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Theatre program for Man Better Man

Created by:
Negro Ensemble Company, American, founded 1967  Search this
Subject of:
Sam Blue Jr.  Search this
Damon W. Brazwell Jr.  Search this
Graham Brown, American, 1924 - 2011  Search this
Norman Bush, American, born 1933  Search this
Rosalind Cash, American, 1938 - 1995  Search this
David Downing, American, born 1943  Search this
Frances Foster, American, 1924 - 1997  Search this
Arthur French, American, born 1931  Search this
Julius W. Harris, American, 1923 - 2004  Search this
William Jay  Search this
Esther Rolle, American, 1920 - 1998  Search this
Clarice Taylor, American, 1917 - 2011  Search this
Mari Touissaint  Search this
Hattie Mae Winston, American, born 1945  Search this
Allie Woods Jr., American, born 1940  Search this
Afolabi Ajayi  Search this
Tony McKay  Search this
Aston Young  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (21.6 x 14 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968-1969
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.57
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.57
Additional Online Media:

Calypso Songs

Title:
Song and story magazine about Harry Belafonte
Published by:
Charlton Publications, American, founded 1940  Search this
Subject of:
Harry Belafonte Jr., American, born 1927  Search this
Medium:
ink on printing paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 8 5/16 in. (27.9 x 21.1 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1957
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.34.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown-Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.34.13
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Calypso, Bust, (sculpture)

Artist:
Bartholemew  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Figure female--Bust  Search this
Mythology--Classical--Calypso  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00470124
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_7010

Cook Labs records

Creator:
Cook Labs  Search this
Cook, Emory, 1913-2002  Search this
Names:
Cook Labs  Search this
Extent:
6.3 Cubic feet (Phonograph albums)
63.5 Cubic feet (Open-reel tapes)
8.75 Cubic feet (Business records)
78.55 Cubic feet
Culture:
Afro-Caribbean cults  Search this
10th Naval District Steel Band  Search this
Almerico, Tony, 1905-  Search this
American Indians  Search this
Animal sounds  Search this
Audio Engineering Society  Search this
Ast, Anita  Search this
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750  Search this
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827  Search this
Big Shell Band  Search this
Boston Chorale  Search this
Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897  Search this
Brokenshire, Norman, 1898-1965  Search this
Brundage, Al (Alfred)  Search this
Brute Force Band  Search this
Camp, Red  Search this
Carroll, Jimmy  Search this
Crowley, Daniel J., 1921-  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Photographic prints
Business records
Artifacts
Contracts
Phonograph records
Correspondence
Christmas music
Place:
Cuba
West Indies -- Lesser Antilles
Caribbean Area
Antigua
Barbuda
Amazon River Region
Benítez (Venezuela)
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
Brazil
Connecticut
Cuba
Haiti
Date:
1908-2002, bulk 1948-1965
Summary:
The Cook Labs records, which date from 1939-2002, document the activities of audio engineer Emory Cook and his label Cook Labs. The contents include business records, materials relating to recording artists, photographs, and production materials, as well as phonograph records, master recordings and unpublished recordings produced by or associated with the Cook Labs label. The collection also contains two interviews conducted with Emory Cook in 1990: one by Jeff Place and one by Anthony Seeger and Nicholas Spitzer. There are several physical objects relating to Cook Labs including a bag of powdered vinyl, a binaural playing arm, and a condenser microphone.
Scope and Contents note:
There are two primary components of the Cook Labs records: the records, master tapes and other audio recordings, and the related paper files.

The Cook Labs records contains about 150 of the 200 released Cook recordings, and 739 master tapes. In addition, there are 330 unpublished tapes.

The the paper files include acquisition materials; business correspondence; recording reports; various production notes on records produced; news articles both about and by Emory Cook and Cook Labs; copyright, licensing, and trademark materials; photographs, correspondence, contracts, and other materials relating to recording artists; production materials for each Cook Labs release; and other miscellany. Many contracts are signed by both Cook Labs and the artist. Correspondence is primarily between business associates.

Two interviews were done with Emory Cook in 1990: one by Jeff Place and one by Anthony Seeger and Nicholas Spitzer; both interviews are included in the Cook Labs records.

There are several physical objects relating to Cook Labs including a bag of powdered vinyl, a binaural playing arm, and a condenser microphone.
Arrangement note:
Many of the items in this list have been assigned an accession number, and like materials have been grouped together to create seven series:

Series 1: Business Papers, 1939-1990

Series 2: Recording Artists, 1949-1981, bulk 1950-1959

Series 3: Photographs, undated, 1957

Series 4: Production files, 1948-1995, bulk 1952-1963

Series 5: Objects, undated, 1908-1964

Series 6: Audio Interviews, 1990

Series 7: Audio Recordings
Biographical/Historical note:
Emory Cook (1913-2002) is widely regarded as a highly influencial audio engineer. Born and raised in Albany, New York, he joined the Army Air Corps in 1932. After his discharge in 1934 he obtained his degree from Cornell University and began working for Western Electric in the Audio Engineering Force. During World War II, while still at Western Electric, Cook supervised the creation of a fire-controlled radar "Trainer," for which he received a Commendation from the Service.

In the late 1940's, convinced he could do better than what was on the market, Cook began experimenting with making his own audio equipment. Cook Laboratories was started in 1945 when he developed a new cutting head to be used in record production. Future development of equipment brought about the discovery that he could record frequencies as high as 20,000 hertz, more than any other recording company at the time. He cut a record of piano and organ music to demonstrate this discovery, and took it to the 1949 Audio Fair in New York. When he demonstrated the record with the hopes to sell the recording equipment, he found that people were much more interested in buying the record itself. Shortly after, Sounds of Our Times, later called Cook Records, was born.

Cook Records collected many different sounds and was mostly aimed at the devoted high-fidelity listener. Cook believed that hearing was a sense often overlooked by people, and he wanted listeners of his albums to be able to hear things they might otherwise miss. In a New Yorker profile by Daniel Lang in 1956, Cook claimed that hearing was "always being kicked aside in favor of sight… There's a time and a place for everything, and that includes sound." In order to encourage listening, he put out many albums full of everyday sounds, such as Voice of the Sea, an album of noises of the ocean and Eye of the Storm, recorded during a thunderstorm. One of the most successful albums was Rail Dynamics, an album of steam trains pulling in and out of a station.

Cook Records also produced traditional music albums from its plant in Stamford, Connecticut. The label produced everything from organ music to folk, flamenco guitar, calypso and steel band. Cook had little interest in name musicians and instead searched high and low for anything he thought might be an interesting contribution to his label. He even invited listeners to send in their favorite sounds, some of which he eventually recorded.

Cook had such a large interest in Calypso music that he set up a second pressing plant in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. There he pressed calypso and steel band music for both a Trinidadian and American audience, and most albums sold well in both countries.

In addition to the wide range of music Cook recorded, he was also an inventor. It was Cook who first came up with the idea of pressing records with powdered, rather than solid, vinyl, a technique he dubbed "microfusion." This technique not only saved money, but cut out many of the traditional crackles and pops associated with records.

He also developed the binaural system of recording and playing records, which he thought was superior to the more commonly used stereo method. Binaural was more precise than stereo, and it required placing two microphones six inches apart, approximately the space between two ears, during the recording. It was then played back with a special two-needle playing arm. Binaural recordings were thought by Cook to best duplicate the original sound.

Emory Cook died at the age of 89 in 2002 after a long hospitalization.
COOK RECORDINGS - NUMERICAL LISTING:
001 20,000 Cycle Demo (1949) COOK00001

002 Night Rain and Surf COOK00002

003 Specimen Heart Beats COOK00003

004 Katydids, Frogs and Forrest Birds

E101 Grenada Stories and Songs (1957-58) COOK00101

E102 Amazon Sound: Yacu River Tribes (Rituals and Rites) (1954) COOK00102

E103 Music of St. Lucia (1953) COOK00103

E104 Rada (1958) COOK00104

E105 JOSE RAMON FORTUNE AND OLGA MAYNARD Nancy Stories (1956) COOK00105

106 Afro-West Indian Cultural Practices (1957-58) COOK00106

107 ESCOLA DE SAMBA DE BRAZIL The Boli, The Cocolute, and Brazil (1957-58) COOK00107

901 Steelband Jump Up Boys Town, Tropical Harmony, Silvertone COOK00901

904 THE ESSO STEEL BAND Esso Steelband of Bermuda (1958) COOK0904

906 LORD MELODY Lord Melody Sings Calypso (1958-59) COOK00906

911 TOM CHARLES AND HIS SYNCOPATER ORCHESTRA Fete for So! (1959) COOK00911

914 LORD MELODY Again! Lord Melody Sings Calypso (1957-58) COOK00914

916 Calypso Cross Section Young Killer, The Mighty Bomber, Small Island Pride, The Mighty Wrangler (1957-58) COOK00916

920 THE MIGHTY SPARROW King Sparrow's Calypso Carnival (1959) COOK00920

927 LORD MELODY Calypso through the Looking Glass (1959) COOK00927

928 CLARENCE CURVAN His Drums, His Orchestra COOK00928

930 Belly to Belly Clarence Curvan, Johnny Gomez, Tom Charles, Fitz Vaughn Bryan (1960-61) COOK00930

931 LORD MELODY Lord Melody, 1962 COOK0931

1000 TITUS MOODY DDDs of Binaural (1952) COOK01000

1011 The Christmas Music Box (1950) COOK01011

1012 Music Boxes of Long Ago (1950) COOK01012

1013 CHARLIE MAGNANTE Accordion Pops Concert (1954-55) COOK01013

1014 CHARLIE MAGNANTE AND LaVERGNE SMITH His and Hers (1954-55) COOK01014

1020 SAM ESKIN Sam Eskin's Songs of All Time COOK01020

1021 GROUPE MI-O Un Ti Bo (1958) COOK01021

1022 LAVINIA WILLIAMS' GROUPE FOLKLORIQUE Haiti Confidential (1958) COOK01022

1023 The Ramayana (Hindu Ceremony) (1961) COOK01023

1024 GUSTAVO ZEPOLI Concert Guitar (1954) COOK01024

1025 SEAN McGONIGAL AND ST. COLUMCILLE'S UNITED GAELIC PIPE BAND Kilts on Parade (1950) COOK01025

1026 ANITA AST AND THE VIENNA KONZERTSCHRAMMEREIN Inside Vienna (1952) COOK01026

1027 CARLOS MONTOYA AND THE JOSE GRECO TROUPE Fiesta Flamenca (1952) COOK01027

1028 CARLOS MONTOYA Montoya (1952) COOK01028

1030 EDWARD VITO The Harp (1951) COOK01030

1031 EDWARD AND JOSEPH VITO Dual Harp (1951) COOK01031

1032 RUTH WELCOME AND DICK MARTA Zither and Cimbalom (1951) COOK01032

1035 Barrelhouse Piano (1950) COOK01035

1036 FRANK GLAZER Liszt's Paganini Variations (1952) COOK01036

1037 GRETA AND JOSEF DICHLER Two Famous European Pianos (1952) COOK01037

1038 SAMUEL SORIN Piano: The Romantic Fabric (1953) COOK01038

1039 LEONID HAMBRO A Perspective of Beethoven (1953) COOK01039

1040 Steel Band Clash Brute Force Steel Band, Big Shell Band, and Hell Gate Band (1955)

1041 JIMMY CARROLL PERCUSSION EMSEMBLE WITH RED CAMP Speed the Parting Guest (1953) and The Hot Tempered Clavichord (1957) COOK01041

1042 BRUTE FORCE STEEL BAND Brute Force Steel Band of Antigua with Big Shell Band (1955) COOK01042

1043 Three Rituals (1955) COOK01043

1044 The Compleat In Fidelytie: Sounds Natural and Unnatural (1956) COOK01044

1045 Drums of Trinidad (1956) COOK01045

1046 Champion Steel Bands of Trinidad The Highlanders, Southern All Stars, The Katzenjammers, others (1957) COOK01046

1047 THE KATZENJAMMERS The Enchanted Steelband (1957) COOK01047

1048 BRUTE FORCE STEEL BAND Music to Awaken the Ballroom Beast (1957) COOK01048

1049 BRUTE FORCE STEEL BAND Beauty and the Brute Force (1957) COOK01049

1050 MICHAEL CHESHIRE The Pipe Organ, volume 1 (1952) COOK01050

1051 MICHAEL CHESHIRE The Pipe Organ, volume 2 (1952) COOK01051

1052 REGINALD FOORT Percussion and Pedal, volume 3 (1952) COOK01052

1053 REGINALD FOORT Reginald Foort at the Mosque, volume 4 (1952) COOK01053

1054 REGINALD FOORT Organ in Symphony Hall, volume 1 (1954) COOK01054

1055 REGINALD FOORT Organ in Symphony Hall, volume 2 (1954) COOK01055

1056 ALFONSO VEGA NUÑEZ Morelia Cathedral Organ (1954) COOK01056

1057 REGINALD FOORT Foort Pops (1956) COOK01057

1058 REGINALD FOORT Waltz and Ballet: The Mosque Organ (1956) COOK01058

1059 REGINALD FOORT Intermission at the Mosque (1956) COOK01059

1060 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Brahms First Symphony (1954) COOK01060

1061 FESTIVAL CASALS ORCHESTRA Hector Campos Parsi (1958) COOK01061

1062 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Stravinsky, Villa Lobos, and Bach (1955) COOK01062

1063 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Debussy (1955) COOK01063

1064 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Masterpieces of the Dance (1955) COOK01064

1065 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Mozart Symphony No. 40 (1955) COOK01065

1066 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Masterpieces of the Theater (1955) COOK01066

1067 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Beethoven Symphony No. 5 (1955) COOK01067

1068 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON New Orchestral Society of Boston (1966) COOK01068

1069 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Haydn Symphony No. 100: Military (1966) COOK01069

1070 Rail Dynamics: Steam Locomotives and Train Sounds (1950-54) COOK01070

1071 Burlesque Uncensored (1954) COOK01071

1072 Jump-up Carnival: Calypso Tent (1956) COOK01072

1073 Holy Week: Malaga (Spain) (1961) COOK01073

1074 Benevolent Society for the Preservation of Ancient Rhymes and Limerix Limerick Party COOK01074

1075 Voices of the Sky: Propellers and Jets (1957) COOK01075

1077 Voice of the Storm (1957-58) COOK01077

1078 A Double Barrel Blast: High Cost of Dying and Computer Conversations (1962) COOK01078

1079 Tour of High Fidelity (1965) COOK01079

1080 TRIO LEONES Trio Leones of Cabrito (1954) COOK01080

1081 LaVERGNE SMITH LaVergne Smith (01014B plus) (1954) COOK01081

1082 Le Jazz Primitif from Trinidad Rupert Clemendore and John Buddy Williams (1961) COOK01082

1083 Jawbone of an Ass: Musica de Cuba (1955) COOK01083

1084 SID DAVILLA AND FREDDIE KOHLMAN'S BAND WITH RED CAMP Blowout at Mardi Gras (1955) COOK01084

1085 TONY ALMERICO'S PARISIAN ROOM BAND Clambake on Bourbon Street (1954-55) COOK01085

1086 WILLIE RODRIGUEZ The Drums of Rodriguez (1953) COOK01086

1087 RED CAMP Camp Inventions: Jazz Piano and Zither Music (1955) COOK01087

1088 RED CAMP Red Camp Horizontal (1954) COOK01088

1089 RED CAMP Red Camp Upright (1954) COOK01089

1090 ARTHUR BILLINGS HUNT Arthur Billings Hunt Sings Hymns (1950) COOK01090

1091 ARTHUR BILLINGS HUNT Hunt Sings Old Favorites (1950) COOK01091

1092 HUFSTADER SINGERS Hufstader Singers (1953) COOK01092

1094 REGINALD FOORT AND THE BOSTON CHORALE The Seven Last Words of Christ (1954) COOK01094

1095 ST. JOHN'S RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHOIR Russian Christmas (Spring Valley, New York) (1961) COOK01095

1096 ST. JOHN'S RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHOIR Russian Easter Midnight Service (Spring Valley, New York) (1961) COOK01096

1097 ST. JOHN'S RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHOIR St. John's Russian Orthodox Choir (1961) COOK01097

1101 THE INVADERS FROM ST. CROIX Steel Band in San Juan (1964) COOK01101

1102 10TH NAVAL DISTRICT STEEL BAND New Paths for Steel Band (1965) COOK01102

1120 BENITEZ-VALENCIA TRIO Ecuador (1958) COOK01120

1121 Island in the Moonlight Trio Los Rubies, Grupo Paquito Lopez Cruz, Las Hermanas Colón, Martita Cuadrado (1958) COOK01121

1122 Hellish Calypso King Fighter, The Mighty Bomber, others (1962) COOK01122

1123 Calypso Atrocities King Fighter, The Mighty Bomber, others COOK01123

1124 HAYWIRE MAC McCook LabsINTOCK Haywire Mac (1951) COOK01124

1125 LORD MYRTLE, CECIL MITCHEL, AND JAMES CONVERY Calypso Jamaica (1960) COOK01125

1126 THE MIGHTY SPARROW Sparrow in Hi-Fi (1963) COOK01126

1127 STEVE CAMACHO Folk and Other Songs (1962) COOK01127

1131 BRUCE PRINCE-JOSEPH The Pedal Harpsichord (1953) COOK01131

1132 SHINCHI YUIZE The Japanese Koto (1955) COOK01132

1133 RED CAMP The New Clavichord (1957) COOK01133

1134 LUIS BONFA Guitar in Brazil (1959) COOK01134

1140 Steelband Promenade Brute Force Steel Band, The Merrymakers, Southern All Stars (1958) COOK01140

1150 BILL FLOYD The King of Organs (1957) COOK01150

1151 REGINALD FOORT The Theatre Organ, volume 2 COOK01151

1152 REGINALD FOORT The Theatre Organ, volume 3 COOK01152

1154 REGINALD FOORT The Theatre Organ, volume 5 COOK01154

1155 REGINALD FOORT The Theatre Organ, volume 6 COOK01155

1156 REGINALD FOORT The Baroque Organ, volume 1 COOK01156

1157 REGINALD FOORT The Baroque Organ, volume 2 COOK01157

1169 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet, Serenade for Strings (1962) COOK01169

1180 Dance Calypso Johnny Gomez Band, Small Island Pride, Dictator, others (1956) COOK01180

1181 LIZZIE MILES Lizzie Miles Buglin' Sam DeKemel and the Parisian All Stars (1954-55) COOK01181

1182 LIZZIE MILES Moans and Blues Red Camp and Tony Almerico's All Stars (1956) COOK01182

1183 LIZZIE MILES Hot Songs My Mother Taught Me Red Camp, Tony Almerico's All Stars, Albert French (1956) COOK01183

1184 LIZZIE MILES Torchy Lullabies My Mother Sang Me Red Camp and Tony Almerico's All Stars (1956) COOK01184

1185 Calypso Kings and Pink Gin: Trinidad Carnival Tent Lord Melody, The Might Sparrow, others (1957) COOK01185

1186 ENSEMBLE AUX CALEBASSES Meringue (1958) COOK01186

1187 A Night at the Tropicoro Juan Luis, Oswaldo Seda, and Lito Peña Band (1959) COOK01187

1188 Dirty Jazz from Down South: Trinidadian Instrumentals (1958) COOK01188

1189 Calypso Exposed Lord Melody, Brute Force Steel Band, King Sparrow, The Mighty Cypher, and Skipper (1961) COOK01189

1280 Caribbean Limbo Music Rupert Clemendore Orchestra, Cyril Diaz Orchestra, others COOK01280

1281 Songs from the Garden of Love Jefferson-Jones' Orchestra COOK01281

1282 Italian Moom Jefferson-Jones' Orchestra COOK01282

2004 Tour of Stereo (1958) COOK02004

2066 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Masterpieces of the Dance, volume 3 COOK02066

2070 Aboard a Fast Express / Jet Dynamics COOK02070

4057 REGINALD FOORT The Theater Organ COOK04057

4069 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Hayden Military Symphony COOK04069

5001 American Storytellers, Volume 1 Harry Wass, Master Marriner's Association (1952) COOK05001

5002 K.C. DOUGLAS K.C. Douglas (1952) COOK05002

5003 Caribeana: Hidden Music from the Caribbean (1949) COOK05003

5004 TIRORO Tiroro: Haitian Drummer (1948) COOK05004

5005 RED CAMP Camp Has a Ball (1954) COOK05005

5006 AL BRUNDAGE Square Dance (1951) COOK05006

5007 Mexican Marimba Band (1954) COOK05007

5008 American Storytellers, Volume 2 John Hawley Cook (1954) COOK05008

5009 American Storytellers, Volume 3 Captain Charles A. Chace, Matthew Richards (1954) COOK05009

5010 Calliope, Carousel, and Hand Organ (1953) COOK05010

5011 Voice of the Sea (1954) COOK05011

5012 Earthquake (1953) COOK05012

5013 Ionosphere (1955) COOK05013

5014 Mariachi Music of Mexico (1954) COOK05014

5015 Mexican Firecrackers (1951) COOK05015

5016 Calypso Lore and Legend (1956) COOK05016

5017 Bamboo-tamboo, Bongo, and Belair (1956) COOK05017

5018 East Indian Drums of Tunapuna, Trinidad (1956) COOK05018

5019 ALONZO CRUZ Blind Troubadour of Oaxaca (1956) COOK05019

5020 Epilogue to the String Band Tradition (1956) COOK05020

5022 ABCs of Hi Fi COOK05022

5025 BUCKMINSTER FULLER Buckminster Fuller Speaks His Mind COOK05025

5050 NORMAN BROKENSHIRE Radio Moscow and the Western Hemisphere COOK05050

5051 FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT The Four Inaugural Addresses COOK05051

6061 BUCKMINSTER FULLER The Clock Is Stopping COOK06061

8374 BUCKMINSTER FULLER Dymaxion Ditties: Buckminster Fuller Sings COOK08374

10001 Sound Effects, volume 1 COOK10001

10002 Sound Effects, volume 2 COOK10002

10003 Sound Effects, volume 3 COOK10003

10120 Music Boxes, Carousels, and Hand Organs (01012 and 05010) (1950-53) COOK10120

10248 The Voice of Mexico Gustavo Zepoli, Trio Leones (01024 and 01080) (1954) COOK10248

10251 SEAN McGONIGAL AND ST. COLUMCILLE'S UNITED GAELIC PIPE BAND Kilts on Parade (01025 plus solos) (1950-53) COOK10251

10271 CARLOS MONTOYA AND THE JOSE GRECO TROUPE Fiesta Flamenca (selections from 01027 and 01028) (1952) COOK10271

10289 CARLOS MONTOYA Montoya (selections from 01028 plus) (1952) COOK10289

10301 EDWARD AND JOSEPH VITO The Harp (selections from 01030 and 01031 plus) (1951-54) COOK10301

10326 Cafe Continental Ruth Welcome, Dick Marta, and Anita Ast (selections from 01026 and 01032) (1951-52) COOK10326

10350 Nickelodion and Calliope (selections from 01035 and 05010) (1950-53) COOK10350

10500 REGINALD FOORT The Theater Organ COOK10500

10501 MICHAEL CHESHIRE Pipe Organ in the Mosque (selections from 01050 and 01051) (1952) COOK10501

10523 REGINALD FOORT Percussion and Pedal (selections from 01052 and 01053) (1952) COOK10523

10545 REGINALD FOORT The Organ at Symphony Hall (01054 plus) (1954) COOK10545

10579 REGINALD FOORT Foort Pops (selections from 01057 and 01058) (1956) COOK10579

10646 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Tempo Vivace: Symphonic Masterpieces of Dance & Theater (selections from 01064 and 01066) (1955-56) COOK010646

10657 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Two Classical Symphonies: Mozart Symphony No. 40, Beethoven Symphony No. 5 (01065 and 01067) (1955) COOK10657

10659 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Two Classical Symphonies: Mozart Symphony No. 40, Haydn Symphony No. 100 (01065 and 01069) (1955-56) COOK10659

10683 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Modern Orchestral Textures (01068 and 01063) (1955) COOK10683

10850 RUPERT Cook LabsEMENDORE BAND Le Jazz Trinidad COOK10850

10867 Before and After Willie Rodriguez (selections from 01086 and 05007) (1953-54) COOK010867

10889 RED CAMP Horizontal & Upright & Downright & Dunright (01088 and 01089) (1954) COOK10889

10890 The Castiliane Johnny Gomez Band, John Buddy Williams Band, Girl Pat Steel Band, And Grand Curacaye String Orchestra (1956) COOK10890

11312 BRUCE PRINCE-JOSEPH AND HUFSTADER SINGERS The Forgotten Pedal Harpsichord and Hufstader Singers (01131 and 01092) (1953) COOK11312

11815 TONY ALMERICO'S PARISIAN ROOM BAND AND LIZZIE MILES Clambake on Bourbon Street (1954-55) COOK11815

50130 Tour of Cook Labs COOK50130

70889 RED CAMP Popular Piano and Combo COOK70889

80134 LUIZ BONFA Waterfall: Guitar COOK80134

80417 MARIMBA ORCHESTRA Waterfall: Children's Music COOK80417

80680 NEW ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON Waterfall: Symphonic COOK80680

XX1 Audio Follies Sampler COOK00XX1

XX2 Calypso Jazz Sampler COOK00XX2

Series 10 Cook Series 10 COOK_Series10

Series 30 Cook Series 30 COOK_Series30

Series 60 Cook Series 60 COOK_Series60

Series 70 Cook Series 70 COOK_Series70

Series 80 Cook Series 80 COOK_Series80

Series 90 Cook Series 90 COOK_Series90

Series 100 Cook Series 100 COOK_Series100

Series 300 Cook Series 300 COOK_Series300

Series 301 Cook Series 301 COOK_Series301

Series 302 Cook Series 302 COOK_Series302

Series 303 Cook Series 303 COOK_Series303
Provenance:
The Smithsonian Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections acquired the Cook Labs Records in 1990, when Emory and Martha Cook donated their company records to the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Anthony Seeger, then Director of Smithsonian Folkways Records, received a call from Mr. Cook in the summer of 1989 offering to donate the Cook label to the Smithsonian. Dr. Seeger visited him in August of that year to view the contents of the collection, and the Smithsonian received custody of the collection in May 1990. In return for the donation from Mr. Cook, the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage agreed to keep the record titles available and to store the papers in the archives.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at (202) 633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Wit and humor  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Folk music -- Caribbean Area  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Sounds  Search this
Music -- 18th century  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
Jazz -- Louisiana -- New Orleans  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Accordion music  Search this
Airplane sounds  Search this
Audio equipment industry  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Bonfá, Luiz  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Burlesque (Theater)  Search this
Calliope music  Search this
Calypso (Music)--Trinidad and Tobago  Search this
Campos Parsi, Héctor, 1922-  Search this
Catholicism  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Christmas  Search this
Cimbalom and zither music  Search this
Clavichord  Search this
Clemendore, Rupert  Search this
Drum  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Photographic prints
Business records
Artifacts
Contracts
Phonograph records
Correspondence
Christmas music
Citation:
Cook Labs records, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.COOK
See more items in:
Cook Labs records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-cook
Additional Online Media:

Calypso (Cytherea bulbosa)

Artist:
Mary Vaux Walcott, born Philadelphia, PA 1860-died St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada 1940  Search this
Medium:
watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 x 7 in. (25.5 x 17.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1916
Topic:
Study\botanical study\Calypso  Search this
Study\botanical study\Cytherea bulbosa  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1970.355.443
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1970.355.443

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
459 Sound tape reels (approximate)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sound tape reels
Plans (drawings)
Audiotapes
Digital images
Memorandums
Audiocassettes
Negatives
Photographic prints
Sound recordings
Business records
Notes
Videotapes
Video recordings
Slides (photographs)
Contracts
Correspondence
Cha-chas (Music)
Lindy (Dance)
Jitterbug (Dance)
Place:
Caribbean Area
Trinidad and Tobago
Puerto Rico
Cuba
Date:
July 3-14, 1974
Summary:
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection documents the planning, production, and execution of the 1974 Festival of American Folklife. Materials may include photographs, audio recordings, motion picture film and video recordings, notes, production drawings, contracts, memoranda, correspondence, informational materials, publications, and ephemera. Such materials were created during the Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as well as in the featured communities, before or after the Festival itself.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 9 series.

Series 1: Program Books, Festival Publications, and Ephemera

Series 2: African Diaspora

Series 3: Children's Program

Series 4: Family Folklore

Series 5: Festival Stage

Series 6: Native Americans

Series 7: Old Ways in the New World

Series 8: Regional America

Series 9: Working Americans
Historical note:
The Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998.

The 1974 Festival of American Folklife was produced by the Smithsonian Division of Performing Arts and cosponsored by the National Park Service.

For more information, see Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Introduction:
With the 1974 Festival of American Folklife (July 3-7 and July 10-14, 1974), the seven programs that would constitute the Bicentennial Festival were all in place. As in 1973, the Festival took place in the western part of the National Mall alongside the Reflecting Pool, between 17th and 23rd Streets, and between Constitution Avenue N.W. and Independence Avenue S.W. (see site plan). It was co-organized by the Smithsonian Institution, Division of Performing Arts (James R. Morris, Director; Richard Lusher) and the National Park Service (Ronald H. Walker, Director). Ralph Rinzler was Director of the Folklife Program and the Festival.

The 1974 Festival included seven programs, with a Festival Stage bringing together performers from other programs and, in the second week, its own participants. The 1974 Program Book was supplemented by daily folios with additional information on that day's programs.
Forms Part Of:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife forms part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival records .

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers

1967 Festival of American Folklife records - [Ongoing]
Related Archival Materials note:
Within the Rinzler Archives, related materials may be found in various collections such as the Ralph Rinzler papers and recordings, the Lily Spandorf drawings, the Diana Davies photographs, the Robert Yellin photographs, and the Curatorial Research, Programs, and Projects collection. Additional relevant materials may also be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives concerning the Division of Performing Arts (1966-1983), Folklife Program (1977-1980), Office of Folklife Programs (1980-1991), Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies (1991-1999), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present), and collaborating Smithsonian units, as well as in the administrative papers of key figures such as the Secretary and respective deputies. Users are encouraged to consult relevant finding aids and to contact Archives staff for further information.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Folk festivals  Search this
Food habits  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Folklore  Search this
arts and crafts  Search this
World music  Search this
occupational folklore  Search this
Orisha religion  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Afro-Caribbeans  Search this
Steel bands (Music)  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Mambos -- (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Plans (drawings)
Audiotapes
Digital images
Memorandums
Audiocassettes
Negatives
Photographic prints
Sound recordings
Business records
Notes
Videotapes
Video recordings
Slides (photographs)
Contracts
Correspondence
Cha-chas (Music)
Lindy (Dance)
Jitterbug (Dance)
Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1974
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-sff-1974
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Live Performance of Calypso Music

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Music
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Live performances of "Coconut Water," "Women are Smarter," "Come Back Liza," and "Matilda" by a musical group; and "Jamaica Farewell" as a solo by Olivia Brown.
Musical performance Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Music  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Music
Citation:
Live Performance of Calypso Music, Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003367
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref597

Louise Bennett

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Bennett, Louise, 1919-2006  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Music
Drama
Place:
Jamaica
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1967
Scope and Contents:
Jamaican poet and folklorist Louise Bennett conveys Jamaican history and culture through Calypso folk songs, folk stories, lullabies, and soul songs, which are religious tunes sung in Jamaica. She also talks about the colonization of Jamaica, the towns where the Maroons live in Jamaica, and the song and dance of the Maroons. Performance followed by announcement of a fundraising program to send Anacostian youth to the Caribbean area and additional musical performance by The Colombians (not on this recording).
Performance. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003299-2
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Tales  Search this
Colonization  Search this
Maroons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Music
Drama
Citation:
Louise Bennett, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003299-1
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref611

Musical Recordings: Ghana-Guinea-Mali Calypso

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Music
Place:
Africa
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Recording of Calypso music of Ghana, Guinea, and Mali.
Music. AV003522-1: Music begins at 000121 [preceded by Christianity in Ethiopia]. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003522-2
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Music
Citation:
Musical Recordings: Ghana-Guinea-Mali Calypso, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003522-1
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref650

Metropolitan Washington

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
The Smithsonian has long counted on Washington area residents as an audience for its many museums and programs. In this first of a planned multi-year program, tables were turned as traditional musicians from local black, Hispanic and Asian American communities told Festival visitors about the social organizations and the multi-cultural urban context within which their aesthetic expressions flourish. Washington, the residential city beyond the national monuments, burgeons with cultures transplanted from beyond urban, state, and national boundaries as well as with hybrid traditions newly rooted in an urban environment. Over the next several years the Office of Folklife Programs intended to explore the fascinating, vital, and variegated pool of cultures that enliven the Washington metropolitan area. The 1987 program gave special emphasis to music among Washington's communities.

Music is a central part of festive occasions and celebrations as well as an integral feature of everyday life. People mark what they feel is distinctive and valuable through the use of music, frequently accompanied by dance and ritual. For instance, various Asian communities of Washington have maintained some of the seasonal ceremonies of their homelands, such as Lao or Chinese New Year's celebrations. These elaborate and colorful ceremonial events incorporate music, costumes, parades, food, and dance and draw community members from the entire eastern seaboard.

African American gospel music thrives in a variety of forms in Washington, ranging from the harmonies of traditional quartet groups to the sounds of more contemporary soloists, ensembles, and choirs, some of which blend classical techniques with more traditional black gospel music. Hundreds of churches support numerous choirs, smaller family groups, and other ensembles and soloists who provide their memberships with gospel music. Gospel music is central to a variety of community events in addition to regular services: for example, pastor, choir, and church anniversary celebrations, as well as funerals are filled with gospel music.

Particularly within Washington's growing Latino community, sharing of traditions has resulted in a synthesis or pan-ethnic style, celebrating a multicultural heritage. In this urban milieu Hispanic, Caribbean, and African musicians constantly create new urban performance forms by drawing fragments from known repertoires and styles and transforming them into new expressions through the use of new harmonies, updated texts, and changes in tempo, rhythmic configurations, or performance style.

Phyllis M. May-Machunda served as Curator of the Metropolitan Washington program and Camila Bryce-Laporte as Assistant Program Coordinator.

The Metropolitan Washington program was made possible in part by the Music Performance Trust Funds, a non-profit organization created by U.S. recording companies to fund live and free performances (Trustee: Martin A. Paulson).
Fieldworkers:
Camila Bryce-Laporte, Arnaé Burton, Olivia Cadaval, Mia Gardener, Richard Kennedy, Michael Licht, Phyllis M. May-Machunda, Daniel Sheehy, Daphne Shuttleworth, Nicholas R. Spitzer, Kazadi wa Mukuna
Presenters:
Arnaé Burton, Kathy Bullock, Alicia María González, Richard Kennedy, David T. Lee, Von Martin, Oscar Ordenes, Daniel Sheehy, Nicholas R. Spitzer, Richard Spottswood, Nap Turner, Kazadi wa Mukuna, Pearl Williams-Jones
Participants:
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, blues, Washington, D.C.

Choraliers, 1st Baptist Church of Deanwood, gospel, Washington, D.C.

Comparsa Panameña, Panamanian costume band, Washington, D.C.

Conrado Rosales y la Banda Salvadorena, Salvadoran music, Washington, D.C.

Cubanakán, Afro-Cuban music, Washington, D.C.

Hazel Dickens, traditional southern mountain music, Washington, D.C.

Emmanuel Choraleers, gospel, Washington, D.C.

The Four Echoes, gospel, New Carrolton, Maryland

The Garcia Family, Mexican children's games, Washington, D.C.

Great Change Ensemble, gospel, Seat Pleasant, Maryland

Grupo Batuque, Brazilian samba band, Silver Spring, Maryland

Han Sheng Chinese Opera Institute, Peking opera, Washington, D.C.

Bill Harris, 1925-, blues, Washington, D.C.

Lisa Henderson, 1958-, gospel, Washington, D.C.

Image, soca, calypso music, Dale City, Virginia

John Jackson (1924-) & James Jackson, blues, Fairfax Station, Virginia

Flory Jagoda, Ladino music, Falls Church, Virginia

Jah Honey & the Unconquered People, reggae music, Washington, D.C.

The Junkyard Band, go-go music, Washington, D.C.

Kankouran, West African drumming, Washington, D.C.

Khmer Traditional Music Ensemble, traditional Cambodian music, Silver Spring, Maryland

Kings of Harmony, gospel, Lanham, Maryland

Djimo Kouyate, Mandingo griot music, Washington, D.C.

Los Fuertes de Colombia, Colombian music, Silver Spring, Maryland

James Kika Makubuya, 1945-, Ganda music, Washington, D.C.

Mattie Johnson & the Stars of Faith, gospel, Washington, D.C.

McCollough Kings of Harmony Spiritual Band, gospel brass band, Washington, D.C.

Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Choral Choir, gospel, Washington, D.C.

Nguyen Dinh Nghia & Daughters, traditional Vietnamese music, Vienna, Virginia

ODADAA!, Ga music, Alexandria, Virginia

Kambo Oholara, Macujumbe stilt walker, Washington, D.C.

Ollantay, Bolivian urban music, Arlington, Virginia

Potomac Valley Boys, bluegrass, Leesburg, Virginia

Prophecy, gospel, Washington, D.C.

Alberto Rios y sus Paraguayos, Paraguayan music, Washington, D.C.

Ross School, Salvadoran children's games, Washington, D.C.

Rumiñahui, Andean music from Ecuador, Wheaton, Maryland

St. Augustine Gospel Choir, gospel, Washington, D.C.

St. Teresa of Avila Choir, gospel, Washington, D.C.

Sons of Grace, United House of Prayer, gospel, Washington, D.C.

The Sounds of Africa, Zairian urban music, Silver Spring, Maryland

Don Stover, traditional banjo music, Brandywine, Maryland

The Teagle Family, gospel, Laurel, Maryland

Trinidad Steel Band, calypso pan music, Washington, D.C.

Don Vails & the Salvation Corps, gospel, Hyattsville, Maryland

Vision, gospel, Hyattsville, Maryland
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1987, Series 3
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref26

Live Performance of Calypso Music

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Music
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Live performances of "Coconut Water," "Women are Smarter," "Come Back Liza," and "Matilda" by a musical group; and "Jamaica Farewell" as a solo by Olivia Brown.
Musical performance Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Music  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Music
Citation:
Live Performance of Calypso Music, Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-023, Item ACMA AV003367
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-av09-023-ref597

Musical Recordings: Ghana-Guinea-Mali Calypso

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Music
Place:
Africa
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Recording of Calypso music of Ghana, Guinea, and Mali.
Music. AV003522-1: Music begins at 000121 [preceded by Christianity in Ethiopia]. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003522-2
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Music
Citation:
Musical Recordings: Ghana-Guinea-Mali Calypso, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-023, Item ACMA AV003522-1
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-av09-023-ref650

Louise Bennett

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Bennett, Louise, 1919-2006  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Music
Drama
Place:
Jamaica
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1967
Scope and Contents:
Jamaican poet and folklorist Louise Bennett conveys Jamaican history and culture through Calypso folk songs, folk stories, lullabies, and soul songs, which are religious tunes sung in Jamaica. She also talks about the colonization of Jamaica, the towns where the Maroons live in Jamaica, and the song and dance of the Maroons. Performance followed by announcement of a fundraising program to send Anacostian youth to the Caribbean area and additional musical performance by The Colombians (not on this recording).
Performance. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003299-2
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Tales  Search this
Colonization  Search this
Maroons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Music
Drama
Citation:
Louise Bennett, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-023, Item ACMA AV003299-1
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-av09-023-ref611

Goodbye Babylon [sound recording]

Producer:
Ledbetter, Steven Lance  Search this
Performer:
Milton, J.M  Search this
Rose, T. T  Search this
Graves, Roosevelt  Search this
Jefferson, Blind Lemon 1897-1929  Search this
Mainer, J. E (Joseph E.) 1898-1971  Search this
Phillips, Washington  Search this
Stoneman, Ernest V  Search this
Dranes, Arizona  Search this
Jackson, Mahalia 1911-1972  Search this
Magby, Luther  Search this
Carter, A. P. (Alvin Pleasant) 1891-1960  Search this
Carter, Maybelle 1909-1978  Search this
Carter, Sara 1898-1979  Search this
McClintock, Lil  Search this
Palmes, Frank  Search this
Lunsford, Bascom Lamar 1882-1973  Search this
Carlisle, Cliff 1904-1983  Search this
Carlisle, Bill  Search this
Ross, David b. 1893  Search this
Jones, Bessie 1902-1984  Search this
Young, Ed 1910-1972  Search this
Smith, Hobart 1897-1965  Search this
Davis, John  Search this
Ramsey, Emma  Search this
Ely, Claude  Search this
Curry, Elder  Search this
Terrell, O. M  Search this
Stanley, Ralph  Search this
Stanley, Carter  Search this
Smith, Carl 1927-2010  Search this
Cash, June Carter  Search this
Carter, Anita  Search this
Carter, Helen 1927-1998  Search this
Dorsey, Thomas Andrew  Search this
James, Skip 1902-1969  Search this
Bryant, Richard, Elder  Search this
Coleman, Jaybird  Search this
Fancy, Cally  Search this
Moody, Clyde 1917-1989  Search this
Anglin, Jack 1916-1963  Search this
Wright, Johnnie 1914-2011  Search this
Hibler, Rosie  Search this
Gray, A. A., b. 1881  Search this
Hays, Blind Roger  Search this
Macon, Uncle Dave 1870-1952  Search this
McIntorsh, Lonnie  Search this
Edwards, Elder  Search this
Hall, Effie  Search this
Davis, Blind Willie  Search this
Monrose, Cyril  Search this
Clayborn, Edward W  Search this
Carson, Martha  Search this
Carson, James 1918-  Search this
Johnson, Blind Willie  Search this
Scruggs, Earl  Search this
Flatt, Lester  Search this
Head, Eddie  Search this
Taggart, Blind Joe  Search this
Nelson, Mary, Rev.Sister  Search this
Jaxon, Frankie Half Pint, b. 1895  Search this
Rice, D. C., Rev  Search this
White, Bukka  Search this
Morgan, Sam 1887-1936  Search this
Johnson, A. (Anderson)  Search this
Maddox, Rose  Search this
Walsh, Dock  Search this
Williams, Hank 1923-1953  Search this
Cooper, Wilma Lee 1921-2011  Search this
Cooper, Stoney 1918-1977  Search this
Mosley, W. M  Search this
Paris, Blind Benny  Search this
Mainer, Wade 1907-2011  Search this
McCollum, Mother  Search this
Reed, Blind Alfred  Search this
Melton, Dorothy  Search this
Henton, Laura  Search this
Lam, Bela  Search this
Harris, Golden P. (Golden Pierce) 1897-1964  Search this
Harris, Willie  Search this
Karnes, Alfred G. 1891-1958  Search this
Wilson, A., Deacon  Search this
Phipps, Ernest  Search this
Jones Grandpa 1913-1998  Search this
Delmore, Rabon 1916-1952  Search this
Delmore, Alton  Search this
Travis, Merle  Search this
Monroe, Bill 1911-1996  Search this
Monroe, Charlie  Search this
McTell, Blind Willie  Search this
Reed, Dock  Search this
Hall, Vera 1906-1964  Search this
Johnson, Bessie  Search this
Forehand, Mamie  Search this
Burch, J. E., Elder  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Reed, L., Mrs  Search this
Duncans, T.A., Mrs  Search this
Strothers, Jimmie  Search this
Tharpe, Rosetta 1915-1973  Search this
Gates, J. M. Rev  Search this
Nix, A. W  Search this
Burnett, J.C  Search this
Shelton, Isaiah, Rev  Search this
Dickenson, Emmet  Search this
Weems, T.E  Search this
Campbell, Benny  Search this
Campbell, E.D., Rev  Search this
Moore, E. S., Rev  Search this
Blakey, Johnny  Search this
Jones, Otis  Search this
Webb, James Morris  Search this
Jones, George, Rev  Search this
Davis, Leon  Search this
Worell, S. J  Search this
Gatewood, H.C  Search this
McGee, F. W. (Ford Washington) 1890-1971  Search this
Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters  Search this
Alabama Sacred Harp Singers  Search this
Mountaineers (Musical group)  Search this
Chuck Wagon Gang  Search this
Holy Ghost Sanctified Singers  Search this
Golden Gate Quartet  Search this
Dixie Mountaineers (Musical group)  Search this
Blue Chips (Musical group)  Search this
Louvin Brothers  Search this
Carter Family (Musical group)  Search this
Bryant's Jubilee Quartet  Search this
Carlisle Brothers  Search this
Taskiana Four  Search this
Tennessee Music & Printing Company  Search this
Sea Island Singers  Search this
Stanley Brothers  Search this
Carter Sisters (Musical group)  Search this
Charles Butts Sacred Harp Singers (Musical group)  Search this
Kentucky Ramblers  Search this
Trumpeteers  Search this
Johnson Family  Search this
North Carolina Cooper Boys  Search this
Jimpson  Search this
King's Sacred Quartette  Search this
Virginia Dandies (Musical group)  Search this
Empire Jubilee Quartet  Search this
Huggins and Phillips Sacred Harp Singers  Search this
Price Family Sacred Singers  Search this
Roaring Lion (Musician)  Search this
Dinwiddie Colored Quartet  Search this
McVay and Johnson (Musical group)  Search this
Jubilee Gospel Team  Search this
Two Gospel Keys (Musical group)  Search this
Flatt and Scruggs (Musical group)  Search this
Foggy Mountain Boys  Search this
Tallahassee Tight (Musician)  Search this
Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers  Search this
T.C.I. Women's Four  Search this
North Canton Quartet  Search this
Sam Morgan's Jazz Band  Search this
Maddox Brothers & Rose  Search this
Sheffield Quartet  Search this
Tennessee Mountaineers (Musical group)  Search this
Stovepipe No. 1  Search this
Heavenly Gospel Singers  Search this
Blue Sky Boys  Search this
Okeh Atlanta Sacred Harp Singers (Musical group)  Search this
Greene County Singers  Search this
Famous Blue Jay Singers  Search this
Silver Leaf Quartette of Norfolk  Search this
Ridgel's Fountain Citians (Musical group)  Search this
Pace Jubilee Singers  Search this
J.T. Allison's Sacred Harp Singers  Search this
Brown's Ferry Four (Musical group)  Search this
Bailes Brothers  Search this
Monroe Brothers  Search this
Seventh Day Adventist Choir  Search this
Daniels-Deason Sacred Harp Group  Search this
Georgia Peach (Singer)  Search this
Kansas Joe  Search this
Creator:
Davis, Gary 1896-1972  Search this
Norfolk Jazz Quartet  Search this
Liner notes:
Seven Foot Dilly and His Dill Pickles  Search this
Subject:
Titanic (Steamship)  Search this
Physical description:
6 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Trinidadians  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Gullahs  Search this
Afro-Caribbean  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
North Carolina
West Virginia
Whitesburg (Ky.)
Kentucky
United States
Trinidad and Tobago
Indiana
Georgia
Atlanta (Ga.)
Virginia
Mississippi
Alabama
Texas
Fort Worth (Tex.)
New York (N.Y.)
Chicago (Ill.)
Illinois
South Carolina
Maces Springs (Va.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Baltimore (Md.)
Maryland
Parchman (Miss.)
Marion (Ala.)
Norfolk (Va.)
Long Island (N.Y.)
New York
Florida
New Orleans (La.)
Louisiana
Birmingham (Ala.)
California
Bakersfield (Calif.)
Michigan
Ohio
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Princeton (W. Va.)
Knoxville (Tenn.)
Livingston (Ala.)
Memphis (Tenn.)
Richmond (Va.)
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
2003
Topic:
Gospel music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
String band  Search this
Country music  Search this
Shape-note singing  Search this
Old-time music  Search this
Jug band music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Sea Islands--Songs and music  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Minstrel shows  Search this
Prisoners' songs  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Jazz  Search this
New Orleans jazz  Search this
Sermons  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Violin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Dolceola  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Piano  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Autoharp  Search this
Dobro  Search this
Cornet  Search this
Hawaiian guitar  Search this
Organ (Musical instrument)  Search this
Sea Islands  Search this
United House of Prayer for All People  Search this
Local number:
Dust to Digital 01
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_359615

Voices of pan pioneers of Trinidad and Tobago

Author:
Martin, Vonulrick  Search this
Physical description:
290 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Trinidad and Tobago
Date:
2016
Topic:
Steel drum (Musical instrument)  Search this
Steel bands (Music)--History  Search this
Calypso (Music)--History and criticism  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1096147

Calypso [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Hitchcock, George 1850-1913  Search this
Photographic firm:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1907
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Dress--Historic--Classical Dress  Search this
Mythology--Classical--Calypso  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001116
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_138966

Celebrating Trinidadian Steelband Music!

Publisher:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Topic:
Music  Search this
Caribbean  Search this
Trinidad  Search this
Calypso  Search this
Steel band  Search this
Typical age range 10-12  Search this
Typical age range 12-14  Search this
Typical age range 14-16  Search this
Typical age range 16-18  Search this
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_4181

Catch the Calypso beat and put it on your feet!

Publisher:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Topic:
Music  Search this
Caribbean  Search this
Trinidad  Search this
Calpyso  Search this
Dance  Search this
Typical age range 8-10  Search this
Typical age range 10-12  Search this
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_4182

Steel band Style, Calypso Culture and Childhood Chants: Trinidadian Music for the Classroom

Publisher:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Topic:
Music  Search this
Caribbean  Search this
Trinidad  Search this
Calpso  Search this
Steel Band  Search this
Typical age range 8-10  Search this
Typical age range 10-12  Search this
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_4183

The real calypso [sound recorder] / compiled and edited by Samuel Charters

Producer:
Charters, Samuel Barclay 1929-2015  Search this
Performer:
Executor  Search this
Clark, Gerald  Search this
Manning, Sam (Vocalist)  Search this
Caresser (Musician)  Search this
Lion (Musician)  Search this
Attila the Hun 1882-1962  Search this
Growling Tiger (Calypso singer) 1916-1993  Search this
Lord Beginner  Search this
Lord Invader 1914-1961  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Afro-Caribbean  Search this
Trinidadians  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Trinidad and Tobago
Date:
1966
Topic:
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Local number:
Folkways RBF13
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231658

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