Bull Moose Party Band Button

Bull Moose Party Band Button

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Description (Brief)

This button is from the Bull Moose Party Band (BMPB). It is made of white paper with black and red ink covered with a clear film, on a two-piece metal button with a pin back. The button is printed:

[red heart]
[caricature of a moose]

The [New] Bull Moose Party Band was formed in the Log Angeles area, in 1979. The band performed Dixieland and traditional Jazz releasing two records in the 1980s. BMPS continued to perform at traditional Jazz festivals until the mid-1980s.

Floyd Levin (1922-2007) was a Los Angeles textile manufacturer who turned his passion for jazz into a second career as an influential jazz journalist and historian. His numerous reviews, profiles, and articles were published in magazines such as Down Beat, Jazz Journal International, Metronome, and American Rag. He also authored Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians. Items in this collection (2011.3086) were acquired from Levin’s attendance at Jazz Festivals, conferences, and other music events.

Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
early 1980s
Levin, Floyd
place made
United States
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 2 3/8 in; x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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