“Sonny Boy” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Sonny Boy” that was written and composed by Al Jolson, Ray Anderson, Bud DeSylva, and Lew Brown. The sheet music was published by DeSylva, Brown, and Henderson Inc in 1927. The song came from the film “The Singing Fool,” one of the first popular “talkies,” featuring Warner Brother’s revolutionary Vitaphone technology that synced sound with the film. The film featured Al Jolson as Al Stone and Davey Lee as his son, “Sonny Boy.” A photograph of them together is on the left of the pink cover that features a central white sun that is emitting rays.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1927
associated person
Jolson, Al
composer, lyricist
DeSylva, B. G.
publisher
DeSylva, Brown and Henderson, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 3/4 in x 9 in; 29.845 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
1983.0313.14
accession number
1983.0313
catalog number
1983.0313.14
subject
Music
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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