The Zulu Warrior; Pity the Poor Patat


Josef Marais and his Bushveld Band. side 1: The Zulu Warrior; side 2: Pity the Poor Patat (Decca 23692), from the album Songs of the South African Veld (Decca A-471).
78 rpm.

The cover art for this album was made by Canadian-American commercial artist, fashion illustrator and graphic artist Jean Baird Buckley (1916-2015). Baird was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and as a child moved with her family to Brooklyn, New York. Baird graduated from Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, majoring in art. Subsequently, she attended Pratt Institute for two years. Baird began her career as a staff artist for Montgomery Ward, and afterwards worked as a fashion illustrator for several New York department stores. She worked as a graphic designer for Hearst Publications and then as an art director for Abbot Kimble Agency. Before her marriage to Frank Buckley in 1948, Baird designed album covers for Decca Records. Later in her career Baird Buckley studied at the Art Students League in New York and as a thriving artist her work was featured in over 10 public exhibitions. For 20 years Baird Buckley was an instructor in tonal drawing and oil painting at the Somerset Art Association in Bernardsville, New Jersey.

Recording Date: 1946

Recording Artist: Josef Marais and his Bushveld BandJosef Marais and his Bushveld BandManufacturer: Decca

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York

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Exhibition Location:

Related Publication: Discography of American Historical Recordings

Credit Line: Gift of Asbeth Lee and Jack M. Eichner

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.1023.123Accession Number: 1979.1023Maker Number: A-47123692Catalog Number: 1979.1023.123

Object Name: sound recording

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)shellac (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_668125

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