17 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Old-time music.

  1. 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.

  2. South-Central Georgia Folklife Project collection, 1977-1982

    24,855 items.. 13 containers.. 6.5 linear feet.. 152 folders.. 179 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 5 in.. 196 sound cassettes : analog.. 8 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.. circa 14,000 film negatives : black-and-white ; 35 mm and 2 1/4 in.. circa 7400 slides and transparencies : color ; 35 mm and 2 1/4 in.. 31 drawings : pen-and-ink ; various sizes.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of documentary materials resulting from an ethnographic field research project conducted by the American Folklife Center in eight counties of south central Georgia, and at Mt. Zion, Georgia, in July and August 1977 in cooperation with the Arts Experiment Station of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Topics of research were hymn singing, vernacular architecture, foodways, jokes, and stories from the region. Includes documentation of the exhibition "Folk Art and Folk Life," at the Library of Congress, and proposed publication projects to 1982.

  3. 1992 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1992

    8 folders in 2 boxes (1 linear foot).. 7 sound tape reels : analog: 7 1⁄2 ips, 2 track, stereo; 10 in.. 1 sound tape reel : analog: 7 1⁄2 ips, 2 track, stereo; 7 in.. 3 sound cassettes (270 minutes): analog.. 41 negatives; black and white.. 28 photographic prints : black and white, color ; 8x10 in. and smaller.. 49 slides : color. 516 photographs: on 23 contact sheets, black and white.. 7 videocassettes (VHS): sound, color; 1/2 inch.. 1 computer disk; 3 1⁄2 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performance of Puerto Rican folk music; Tennesse old-time music; folk music from Veracruz, Mexico; dances of the Tewa Indians from the Santa Clara Pueblo; Irish folk dance and music; gospel music; and bluegrass music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through September 1992, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Some concerts were recorded for broadcast on WAMU-FM, hosted by Dick Spottswood. Manuscripts include some correspondence and program flyers autographed by the performers.

  4. 1988 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1988

    13 folders. 16 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 and 15 ips, double track, stereo. ; 10 in.. 203 photographs : black and white, negatives. 3 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes. 125 slides : color. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of old-time music from the Cumberland Plateau, Irish folk music and dance, bluegrass music, Piedmont blues music, Vietnamese music, mariachi music, and gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. Concerts were sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

  5. 1986 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1986

    11 folders. 24 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 and 15 ips, double track, stereo. ; 10 in.. 10 photographic prints : black and white. 315 photographs : negatives, black and white. 408 slides : color. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and color slides documenting the performance of bluegrass music, blues music, Armenian music, Senegalese music and dance, Irish music, country music, gospel music, Chinese traditional music and modern compositions, Caribbean music, and Polish music and dance celebrating the Harvest Festival from several regions in Poland. Most concerts were recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. The concert of Chinese music was recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress. The May 22 concert was held in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Neptune Plaza Concert Series. Concerts were held from April through September 1986, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

  6. 1983 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1983

    9 folders. 13 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, double track, mono. ; 10 in.. 233 photographs : black and white, negatives. 130 slides : color. 20 photographic prints : black and white, color; various sizes. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of blues music, Cambodian classical dance, bluegrass music, country-western music, Armenian music, cowboy songs, Piedmont country blues music and buck (step) dance, and country blues music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress.

  7. 1978 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1978

    8 folders. 13 sound tape reels: analog, 7 1/2 ips, double track, mono., 10 in.. 400 photographs: black and white, color. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Documentation of the monthly 1978 Neptune Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs of performances of Irish music, French-Canadian folk music and contradance, Arab music and dance, bluegrass music, zydeco music, country music, and gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through September 1978, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

  8. Art Rosenbaum Georgia folklore collection, 1955-1983

    236 audiocassette tapes; 1 box of manuscripts and electronic media. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Copies of audio tape recordings made by Art Rosenbaum in north and coastal Georgia and South Carolina principally in the 1970s and early 1980s. These field recordings encompass many genres of acoustic folk music, including gospel, shout, blues, ballads, and some interviews with the performers, recorded in homes, churches, and festivals.

  9. 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.

  10. John Cohen collection, circa 1950-2009

    14,525 items.. 107 containers.. 18 linear feet.. 26 containers ; 8,400 items.. 121 photographs : film negatives, black-and-white and color ; 35 mm. approximately 1750 photographic prints : black and white.. 1,271 photographs : digital, TIFF files.. 62 sound cassettes : analog.. 107 sound wire reels : analog.. 552 sound tape reels (5 in., 7in., 10 in.) : analog.. 456 sound discs : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in.. 6 sound discs (CD-R) : digital ; ‡c 4 3/4 in.. approximately 1800 film elements in 900 containers from 16 finished films.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of manuscripts, sound recordings, graphic images, and moving images created and collected by John Cohen. The materials document Cohen's parallel careers as a musician (member of the New Lost City Ramblers) and writer during the 1960s American folk music revival, and his celebrated work as a documentary photographer and filmmaker, producer, and artist from the 1950s to the present. Includes interviews made by Cohen with John Hartford, Harry Smith, Roger McGuinn, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Gary Davis, John Summers, Cousin Emmy, Roscoe Holcomb, Charlie Higgins, Wade Ward, Friends of Old Time Music, High Atmosphere, and photographs of these and others including E. C. Ball, Clancy Brothers, Elizabeth Cotten, Willie Dixon, Jack Elliott, Woody Guthrie, Mary Frank, Lilly Brothers, Alan Lomax, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Mike Seeger, Stanley Brothers, Belle Stewart, Stony Mountain Boys, Merle Travis, Muddy Waters, Doc Watson and many others. The collection includes documentation of Greenwich Village and Harlem, New York City; Cohen's travels to Paris and Spain in the 1950s; and later to England, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Italy and Japan, and other countries. Notable is his research for his master's thesis on Peruvian textile weaving, and subsequent fieldwork in Peru. Cohen visited Peru eight times between 1956 and 2005. Subsequent projects in Peru incorporated sound recordings of Andean music, and films as well as books about weaving, music, festivals, and dance. The majority of Cohen's Peru photographs were taken during his first three trips there and focus primarily on indigenous Andean people in the Q'ero region.