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University of Toronto Music Library Doug Riley fonds
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Doug Riley fonds

  • CA OTUFM 40
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2007

Fonds consists of records created, accumulated, and used by Doug Riley between the years 1966-2007. The majority of the records in this fonds is sheet music resulting from collaborations with other musicians, arrangements by Doug Riley, or original compositions. Although the fonds consists largely of jazz music, there is a wide variety of genres including classical music represented. Audio recordings could prove useful in the understanding of Doug Riley's performances or musical techniques.
Throughout his career Doug Riley collaborated in a variety of projects including composing music for theatre, television, awards shows, and social events. The fonds includes evidence of these projects including scripts, itineraries, storyboards, etc.
Also included in the fonds is correspondence between Doug Riley and other prominent figures in the music industry. Many set lists included in the fonds could provide insights into the performances of Doug Riley.

Riley, Doug

B3 quartet projects

Series contains sheet music and set lists relating to projects of the B3 Quartet from years 1980-1998.

Classical scores

Series contains various classical scores and parts, many of which were arranged and/or composed by Doug Riley.

The stripper

File includes photocopied manuscript score and parts for The Stripper. Written on the front of the envelope which material came in is as follows: To Famous People Players-The Stripper Score and Parts From Victor Davies.

Superman

File includes printed and manuscript parts for Theme From Superman.

A little like magic

File includes manuscript and photocopied manuscript parts and score for A Little Like Magic.

Wonderful guy

File includes manuscript and photocopied manuscript score, lead sheets, and parts for the piece Wonderful Guy by Doug Riley.

Can can [echos of John John]

File includes manuscript parts and score for Echos of John John/Can Can arr by James Pirie. Also includes Tombone part of Lullaby Of Broadway arr by James Pirie.

Miscellaneous jazz arrangements: Salome Bey 1

File includes various manuscript, photocopied manuscript, and printed parts and lead sheets. Many of the pieces have the name Salome Bey written on the top. Titles include I Just Live My Life; Lover Man; Indigo; Too Shy/Lately; Bli-Blip by Duke Ellington and Sid Kuller; The Fish & The Worm; Come Together; My Man's Gone Now; My Man; You Never Give Me Any Money; Mood Indigo; Once Upon A Summertime; I'm Having a What...; Sunshine/I Just Called; Dreamy; Misty; Solitude; Don't Get Around Much Anymore; Round Midnight; See See Rider; It Ain't Necessarily So; Untitled Love Song; As Time Goes By; Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me; I Let A Song; Lush Life; Warren; Stairway To Paradise; Ring Dem Bells by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills; But Not For Me; Come Sunday. Also includes a list of song titles titles "Salome".

Miscellaneous jazz arrangements: Salome Bey 2

File includes various manuscript, photocopied manuscript, and printed parts and lead sheets. Many of the pieces have the name Salome Bey written on the top. Titles include Music Is; Baby Won't You Please Come Home; Special Moments; Party Time; The Lord is My Shepherd; Since I Fell For You; Christmas Ball; The Christmas Song; Christmas Blue; It's Time To Celebrate What Xmas is All About; Say A Prayer; Time To Move On; What the World Needs Now; Alone; Reggae Man; Get Up Stand Up; Exodus; Y'all Got It. Also includes a set list/schedule (Salome Bey Bermuda Onion Week December 17-22 Two Shows a Night...).

Miscellaneous arrangements

File includes manuscript and photocopied manuscript lead sheets, parts, and scores. Titles include 'Round Midnight by Monk; Hymn to Freedom arr by Doug Riley; Hook Up by Mike Sterm; The Moon's A Harsh Mistress arr by Doug Riley; Walk on the Wild Side; When Billie Sang The Blues; The Last of All the Love Songs; River; Two Sleepy People; Last Night of the World arr by Doug Riley; Sleep in Late; It's Only A Paper Moon; Mean To Me; Bye Bye Blackbird; Moonglow; Summertime by Gershwin; What A Friend We Have In Jesus; I've Got A Crush On You; Embraceable You by Gershwin; Some One To Watch; Am I Wrong? arr by Doug Riley; Hymn To Freedom arr by Doug Riley; Danny Boy arr by Doug Riley; Mightnight; O Canada arr by Doug Riley; S. S. B. arr by Doug Riley; Lift Every Voice; Old Friends; I'm In Love; A Lady Must Live; Lies of Handsome Men; If It Could; Here's To Life; A Lady Must Live; Walk Right Up; Sail Away; Don't Cry No Tears; Mr. Then. File also includes a set list

Miscellaneous jazz arrangements 2

File includes various manuscript and photocopied manuscript lead sheets. Includes titles Ain't That Particular; Accentuate The Positive; Try A Little Tenderness; God Bless The Child. File also includes master rhythm part of accentuate the positive arranged by Pete Coulman.

J. Head

File includes printed (some annotations) and photocopied manuscript sheet music and lead sheets, seemingly for J. Head. Titles include No Moe by Sonny Rollins; Afro Blue by M. Santamarie; Three Card Molly by Elvin Jones; Broadway Blues by Ornette Coleman;

Jack Semple

File includes various manuscript and photocopied manuscript lead sheets. Titles include Love Wars; A Change is Gonna Come; Keep it Together by Semple; Muddy Water; Domino; Shake; When My Baby Comes Back; Rainy Night in Georgia; Ragin River; How Sweet it is; Mo-Jo; Laughing on the Outside; Cold Shot (Shuffle); Don't Change Horses; Leave This World; Fooled Around and Fell In Love; Saskadelphia; Mardi Gras by Semple; The Hog Report; All About By Girl by Jimmy McGriff; Hard Times; King Bee; Trouble in Mind; Leave This World; Twistin the Night Away; How will The Store End; Suspicion; I Love the Blues; Melenzan; Lover Man by Semple; Hello Misery by Semple; Can't Stay Away From You by Semple; Poison or Medicine; I'm Your Brother by Jack Semple; Correct Me If I'm Wrong; Dear John; Sask Polka by Semple; Do What 'Cha Do by Sempl; Ragin River; Broken in Two by Semple. Also includes set lists.

P. J. Perry

File includes printed and photocopied manuscript sheet music and lead sheets, seemingly for P.J. Perry. Most of the music in this file was composed by people other than Riley, but are annotated. Titles include Three Card Molly by Elvin Jones; S. B. by Sandro Dominelli; Suite Things by Sandro Dominelli; No Mo' by S. Rollins; Broadway Blues by Ornette Coleman; Boulevard by David Burton; A Fine Day by Mitchell; Waltz Not by Mitchell. File also includes a set list.

Miscellaneous jazz arrangements 1

File includes various manuscript and photocopied manuscript lead sheets. Includes titles If I Were A Bell by R. Small; Love Magic; Gospel Medley; Hold On I'm Coming; Superstition by S. Wonder; Young At Heart; Am I Blue; Washed Away; I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free; Love You Madly.

Dr. Music :sun goes by one more mountain

File includes printed scores. Titles include One More Mountain To Climb by Doug Riley; Sun Goes By. File also includes two CDs in an envelope titled "Dr. Music / Sun Goes By / One More Mountain / To Climb".

Willie best/passion flower/lotus blossom

File includes printed, manuscript, and photocopied manuscript lead sheets and parts. Titles include Portrait of Willie Best by Sandy Brown; Passion Flower by Billy Strayhorn; Lotus Blossom by Billy Strayhorn; Ask Me Later; L.E.D.C.C. by Don Thompson; Cup Bearers; Bean and The Boys.

Miscellaneous arrangements from Kevin Dean via Rob McConnell

File includes photocopied manuscript lead sheets. Titles include Pyramid by Horace Silver; Cool Eyes by Horace Silver; No Smokin' by Horace Silver; Moon Rays by Horace Silver. File also includes correspondence dated July 5/99 To Doug Riley From Rob McConnell.

The Lincolns [Toronto r&b band?]

File includes manuscript lead sheets. Titles include Green Onions; Midnight Hour; Don't Fight It - In G; Under The Boardwalk; Why; Wonderin'; Funky Funky Funky; Can't Turn U Loose; Some Man. File also includes set lists. The title of the file potentially refers to the R&B band, The Lincolns, as they were a Toronto based band who were contemporaries of Doug Riley, but there is no indication confirming this within the file

Professor piano [aka Scott Cushnie]

File includes manuscript lead sheets, seemingly for Scott Cushnie (aka Professor Piano). Titles include Boogie on Brazil; The Real Boogie Woogie; Mr. Leroy; After Hours; St. Louis Blues; Lana Sincere; Cow Cow Boogie; All Night Long by Doug Riley; Bag's Groove; Gemini Rag; Bumble Boogie; This Old Train; Vichsburg Blue. File also includes set lists.

Miscellaneous arrangements in st. Francis Xavier University envelope

File includes photocopied manuscript lead sheets, scores, parts. Titles include An Up Dawn by Eliane Elias; Tid's Toon by Paul Donat; Baia Campou; A Moment Please!; The Road by P. Donat; Tamline by Tom Daniels; Maracan Galah; Breakfast Samba; A Moment Please. Contents of file was in an envelope addressed to Riley from S. Beckwith Music, St. Francis Xavier University.

Michael Pickett

File includes manuscript lead sheets, seemingly for Michael Pickett. Titles includes Blues Money; When Night Comes by Doug Riley and Molly Johnson; Love Don't Mean it.

Domenic Troiano

File includes manuscript and photocopied manuscript lead sheets and sheet music. File reflects a collaboration between Doug Riley and Domenic Troiano. Titles include We All Need Love; Gettin' Old; I Can Hear You Callin'; Turn Down; End of Stumble-Blues; Eleanora Fagan by Domenic Troiano; Ambush by Domenic Troiano; Short Time Here; Lonely Girl by Domenic Troiano; You Make Me Feel Brand New; Melting Pot by Domenic Troiano; All I Got; Drown In My Own Tears; Pilgram; Opportunity by George Olliver. File also includes set lists.

Jazz hymns

File includes printed sheet music arrangements and photocopied manuscript lead sheets. Titles include His Eye Is On the Sparrow by Charles H. Gabriel; Amazing Grace; Shall We Gather At the River? by Robert Lowry; The Old Rugged Cross by Rev. George Bennard; What A Friend; Rock of Ages by Augustus M. Toplady and Thomas Hastings; Sweet By And By by Sanford Fillmore Bennett and Joseph P. Webster; Abide With Me by Henry F. Lyte and W.H. Monk; Nearer, My God, To Thee by Sarah Adams and Lowell Mason; The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want by Jessie S. Irvine; Close To Thee by Fanny J. Crosby and Silas J. Vail; Bringing In the Sheaves by Knowles Shaw and George A. Minor; In the Garden by C. Austin Miles; Blessed Assurance by Fanny Crosby, Van Alstyne, and Phoebe P. Knapp; Were You There? harmony by Charles Winfred Douglas.

Brett Ryan CD

File includes manuscript parts. File reflects a collaboration between Doug Riley and Brett Ryan. Titles include St. Cecilia Sound; A Place at the Table; Sound of Rain; Back to the Music; Bella Rosa; Through the Bottom of a Glass; Sweet Summer Release; Too Music of a Good Thing; Melody Ranch; Sunrise Sunset; Mercy; Heavenly; Empty House of Love; Love It's What You Feel.

Dione Taylor pre-production

File includes manuscript and photocopied manuscript lead sheets as well as printed sheet music arrangements. File reflects a collaboration between Doug Riley and Dione Taylor. Titles include Nothing Compares; Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers; A Sleepin' Bee; A Gong For You; Can't Help Falling in Love; She's Funny That Way; Before We said Goodbye by Aaron Davis and Marc Jordan; My One and Only Love;

Ted warren commission [collaboration with Ted's warren commission]

File includes printed, manuscript, and photocopied manuscript lead sheets and parts attributed to Ted Warren. File reflects a collaboration between Doug Riley and Ted's Warren Commission Quartet. Titles include Kate and the Wave by Ted Warren; Motown Meets MacMurray by Ted Warren; Jonesin' by Ted Warren; Cautionary Tale by Ted Warren; Floor Sweeper's Waltz by Ted Warren; Elvinessence by Ted Warren; Doubt Galore by Ted Warren; Trouble by Ted Warren; Lemon House by Ted Warren; International Idle by Ted Warren; Curling Club Romance by Ted Warren; Diminishing Returns by Ted Warren. File also includes correspondence dated 2/24/2006 From Ted Warren To Doug Riley.

Dione Taylor CD charts

File includes manuscript and photocopied manuscript lead sheets, scores, and arrangements. File reflects a collaboration between Doug Riley and Dione Taylor. Titles include My One and Only Love; Oh Holy Night arr by Doug Riley; A Sleeping Bee arr by Doug Riley; I'll be There; He's Funny That Way arr by Doug Riley; My One and Only Love.

Piano parts [also includes other instrumental parts]

File includes various manuscript, photocopied manuscript, and printed lead sheets and parts. The majority of the parts are piano with a few drum parts. Titles include Recordame Joe Henderson; Me and Mrs. Jones; Bags' Groove Milt Jackson; September by D. Thompson; Ida Lupino by Carla Bley; Mileau by. Dorge; Chan's Song; Solace by Scott Joplin; Dreams by D. Thompson; When You Wish; A Face Like Yours by Victor Feldman; Song For A Special Lady; Bluesette; Watch W. H. You Are Too Beautiful; Emily by Johnny Mandel; Te Recuerda by M. Malowe; Decendance by R. Piltel; All Along The Way by R. Tonner; Days Gone By by Don Thompson and Christopher Lambert; Circles; Stratford Stomp by Don Thompson and Christopher Lambert; The Reunion by C. Gray; Beep by V. Dorge; White Caps; Supple Motion by V. Dorge; Second Voyage by Don Thompson and Christopher Lambert; Country Place by Don Thompson and Christopher Lambert; Steigasaurus; Red Clay. File also includes set lists.

Guitar parts [also includes piano and drum parts]

File includes various manuscript and photocopied manuscript lead sheets. Titles include Blue In Green by Bill Evans by Bill Evans; Dinah Sorrass By Doug Riley; Con Alma by Dizzie; Blue Monk by Monk; Emily by Johnny Mande; Django by John Lewis; Buster Rides Again by Bud Powell; Yardbird Suite by Charlie Park; Recordame by Joe Henderson; Peace Dance by Doug Riley; Dreams by D. Thompson ; Stratford Stompby Don Thompson and Christopher Lambert; Mileau by V. Dorge; Pastorale; Ida Lupino by Carla Bley; Supple Motion; The EH Team by D. Riley; Silver's Serenade; Sid's Ahead; Birdland; Red Clay; Peace Dance by Doug Riley.

Donay Troiano tribute (2007)

File includes printed and photocopied manuscript sheet music and lead sheets. Titles include Unchain My Heart; Open Up Your Heart by Shawne Jackson and Doug Mallory; The Evergreens by Doug Riley; We All Need Love by Domenic Troiano; Maybe the Next Time by Domenic Troiano; Outer Limits by Domenic Troiano; At Last; Savour the Flavour by Domenic Troiano; Turn Back by Domenic Troiano; I'll Be Around arr by Jay Jackson; Burning At The Stake by Domenic Troiano; Night Heat by Domenic Troiano; Hold On I'm Comin'. File also includes a set list.

Jack de Keyzer Calgary blues fest

File includes manuscript lead sheets. Titles include Signed Sealed Delivered; That's Your Love; Soul Lover; King of the Blues. File also includes a set list for the Jack de Keyzer Calgary Blues Fest.

Lyddie [miscellaneous scores]

File includes manuscript lead sheets. Titles include Leaving the Inn; Uncle Leaving With Mother; Ride Into Town to Leave Brother; New Clothes and Signing Up; Leaving Cabin and Going to Cornwall; Packing Up To Leave; Dancing on the Hill; Factory Theme.

Bass parts [also includes other instrumental parts]

File includes various manuscript and photocopied manuscript lead sheets. The majority of the parts in this file are for bass, but also included are some piano, drum, and guitar parts. Titles include Theme For Adele by Doug Riley; Recordame by Joe Henderson; TWWW; Good Bait; Peace Dance; Emily by Johnny Mandel; Bags' Groove by Milt Jackson; Shoot; Django by John Lewis; Blue Monk by Monk; September; Stratford Stomp by Don Thompson and Christopher Lambert; Red Clay; Birdland.

Drum parts [also includes other instrumental parts]

File includes various manuscript and photocopied manuscript lead sheets. This file includes drum parts as well as some piano and bass parts.Titles include Groovin' High by Dizzie; Bags' Groove by Milt Jackson; Stratford Stomp by Don Thompson and Christopher Lambert; Theme For Adele; Recordame by Joe Henderson; September by Loose Bossa; Emily by Johnny Mandel; Mileau V. Dorge; Red Clay; Pastorale by Doug Riley; Birdland; Blue In Green by Bill Evans; White Caps; Silver's Serenade; Supple Motion by V. Dorge; Peace Dance by Doug Riley; Django by John Lewis; Blue Monk by Monk.

Juba material

File includes material relating to the play Juba. Includes scene structures, lyrics; the story of Juba; correspondence dated 1995 To Doug From Dolina and the Dancer Re Juba; correspondence dated 1996 To Doug From Dolina; a tape titled Juba. Also include manuscript lead sheets of the piece Juba

Miscellaneous sheet music 1

File includes manuscript, photocopied manuscript, and printed lead sheets, lyrics and parts. Titles include Long Time Coming Home; I Keep It Hid; In My Life; Such A Night; Right Place Wrong Time; World of Trouble by Lou Rawls; Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss; You Upsets Me; Aint Nobody Here But Us Chickens by L. Jorden; When A Man Loves A Woman; You Made Me So Happy; Rocket 88; Ruby Baby; Blessed Jesus (See Us Home); Hair On A "G" String; Sleepers Awake; It's Christmas by Doug Riley; I Want to Live My Whole Life With You by Doug Riley; Hello Brother; You Love Amazes Me by Chuck Jones and Amanda Hunt; I Like; When You Live With The Lame; Helping Hands; Rainy Night In Georgia; Love Potion # 9: Breakin' Up The House; L.O.V.E.; Drown In My Own Tears; Poison Ivy; Long Time Coming Home; Devil With the Blue Dress; Eleanor Rigby; Accentuate The Positive; Opposites Attract; Dolly's Smile; You Can't Make Peace; Father and Son; Music in the 1st Degree by Danny B and Doug Riley; Beer Makes Me Fat; Against the Wind; Delta Lady; Otis Redding Medley; HAL-EH-LOOL-YA by Arother Ray; I'll Be Seeing You; Leave Your Hat On; Me and Mrs. Jones; Mess Around; Neither One of Us; Rollin Releases; Sad Song; Slip Away; Supersitition; Try A Little Tenderness; Unchain My Heart; World of Trouble by Lou Rawls; You Don't Know Me by Bro' Ray; Bumble Boogie; Much Too Late; Birthday Song by Brian Gauci. File also includes set lists and a Famous People Players poster.

Salome bey

File includes photocopied manuscript lead sheets. Titles include Young At Heart; Baby Won't You Please Come Home; I Let A Song...; Let's Celebrate by Salome Bey; As Time Goes By; Christmas Blue; A Kiss To Build A Dream On; Baby Won't You Please Come Home; Young At Heart; Washed Away; Untitled Love Song; Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me; Lover Man; Am I Blue; Baby Won't You Please Come Home; Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me; Don't Explain.

Chris Vickery project horn parts (originals)

File includes printed, manuscript, and photocopied manuscript horn parts, lead sheets and lyrics. Titles include Tatem C.W.V by Doug Riley; Jokers by Doug Riley; Mornin-Time Train by Doug Riley; Tuff Stuff by Doug Riley; Unspoken by Doug Riley; Maybe by Doug Riley; You Are The Reason by C. Vickery; Jokers and Thieves by Chris Vickery; Morning Time Train by Chris Vickery; Tartan Cross by Chris Vickery; Collar From The Cold by Chris Vickery; Tatem C.W.V.; Tuff Stuff by Chris Vickery; Camouflage by Chris Vickery; Midnights Children by Chris Vickery. File also includes a set list.

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