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Series 8: Sound recordings (continued)
Subseries 1: Artists, bands, and interviews (continued)
Chet Baker Quartet - Carlton Theater, L.A., 1953 (continued)
Rack number: RAA 59327
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:25:48) : analog, 15 ips, half track, stereo ; 10 in.
Vendor's digitization note: The program includes test tones. There is a small snippet of audio at the begiining of the recording (a false start). The program also has distortion and hiss.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR779 John Henry Barbee - Carl Martin - Jake Gilmore - Frank Gilmore - Ted Bogan - CTI / CTC 6028 B, undated
Rack number: RAA 59317
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 10 in.
"CTI 4 trak cassette sub master" on the tape box. This may be a compilation of dubbed recordings.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR677 Count Basie, July 7, 1978
Rack number: RXH 5554
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR678 Count Basie Orchestra Live, undated
Rack number: RXH 5555
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR648 Andrew and Jim Baxter, Richard "Rabbit" Brown, Luke Jordan, Leroy Johnson, undated
Rack number: RXH 5525
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR179 Harold Beatty, circa 1973
Rack number: RXH 4062
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (polyester, 00:14:00) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, stereo ; 7 in.
Collector's original ID number: 102.
Time Content
Start Harold Beatty (HB) performs his first piece with backup singers and accompaniment, titled "Someone Has Taken Your Place"
00:02:56 The second song with HB titled "Backup Man"
00:06:59 The next selection by HB and accompaniment titled "Two Steps from Your Doorstep"
00:11:01 HB and backup singers perform their next selection; the title is unknown
00:13:55 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR657 Ed Bell / Mary Johnson / Henry Townsend, undated
Rack number: RXH 5534
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR338 Bill Berry "interview," undated
Rack number: RXH 4223
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (Side 1: 00:7:08, Side 2: 00:00:23) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, mono ; 4 1/2 in.
Archivist's note: Bill Berry, interviewed by Pete Welding (who seems to have provided questions, perhaps in writing, as he cannot be heard on the recording).
Vendor's digitization note: The programs are distorted at times, and there is significant hum from the tape.
Side 1
Time Content
Start Early life with father in music, music aspirations, early jazz influences, early music studies
00:01:31 Berklee School of Music and bands in which he played
00:03:23 Returning to Cincinnati and playing in bands
00:04:29 Playing with Duke Ellington
00:05:29 Recap
00:06:56 Piano playing in background
00:07:08 End
Side 2
Time Content
Start Soundscapes, side chatter
00:00:15 Voices realize recording and cut off
00:00:23 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR143 Eubie Blake - Earl Hines concert, May 1972
Rack number: RXH 3692
Extent: on one side of 1 sound tape reel (polyester, 00:30:10) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, stereo ; 7 in.
Archivist's note: Recorded at Dwinelle Hall, University of California-Berkeley. Also includes a spoken word segment ("Talk with E.B., E.H., and Phil Elwood").
Time Content
Start applause, EB speaking
00:01:58 "Charleston Rag"
00:05:07 EB speaking
00:06:55 "Melodic Rag"
00:09:53 applause, EB speaking about the two James P. Johnsons
00:12:35 medley of three songs (at least two by James P. Johnson)
00:16:30 applause, EB and EH talking. EH talks about watching EB play piano and at the same time direct the band.
00:20:30 applause, piano jazz tune
00:30:10 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR327 Bobby Bland Live at The Whiskey, November 7, 1973
Rack number: RXH 4212
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:48:56) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, stereo ; 7 in.
Vendor's digitization note: The program is distorted at times, and speed fluctuations at the start of the tape.
Logger's note: Bobby Bland recorded live at the Whiskey A Go-Go, Hollywood, California.
Time Content
Start test tone
00:00:35 Short intro
00:01:12 "Loving you, Baby"
00:03:35 "I'll Take Care of You"
00:07:48 "I Don't Want to Cry No More"
00:10:36 "Don't Let Them Turn You Against Me"
00:14:06 "I Pity The Fool"
00:16:30 Brief talk
00:17:10 "This Time I'm Gone For Good"
00:25:30 "That's The Way Love Is"
00:29:15 "The Feeling Is Gone"
00:33:00 "Stormy Monday"
00:37:40 Applause (segue)
00:42:58 "I'm so Lonely"
00:47:30 Closing
00:48:56 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR731 Blue B., undated
Rack number: RXH 5608
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in.
Possibly a recording by Bobby "Blue" Bland.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR146 The Blue Sky Boys, #1, October 17, 1964
Rack number: RXH 3695
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (acetate, 00:31:19) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, full track, mono ; 7 in.
Recorded at Lincoln Hall, at the University of Illinois. Collector's original number: 259.
Time Content
Start The Blue Sky Boys (BSB) start with a duet titled "Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky"
00:03:55 Earl sings a solo hymn titled "Only One Step More"
00:07:09 BSB sing "The Fox"
00:10:27 BSB sing "'Twas Midnight on the Stormy Deep"
00:14:47 BSB perform a hymn titled "Whispering Hope"
00:18:41 BSB sing "Kentucky"
00:22:55 BSB sing "The Sweetest Gift, A Mother's Smile," a piece where the tenor takes the lead instead of following
00:26:33 BSB perform "Sweetheart, Mountain Road"
00:28:45 BSB sing the hymn "Beautiful" from their album "Precious Moments"
00:31:19 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR147 The Blue Sky Boys, #2, October 17, 1964
Rack number: RXH 3696
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (acetate, 00:32:23) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, full track, mono ; 7 in.
Recorded at Lincoln Hall, at the University of Illinois. Collector's original number: 258.
Time Content
Start Bill from The Blue Sky Boys (BSB) sings "After the Ball"
00:05:45 BSB sing "Behind These Prison Walls of Love"
00:09:51 BSB sing "Don't Trade"
00:13:09 BSB perform "Little Bessie"
00:22:56 BSB shows the audience their albums and explains why they chose specific songs for each album (monologue, a little history, and a sales pitch)
00:32:22 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR148 The Blue Sky Boys, #3, October 17, 1964
Rack number: RXH 3697
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (acetate, 00:10:31) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, full track, mono ; 7 in.
Recorded at Lincoln Hall, at the University of Illinois. Collector's original number: 235.
Time Content
Start Earl explains what it was like to record using equipment in the early days
00:01:24 BSB sing "The Butcher's Boy"
00:05:00 BSB perform another selection titled "Are You from Dixie" (a short and long version)
00:10:31 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR750 Blues Is Killing Me, Side 1, 1978
Rack number: RAA 59288
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:21:23) : analog, 15 ips, half track, stereo ; 10 in.
Archivist's note: Released as Juke Joint 1501, this is a compilation of songs by various artists. It's unclear if this is a master or dub tape.
Vendor's digitization note: The program has distortion, hiss, and flutter from the source tape. Test tones are on the tape: the audio begins before the test tones.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR751 Blues Is Killing Me, Side 2, 1978
Rack number: RAA 59289
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:20:06) : analog, 15 ips, half track, stereo ; 10 in.
See the notes for SR750.
Vendor's digitization note: The program has distortion and hiss from the source tape.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR772 Blues With A Feeling #1, May 25, 1976
Rack number: RAA 59310
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 10 in.
Collector's original ID number: 8.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR773 Blues With A Feeling #2, May 25, 1976
Rack number: RAA 59311
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 10 in.
Collector's original ID number: 9.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR774 Blues With A Feeling #3, May 25, 1976
Rack number: RAA 59312
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 10 in.
Collector's original ID number: 10.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR775 Blues With A Feeling #4, May 25, 1976
Rack number: RAA 59313
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 10 in.
Collector's original ID number: 7.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR606 Blues With A Feeling, #1, undated
Rack number: RXH 5467
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR607 Blues With A Feeling, #2, undated
Rack number: RXH 5468
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR608 Blues With A Feeling, #3 (Fred McDowell), undated
Rack number: RXH 5469
Extent: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR094 Ted Bogan interview, January 14, 1966
Rack number: RXH 3232
Extent: on one side of 1 sound tape reel (polyester; 00:41:40) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, full track, mono ; 7 in.
Time Content
Start In response to PW's question, TB says he was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1910. He started playing guitar when he was 16 years old and left at age 18 to earn his living playing music. He first started to play piano, then moved to guitar. He had 3 brothers and 5 sisters. During his growing up years, his family sang mostly religious music.
00:03:52 He says, as a kid, he heard lots of blues: Bessie smith, Lonnie Johnson, and Tampa Red (among others). He heard their records. His family had mostly records of sacred music. He was attracted the blues when he was around 12 years old.
00:06:37 TB talks at length about why he was attracted to the blues.
00:08:45 TB talks about switching from piano to guitar. He talks about Pink Anderson and Blind Simmie Dooley who he heard in Spartanburg. He talks about a fiddle player named Blind Roland Martin.
00:12:41 PW asks TB how he learned to play guitar. He answers that he is basically self-taught. The first song he learned to play through was "John Henry."
00:14:30 TB says he went to Chicago in 1933. He heard Big Bill Broonzy and Tampa Red. Prior to moving he worked as a barber. He went on the road in 1928.
00:16:40 PW asks about the period from 1928 to 1933. TB answers. He says he worked on a medicine show and talks about it.
00:19:30 TB says that after he left the medicine show he went to Knoxville. Where he met Carl Martin, Howard Armstrong and Bill Ballanger. They travelled and did radio broadcasts. TB talks, at length, about this group. They played mostly in Taverns and private homes.
00:23:58 PW asks what happened when the band got to Chicago in 1933. TB answers. They were booked into theaters, mostly doing variety shows. He mentions some of the other musicians playing around Chicago at this time.
00:28:40 TB talks about making records with Louie Blue [Hill Louis] in 1934. They cut 4 numbers. TB talks about other records he made.
00:33:50 TB talks about playing around Chicago. Then he went into the Army. When he got out, after WWII, he worked in plants in Detroit. They talk about Howard Armstrong.
00:36:56 TB talks about some songs he has written. He talks about Joe McCoy. They made some records together.
00:40:10 TB talks about touring with several other musicians in 1951. He lived in Dayton, Ohio, then returned to Chicago in 1953.
00:41:40 End
Item-ID: AFC 2011/053: SR149 Luiz Bonfá, April 10, 1968 or before
Rack number: RXH 3698
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (polyester, 00:12:15) : analog, 15 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.
All but one of the works are instrumentals.
Time Content
Start "Melancolia"
00:02:54 "Samba de Orfeu"
00:05:24 "Bahia Soul"
00:08:32 "Manha de Carnaval," with Maria Toledo as a guest vocalist
00:12:15 End
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