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Rock ' n ' Soul Audiovisual History Project Collection

Interviewer:
Daniel, Pete  Search this
McGovern, Charles  Search this
Meehan, John P.  Search this
Less, David  Search this
Sponsor:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Author:
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)  Search this
Names:
Stax Records  Search this
Sun Records  Search this
Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977  Search this
Interviewee:
Anderson, Clara  Search this
Berger, Bettye  Search this
Blackwood, James, 1919-2002  Search this
Burlison, Paul  Search this
Dickinson, Jim, 1941-  Search this
Fontana, D.J., 1954-  Search this
Ford, Fred  Search this
Gist, Morse  Search this
Gordon, Willie  Search this
Jackson, Cordell, 1923-  Search this
Kesler, Stan  Search this
Lansky, Bernard  Search this
Manuel, Bobby, 1945-  Search this
Mitchell, Willie, 1928-  Search this
Moore, Scotty, 1931-  Search this
Nelson, Ford  Search this
Newborn, Calvin  Search this
Novarese, John, 1923-1996  Search this
Perkins, Carl  Search this
Phillips, Sam, 1923-  Search this
Porter, David, 1941-  Search this
Rich, Charlie, 1932-1995  Search this
Riley, Billy Lee, 1933-  Search this
Roll, Bobby  Search this
Sammons, George  Search this
Stewart, Jim  Search this
Talley, Bob  Search this
Thomas, Rufus, 1917-  Search this
Withers, Ernest  Search this
Yelvington, Malcolm, 1918-2001  Search this
Extent:
20 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Interviews
Oral history
Audio cassettes
Transcripts
Audiovisual materials
Place:
Memphis (Tenn.)
Date:
1992 and 1999
Summary:
In 1990, curators at the National Museum of American History began a project to develop a traveling exhibition about American music, and in the course of research, curators repeatedly returned to the Mississippi Delta area and Memphis, Tennessee to conduct interviews. A group in Memphis organized to raise the funds to complete the research, to acquire objects and artifacts, and the project ultimately became the Smithsonian-affiliated Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, which opened in 2000 at 191 Beale Street.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of oral and video history interviews conducted by curators at the National Museum of American History with musicians, recording executives, disc jockeys, and others involved with the development of rock'n'soul music. Complete transcripts of all of the interviews exist.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in four series.

Series 1, Original Interviews

Series 2, Reference Copies

Subseries 1, Umatic Videos

Subseries 2, Reference DVDs

Series 3, Audio Cassettes

Series 4, Transcripts
Biographical / Historical:
In 1990, National Museum of American History curators Dr. Pete Daniel and Dr. Charles McGovern, began conducting research with the intention of creating a traveling exhibit about "American music." Their investigations led them to the Mississippi delta and ultimately to Memphis Tennessee, which had developed as a crossroads where people and musical traditions met beginning in the 1930s. Based on their discoveries they refined their scope in order to focus on the music that grew out of the traditions that met and mixed in Memphis. They weren't able to secure funding for the originally proposed exhibit, but instead partnered with the Memphis Rock'n'Soul Museum to develop the exhibit Rock'n'Soul: Social Crossroads. The museum and exhibit opened in 2000 and explores the influential musical form that has its roots in Memphis.

Much of the basic research for the exhibit as well as the production elements for the companion radio series, "Memphis: Cradle of Rock'n'Soul" came from oral and video history interviews conducted with musicians, record producers, radio disc jockeys and others involved with the development and popularization of rock'n'soul during 1992 and 1999. Daniel and McGovern partnered with John Meehan of Smithsonian Productions to create high-quality, informative interview tapes. The Rock'n'Soul Video History Collection is comprised of these unedited interviews.
Provenance:
Made at the National Museum of American History for the Smithsonian-affiliated Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum in 1992 and 1999.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Only refrence DVDs and digital reference copies in the Smithsonian Institution's Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) may be used.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Soul musicians  Search this
Soul music  Search this
Rockabilly music  Search this
Rock musicians  Search this
Rock music -- Interviews  Search this
Rock music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 1990-2000
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Audio cassettes -- 1990-2000
Transcripts
Audiovisual materials
Citation:
Rock 'n' Soul Videohistory Collection, 1990-1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0879
See more items in:
Rock ' n ' Soul Audiovisual History Project Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0879

You'll Never Walk Alone [sound recording]

Performer:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  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
Mississippi
Memphis (Tenn.)
United States
Date:
1971
Topic:
Rock music  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-0769
Camden 2472
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_314911

Legendary Performer, A, Vol. 1 [sound recording]

Performer:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  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
Topic:
Rock music  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-0770
RCA Victor 0341
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_314912

Legendary Performer, A, Vol. 2 [sound recording]

Performer:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  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
Topic:
Rock music  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-0771
RCA Victor 1349
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_314913

Country Music in the Modern Era, 1940s-1970s [sound recording]

Recorder:
Pomeroy, Douglas  Search this
Producer:
Ivey, William  Search this
Performer:
Arnold, Eddy 1918-2008  Search this
Frizzell, Lefty 1928-1975  Search this
Price, Ray 1926-2013  Search this
Snow, Hank  Search this
Wells, Kitty  Search this
Tubb, Ernest 1914-1984  Search this
Cline, Patsy 1932-1963  Search this
Atkins, Chet  Search this
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  Search this
Reeves, Jim  Search this
Robbins, Marty  Search this
Lynn, Loretta  Search this
Cash, Johnny  Search this
Owens, Buck 1929-2006  Search this
Miller, Roger 1936-1992  Search this
Haggard, Merle  Search this
Kristofferson, Kris  Search this
Parton, Dolly  Search this
Buckaroos  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
United States
Nashville (Tenn.)
California
Bakersfield (Calif.)
Texas
Corsicana (Tex.)
Canada
Mississippi
Tupelo (Miss.)
Date:
1976
Topic:
Country music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Yodels  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-LP-0279
New World 207
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audiorecordings, 1950-1994 292071
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_330853

Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel [sound recording]

Artist:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Tennessee
United States
Mississippi
Memphis (Tenn.)
Topic:
Rock music  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-45-1285
RCA 476604
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audiorecordings, 1950-1994 292071
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_331367

Good Rockin' Tonight/I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine [sound recording]

Performer:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Tennessee
United States
Memphis (Tenn.)
Topic:
Rock music  Search this
Local number:
RCA Victor (filed under Victor) 20-6381
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335615

A Tribute to the King: In Memory [sound recording]

Performer:
McDowell, Ronnie  Search this
Composer:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1979
Topic:
Country music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Local number:
Scorpion 0015
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_357325

The Elvis Broadcasts on the Air [sound recording]

Performer:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Mississippi
United States
Tupelo (Miss.)
Date:
2002
Topic:
Rock music  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
Stardust 1196
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_357370

The rough guide to Elvis / Paul Simpson

Title:
Elvis
Author:
Simpson, Paul 1961-  Search this
Subject:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  Search this
Physical description:
474 p. : ill. ; 17 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_801546

The Colonel : the extraordinary story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley / Alanna Nash

Author:
Nash, Alanna  Search this
Subject:
Parker, Tom 1909 June 26-1997  Search this
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 394 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Impresarios  Search this
Call number:
CT275.P248 N37 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_718333

Elvis fashion : from Memphis to Vegas / Julie Mundy, in association with Graceland

Author:
Mundy, Julie  Search this
Subject:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977 Clothing  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
Topic:
Rock musicians--Clothing  Search this
Call number:
ML420.P96 M86 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_731949

Elvis in his own words / compiled by Mick Farren ; designed and edited by Pearce Marchbank

Author:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  Search this
Farren, Mick  Search this
Marchbank, Pearce  Search this
Subject:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
Topic:
Rock musicians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_738224

When Elvis died / by Neal and Janice Gregory

Author:
Gregory, Neal 1936-  Search this
Gregory, Janice 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977 Death and burial  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 292 p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1980
C1980
Topic:
Rock musicians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_743346

Private Elvis / editor Diego Cortez, with photographies [sic] of Rudolf Paulini

Author:
Cortez, Diego  Search this
Paulini, Rudolf  Search this
Subject:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  Search this
Physical description:
199 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
Call number:
ML420.P96 C67 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_745243

Dewey and Elvis : the life and times of a rock 'n' roll deejay / Louis Cantor

Author:
Cantor, Louis  Search this
Subject:
Phillips, Dewey  Search this
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  Search this
Physical description:
x, 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Tennessee
Memphis
United States
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Disc jockeys  Search this
Rock music--History and criticism  Search this
Popular culture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_775503

Down at the end of lonely street : the life and death of Elvis Presley / Peter Harry Brown and Pat H. Broeske

Author:
Brown, Peter H  Search this
Broeske, Pat H  Search this
Subject:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 524 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Rock musicians  Search this
Call number:
CT275.P935 B76 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_600216

Infinite Elvis : an annotated bibliography / Mary Hancock Hinds

Author:
Hinds, Mary Hancock  Search this
Subject:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 512 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Bibliography
Date:
2001
C2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_612231

Elvis in the post : catalogue and guide to Elvis Presley international postage stamps / by Jo Woodward

Title:
Catalogue and guide to Elvis Presley international postage stamps
Author:
Woodward, Jo  Search this
Subject:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977 On postage stamps  Search this
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977 Collectibles  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 80, 14 p. ; 30 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6183.P73 W66 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_626640

Elvis Presley : the official auction featuring items from the archives of Graceland / [auction conducted by Guernsey's]

Title:
Elvis : the official auction catalogue
Guernsey's presents at the MGM Grand items from the archives of Graceland
Author:
Guernsey's (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Presley, Elvis 1935-1977 Collectibles  Search this
Physical description:
296 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports., facsims. ; 22 x 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Rock music--Collectibles  Search this
Call number:
ML420.P96 E43 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_629537

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