicare 7, 8 or 9: Live...at Charlotte's Web" (second copy), 1980Add to your cart.
Recorded in Rockford, Illinois. Side 1: Down Bourbon Street Parade, Someday Sweetheart, Dr. Jazz, Four String Love, After the Lovin', Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey, Kansas City Stomp. Side 2: Panama, Nothing Could be Finer Than to be in Carolina in the Morning/Swanee, Piano Jazz, Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans, Tiger Rag
Item 7: "The Medicare 7, 8 or 9 Make a Joyful Noise" LP, 1984/5Add to your cart.
Recorded live during worship services at First Presbyterian Church, Rockford. Side 1: Down by the Riverside, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, Battle Hymn of the Republic, The Old Rugged Cross. Side 2: Amazing Grace, Amen, The Lord is Listening Halleluia, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Put Your Hand in the Hand of the Man That Stilled the Water
Item 8: "The Medicare 7, 8 or 9 Make a Joyful Noise" LP (second copy), 1984/5Add to your cart.
Item 9: "Medicare 7, 8 or 9...15 years later", 1984Add to your cart.
2 discs. Songs drawn from performances at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in September 1982 and Willowbrook concert, 1984. Side 1: Panama Rag, Tin Roof Blues, When We Danced All Night At the Mardi Gras, Oh, How I Wish That I was in Peoria, Mood Indigo. Side 2: Michigan, St. Louis Melody, Medley, Milneberg Joys, Black and Blue. Side 3: 12th Street Rag, Old Rockin' Chair's Got Me, Who's Sorry Now, Back Home in Indiana, Minnie the Mermaid, South Rampart Parade. Side 4: Alexander's Ragtime Band, In a Mellow Tone, I've Got it Bad and That Ain't Good, When the Saints Go Marching In.
Item 10: "Medicare 7, 8 or 9...15 years later" (second copy), 1984Add to your cart.
Item 11: Rolled film negatives, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 14: Reel-to-reel tapes with mold damageAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Medicare '73 with Ron Riddle, November 2, 1972Add to your cart.
Recorded in the South Lounge of the Illini Union
Item 2: Dixie Dialog, May 20, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 3: Dixie Dialog, reel 2Add to your cart.
Item 4: Dialog in Dixieland, February 19, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 5: Indiana, Marian, June 7, 1973Add to your cart.
Item 6: Aurora Concert, June 25, 1978Add to your cart.
reel 2
Item 7: Dixie, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Medicare 8, October 20, year unknownAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Woody and Donnie, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Down Bourbon Street, undatedAdd to your cart.
Recored at St. James. Tracks on tape: Rag Time (with Ron Riddle on Piano) - Chromatic Rag and Climax Rag; Bill Bailey (with Stan Rahn on vocals); Closer Walk with Thee; and Over the Waves.
Item 11: Medicare intro and rambling, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Unknown content, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 13: Dialog in Dixieland, May 20, 1971Add to your cart.
Recorded in South Lounge of Illini Union. Tracks include: High Society; Do you Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans; My Blue Heaven; You're Nobody Till Somebody Love's You; Chinatown - Fourleaf clover; St. James Itinerary; Froglegs; Maple Leaf Rag; Faithful Hussars; Birth of Blues; All of Me; Simple Melody; Midnight in Moscow; Just a Closer Walk with Thee; Sing-sing-sing. Side 2: Basin Street, Sound of Bels, Saints
Item 14: Diplomats Jazz Ensemble, April 26, 1978Add to your cart.
Recorded at Chanute Air Force Base
Item 15: Shades of Blue Jazz Band, APril 26, 1978Add to your cart.
528 Air Force Band
Item 16: 81st Army Jazz Band, April 26, 1978Add to your cart.
Fort Sheridan
Item 17: Willowbrook concert, undatedAdd to your cart.
reel 4. Contains Twelfth Street Rag.
Item 18: Willowbrook concert, undatedAdd to your cart.
reel 3. Tracks include Georgia Brown
Item 19: Concert tape, undatedAdd to your cart.
Side 1: Louis Armstrong tracks. Side 2: Dixieland
Item 20: Willowbrook concert, undatedAdd to your cart.
reel 2. Contains Can't Get Started and Closer Walk with Thee
Item 21: Clark, September 27, year unknownAdd to your cart.
Item 22: Concert, June 25, 1978Add to your cart.
Item 23: Willowbrook concert, undatedAdd to your cart.
reel 1. Contains Bourbon Street Blues, That's a Plenty, Old Rockin' Chair and Shiek
Item 24: Willowbrook concert, undatedAdd to your cart.
reel 5.
Item 25: Larry Scott (chancellor) farewell address, script only, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 26: Dixieland Jazz, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 27: Concert, undatedAdd to your cart.
reel 1
Item 28: Unknown content, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 29: Carle Park concert, October 1, 1972Add to your cart.
Reel 2 of 2.
Item 30: Dialog in Dixieland, May 20, 1971Add to your cart.
South Lounge of the Illini Union
Item 31: Carle Park Concert, October 1, 1971Add to your cart.
Reel 1 of 2
Item 32: Dixieland concert, November 9, 1971Add to your cart.
South lounge of the Illini Union
Item 33: Medicare '73 with Ron Riddle, November 2, 1973Add to your cart.
Original.
Item 34: Medicare 9, undatedAdd to your cart.
Recorded in South Lounge of Illini Union
Item 35: State Public Instruction Leadership Conference, Springfield, October 22, 1973Add to your cart.
Performers include Stan Rahn, John O'Connor, Dan Perrino, Morgan Powell, Woody Woodwind and Buddy Wade
Item 36: Concert at Allen Hall, October 18, 1972Add to your cart.
Item 37: Dixieland Story, Volume 1, with Matty Matlock, 'Papa' Celestin, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 38: ITV Children's Series "We, the People" producer Douglas Anderson, undatedAdd to your cart.
Medicare playing "America the Beautiful"
Item 39: College Alum Luncheon, October, 1968Add to your cart.
Sen. Percy
Item 40: Aurora concert, June 25, 1978Add to your cart.
reel 1
Item 41: Willowbrook concert, 1975Add to your cart.
reel 3
Item 42: Early Medicare, undatedAdd to your cart.
Unboxed
Item 43: Urbana High School, January 18, 1960Add to your cart.
Director: Daniel Perrino. Side A
Item 44: Urbana High School, January 18, 1960Add to your cart.
Director: Daniel Perrino. Side B

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[Series 1: Administrative correspondence],
[Series 2: Promotional material],
[Series 3: Concert planning notes, contracts and financial records, 1970-1995],
[Series 4: Sheet music],
[Series 5: Audiovisual materials],
[Series 6: Dan Perrino faculty and personal papers, 1977-2000],
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