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Eric H. Davidson audio recordings

Collector:
Davidson, Eric H., 1937-  Search this
Musician:
Galyean, Cullen  Search this
Harrison, Bobby  Search this
Jarrell, Tommy, 1901-1985  Search this
Joines, Polly  Search this
Neaves, Glen  Search this
Smith, Glen (Banjo player)  Search this
Spencer, Ed  Search this
Ward, Wade  Search this
Extent:
73 Sound tape reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Audiotapes
Date:
1958-1984
Summary:
This collection contains 73 open reel tapes, made by Eric H. Davidson between 1958-1984, featuring the traditional music of Southern Appalachia.
Scope and Contents:
The Eric H. Davidson audio recordings consists of 73 open reel tapes dating from 1958-1984, featuring field recordings made by Davidson and his colleagues (including Caleb Ellicott Finch, Paul Newman, Lyn Davidson, and Jane Rigg) featuring the traditional music of Southern Appalachia. The recordings were collected primarily in Grayson and Carroll counties in Southwestern Virginia, and adjacent counties in North Carolina.
Arrangement:
The Eric H. Davidson audio recordings are arranged in chronological order. Each open reel tape was assigned a unique number by Eric Davidson.
Biographical / Historical:
Eric H. Davidson was born in 1937, in New York City. He was primarily known as a pioneering developmental biologist, who revolutionized the research of and theoretical framework behind "the gene regulatory networks that perform complex biological processes, such as the transformation of a single-celled egg into a complex organism. His work helped to reveal how the DNA sequences inherited in the genome are used to initiate and drive forward the sequence of steps that result in development." (1)

Davidson's work in biology began at the age of 16, when he began conducting research with cell physiologist L. V. Heilbrunn, a family friend, at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He began as a dish washer at the MBL, but was informed by Heilbrunn that he was also expected to have a research project. This project resulted in a published abstract in the Biological Bulletin on clotting in sand dollars.

Davidson earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1958 and his doctorate from Rockefeller University in 1963. After working as a postdoctoral researcher and faculty member at Rockefeller, he moved to Caltech, where he would spend the rest of his career, beginning as a visiting assistant professor. He was named Norman Chandler Professor of Cell Biology in 1982 and remained there until his death.

His interest in old time music arose at nearly the same time as his interest in biology. His father, a well-known abstract painter, and mother were connected to several people who were hired to do research for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the late 1930's and 40's. At 14, he began to play the 5-string banjo after being introduced to the instrument through his exposure to recordings of Southern Appalachian music recorded as a part of the WPA, held at the Library of Congress.

In college, he played music in cafes. He also got a hold of the log of WPA recordings that were so influential to him. He began to stick pins in maps wherever the recordings were made, and began to notice that most of the pins were clustered in two counties in Southwestern Virginia--Grayson and Carroll counties--and adjacent counties in North Carolina.

In 1956, he began to take trips down to these areas during breaks from school to record musicians that had learned songs and skills through oral tradition, as opposed to the radio or records. He continued to go every year for many years, until the last person he knew had learned by oral tradition passed away. He formed close relationships with many notable musicians during these trips, including Wade Ward (from whom he learned the clawhammer banjo playing technique), Tommy Jarrell, Paul Joines, Glen Neaves, Vester Jones, Ed Spencer, Glen Smith, Cullen Galyean, and Bobby Harrison. He often recorded with his longtime collaborators Caleb Ellicott Finch, Paul Newman, Lyn Davidson, and Jane Rigg. Many of these recordings were released by Moses Asch as Folkways Records albums, produced by Davidson and his collaborators between 1962-1986.

Davidson was interested in the personal, musical, structural, traditional, and historical aspects of Southern Appalachian music. His fieldwork style was to continue to record a musician until they got tired or he'd run out of tape. Then he'd come back the next day, and the next year, and the year after that, until he had recorded everything that musician knew. This gave his work the characteristic of what he described as, borrowing from his scientific background, a longitudinal study. He was able to observe changes in the musical tradition of the region: the transition of traditional ballad singing from a cappella to string band accompaniment, the incorporation of the guitar into the string band ensemble, and the shift from clawhammer to three-finger banjo picking. In an oral history interview with Davidson conducted by the Ralph Rinzler Folklife and Collections in 2015, Davidson said that in his research, he could see how "ballads combine and recombine like genetic organisms in biology."

Davidson was also an accomplished banjo musician in his own right. He formed the Iron Mountain String Band together with Caleb Finch (fiddle), and Peggy Haine (guitar), releasing an album (FA 2473) on Folkways Records in 1973 consisting of songs and tunes learned from his many recording trips into Grayson and Carroll counties.

Eric Davidson died on September 1, 2015 at the age of 78.

1. "Developmental Biologist Eric H. Davidson Passes Away," Caltech News, September 4, 2015, accessed January 5, 2016, http://www.caltech.edu/news/developmental-biologist-eric-h-davidson-passes-away-47772.
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Related Materials:
An oral history with Eric H. Davidson was conducted by the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections on April 26, 2015. Both the video and transcript is available for researchers. Contact archives staff for information.
Provenance:
Donated by Eric H. Davidson.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Fiddle tunes -- Appalachian Region, Southern  Search this
Folk music -- Appalachian Region, Southern  Search this
Banjo music -- Appalachian Region, Southern  Search this
Music -- Appalachian Region, Southern  Search this
Old-time music -- Appalachian Region, Southern  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Eric H. Davidson audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Eric H. Davidson audio recordings, 1958-1985. Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVID
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Eric H. Davidson audio recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-david

Classic mountain songs from Smithsonian Folkways [sound recording]

Author:
Wallin, Doug 1919-  Search this
Boggs, Dock 1898-1971  Search this
Davis, George 1906-1992  Search this
Riddle, Lesley  Search this
Sumner, Marion 1920-1997  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Watson, Merle  Search this
Reed, Ola Belle  Search this
Steele, Pete b. 1891  Search this
Dickens, Hazel  Search this
Gerrard, Alice 1934-  Search this
McGee, Sam 1894-1975  Search this
Ashley, Clarence 1895-1967  Search this
Wallin, Berzilla  Search this
Ward, Wade  Search this
Chandler, Dillard  Search this
Lunsford, Bascom Lamar  Search this
Holcomb, Roscoe  Search this
Ritchie, Jean  Search this
Price, Fred 1915-1987  Search this
Howard, Clint 1930-  Search this
Stoneman, Ernest V  Search this
Edmonds, Norman  Search this
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings  Search this
Indian Bottom Association  Search this
Phipps Family (Musical group)  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern
Date:
2002
1958
P2002
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
Ballads, English  Search this
Hymns, English  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Banjo music  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Call number:
disc 000389
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_745726

I Remember Those Days Back When [sound recording}

Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
North Carolina
Union Grove (N.C.)
United States
Topic:
Old-time music  Search this
Country music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Fiddle Contests  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Violin  Search this
Local number:
Union Grove 5
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_357359

A Bottle of Wine and a Gingercake [sound recording]

Liner notes:
Wolfe, Charles K  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Tennessee
Chattanooga (Tenn.)
United States
Topic:
Old-time music  Search this
String band  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Banjo music  Search this
Violin  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Local number:
Pine Breeze 003
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_357402

American Favorite Ballads [Box] [sound recording]

Performer:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Producer:
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Liner notes:
Logsdon, Guy William  Search this
Subject:
Titanic (Steamship)  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Mexico
Ireland
Louisiana
New York
Texas
Kentucky
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2009
Topic:
Folk songs  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Railroads--Songs and music  Search this
Sea songs  Search this
Minstrel shows  Search this
Music  Search this
United States--History  Search this
Cowboys  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Patriotic music  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Prisoners' songs  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Outlaw songs  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Africa--Songs and music  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Disasters  Search this
Banjo music  Search this
Hymns  Search this
Shape-note singing  Search this
Country music  Search this
Labor unions--Songs and music  Search this
Ireland--Songs and music  Search this
Folk songs--Pennsylvania  Search this
Military music  Search this
Talking Blues  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Mining--Songs and music  Search this
Hollering  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Vocals  Search this
Twelve string guitar  Search this
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783  Search this
United States--Civil war, 1861-1865  Search this
Immigrant communities  Search this
Shakers  Search this
Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
Labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
World War I  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Horse racing  Search this
Local number:
FP-CFP-CD-40155
Smithsonian Folkways 40155
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_354952

Festival Recordings: Music Stage: Ralph Rinzler Memorial Service (Cont'd); Clyde Davenport; Jack Coen; Richard Hagopian [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Masters of the Traditional Arts Program 1994 Washington, D.C  Search this
Recorder:
Watson, Matt  Search this
Doran, Kevin  Search this
Performer:
Davenport, Clyde 1921-  Search this
Coen, Charlie 1934-  Search this
Coen, Jack 1925-2012  Search this
Hagopian, Harold G.  Search this
Hagopian, Richard A. 1937-  Search this
Uniform title:
Qānūn  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Irish Americans  Search this
Armenians  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Tennessee
Jamestown (Tenn.)
Ireland
New York
California
Armenia
Soviet Union
Visalia (Calif.)
Date:
1994
Topic:
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
String band  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Ireland--Songs and music  Search this
British Isles--Songs and music  Search this
World music  Search this
Violin  Search this
Flute  Search this
Concertina  Search this
Oud  Search this
Zither  Search this
Dümbelek  Search this
Armenia--Songs and music  Search this
Local number:
FP-1994-CT-0126
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_342091

Festival Recordings: Music Stage: John Jackson; Clyde Davenport; Jack Coen [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Masters of the Traditional Arts Program 1994 Washington, D.C  Search this
Recorder:
Milner, Greg  Search this
Bonham, Fran  Search this
Performer:
Jackson, James  Search this
Jackson, John 1924-2002  Search this
Davenport, Clyde 1921-  Search this
Coen, Jack 1925-2012  Search this
Coen, Charlie 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Irish Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Virginia
Fairfax Station (Va.)
Tennessee
Jamestown (Tenn.)
Ireland
New York
Date:
1994
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
String band  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Ireland--Songs and music  Search this
British Isles--Songs and music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Flute  Search this
Concertina  Search this
Local number:
FP-1994-CT-0131
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_342096

Festival Recordings: Music Stage: Clyde Davenport; Jack Coen; John Jackson, James Jackson [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Masters of the Traditional Arts Program 1994 Washington, D.C  Search this
Recorder:
Miller, Mark K. 1953-  Search this
Shaver, Lisa  Search this
Performer:
Davenport, Clyde 1921-  Search this
Coen, Jack 1925-2012  Search this
Coen, Charlie 1934-  Search this
Jackson, John 1924-2002  Search this
Jackson, James  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Irish Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Tennessee
Jamestown (Tenn.)
Ireland
New York
Virginia
Fairfax Station (Va.)
Date:
1994
Topic:
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
String band  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Ireland--Songs and music  Search this
British Isles--Songs and music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Violin  Search this
Flute  Search this
Concertina  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
FP-1994-CT-0138
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_342103

Close to home [sound recording] : old time music from Mike Seeger's collection, 1952-1967

Liner notes:
Seeger, Mike 1933-2009  Search this
Performer:
Robertson, Alexander 1887-1975  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Sutphin, J. C. 1885-  Search this
Sutphin, V.L.  Search this
Neece, J.J.  Search this
Foreacre, Louise  Search this
Snow, Kilby 1905-1980  Search this
Stoneman, Ernest V  Search this
Stoneman, Hattie  Search this
White, Elizabeth  Search this
Adam, Will 1938-  Search this
Riddle, Lesley 1905-1980  Search this
Ashley, Clarence 1895-1967  Search this
Davis, Pearly "Grandma"  Search this
Hall, A. L  Search this
Ward, Wade  Search this
Martin, Edsel  Search this
McElreath, Bill  Search this
Jenkins, Snuffy 1908-1990  Search this
Dimmery, Ira  Search this
Smith, Arthur 1898-1971  Search this
McGee, Kirk 1899-1983  Search this
McGee, Sam 1894-1975  Search this
Lewis, Clyde  Search this
Ray, Lost John  Search this
Koken, Walt  Search this
Lawson, Sherman  Search this
Cole, Emmett  Search this
Landers, George  Search this
Boggs, Dock 1898-1971  Search this
Sturgill, Archie  Search this
Sturgill, Kate Peters  Search this
Boatright, Scott  Search this
Carter, Sara 1898-1979  Search this
Carter, Maybelle 1909-1978  Search this
Ferrill, Clarence  Search this
Performers:
Davis, Bill and Jean  Search this
Stancer Quartet, The  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Blue Ridge Buddies, The  Search this
Creator:
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Southern states
Appalachian Region
Date:
P1997
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Banjo music  Search this
String band music  Search this
Local number:
SF-COMM-CD-40097
Smithsonian Folkways 40097
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221062

Mountain music of Kentucky [sound recording] / recorded, edited and annotated by John Cohen

Producer:
Cohen, John 1932-  Search this
Performer:
Cornett, Bill  Search this
Chapman, Willie  Search this
Crase, James  Search this
Holcomb, Roscoe  Search this
Young, Martin  Search this
Grigsby, Corbett  Search this
Sams, John  Search this
Sams, John Mrs  Search this
Bowlin, Granville  Search this
Hall, Martha  Search this
Cornett, J.D.  Search this
Sexton, Lee  Search this
Sumner, Marion  Search this
Davis, George 1906-1992  Search this
Old Baptist Church  Search this
Holiness Church  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Kentucky
United States
Date:
1960
Topic:
Ballads, English  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Hymns  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Love songs  Search this
Banjo music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Drinking songs  Search this
Political ballads and songs  Search this
Working class  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Instrumental music  Search this
Social dancing  Search this
Opera  Search this
Courtship  Search this
Animals  Search this
Music  Search this
Wit and humor  Search this
Sentimental  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Violin  Search this
Spoons (Musical instrument)  Search this
Religion  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Baptists  Search this
Local number:
FLP 2317
Folkways 2317
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_246639

Festival Recordings: Tennessee Music Stage #3: Brown, Douglas and Brown; The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Tennessee Program 1986 Washington, D.C  Search this
Birchfield, Bill 1945-2015  Search this
Birchfield, Creed 1905-1998  Search this
Birchfield, Joe 1912-2001  Search this
Artist:
Brown, Ray 1914-1998  Search this
Douglas, Robert 1900-2001  Search this
Roan Mountain Hilltoppers  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Washington, D.C
Roan Mountain (N.C. and Tenn.)
Tennessee
Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Topic:
Old-time music  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Local number:
FP-1986-7RR-0041
FLP 39187
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_313685

Festival Recordings: Tennessee Music Stage #1: Roy Harper; Blizard and Keys [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Tennessee Program 1986 Washington, D.C  Search this
Artist:
Harper, Roy  Search this
Blizard, Ralph 1918-2004  Search this
Keys, Will 1923-2005  Search this
Shipley, Reece 1921-1998  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Washington, D.C
Tennessee
Topic:
Banjo music  Search this
Old-time music  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Local number:
FP-1986-7RR-0107
FLP 39253
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_313751

Festival Recordings: Tennessee Music Stage #1: Brown, Douglas and Brown; Waynell Jones, Bud Garrett; Roy Harper [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Tennessee Program 1986 Washington, D.C  Search this
Artist:
Brown, Ray 1914-1998  Search this
Douglas, Robert 1900-2001  Search this
Jones, Waynell 1926-1992  Search this
Garrett, Bud 1916-1987  Search this
Harper, Roy  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Washington, D.C
Tennessee
Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Local number:
FP-1986-7RR-0112
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_313756

Festival Recordings: Tennessee Music Stage #1: Roy Harper; Fiddle Styles (Armstrong, Moss, Blizard, Douglas, Birchfield) [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Tennessee Program 1986 Washington, D.C  Search this
Artist:
Harper, Roy  Search this
Armstrong, Howard 1909-2003  Search this
Moss, Frazier  Search this
Blizard, Ralph 1918-2004  Search this
Douglas, Robert 1900-2001  Search this
Birchfield, Joe 1912-2001  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Washington, D.C
Tennessee
Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Topic:
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Local number:
FP-1986-7RR-0134
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_313778

Festival Recordings: Tennessee Music Stage #1: Brown, Douglas, Brown; Red Rector and Roy Harper [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Tennessee Program 1986 Washington, D.C  Search this
Artist:
Brown, Ray 1914-1998  Search this
Douglas, Robert 1900-2001  Search this
Rector, Red  Search this
Harper, Roy  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Washington, D.C
Tennessee
Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Topic:
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Local number:
FP-1986-7RR-0143
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_313788

Festival Recordings: Tennessee Music Stage #1: Blizard and Keys; Ballads (Harper and Hicks) [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Tennessee Program 1986 Washington, D.C  Search this
Artist:
Blizard, Ralph 1918-2004  Search this
Keys, Will 1923-2005  Search this
Harper, Roy  Search this
Hicks, Johnny Ray 1925-  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Washington, D.C
Tennessee
Jamestown (Tenn.)
Topic:
Banjo music  Search this
Old-time music  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Local number:
FP-1986-7RR-0151
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_313795

Festival Recordings: Tennessee Music Stage #1: Ballads (Roy Harper and Ray Hicks); Ray Brown, Robert Douglas and Ed Brown [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Tennessee Program 1986 Washington, D.C  Search this
Artist:
Hicks, Johnny Ray 1925-  Search this
Harper, Roy  Search this
Brown, Ray 1914-1998  Search this
Douglas, Robert 1900-2001  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Washington, D.C
Jamestown (Tenn.)
Tennessee
Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Topic:
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Local number:
FP-1986-7RR-0152
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_313796

Festival Recordings: Music Stage #3: Roan Mountain Hilltoppers; Hemphill Singers; Ray Brown and Robert Douglas [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Tennessee Program 1986 Washington, D.C  Search this
Birchfield, Bill 1945-2015  Search this
Birchfield, Creed 1905-1998  Search this
Birchfield, Joe 1912-2001  Search this
Performer:
Brown, Ray 1914-1998  Search this
Douglas, Robert 1900-2001  Search this
Hemphill, Jessie Mae  Search this
Hemphill Singers  Search this
Artist:
Roan Mountain Hilltoppers  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Tennessee
Nashville (Tenn.)
Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Roan Mountain (N.C. and Tenn.)
Topic:
Gospel music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Old-time music  Search this
Local number:
FP-1986-7RR-0316
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_313957

Additional cuts (mock-up) to be added to Watson Family CD (SF 40012) [sound recording]

Performer:
Watson, Doc  Search this
Watson, Merle  Search this
Carlton, Gaither 1901-1972  Search this
Greer, Dolly  Search this
Producer:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Field worker:
Earle, Eugene  Search this
Artist:
Doc Watson Family (Musical group)  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
North Carolina
Deep Gap (N.C.)
Date:
1989
Topic:
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
String band  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Violin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
FW-CAS-CT-0051
FLP 39963
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_314390

Southern Journey, Vol. 3: Ballads and Breakdowns from the Southern Mountains [sound recording]

Recorder:
Lomax, Alan 1915-2002  Search this
Performer:
Vass, Ruby  Search this
Helmes, Carolyn Mainer  Search this
Mainer, Glenn  Search this
Mainer, J. E (Joseph E.) 1898-1971  Search this
Stoneman, George 1882-1966  Search this
Riddle, Almeda  Search this
Higgins, Charlie  Search this
Poe, Dale  Search this
Ward, Wade  Search this
Morris, Neil, folk singer  Search this
Morrison, Absie 1876-1964  Search this
Gilbert, Ollie  Search this
Ball, E.C. (Estil Cortez) 1913-1978  Search this
Edmonds, Norman  Search this
Edmonds, Paul  Search this
Quesinbery, Rufus  Search this
Smith, Hobart 1897-1965  Search this
Everidge, Charlie 1894-1969  Search this
Producer:
Goldstein, Kenneth S. 1927-1995  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1961
Topic:
Folk songs  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Old-time music  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Banjo music  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Christmas music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Mouth bow  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-1686
Prestige International 25003
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_315433

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