Collection Number: 20018

Collection Title: Andy Cahan Collection, 1986-1989

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Size 43 items
Abstract The Andy Cahan Collection consists of 43 recordings, 1986-1989, created and compiled by Andy Cahan, a musician, music historian and former graduate student of folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The recordings are primarily interviews and performances of musicians from the Galax, Va., and North Carolina region, and feature Walter Raleigh Babson, Mabel Crockett, Onie Green, Carlie Roosevelt Marion, and Nell Smith. Also included in the collection are recordings, 1986, made by Cahan to accompany his term paper while studying folklore as a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Creator Cahan, Andrew.
Language English
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Use of FT-20018/1763-1765 requires prior written consent from the donor before reproduction. Use of FT-20018/2754-2760 and FT-20018/2763-2766 requires prior written permission from the donor, except in the case of listening copies and copies made for educational purposes.
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[Identification of item], in the Andy Cahan Collection #20018, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Andy Cahan of Efland, N.C., in January 1987, and August 1988 (Acc. 102531).
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Andy Cahan was born in New York in 1958. After having played several instruments since early childhood, he took up the banjo at age 14, subsequently becoming interested in old-time southern mountain music. In the 1970s the old-time music scene in New York City was flourishing and Andy became a participant, playing at square dances at the South Street Seaport, workshops at the Folklore Center, and on the street corners of Manhattan. In 1976 he was one of the featured players on the album Melodic Clawhammer Banjo on Kicking Mule Records. In 1978 he played banjo on the album Ship In the Clouds on Folkways.

During a 1979 trip to Mt. Airy N.C., Andy was invited to join and play banjo with Earnest East's The Pine Ridge Boys and Patsy, a long established traditional string band. After graduating from Oberlin College Andy moved to the South to assume that role and to immerse himself in old-time music. He supported himself doing maintenance work, carpentry, and woodworking while living in the foothills and mountains of North Carolina and Virginia. For most of the 1980s, Andy focused on spending time with the oldest remaining traditional musicians, in particular in the Grayson-Carroll County, Va. area. He lived in Galax, Va. for over 5 years, recording hundreds of hours of music and conversations with musicians in southwest Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia, as well as at fiddler's conventions and other local events.

Andy played and travelled extensively with Tommy Jarrell, Clyde Davenport, The Pine Ridge Boys and Patsy, Carlie Marion, and others. He accompanied numerous traditional musicians including Walter Raleigh Babson, Parley Parsons, Earnest East and Pine Ridge Boys and Patsy, Tommy Jarrell, Carlie Marion, Albert Hash, Luther Davis, and Roscoe Parish on issued recordings. Additionally, the Field Recorders Collective has issued several CD projects involving recordings from Andy's collection.

In 1986 he co-produced, with Alice Gerrard, the record and book project The Old Time Way (Heritage Records), a documentation of the lives and music of Luther Davis, Roscoe Parish, and Leone Parish of Galax.

In the fall of 1986 Andy entered the graduate folklore program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and based most of his academic work on the banjo and fiddle traditions of Grayson and Carroll Co., Va. His most significant research concerned Manly Reese, the earliest known banjo player in southwest Virginia and great-uncle to renowned Galax fiddler Kahle Brewer.

In the 1990s Andy recorded several traditional musicians in Chatham County N.C., most notably blues guitarist Jack Headen of Goldston and fiddler Vance Reese of Pittsboro.

In addition to traditional American music, Andy Cahan has had a parallel interest in China since early childhood. He is a sinologist specializing in pre-1976 commercial graphics and has authored two books on the history and art of Chinese advertising labels.

Andy's most recent work has focused on music of Chinese origin, in particular the popular music of the 1930s through 1990s. On five trips to Macau and Hong Kong between 1996 and 2001, he recorded and videotaped traditional and modern Chinese musicians, in particular blind street musicians of Macau. Other photo and video work there included documentation of Macau's defunct fireworks industry and the fast disappearing old sections of the city.

His current project involves a CD of his own interpretations of Chinese songs from the twentieth century, on which he plays on harmonicas, fiddle, banjo, guitar, and percussion.

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The Andy Cahan Collection consists of 43 recordings, 1986-1989, on quarter inch open reel audio tape, audiocassette, and VHS. The recordings are primarily interviews and performances of musicians from the Galax, Va., and North Carolina region, and feature Walter Raleigh Babson (1900-1987), Mabel Crockett (1919- ), Onie Green, Carlie Roosevelt Marion (b. 1913), and Nell Smith (ca. 1920-). Also included in the collection are open reel audio tapes, 1986, made by Cahan to accompany his term paper while studying folklore as a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988.

34 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Field recordings made by Andy Cahan of Galax, Va. and North Carolina based musicians playing and speaking at their home. Included is an interview and performance of original and traditional songs by singer and composer, Nell Smith, recorded at her home in Galax. Also included are live recordings of African American religious singer, Mabel Crockett, performing unaccompanied religious songs at her Galax home as well as an interview with her about singing, hymn books, and musical changes in church. The series also includes a live recording made at the Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C. home of fiddler Walter Raleigh Babson, and at the home of his sister, Onie Green. These recordings feature Bapson performing old-time banjo and fiddle tunes and an interview with him about the tunes and the persons and music that have influenced his playing. Also included are live recordings made at the Elkin, Surry County, N.C. home of Anglo-American banjoist and fiddler player, Carlie Roosevelt Marion.

Titles and descriptions compiled from the SFC database.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/1763

Nell Smith interview and performance, Piper's Gap Section, Galax, Va., 12 October 1986: reel 1 of 3 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/1763

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Original songs by Nell Smith sung alone and with guitar accompaniment; interview. Recorded at Nell Smith's home. Nell Smith-all vocals; Andy Cahan-guitar.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/1764

Nell Smith interview and performance, Piper's Gap Section, Galax, Va., 12 October 1986: reel 2 of 3 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/1764

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Original songs by Nell Smith sung alone and with guitar accompaniment; interview-talks about parents, music, etc. Recorded at Nell Smith's home. Nell Smith-all vocals; Andy Cahan-guitar.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/1765

Nell Smith interview and performance, Piper's Gap Section, Galax, Va., 12 October 1986: reel 3 of 3 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/1765

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Original songs by Nell Smith sung alone and with guitar accompaniment; interview-talks about parents, music, etc. Recorded at Nell Smith's home. Nell Smith-all vocals; Andy Cahan-guitar.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2304

Mabel Crockett sings religious songs and interview, Oldtown Section, Galax, Va., 8 November 1986: reel 1 of 3 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2304

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Mabel Crockett sings religious songs unaccompanied; Interview-discussion on singing, hymn books and musical change in church. Alice Gerrard sings with Mabel Crockett on several songs. Recorded at Mabel Crockett's home.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2305

Mabel Crockett sings religious songs and interview, Oldtown Section, Galax, Va., 8 November 1986: reel 2 of 3 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2305

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Mabel Crockett sings religious songs unaccompanied; Interview-discussion on singing, hymn books and musical change in church. Alice Gerrard sings with Mabel Crockett on several songs. Recorded at Mabel Crockett's home.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2306

Mabel Crockett sings religious songs and interview, Oldtown Section, Galax, Va., 8 November 1986: reel 3 of 3 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2306

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Mabel Crockett sings religious songs unaccompanied; Interview-discussion on singing, hymn books and musical change in church. Alice Gerrard sings with Mabel Crockett on several songs. Recorded at Mabel Crockett's home.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2307

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview, 11 November 1986: reel 1 of 6 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2307

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle, mouth harp [separately]; interview; See Andy Cahan's paper for Dan Patterson. Nancy Kalow videotaped in part.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2308

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview, 11 November 1986: reel 2 of 6 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2308

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle, mouth harp [separately]; interview; See Andy Cahan's paper for Dan Patterson. Nancy Kalow videotaped in part.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2309

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview, 11 November 1986: reel 3 of 6 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2309

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle, mouth harp [separately]; interview; See Andy Cahan's paper for Dan Patterson. Nancy Kalow videotaped in part.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2310

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview, 11 November 1986: reel 4 of 6 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2310

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle, mouth harp [separately]; interview; See Andy Cahan's paper for Dan Patterson. Nancy Kalow videotaped in part.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2311

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview, 11 November 1986: reel 5 of 6 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2311

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle, mouth harp [separately]; interview; See Andy Cahan's paper for Dan Patterson. Nancy Kalow videotaped in part.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2312

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview, 11 November 1986: reel 6 of 6 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2312

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle, mouth harp [separately]; interview; See Andy Cahan's paper for Dan Patterson. Nancy Kalow videotaped in part.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2313

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and Onie Green, 6 December 1986: reel 1 of 10 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2313

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time banjo and fiddle music; hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle [separately]; interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and his sister, Onie Green. Recorded in Onie Green's home

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2314

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and Onie Green, 6 December 1986: reel 2 of 10 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2314

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time banjo and fiddle music; hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle [separately]; interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and his sister, Onie Green. Recorded in Onie Green's home

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2315

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and Onie Green, 6 December 1986: reel 3 of 10 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2315

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time banjo and fiddle music; hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle [separately]; interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and his sister, Onie Green. Recorded in Onie Green's home

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2316

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and Onie Green, 6 December 1986: reel 4 of 10 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2316

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time banjo and fiddle music; hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle [separately]; interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and his sister, Onie Green. Recorded in Onie Green's home

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2317

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and Onie Green, 6 December 1986: reel 5 of 10 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2317

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time banjo and fiddle music; hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle [separately]; interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and his sister, Onie Green. Recorded in Onie Green's home

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2318

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and Onie Green, 6 December 1986: reel 6 of 10 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2318

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time banjo and fiddle music; hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle [separately]; interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and his sister, Onie Green. Recorded in Onie Green's home

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2319

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and Onie Green, 6 December 1986: reel 7 of 10 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2319

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time banjo and fiddle music; hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle [separately]; interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and his sister, Onie Green. Recorded in Onie Green's home

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2320

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and Onie Green, 6 December 1986: reel 8 of 10 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2320

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time banjo and fiddle music; hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle [separately]; interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and his sister, Onie Green. Recorded in Onie Green's home

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2321

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and Onie Green, 6 December 1986: reel 9 of 10 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2321

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time banjo and fiddle music; hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle [separately]; interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and his sister, Onie Green. Recorded in Onie Green's home

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2322

Old-time banjo and fiddle music and interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and Onie Green, 6 December 1986: reel 10 of 10 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2322

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time banjo and fiddle music; hand-knocking accompanied by Andy Cahan on guitar, banjo, fiddle [separately]; interview with Walter Raleigh Babson and his sister, Onie Green. Recorded in Onie Green's home

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 717 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2754

Interview conducted by Andy Cahan at Carlie Marion's home, Elkin, N.C., 9 July 1988: reel 1 of 7 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2754

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 745 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2755

Recordings of Carlie Marion and Andy Cahan performing in Marion's home, Elkin, N.C., 9 July 1988: reel 2 of 7 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2755

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time fiddle and banjo duets, primarily dance tunes; mountain songs played/sung. Marion usually on banjo with Cahan on fiddle, guitar. Recorded in Marion's kitchen and woodworking shop.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 745 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2756

Recordings of Carlie Marion and Andy Cahan performing in Marion's home, Elkin, N.C., 9-10 July 1988: reel 3 of 7 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2756

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time fiddle and banjo duets, primarily dance tunes; mountain songs played/sung. Marion usually on banjo with Cahan on fiddle, guitar. Recorded in Marion's kitchen and woodworking shop.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 745 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2757

Recordings of Carlie Marion and Andy Cahan performing in Marion's home, Elkin, N.C., 10 July 1988: reel 4 of 7 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2757

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time fiddle and banjo duets, primarily dance tunes; mountain songs played/sung. Marion usually on banjo with Cahan on fiddle, guitar. Recorded in Marion's kitchen and woodworking shop.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 745 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2758

Recordings of Carlie Marion and Andy Cahan performing in Marion's home, Elkin, N.C., 10 July 1988: reel 5 of 7 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2758

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time fiddle and banjo duets, primarily dance tunes; mountain songs played/sung. Marion usually on banjo with Cahan on fiddle, guitar. Recorded in Marion's kitchen and woodworking shop.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 745 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2759

Recordings of Carlie Marion and Andy Cahan performing in Marion's home, Elkin, N.C., 7-10 July 1988: reel 6 of 7 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2759

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time fiddle and banjo duets, primarily dance tunes; mountain songs played/sung. Marion usually on banjo with Cahan on fiddle, guitar. Recorded in Marion's kitchen and woodworking shop.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 745 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2760

Recordings of Carlie Marion and Andy Cahan performing in Marion's home, Elkin, N.C., 10 July 1988: reel 7 of 7 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2760

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time fiddle and banjo duets, primarily dance tunes; mountain songs played/sung. Marion usually on banjo with Cahan on fiddle, guitar. Recorded in Marion's kitchen and woodworking shop.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 745 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2763

Recordings of Carlie Marion and Andy Cahan performing in Marion's home, Elkin, N.C., 26 July 1988: reel 1 of 4 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2763

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time banjo and fiddle duets; clawhammer banjo solos accompanied by guitar; songs. Marion usually plays banjo. Recordings were made in Marions' home with the intent of issuing a commercial cassette.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 746 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2764

Recordings of Carlie Marion and Andy Cahan performing in Marion's home, Elkin, N.C., 26 July 1988: reel 2 of 4 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2764

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time banjo and fiddle duets; clawhammer banjo solos accompanied by guitar; songs. Marion usually plays banjo. Recordings were made in Marions' home with the intent of issuing a commercial cassette.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 746 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2765

Recordings of Carlie Marion and Andy Cahan performing in Marion's home, Elkin, N.C., 26 July 1988: reel 3 of 4 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2765

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time banjo and fiddle duets; clawhammer banjo solos accompanied by guitar; songs. Marion usually plays banjo. Recordings were made in Marions' home with the intent of issuing a commercial cassette.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 746 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/2766

Recordings of Carlie Marion and Andy Cahan performing in Marion's home, Elkin, N.C., 26 July 1988: reel 4 of 4 #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FT-20018/2766

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Old-time banjo and fiddle duets; clawhammer banjo solos accompanied by guitar; songs. Marion usually plays banjo. Recordings were made in Marions' home with the intent of issuing a commercial cassette.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 746 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20018/983

Carlie Marion and Andy Cahan dub of master reels, [1988] #20018, Series: "1. Field Recordings, 1986-1988." FS-20018/983

Audiocassette

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 110 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Concert Recordings, 1987-1989.

7 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Audio and video recordings of live performances held at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in the late 1980's. The concerts feature Walter Raleigh Babson and Carlie Marion, with accompaniment by Andy Cahan. Included are video and audio recordings of a 1987 performance of Bapson performing with Andy Cahan. Babson plays an old-time picking style of banjo and performs folk and popular tunes from the early 1900s, including old-time tunes and songs, gospel songs, parlor songs, and swing. Andy Cahan, at that time a graduate student in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Curriculum in Folklore, accompanies Mr. Babson on guitar and banjo. Also included are audio recordings of a 26 January 1989 concert of old-time music performed by Carlie Marion, with accompaniment by Andy Cahan. Marion plays banjo and fiddle, while Andy Cahan plays guitar, banjo, and fiddle.

Titles and descriptions compiled from the SFC database.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/6108

Walter Raleigh Babson and Andy Cahan, Gerrard Hall, UNC, Chapel Hill, N.C., 26 April 1987: tape 1 of 2 #20018, Series: "2. Concert Recordings, 1987-1989." FT-20018/6108

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/6109

Walter Raleigh Babson and Andy Cahan, Gerrard Hall, UNC, Chapel Hill, N.C., 26 April 1987: tape 2 of 2 #20018, Series: "2. Concert Recordings, 1987-1989." FT-20018/6109

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Videotape VT-20018/1

Walter Raleigh Babson at UNC Chapel Hill with Andy Cahan, 1987: tape 1 of 2 #20018, Series: "2. Concert Recordings, 1987-1989." VT-20018/1

VHS

Videotape VT-20018/2

Walter Raleigh Babson at UNC Chapel Hill with Andy Cahan, 1987: tape 2 of 2 #20018, Series: "2. Concert Recordings, 1987-1989." VT-20018/2

VHS

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/3802

Carlie Marion and Andy Cahan, Toy Lounge, UNC, Chapel Hill, N.C., 26 January 1989: reel 1 of 3 #20018, Series: "2. Concert Recordings, 1987-1989." FT-20018/3802

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Recorded by Tim Duffy and Laura Orleans.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 817 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/3803

Carlie Marion and Andy Cahan, Toy Lounge, UNC, Chapel Hill, N.C., 26 January 1989: reel 2 of 3 #20018, Series: "2. Concert Recordings, 1987-1989." FT-20018/3803

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Recorded by Tim Duffy and Laura Orleans.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 817 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/3804

Carlie Marion and Andy Cahan, Toy Lounge, UNC, Chapel Hill, N.C., 26 January 1989: reel 3 of 3 #20018, Series: "2. Concert Recordings, 1987-1989." FT-20018/3804

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Recorded by Tim Duffy and Laura Orleans.

Field notes for this recording reside in Folder 817 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. A Merging of Influences Within a Traditional Musician: Roscoe Parrish, 1989.

2 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Audio tapes edited by Andy Cahan to accompany his University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill term paper, "A Merging of Influences Within a Traditional Musician: Roscoe Parrish, Galax, VA," which was submitted to Dan Patterson in November 1986.

Titles and descriptions compiled from the SFC database.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/6285

Banjo tunes by Roscoe Parrish #20018, Series: "3. A Merging of Influences Within a Traditional Musician: Roscoe Parrish, 1989." FT-20018/6285

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20018/6286

Tape supplement for "A Merging of Influences Within a Traditional Musician: Roscoe Parrish, Galax, Va." #20018, Series: "3. A Merging of Influences Within a Traditional Musician: Roscoe Parrish, 1989." FT-20018/6286

1/4" Open Reel Audio

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Processing Information

Encoded by: Anne Wells, February 2016

Archival processing of the Andy Cahan Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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