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Collection Number: 20043-z

Collection Title: Allen Tullos Collection, 1973-1985

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Size 4.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 133 items)
Abstract Allen Tullos graduated in 1976 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters degree in folklore; he also earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. His research interests have centered on American popular culture, the South, cultural geography, biography, and documentary forms. The collection consists of recordings on cassette and reel-to-reel tapes and documentation about many of the recordings. The cassette tape contains an interview with Cas Wallin of Madison County, N.C., known for his ballad and gospel songs, with Tullos as the chief interviewer. The material was used in a radio program for the North Carolina Broadcast Series. Reel-to-reel tapes include Wallin singing with Edison Ramsey and Evelyn Ramsey and an interview with Virgia Wallin and Dellie Norton that includes information about Cas Wallin. Other recordings document Tullos's travels in Alabama and Virginia, where he recorded guitar and banjo tunes of Felix Blackwell, Bryon York, and Fred Beckett in Mooresville, Ala. He also interviewed Norman Smith, a potter from Chilton County, Ala., and shape-note singers at two Alabama churches, the Oak Hill Baptist Church and the Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church. He spoke with Frank Staton, an African American blues performer from Marion, Ala., who sings and plays acoustic guitar, and Frank Pickett from Mooresville, who sings self-composed songs. Also included are recordings of the 1975 Hollering Contest at Spivey's Corner, N.C.; Morris Norton and Evelyn Ramsey, a father and daughter duo who sing traditional Appalachian folk songs; the Gospel Jubilators, a Durham, N.C., gospel group; blues guitarist Furry Lewis; and Alabama herbalist Tommie Bass. Documentation consists of cover sheets, tape indices and content notes for many of the recordings.
Creator Tullos, Allen, 1950-
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Allen Tullos Collection #20043-z, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Acquired in the late 1970s. Addition received from Allen Tullos in December 2006 (Acc. 100575).
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Allen Tullos (1950- ) graduated in 1976 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters degree in folklore. He also earned a Ph.D. in American studies at Yale University and a B.A. in English from the University of Alabama. His research interests have centered on American popular culture, the South, cultural geography, biography, and documentary forms. Tullos's folklore thesis, entitled, "Tommie Bass: a Life in the Ridge and Valley Country," explores the life and lore of a north Alabama herbalist and humorist.

Tullos, associate professor at Emory University in the American Studies program at the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts, has published Habits of Industry (University of North Carolina, 1989), winner of the Charles Sydnor Award of the Southern Historical Association; "Alabama Bound, Unbound" in Christenberry Reconstruction: The Art of William Christenberry (Center for Creative Photography, 1996); and numerous articles in The Nation, Mother Jones, the New York Times, Southern Exposure, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. He was the co-producer and sound recordist for three films in the American Traditional Culture Series: Born for Hard Luck, Being a Joines, and A Singing Stream. He has also served as editor of Southern Changes, a quarterly journal.

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The collection of folklorist  Allen Tullos consists of recordings on cassette and reel-to-reel tapes and documentation about many of the recordings. The cassette tape contains an interview with Cas Wallin of Madison County, N.C., known for his ballad and gospel songs, with Tullos as the chief interviewer. The material was used in a radio program for the North Carolina Broadcast Series. Reel-to-reel tapes include Wallin singing with Edison Ramsey and Evelyn Ramsey and an interview with Virgia Wallin and Dellie Norton that includes information about Cas Wallin.

Other recordings document Tullos's travels in Alabama and Virginia, where he recorded guitar and banjo tunes of Felix Blackwell, Bryon York, and Fred Beckett in Mooresville, Ala. He also interviewed Norman Smith, a potter from Chilton County, Ala., and shape-note singers at two Alabama churches, the Oak Hill Baptist Church and the Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church. He spoke with Frank Staton, an African American blues performer from Marion, Ala., who sings and plays acoustic guitar, and Frank Pickett from Mooresville, who sings self-composed songs, including "Going Across the Ocean" and "The Lawyer and the Hypocrite." Also included are recordings of the 1975 Hollering Contest at Spivey's Corner, N.C.; Morris Norton and Evelyn Ramsey, a father and daughter duo who sing traditional Appalachian folk songs; the Gospel Jubilators, a Durham, N.C., gospel group; blues guitarist Furry Lewis; and Alabama herbalist Tommie Bass.

Documentation consists of cover sheets, tape indices and content notes for many of the recordings.

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60 items.

Sound recordings consist of one cassette tape (FS) and reel-to-reel tapes (FT).

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20043/1006

Interview with Cas Wallin in Madison County, N.C., spring 1973. dub #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FS-20043/1006

Audiocassette

Side 2 contains the song, "The Knoxville Girl." This tape is a dub of a reel-to-reel recording. Originally recorded spring 1973.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/853

Old Time Music Festival in Madison County, N.C. Includes ballads sung by Cas Wallin, Inez Chandler, and Dellie Norton. 12 June 1976. tape 1 of 2 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/853

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Fiddlin' Will," Appalachian Folks.

2. "Orange Blossom Special," Appalachian Folks.

3. "Pretty Saro," Cas Wallin.

4. "Fine Sally," Cas Wallin.

5. Unknown square dance song, Lettuce Rock String Band with Peter Gott calling the Texas Star.

6. "Sugar Hill."

7. [Lord Bateman], Dellie Norton.

8. Unknown ballad, Dellie Norton.

9. "I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky," New Day Country Band.

10. "A Beautiful Life," New Day Country Band.

11. "Lord Daniel," Inez Chandler.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/854

Old Time Music Festival in Madison, County, N.C. Includes ballads sung by Cas Wallin, Inez Chandler, and Dellie Norton. 12 June 1976. tape 2 of 2 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/854

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Little Soldier," Cas Wallin.

2. "What Will I Leave Behind?" Cas Wallin.

3. "Bile Them Cabbage Down," Byard Ray, Lou Therrell, and Vivian Hartsell.

4. "Cheyenne," Byard Ray, Lou Therrell, and Vivian Hartsell.

5. "Polly Put the Kettle On," Byard Ray, Lou Therrell, and Vivian Hartsell.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/855

Interview and music with Cas Wallin and Virgia Wallin, Madison County, N.C. 12 June 1976. tape 1 of 2 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/855

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "The Black Sheep."

2. "Pilgrim of Sorrow."

3. [The Savior Will Prepare a Place For Me.]

4. "Knoxville Girl."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/856

Interview and music with Cas Wallin and Virgia Wallin, Madison County, N.C. 12 June 1976. tape 2 of 2 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/856

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Willow Garden."

2. "Pretty Saro."

3. "Hear Jerusalem Moan."

4. Unknown song.

5. "Rain and Snow."

6. "Times Has Made a Change in Me."

7. "Darby Ram."

8. [Save Mighty Lord].

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/857

Interview and music with Cas Wallin, Madison County, N.C. 12 June 1976 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/857

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "I Believe the Good Old Bible."

2. "Cold Professor."

3. "Primrose Song."

4. "Life Beyond Death."

5. "Homesick for Heaven."

6. "Rain and Snow."

7. "Little Sadie."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/858

Interview and music with Cas Wallin, Edison Ramsey, and Evelyn Ramsey, Madison County, N.C. 25 July 1976 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/858

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Darby Ram."

2. "Crawlin' and Creepin'."

3. "Camp a Little While."

4. "Movin' Over."

5. "Movin' Over."

6. "Travelin' On."

7. "When I Get Home."

8. "Shades of Love."

9. "I Soon Shall Be at Home With Jesus."

10. "Preacher Song."

11. "Fine Sally."

12. "Pretty Fair Miss."

13. "Pretty Fair Miss."

14. "Cold Professor."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/859

Interview with Dellie Norton and Cas Wallin in Madison County, N.C. 24 July 1976 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/859

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Contains a verse from "Poor Wayfaring Pilgrim."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/860

Interview with Virgia Wallin in Madison County, N.C. 24 July 1976 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/860

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "One Evening So Late as I Ramble" (3 takes).

2. "On Erin's Green Shore."

3. "Pretty Saro."

4. "Conversations with Death."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/1283

Guitar and banjo tunes with Felix Blackwell, Bryon York, and Fred Beckett in Mooresville, Ala.; Interview with potter, Norman Smith in Chilton County, Ala. 2 February 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/1283

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Pickaway," Felix Blackwell and Bryon York.

2. "Soldier's Joy," Felix Blackwell.

3. "Flop-eared Mule," Felix Blackwell.

4. "Old Molly Hare," Fred Beckett.

5. "Arkansas Traveler," Fred Beckett.

6. "Staten Island Ferry," Fred Beckett.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/1284

Interview with Albert Hash, musician and instrument maker, recorded in his home and workshop in Mouth of Wilson, Va. 5 August 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/1284

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/1285

Interview and gospel singing with Frank Pickett, African American from Mooresville in Limestone County, Ala. 2 September 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/1285

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Who Built the Ark?"

2. "Walk in Jerusalem."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/1286

Fiddle tunes by Albert Hash, accompanied on the guitar by Thornton Spencer, recorded at Hash's home in Mouth of Wilson, Va. 5 August 1975. tape 1 of 2 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/1286

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Sally Gooden."

2. "Flop-eared Mule."

3. "Rabbit Up a Gum Stump."

4. "Cackling Hen."

5. "Arkansas Traveler."

6. "Hangman's Reel."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/1287

Fiddle tunes by Albert Hash, accompanied on the guitar by Thornton Spencer, recorded at Hash's home in Mouth of Wilson, Va. 5 August 1975. tape 2 of 2 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/1287

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Cluck Old Hen."

2. "Sourwood Mountain."

3. Unknown fiddle tune.

4. Unknown fiddle tune.

5. "Old Sport."

6. "Alabama Gals."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/1288

Shape note singing by the Oak Hill Baptist Church, using the Original Sacred Harp songbook, Denison Revision. Recorded in Oxford, Ala. 9 November 1975. tape 1 of 2 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/1288

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. Unknown hymn.

2. "Save, Lord or We Perish."

3. "Greenfield."

4. "The Golden Harp."

5. "Adoration."

6. "Cleburne."

7. "Cowper."

8. "Showers of Blessings."

9. "Lena."

10. "Whitestown."

11. "Redemption."

12. "Exhilaration."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/1289

Shape note singing by the Oak Hill Baptist Church, using the Original Sacred Harp songbook, Denison Revision. Recorded in Oxford, Ala. 9 November 1975. tape 2 of 2 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/1289

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. Unknown hymn.

2. "Ballstown."

3. "I'm Going Home."

4. "Soldier of the Cross."

5. "Present Joys."

6. "Praise God."

7. "A Few More Years."

8. "In Thy Praise."

9. "Schenectady."

10. "Morning Sun."

11. "Montgomery."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/1290

Prayer and shape note singing by the Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church, using the Christian Harmony songbook. Recorded near Empire, Ala. 22 May 1976. tape 1 of 5 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/1290

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. Unknown hymn.

2. "Bright Mansions."

3. "Sweet Affliction."

4. "Angel Band."

5. "Copeland."

6. "Zion's Dove."

7. "Northfield."

8. "Will You Meet Me?"

9. "Is it Far?"

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/1291

Shape note singing by the Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church, using the Christian Harmony songbook. Recorded near Empire, Ala. 22 May 1976. tape 2 of 5 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/1291

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Pilgrim's Triumph."

2. "Youthful Blessing."

3. "This Heavy Load, I Lay Aside."

4. "The Gospel Pool."

5. "Lonsdale."

6. "The Day of Days."

7. "What a Day."

8. "Home."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/1292

Shape note singing by the Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church, using the Christian Harmony songbook. Recorded near Empire, Ala. 22 May 1976. tape 3 of 5 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/1292

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. Unknown hymn.

2. "Weary Rest."

3. "Gospel Waves."

4. "Not Made with Hands."

5. "Contented Soldier."

6. "My Trust."

7. "Volunteers."

8. "Fleeting Days."

9. "Watchman."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/1293

Shape note singing by the Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church, using the Christian Harmony songbook. Recorded near Empire, Ala. 22 May 1976. tape 4 of 5 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/1293

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Traveling On."

2. "Liberty."

3. "Raymond."

4. "On My Way."

5. "Precious Stone."

6. "I'll Save My Lord."

7. "America."

8. "Thorny Desert."

9. "Among that Band."

10. "Mediation."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/1294

Shape note singing by the Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church, using the Christian Harmony songbook. Recorded near Empire, Ala. 22 May 1976. tape 5 of 5 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/1294

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Traveling On."

2. "Liberty."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/1295

Acoustic guitar blues by Frank Staton, African American performer from Marion, Ala.; Interview and music with Frank Pickett, African American singer from Mooresville, Limestone County, Ala. 10 May 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/1295

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. Unknown song, Frank Staton.

2. Unknown song, Frank Staton.

3. "T for Texas," Frank Staton.

4. Unknown song, Frank Staton.

5. "Going Across the Ocean," Frank Pickett.

6. "Lawyer and the Hypocrite," Frank Pickett.

7. Memorate, Frank Pickett.

8. "Borrowed Land," Frank Pickett.

9. "Worrying Me," Frank Pickett.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/1296

Recording of the 7th Annual Hollering Contest at Spivey's Corner, N.C. 21 June 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/1296

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. Larry Love, Raleigh, N.C.

2. Sheldon Smoke, Cullowhee, N.C.

3. Danny Beatty, Clover, S.C.

4. Greg Beatty, Gastonia, N.C.

5. Mark Stone, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

6. Buff Morris, Canyon, Tex.

7. Les Campbell, Bristol Tenn.

8. Nicholson Perry, Herndon, Va.

9. Rodney Harris, Wake Forest, N.C.

10. Lyle Terrell, Dunn, N.C.

11. Chip Poston, Greenville, N.C.

12. John Mapes, Goldsboro, N.C.

13. Beverly Bound, Fort Bragg, N.C.

14. Steve Ennis, Dudley N.C.

15. Charlie Harrison, Richmond, Va.

16. Rick Barnes, Lumberton, N.C.

17. Claude Moore, Rocky Mount, N.C.

18. Frank Zonlow, Newberry, Fla.

19. Jim McDowell, Gainesville, Fla.

20. Bread Wonder, Newberry, Fla.

21. Pat Curran, St. Paul, Minn.

22. Ermon Godwin, Announcer.

23. Larry Wheeler of North Carolina Bicentennial Commission.

24. Henry Parsons, Samson County, N.C.

25. Bobby Orr, Cleveland, Tenn.

26. May Tart, Johnson County, N.C.

27. Ben F. Lee, Dunn, N.C.

28. Frank "Possum" Gillis, Fayetteville, N.C.

29. Calvin Coolidge White, Dean of King's College in Raleigh, N.C.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/1297

Traditional Appalachian folksongs, sung by father and daughter, Morris Norton and Evelyn Ramsey, recorded in Marshall, N.C. October 1975; Dubs of gospel recordings sung by E. C. and Orna Ball #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/1297

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair," Morris Norton and Evelyn Ramsey.

2. "Little Sparrow," Morris Norton and Evelyn Ramsey.

3. "White House Blues," Morris Norton and Evelyn Ramsey.

4. "Go Down, Moses," Morris Norton and Evelyn Ramsey.

5. Unknown gospel song, E. C. and Orna Ball.

6. Unknown gospel song, E. C. and Orna Ball.

7. Unknown gospel song, E. C. and Orna Ball.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/9653

Cas Wallin, Radio Show. July-August 1976. tape 1 of 2 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/9653

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/9654

Cas Wallin, Radio Show. July-August 1976. tape 2 of 2 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/9654

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/9655

Dellie Norton, Cas Wallin, and Morris Norton recorded near Marshall, N.C. 5 October 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/9655

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/9656

Evelyn Ramsey and Cas Wallin in Madison County, N.C. J. B. Lenoir dubbed from Chess LP. February 1976 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/9656

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12773

Frank Staton of Cullman, Ala. Recorded at Warrior, Ala. 10 May 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12773

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Let Me be Your Little Dog until Your Big Dog Comes."

2. "TB Blues."

3. "California Blues."

4. "Fallin', Catch Me by the Hand."

5. "All Around the Water Tank."

6. "Mississippi River Blues."

7. "Old Pal of Mine."

8. "For You and for Home."

9. "Candy Man."

10. "John Henry," with knife slide.

11. "Missouri Waltz."

12. "Long Gone Blues."

13. "Frisco," with knife.

14. "Are You Waitin'."

15. "Let's Say Goodbye Like We Say Hello."

16. "Lonesome Blues."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12774

Frank Staton in Warrior, Ala. Frank Pickett in Mooresville, Ala. 10 May 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12774

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Cullman Waltz," Frank Staton.

2. "Movin' On," Frank Staton.

3. "I'm Going Away," Frank Staton.

4. "Little Too Close to Ride," Frank Staton.

5. "Going Across the Ocean," Frank Pickett.

6. "The Liar and the Hypocrite," Frank Pickett.

7. Frank Pickett interview.

8. "Wait for the Rising Sun," Frank Pickett.

9. "Sinner You Ougtta Pray," Frank Pickett.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12775

Hollerin' Contest in Spivey's Corner, N.C. 21 June 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12775

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12776

"Sam" and Bill Jackson in West Springs, S.C. (Jonesville, S.C.) 25 June 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12776

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12777

Sam and Bill Jackson in West Springs, S.C. (Jonesville, S.C.) 26 June 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12777

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Recording includes:

1. Sam Jackson (Peg): Toasts.

2. Bill Jackson: Haints and treasure hunts.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12778

Albert Hash, fiddler. Mouth of Wilson, Va. 5 August 1975. Tullos with Gary Shivers, WUNC-FM. tape 1 of 3 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12778

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Recording includes:

1. Talk. Old time fiddling. Making a fiddle. His fiddles.

2. In the workshop. Wood. Details of fiddle making. His tools.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12779

Albert Hash, fiddler. Mouth of Wilson, Va. 5 August 1975. Tullos with Gary Shivers, WUNC-FM. tape 2 of 3 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12779

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. The fiddles in his shop. Violin books. Violin makers. Fiddle tunes spoken about. Thornton Spencer talks about Albert Hash.

2. "Sally Goodin'."

3. "Flop Eared Mule. "

4. "Rabbit up a Gum Stump. "

5. "Cacklin Hen. "

6. "Arkansas Traveler. "

7. "Hangmans' Reel."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12780

Albert Hash, fiddler. Mouth of Wilson, Va. 5 August 1975. tape 3 of 3. Thornton Spencer, guitar; Albert Hash, fiddle. Songs by Nancy Blevins #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12780

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Cluck Old Hen," Thornton Spencer and Albert Hash.

2. "Sourwood Mountain," Thornton Spencer and Albert Hash.

3. "Train 45," Thornton Spencer and Albert Hash.

4. "Old Sport," Thornton Spencer and Albert Hash.

5. "Alabama Gals," Thornton Spencer and Albert Hash.

6. "Casey Jones," Nancy Blevins.

7. "Cumberland Gap," Nancy Blevins.

8. "Ol Molly Hare," Nancy Blevins.

9. Albert Hash talks about Thornton Spencer.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12781

Felix Blackwell, guitar, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. 29 August 1975; Fred Beckett in Tuscaloosa, Ala. 29 August 1975; Norman E. Smith, potter, in Lawley, Ala. 30 August 1975; Frank Pickett in Mooresville, Ala. 2 September 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12781

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Pickaway," Felix Blackwell.

2. "Soldier's Joy," Felix Blackwell.

3. "Flop Eared Mule," Felix Blackwell.

4. "Molly Hare," Fred Beckett.

5. "Arkansas Traveler," Fred Beckett.

6. "Staten Island Ferry," Fred Beckett.

7. Norman E. Smith, potter.

8. Frank Pickett talks about biography.

9. "In This Field," Frank Pickett.

10. Biblical interpretations, Frank Pickett.

11. Adam and Eve, Frank Pickett.

12. "Blessed be the Name," Frank Pickett.

13. Talk, Frank Pickett.

14. "Sinner You Oughtta Pray," Frank Pickett.

15. Work, TVA, Frank Pickett.

16. "I Want Jesus to Walk with Me," Frank Pickett.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12782

Frank Pickett in Mooresville, Ala. 2 September 1975. tape 2 of 2 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12782

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. Talks about self.

2. "Who Built the Ark."

3. "Walk in Jerusalem."

4. Talk.

5. "Going Across the Ocean," verse and sung.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12783

Gospel Jubilators in Durham, N.C. with Mack Floyd, Frank Poinsette, Pete Connor, Barney Floyd, and Caddie Laws. 14 September 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12783

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Mack Floyd, baritone; Frank Poinsette, first lead; Pete Connor, bass; Barney Floyd, lead; Caddie Laws, tenor, lead

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Joshua."

2. "Life the Life."

3. "Meet You in Morning."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12784

Bobby McMillan in Lenoir, N.C. 30 September 1975; Jean Woodring in Boone, N.C. 1 October 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12784

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Frankie Silvers," Bobby McMillan.

2. "Fair Ellender and the Brown Girl," Bobby McMillan.

3. "House Carpenter," Bobby McMillan.

4. "Darlin Corey," Bobby McMillan.

5. "Old Man Under the Hill," Bobby McMillan.

6. Booger tales: Witch and Silver Bullet; Witch and Butterfly; How to be a Witch. Bobby McMillan.

7. "The Blind Child," Jean Woodring.

8. "Roving Cowboy," Jean Woodring.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12785

Jean Woodring in Boone, N.C. 1 October 1975. Thornton Spencer, Flurry Dowe, Albert Hash, and Audrey Hash Miller in Mouth of Wilson, Va. 2 October 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12785

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Knoxville Girl," Jean Woodring.

2. "Molly Hare," Thornton Spencer and Flurry Dowe.

3. "Today Has Been a Lonesome Day," Thornton Spencer and Flurry Dowe.

4. "Whoa Mule," Thornton Spencer and Flurry Dowe.

5. "8th of January," Thornton Spencer and Flurry Dowe.

6. "Soldiers Joy," Thornton Spencer, Flurry Dowe, Albert Hash, and Audrey Hash Miller.

7. "Liberty," Thornton Spencer, Flurry Dowe, Albert Hash, and Audrey Hash Miller.

8. "Roving Gambler," Thornton Spencer, Flurry Dowe, Albert Hash, and Audrey Hash Miller.

9. "Leather Britches," Thornton Spencer, Flurry Dowe, Albert Hash, and Audrey Hash Miller.

10. "Cripple Creek," Thornton Spencer, Flurry Dowe, Albert Hash, and Audrey Hash Miller.

11. "Cripple Creek," Thornton Spencer, Flurry Dowe, and Albert Hash.

12. "Turkey in the Straw," Thornton Spencer, Flurry Dowe, Albert Hash, and Audrey Hash Miller.

13. "The Soldier and the Lady," Thornton Spencer, Flurry Dowe, Albert Hash, and Audrey Hash Miller.

14. "Little Rosewood Casket," Thornton Spencer, Flurry Dowe, Albert Hash, and Audrey Hash Miller.

15. "Shady Grove," Thornton Spencer, Flurry Dowe, Albert Hash, and Audrey Hash Miller.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12786

Evelyn Ramsey and Morris Norton in Marshall, N.C. 5 October 1975; E.C. and Orna Ball, dubbed from Rounder extended play 45 rpm record #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12786

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Black is the Color," Evelyn Ramsey.

2. "Wish I Was a Sparrow," Morris Norton.

3. "Nine Pound Hammer," Morris Norton.

4. "White House Blues," Morris Norton.

5. "Go Down Moses," E.C. and Orna Ball.

6. "I Been a Hard Working Pilgrim," E.C. and Orna Ball.

7. "Someday I Will," E.C. and Orna Ball.

8. "Believe," E.C. and Orna Ball.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12787

Sacred Harp, Oak Hill Baptist Church, near Oxford, Alabama. 9 November 1975. tape 1 of 2 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12787

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Save, Lord, or We Perish."

2. "Greenfield."

3. "The Golden Harp."

4. "Adoration."

5. "Camper."

6. "Showers of Blessing."

7. "Lena."

8. "Redemption."

9. "Exhilaration."

10. "Canaan's Land."

11. "Holly Springs."

12. "The Weary Soul."

13. "Columbiana."

14. "Creen Street."

15. "Sacred Throne."

16. "Norwich."

17. "New Bethel."

18. [Unidentified songs.]

19. "Eternal Day."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12788

Sacred Harp, Oak Hill Baptist Church, near Oxford, Alabama. 9 November 1975. tape 2 of 2 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12788

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Peace and Joy."

2. "Ballstown."

3. "I'm Going Home."

4. "Praise God."

5. "A Few More Years."

6. "In Thy Praise."

7. "Schenectady."

8. "Montgomery."

9. "The Spirit Shall Return."

10. "Lenox."

11. "Arbacoochee."

12. "Struggle On."

13. "Ocean."

14. "New Britain."

15. "The Last Words of Copernicus."

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12789

Peg Leg Sam, 3 December 1975. Traveling Echoes (dubbings), recorded in Charleston, S.C. December 1975 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12789

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Blood Red River Blues," Peg Leg Sam.

2. "Freight Train," Peg Leg Sam.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12790

Frank Pickett in Mooresville, Ala. 5 January 1976 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12790

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12791

Elva Johnson and Homer Walker in West Virginia. 19 February 1976; Carper Family and Golden Voices in West Virginia. 21 February 1976. Recorded by Allen Tullos and Edward Cabbell #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12791

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12792

Gospel Family Affair and Naomi Jordan in Rand, W.Va. 18 February 1976; Elva Johnson in Meadow Creek, W.Va. 19 February 1976 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12792

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12793

W.O. Inman in Charleston, W.Va. West Virginia Golden Voices, dubbed from tapes of Grady Price in Charleston, W.Va.; Delbert Hughes in Ohley, W.Va. 23 February 1976 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12793

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Note: Performer is identified on tape cover as "W.O. Inman" and on enclosed notes as "W.O. Iman."

Songs included on the recording:

1. "Walking in the Parlor," W.O. Inman.

2. "Old Dinah," W.O. Inman.

3. "Cripple Creek," W.O. Inman.

4. "Chicken Reel," W.O. Inman.

5. "Jimmy Johnson," W.O. Inman.

6. "Muddy Lane," W.O. Inman.

7. "Sally Good'n," W.O. Inman.

8. "Little Gal Dressed in Blue," W.O. Inman.

9. "Sandy River Belle," W.O. Inman.

10. "Move Satan," West Virginia Golden Voices.

11. "He'll Bring Peace to You," West Virginia Golden Voices.

12. "Have You Ever Been Touched," West Virginia Golden Voices.

13. "Separation Line," West Virginia Golden Voices.

14. "Katy Hill," Delbert Hughes.

15. "Billy in the Lowground," Delbert Hughes.

16. "Callahan," Delbert Hughes.

17. "Jody," Delbert Hughes.

18. "Salt River," Delbert Hughes.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12794

Mose Vinson and Grandma Dixie in Memphis, Tenn. 12 March 1976; Percy Copeland, Ida Copeland, Bookmiller Shannon, Lonnie Avery, and Adrian Parks in Mt. View, Ark. 16 March 1976 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12794

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12795

Bookmiller Shannon and Glen Bronscum in Mt. View, Ark. 16 March 1976 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12795

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12796

Sam Younger and group, Regina and Rebecca Copeland, Asbern Avey, Roger Moody Family, Dale and Betty Copeland, and Glen Bronscum in Mt. View, Ark. 16 March 1976 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12796

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12797

Mose Vinson, F.T. Lewis, "Ma Rainey" - Lilly May Glover, Sonny Blake, and Harry Godwin in Greenwood, Miss. 3 April 1976 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12797

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12798

Back Porch Music, WUNC, Chapel Hill, N.C. Summer 1979 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12798

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12799

Back Porch Music, WUNC, Chapel Hill, N.C. Summer 1979 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12799

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12800

Tommie Bass, 8 July 1981. Myles Horton at Highlander Center. 13 July 1981 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12800

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12801

1982 Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Council, Inc., "Organizing the South." 5 November 1982. "Organizing the South's Workplace," 6 November 1982 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12801

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12802

Ethel Hilliard interviewed by Allen Tullos in Burlington, N.C. C. Peck present. 16 November 1982 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12802

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12803

SRC Lillian Smith Awards Dinner. "Southwind," Boyd Lewis, WABE, Atlanta, Ga. Elise Witt and Harry Ashmore. 18 November 1982 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12803

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20043/12804

Shirley Chisolm in Atlanta, Ga. Luncheon. 5 September 1985 #20043-z, Series: "1. Sound Recordings, 1973-1985." FT-20043/12804

1/4" Open Reel Audio

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73 items.

Processing information: Folders 1-4 were formerly in Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025), folders 117, 472, 562, and 1011. Titles include call number of corresponding audio recording.

Documentation consists of cover sheets, tape indices, and content notes for many of the recordings.

Folder 1

Documentation: FS-20043/1006 #20043-z, Series: "2. Documentation, undated." Folder 1

Formerly folder 117 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

Folder 2

Documentation: FT-20043/853-860 #20043-z, Series: "2. Documentation, undated." Folder 2

Formerly folder 472 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

Folder 3

Documentation: FT-20043/1283-1297 #20043-z, Series: "2. Documentation, undated." Folder 3

Formerly folder 562 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

Folder 4

Documentation: FT-20043/12773-12801 #20043-z, Series: "2. Documentation, undated." Folder 4

Formerly folder 1011 within Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025)

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Processing Information

Processed by: SFC Staff and Emily Jack, 1990 and 2007

Encoded by: Allyn Meredith, July 2004

Revised by Emily Jack in May 2007 because of addition.

Revised by: Anne Wells, December 2016

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