Morehead State University Manuscripts Collections


Clyde McCoy

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Collection consists of scores and sheet music for vocals and several instruments for multiple songs composed and arranged by Clyde McCoy in the 1930s and 1940s. Included is a video recording of a concert program performed at Morehead State dedicated to McCoy following his death.


Clyde McCoy, born on December 29, 1903, was a famous American Jazz trumpeter who was largely active in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Born into the titular family involved in the Hatfield & McCoy feud, McCoy spent his early years in Ashland, Kentucky and Portsmouth, Ohio before moving to California in 1924 to begin his music career. He is best known for various musical styles such as big band and orchestra as well as such singles as “Sugar Blues” and “Tear It Down.” McCoy retired from entertainment in the 1970’s after declining success and passed away on June 1, 1990.

Inventory-MS023-1993.docx (16 kB)
Inventory to MS23-1993

Inventory-MS023-1993a.docx (15 kB)
Supplementary Inventory to MS23-1993



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