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Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul (Radio program : 2000)  Search this
Shepherd, Cybill 1950-  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum  Search this
Rock 'n' Soul: Social Crossroads (Exhibition) (2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
5.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (5 document boxes)
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Compact discs
Memphis (Tenn.)
Electronic List in accession file.
Item List in accession file.
For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.
By production
This accession consists of audio and video elements created during the production of the radio series "Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul" and videos for the exhibition "Rock 'n' Soul: Social Crossroads." "Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul" is a 13-part radio documentary featuring oral histories and music from the National Museum of American History's collection of recordings. The programs were narrated by Cybill Shepherd and aired in the fall of 2000. "Rock 'n' Soul: Social Crossroads" was jointly produced by the National Museum of American History and the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and permanently resides in Memphis. The exhibition, which opened in 2000, traces the emergence of rock and roll and rhythm and blues music in Memphis from 1930-1975, from its rural traditions and working class influences. Smithsonian Productions produced a number of videos for use in this exhibition. Much of the material in this collection consists of interviews and recordings of musicians on DAT or 3/4" U-matic videotape. Materials also include interviews of historians, voiceovers, rough cuts, and final cuts.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Exhibitions  Search this
Music--History and criticism  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Rhythm and blues music  Search this
Rock music  Search this
Soul music  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-013
Restrictions & Rights:
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Productions 1938-2009 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives