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Series 8: Sound recordings (continued)
Subseries 1: Artists, bands, and interviews (continued)
Keep On The Sunny Side - Mac Wiseman (DLP-3336), December 29, 1976 (continued)
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR683 Keep On The Sunny Side - Mac Wiseman (DLP-3336), December 29, 1976
Rack number: RXH 5560
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:27:53) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, stereo ; 7 in.
Archivist's note: The album was originally released in 1960. This recording may have been part of an effort to re-release the album.
Vendor's digitization note: The program is distorted at times.
Time Content
Start test tones
00:00:45 "One Mint Julep"
00:03:29 "I'd Rather Die Young"
00:05:56 "I Hear You Knockin'"
00:08:25 "I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In"
00:10:34 "Little White Church"
00:13:14 "Keep On The Sunny Side"
00:15:53 "The Fire In My Heart"
00:19:12 "Step It Up And Go"
00:21:01 "The Kentuckian Song"
00:23:11 "The Waltz You Saved For Me"
00:25:48 "When The Work's All Done This Fall"
00:27:53 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR684 Mac Wiseman Sings Fire Ball Mail and Other Favorites (DLP-3408), December 29, 1976
Rack number: RXH 5561
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:29:32) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, stereo ; 7 in.
Archivist's note: The album was originally released in 1961. This recording may have been part of an effort to re-release the album.
Vendor's digitization note: The program is distorted at times.
Time Content
Start test tones
00:00:27 "Wabash Cannonball"
00:02:56 "Sundown"
00:04:47 "These Hands"
00:07:26 "Waiting For The Boys"
00:10:17 "You Can't Judge A Book"
00:12:44 "Fire Ball Mail"
00:15:13 "Crazy Blues"
00:17:44 "Danger Heartbreak Ahead"
00:20:16 "I'm Eatin' High On The Hog"
00:22:25 "Let Me Borrow Your Heart For Tonight"
00:24:55 "Dream Of Mother And Home"
00:27:17 "My Little Home In Tennessee"
00:29:32 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR317 John Wolf - Gerry Collate [Collete?], June 19, 1965
Rack number: RXH 4203
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:20:08) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, mono, 7 1/2 ips, mono ; 7 in.
Vendor's digitization note: The program is distorted at times.
Logger's note: Solo piano jazz pieces. Gerry Collate [Collete?], piano soloist.
Time Content
Start "Misty"
00:03:10 "Will Meet Again"
00:08:06 "Swingin' Shepherd Blues"
00:12:40 "When You Wish Upon a Star"
00:18:05 "Tenderly"
00:20:08 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR124 Douglas "Tex" Woods, 1, July 14, 1961
Rack number: RXH 3673
Extent: on one side of 1 sound tape reel (polyester, 00:43:44) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, stereo ; 7 in.
Collector's original ID number: 37.
Logger's note: Woods is a street singer who was blind. He sings and plays accordion on all selections. Recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Time Content
Start "Down in the Valley"
00:04:52 first line: "Last night as I lay on the prairie"
00:07:09 first line: "Life is like a mountain railroad"
00:10:40 first line: "Life is like a mountain railroad" - two voices
00:14:49 first line: "Way out in Reno Nevada, where romance blooms and fades"
00:19:17 "Good night Irene"
00:22:10 "Home on the Range"
00:28:19 first line: "I had a home down in Texas, down where the blue bonnets grow"
00:32:17 Lyrics: "You wouldn't read my letter if I wrote it to you, you asked me not to call you on the telephone"
00:36:26 first line: "Oh beautiful, beautiful Texas, where beautiful blue bonnets grow"
00:39:33 first line: "What a friend you have in Jesus"
00:43:44 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR125 Douglas "Tex" Woods, 2, July 14, 1961
Rack number: RXH 3674
Extent: on one side of 1 sound tape reel (polyester, 00:18:10) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, stereo ; 7 in.
Archivist's note: Includes unedited comments and one song ("Down in the Valley" (described on the tape box as the "broken version"). See notes for SR124.
Time Content
Start Getting ready. Pete Welding (PW) and Douglas Woods (DW) are talking. DW talks about songs that he knows.
00:03:18 Down in the Valley
00:07:39 PW asks for more ballads. PW and DW talk about various songs that he knows and does not know. DW talks but a guitar player called Sam Frazier. DW talks about being blind and being a blind street musician.
00:13:56 DW talks about a street banjo player. DW talks about some of the songs that he has learned. He says that his wife sings quite a bit. PW and DW talk about "Beautiful Texas" which is or was the Texas State Song.
00:18:10 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR667 Alive and Well In Paris - Phil Woods and His European Rhythm Machine, November 14-15, 1968
Rack number: RXH 5544
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog, stereo ; 7 in.
Archivist's note: Recorded live, on these dates, at Pathé-Marconi Studios. Dub copy of the LP. The tape box has "And When We're Young" as the album title.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR764 New Music By The New Phil Woods Quartet - Phil Woods Quartet (Testament Records T-4402-A), 1974
Rack number: RAA 59302
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog, 15 ips, two track, stereo ; 10 in.
Copy of the master recording.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR765 New Music By The New Phil Woods Quartet - Phil Woods Quartet (Testament Records T-4402-B), 1974
Rack number: RAA 59303
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog, 15 ips, two track, stereo ; 10 in.
See note for SR764
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR184 Lee Wooten (piano), undated
Rack number: RXH 4067
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (acetate, 00:50:03) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.
Recorded on one tape side only. Collector's original ID number: 48.
Archivist's note: Lee Wooten was the husband of Ethel McCoy.
Time Content
Start A male vocalist sings with piano and accompanying instruments. The song may be titled "I Got to Find My Baby."
00:04:39 The musicians begin the instrumental piece and stop because someone is not playing in the correct rhythm/time signature
00:05:50 The musicians restart the previous song
00:08:15 A song with a male vocalist and accompaniment, title is unknown
00:12:58 The musicians perform their next piece.
00:17:06 The next song
00:20:57 The next selection
00:23:57 The musicians perform their next piece
00:26:41 The musicians sing and play "Early in the Morning"
00:30:28 The next selection
00:34:07 The musicians perform the next piece, "I've Been Worried About You"
00:37:08 The instrumental piece, "I'm Going to Boogie from Door to Door"
00:40:35 The next selection
00:44:15 The next song
00:47:20 The musicians perform their next piece
00:50:02 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR211 Bob Wright, Eubie Blake, Teddy Wilson (performers, Side 1); Bunk Johnson, Frank Chace, Bob Wright (performers, Side 2), July and November 1970
Rack number: RXH 4094
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (graphite-backed polyester; Side 1: 01:37:11, Side 2: 01:37:05) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, quarter track, stereo ; 7 in.
Includes live recordings and some dubs of commercial recordings. Accompanying set list. The July recordings were made at The Edge Lounge. The November recordings were made in "a friend's living room."
LC engineer's note: The tape was recorded out of relative phase. This was corrected in the transfer.
Side 1
Time Content
Start The performer, most likely Eubie Blake (EB) starts with a piano ragtime instrumental from Max Kortlander titled "Hunting the Ball"
00:03:40 EB performs another piano ragtime instrumental from Charles Thompson called "The Lily Rag"
00:06:02 EB performs a selection by George Gershwin titled "How Long Has This Been Going On?"
00:11:21 EB performs a cover of the "Coconut Girl Jazz" by Tim Brown
00:14:13 EB performs a cover of the "Puerto Rico Rag" by Fort Daphne
00:17:07 EB performs a cover of "Where Have You Been?" by Cole Porter
00:20:50 The next piano piece, title is unknown
00:23:54 The next piano piece
00:27:40 EB performs the next piano piece from their set
00:30:40 A piano selection
00:35:07 The next piano piece
00:37:34 EB performs their next selection titled ["I Must Be Blunt"?]
00:42:29 The beginning of a piano instrumental that the pianist decides not to finish playing
00:43:22 EB wrote the song "Play" for his wife in 1972. That year, EB completed 6 rag songs and 5 [waltz?] compositions. He begins playing at 43:47.
00:46:54 The next piano selection
00:56:10 A piano instrumental selection by EB
01:02:14 An instrumental selection
01:06:09 The next piano piece by EB
01:10:21 EB performs his next instrumental piece
01:14:38 The next piece
01:18:32 EB performs his next piece with background vocals
01:21:27 A piano instrumental selection
01:24:57 The next piano piece by EB
01:29:41 EB performs his next instrumental piece
01:34:02 The next piece
01:37:11 End
Side 2
Time Content
Start A band with a horn [saxophone or trumpet] solo plays an instrumental cover of "When the Saints Go Marching In."
00:03:10 The jazz band plays their next selection, the title is unknown
00:06:24 The next instrumental cover
00:09:12 The band plays another instrumental work
00:12:39 An instrumental selection
00:15:55 The band plays their next instrumental selection
00:18:59 The next piece
00:22:08 An instrumental selection
00:25:28 The band plays their next piece
00:29:19 The next instrumental selection
00:31:54 An instrumental piece
00:36:03 The band plays another instrumental work
00:38:21 The next piece
00:41:49 An instrumental selection
00:44:27 The next instrumental cover
00:49:09 The band plays their next instrumental selection
00:51:49 An instrumental piece
00:57:04 The next selection
01:01:57 The band plays another piece
01:08:22 An instrumental interlude
01:10:13 The band plays their next instrumental selection
01:14:25 An instrumental work
01:19:33 The next piece
01:25:52 The band plays another cover selection
01:33:45 The next instrumental work by the band
01:37:05 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR649 Une Soirée Avec Les Yancey (Guilde du Jazz J. 1023) - Jimmy Yancey, Mama Yancey, Alonzo Yancey, 1957
Rack number: RXH 5526
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR785 Johnny Young - John Lee Granderson - J. Wrencher - Avery Brady? #8, undated
Rack number: RAA 59323
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:20:35) : analog, 15 ips, half-track, stereo ; 10 in.
Dub recording.
Vendor's digitization note: Some high frequency loss on this recording, as well as distortion and hiss.
Time Content
Start unidentified song - Johnny Young (Lyrics: "got the blues this morning, got the blues [?]/got to leave her walkin' [?] 'cause my baby don't pay me no mind/Baby hold yourself, hold right here with me")
00:04:11 "You Better Your Ways" [?] - Johnny Young ("Lyrics: "....you better quit your ways...you stayed out all night long/everything you do baby, you do it your way"
00:08:21 "Let My Baby Ride" [?] - unidentified performer (false start, followed by silence)
00:09:36 "Let My Baby Ride" [?] - unidentified performer
00:11:41 unidentified song and performer (Lyrics: "on the [?] ship, painted red, white, and blue/you know they reelin' and rockin', and I won't see home no more)
00:14:02 "Gangster Blues" - unidentified performer
00:16:22 unidentified song and performer [Lyrics: "mama where your doller gone/she loved me this morning; leave me all alone/I'm walking in the moonlight, I'm trying to find my babe tonight"; sound cuts out and back in a few times]
00:20:35 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR516 Johnny Young and His Friends (Testament Records T-2226), 1975
Rack number: RXH 5378
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (Side 1: 00:20:35, Side 2: 00:20:12) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, mono ; 7 in.
Dub copy of the sequenced LP.
Vendor's digitization note: The program is distorted at times.
Side 1
Time Content
Start "Prison Bound" (Young, vocal, guitar; Otis Spann, piano; Slim Willis, harmonica; Robert Whitehead, drums)
00:02:26 "Sugar Farm Blues" (Young, vocal, mandolin; John Lee Granderson, guitar; John Wrencher, harmonica)
00:05:58 "All My Money Gone" (Young, vocal, electric guitar; Walter Horton, harmonica; Jimmy Walker, piano)
00:08:58 "My Home Ain't Here" (Young, vocal, acoustic guitar)
00:11:56 "Did You Get That Letter?" (Young, vocal, electric guitar; Walter Horton, harmonica; Jimmy Walker, piano)
00:15:42 "I'm Leaving, Baby" (Young, vocal.; mandolin; Little Walter Jacobs, harmonica; Jimmy Walker, piano)
00:18:09 "I Got it" [instrumental] (Young, guitar; Otis Spann, piano; Slim Willis, harmonica; Robert Whitehead, drums)
00:20:35 End
Side 2
Time Content
Start "Meet Me in the Bottom" (Young, vocal, acoustic guitar; Robert Nighthawk, electric guitar; John Wrencher, harmonica)
00:02:25 "You Made Me Feel So Good" (Young, vocal, mandolin; Little Walter Jacobs, harmonica; Jimmy Walker, piano)
00:06:50 "Blues and Trouble" (Young, vocal, electric guitar; Walter Horton, harmonica; Jimmy Walker, piano)
00:09:43 "Kid Man Blues" (Young, vocal, mandolin; John Lee Granderson, guitar; John Wrench, harmonica)
00:12:50 "Humpty Dumpty" (Young, vocal, electric guitar; Otis Spann, piano; Slim Willis, harmonica; Robert Whitehead, drums)
00:14:55 "Forty-Four Blues" (Young, vocal; Little Walter Jacobs, harmonica; Jimmy Walker, piano)
00:16:45 "Whoop it Up" (Young, vocal, electric guitar; Walter Horton, harmonica; Jimmy Walker, piano)
00:20:12 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR077 Lester Young interview, February 6, 1959
Rack number: RXH 3216
Extent: on one side of 1 sound tape reel (backcoated polyester; 00:32:30) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, quarter track, stereo ; 7 in.
Archivist's note: The interview was conducted by François Positif (a jazz journalist), in Paris, France, at the Hotel d'Angleterre. The tape is in stereo, but the audio is itself mono. This copy is dubbed from the source, which is a longer interview.
Time Content
Start [several false starts] LY says that he was not born in New Orleans; rather he was born in Woodville, Mississippi.
00:00:46 LY says that he was raised in New Orleans. He talks about his mother and his family. He talks about trucks advertising dances.
00:02:30 LY talks about his father who played trumpet. LY went to Minneapolis. He started as a drummer then switched to alto and tenor sax.
00:06:01 LY says that he played in Salina, Kansas. He asked Art Bronson, "the boss man," to buy him a tenor sax. As soon as he played it, he knew it was the right instrument for him. FI and LY discuss playing the tenor sax. LY talks about Count Basie.
00:08:58 FI asks LY about his start with the Count Basie Band. LY responds. He talks, with a great deal of anger, about being a colored person.
00:10:51 FI asks about the tenor play who influenced LY. LY talks about Frankie Trumbauer. FI asks about Bert Freeman. LY answers.
00:12:33 FI asks LY his opinion about the Blues. LY responds. He talks about his father and his sister. He says that early on he could not read music. His father forced him to learn to read music. He says that he did not like being constrained by written music.
00:16:01 LY says that he does not like to read music. He says that someone in New York is composing music for him. He talks about Norman Granz.
00:17:55 FI asks about LY's last recordings. LY says he played clarinet on them.
00:18:48 LW talks at length about when he first came to New York in 1934.
00:21:05 FI asks about the music LY is playing now. LY answers.
00:22:19 FI asks why LY left the Count Basie Band. They talk about his recordings with Basie.
00:24:02 LY says that he stays by himself and is a private person.
00:24:35 FI asks if LY prefers playing with a trio, quartet or band. LY answers that he prefers the quartet. He says that he wants his music to be "sweet."
00:26:20 FI asks when LY began to get his songs. LY says they came naturally, in 1934 or 19 35. He wanted to see and hear Coleman Hawkins. He talks about the Count Basie Band. He talks about Fletcher Henderson wife, who played trumpet.
00:32:30 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR183 ZOTZ (Emmitt Siniard, Richard Bredice, Steve Carnahan, Dave Plehn, Mike Adams, Michael Dunnagan, and Steven Hague), recorded at Night Owl Recording Studio, late 1972-1973
Rack number: RXH 4066
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (backcoated polyester, 00:32:20) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, stereo ; 7 in.
Archivist's note: Emmitt Siniard confirmed the name of the band, and shared additional names of personnel involved, and provided the recording date range. He identified the location as his first recording studio (email response to the archivist, December 19, 2021).
Time Content
Start The recording begins with a 1 kHz tone, followed by the song "Socks"
00:03:44 "I'll Cry Instead"
00:06:59 "I Need Somebody"
00:10:48 "Late in the Evening"
00:15:41 "Luana"
00:18:42 "Yes We Will"
00:22:04 "Michael and Me"
00:24:26 "It's Alright"
00:27:15 "Good Times"
00:29:01 "She's a Mess"
00:32:16 End
Subseries 2: Events
Events are grouped by the event name.
Sub-subseries 1: The All-Duke Ellington program at Caltech
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR817 Bigard-Woodman All-Stars concert, reel #2, October 20, 1975
Rack number: RAA 59354
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:36:11) : analog, 15 ips, half track, stereo ; 10 in.
Recorded live at Baxter Lecture Hall, Caltech (California Institute of Technology), in Pasadena, as part of an all-Duke Ellington program. Personnel: Barney Bigard, clarinet; Britt Woodman, trombone; Jimmy Jones, piano; Larry Leatherwood, bass; Nick Fatool, drums.
Archivist's note: The tape container indicates the concert date was November 20, while SR137's container indicates the date was October 20.The archivist at Caltech confirmed the date was October 20. Recordings from this event are also included on SR137 , SR749 , SR756 , SR757 , and SR758.
Vendor's digitization note: The program has hiss from the tape.
Time Content
Start "C Jam Blues"
00:09:06 "Mood Indigo"
00:18:03 "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
00:26:32 "Perdido" (spoken intro by Brigard)
00:36:11 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR749 Bigard-Woodman All-Stars concert, reel 2 of 2, October 20, 1975
Rack number: RAA 59287
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:36:39) : analog, 15 ips, half track, stereo ; 10 in.
Archivist's note: Other recordings from this event are included on SR137 , SR756 , SR757 , SR758 , and SR817 , with further details noted for SR817 relevant to all recordings from the event.
Vendor's digitization note: The program has distortion and hiss from the source tape. The beginning and end of the tape are cut off.
Time Content
Start "C-Jam Blues"
00:04:12 "Caravan"
00:14:02 "Chelsea Bridge"
00:17:36 "Rose Room"
00:22:44 "Sophisticated Lady"
00:27:40 "Take the 'A' Train"/"Things Ain't What They Used To Be"
00:36:39 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR137 Bigard-Woodman All-Stars concert, October 20, 1975
Rack number: RXH 3686
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (polyester; Side 1: 00:41:00, Side 2: 00:41:15) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, quarter track, stereo ; 7 in.
Described on the tape box as a rough dub-down recording. See SR817 for further details and notes. Recordings from this event are included on SR749 , SR756 , SR757 , SR758 , and SR817.
Side 1
Time Content
Start "In a Mello Tone"
00:07:46 "C Jam Blues"
00:16:44 "Mood Indigo"
00:25:49 "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
00:34:14 "Perdido"
00:41:00 End
Side 2
Time Content
Start "Perdido"
00:03:56 "Caravan"
00:14:04 "Chelsea Bridge"
00:17:53 "Rose Room"
00:23:12 "Sophisticated Lady"
00:28:24 "Take the A Train"
00:35:15 "Things Ain't What They Used To Be"
00:41:15 End
Sub-subseries 2: A Night in New Orleans
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR756 A Night in New Orleans (3rd annual), held at Caltech (reel #1 of 3), October 20, 1975
Rack number: RAA 59294
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog, 15 ips, 4 track ; 10 in.
The tape box includes the following information: Barney Bigard; Britt Woodman; Jimmy Jones; Ray Leatherwood; Nick Fatool / Caltech Concert.
Other recordings from this event are included on SR137 , SR749 , SR757 , SR758 , and SR817 , with further details noted for SR817 relevant to all recordings from the event.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR757 3rd annual "A Night in New Orleans," held at Caltech (reel #2 of 3), October 20, 1975
Rack number: RAA 59295
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog, 15 ips, 4 track ; 10 in.
Archivist's note: Other recordings from this event are included on SR137 , SR749 , SR756 , SR758 , and SR817 , with further details noted for SR817 relevant to all recordings from the event.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR758 A Night in New Orleans (3rd annual), held at Caltech (reel #3 of 3), October 20, 1975
Rack number: RAA 59296
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog, 15 ips, 4 track ; 10 in.
Archivist's note: Other recordings from this event are included on SR137 , SR749 , SR756 , SR757 , and SR817 , with further details noted for SR817 relevant to all recordings from the event.
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