21 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Blues (Music).

  1. John and Ginny Dildine collection

    175 items. 119 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 24 sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.. 12 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. manuscripts: 1 folder.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of sound recordings of Washington, D.C. area folk music radio programs on WASH and WAMU-FM, hosted by John Dildine, with live interviews, and featuring some previously recorded selections. The collection also includes sound recordings of concerts, folk festivals (including selections from the Fox Hollow Folk Festival, 1968 and 1969) and other folk music events in Maryland; Virginia; St. Louis, Missouri; New York state, and other locations. Collection includes performances and interviews with well known musicians from the United States, Great Britain, Scotland, and Ireland; plus a few shows featuring recordings of music from Kenya and from India. Some items are dubs of commercial recordings.

  2. National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) collection

    18,794 items ; 6,025 containers. . 36 containers : 12,600 manuscript materials.. 985 sound tape reels : analog.. 3291 Digital Audio Tapes (DAT) : digital. . 704 sound cassettes : analog.. 205 sound files : digital, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit and 44.1 kHz, 16 bit). 6 videocassettes : analog.. 1003 sound discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of concert and workshop recordings of events at the National Folk Festivals, Lowell Folk Festivals, and other festivals, tours, and concerts sponsored by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), formerly the National Folk Festival Association founded in 1934. Features performances of ballads, blues, bluegrass, contra dance music, country music, cowboy songs, fiddle tunes, folk music, gospel music, hymns, old-time music, singer songwriters, steel band music, storytelling, Western swing, and more; with numerous performers playing music from African, African American, American Indian, Cajun, Canadian, Caribbean, Eastern European, Hawaiian, Irish, Latin American, Mexican, Scottish, Sea Islands, Sicilian, Ukrainian, and many other traditions from throughout the United States and from around the world. Manuscripts include documentation from the containers of the original sound recordings.

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  3. David Bromberg collection, circa 1962-2013

    760 items (6 linear feet). moving images: 61 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.. moving images: 10 video reels : sound, color ; 1 in.. moving images: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color.. sound recordings: 2 sound discs (acetate) : analog ; 12 in.. graphic images: 133 photographs : prints, black and white, color.. manuscripts: 62 folders (550 items). -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of video recordings, photographs, promotional and publicity materials, clippings, posters, and ephemera from the career of David Bromberg, musician, singer-songwriter, and luthier, from around 1962 to 2013, including recordings of his performances at concerts and folk festivals around the United States as well as overseas and various interviews with Bromberg. Includes photographs of other folk music and popular music performers.

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  4. Pete Welding collection, 1958-1995

    approximately 7865 items. 5091 items (16.25 linear feet). 832 sound tape reels ; various sizes. approximately 760 photographic prints and contact sheets : black-and-white ; various sizes . 1066 negatives : black-and-white negatives and copy negatives . approximately 113 slides and negatives: color ; 35 mm . 3 drawings . -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of over eight hundred sound tape reels, including blues and jazz music and interviews with musicians; several hundred photographs of prominent blues and jazz musicians, primarily from the 1960s and 1970s; manuscript materials about blues and jazz musicians, arranged by the name of performer; and articles, drafts, and notes written by Pete Welding, journalist, record producer, and historian of blues music.

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  5. 1977 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1977

    8 folders. 16 sound tape reels: analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono., 10 in.. ca. 420 photographs. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Documentation of the monthly 1977 Neptune Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs of performers of bluegrass music, country music, blues music, Andean music, Cajun music, and Missouri fiddling recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, from April through October 1977, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

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  6. Robert Sonkin Alabama and New Jersey collection, 1937-1941

    7 manuscript folders in 1 box; 64 12-inch acetate-aluminum discs. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, field notes, reports, recording logs, transcripts of song texts, and sound recordings of African American music traditions and folkways, collected by Robert Sonkin, primarily in Gee's Bend, Alabama, in 1941.

  7. Barbara Dane collection

    approximately 458 items. 43 sound tape reels : analog, various speeds ; 10 in.. 80 sound tape reels : analog, various speeds ; 7 in.. 35 sound tape reels : analog, various speeds ; 5 in.. 6 folders; 5 linear inches; 1 container. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of sound recordings of interviews, readings by authors, lectures and speeches, and radio broadcasts with songs and music, recorded and compiled by Barbara Dane and Irwin Silber for the Sing Out! radio program on WBAI-FM, New York City; and for other radio shows and documentation of other music and events from 1952-1978. Includes interviews with Vietnam War protesters, draft resisters, and topical songs written about the Vietnam War; many songs about other events of the 1960s and 1970s, including the African American civil rights movement; Native American survival movement; the women's rights and gay rights movements. The collection includes some tapes submitted by performers or listeners of Barbara Dane's shows, some with accompanying letters. Includes interview and songs performed by Catalan poet and composer, Raimon; Philippine songs; Cambodian songs; sound recordings of the Poor People's March on Washington, 1968; folk festivals and other recordings.

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  8. Tom Hoskins collection, 1963-1967

    58 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 31 sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.. 4 videocassettes.. 1 film reel (16mm) : polyester.. approximately 100 photographs : black and white, prints ; various sizes.. 21 35mm color slides.. approximately 730 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field recordings, studio recordings, and dubs and production masters of performances by blues guitarist Mississippi John Hurt, from the time of Hurt's initial meeting with Tom Hoskins, at Hurt's home in Avalon, Mississippi in March 1963 through various sessions and events from 1963-1965. The collection resulted from Tom Hoskins' relationship with Mississippi John Hurt over the next few years and includes Hoskins' interviews and photographs of John Hurt and his home; includes original letters from John Hurt and Jessie Hurt, with Hoskins' collection of various published articles and ephemera about Mississippi John Hurt, dated 1963-1999. John Hurt and his family moved to Washington, D.C. and he became a popular performer in the blues revival, coffeehouse, and folk music circuits. The collection includes an interview and performances by John Hurt recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C. over several days in July, 1963. John Hurt and his family returned to Mississippi in 1966 and Hurt died soon after, on November 2, 1966. A selection from the March 1963 field recordings was issued in 2011 as the album Discovery: The Rebirth of John Hurt, March 3, 1963. Spring Fed Records.

  9. Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian collection, circa 1961-1988

    approximately 3346 items. 5 containers. 27.5 linear feet. 5 containers; approximately 1400 items. 197 sound cassettes : analog. 1062 sound tape reels (5 in., 7 in., 10 in.) : analog. 10 photographs : film positives, color ; 35 mm. 3 photographs : prints, black and white ; 5 x 6 in. and smaller. approximately 614 film elements. approximately 60 videocassettes. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Documentation of fieldwork conducted by Bruce Jackson in prisons in Indiana, Missouri, and Texas; recordings at concerts and festivals including the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965, 1967-1968; interviews conducted at various events including Resurrection City, 1968; interviews with and performances by various blues artists, folk artists, and others including poets and literary figures, 1961-1980s; production footage for film documentaries on various topics by Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian.

  10. Caffè Lena collection, 1960-2013

    7767 items. 28 containers. 12 linear feet. 42 sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.. 46 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 5 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 3 in.. 381 sound cassettes : analog and digital.. 13 videocassettes (VHS) : sound only ; 1/2 in.. 1 sound microcassette : analog.. 36 sound discs : digital.. 1942 audio files : digital, aiff, mp3, wav. 1 videocassette (U-matic) : sound, color.. 14 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color.. 2 videodiscs (DVD-R): digital.. 1 film reel (1100 feet) : analog.. 12 video files : digital, mov, mp4. approximately 1540 photographs : black and white, color ; various sizes.. 3504 pages.. 261 files : digital, pdf, doc. 3 objects.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of more than 500 audio recordings, plus digital audio files, video recordings, film, photographs, papers, and ephemera documenting the history of the Caffè Lena coffeehouse, a folk music club and theater in Saratoga Springs, New York, founded by Lena Spencer and Bill Spencer in 1960. The collection includes a large number of live concert performance recordings by folk musicians and singer-songwriters, as well as some theater, storytelling, and poetry performances. The collection also includes folk music radio programs produced from Caffè Lena concerts by Robert Durand and others. Some materials were gathered by Jocelyn Arem while conducting research on the history of Caffè Lena, and the collection includes drafts and page proofs of Arem's book, Caffè Lena: Inside America's Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse (2013).

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