Collection Number: 20052-z

Collection Title: Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994

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Archival processing of the Sounds of the South Radio Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size 24 items
Abstract Audio recordings of the North Carolina Arts Council funded radio series, "Sounds of the South," which aired on WUNC-FM's Backporch Music from 1991 to 1994. Hosted by Tom Hanchett, the series consisted of thirty-minute programs that primarily featured 1930s and 1940s classic country music sourced from the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Folklorist, Wayne Martin, and former UNC Sound and Image Librarian, Mike Casey, were also involved in the production of the series. Program themes on the series included songs of prohibition, early country radio, southern Christmas songs, southern storytellers, women blues singers, the local music scene, "The Two Sisters" ballad, music from the Carolina coast, local music festivals, Durham blues, preserving African-American traditions, and southern author, Lee Smith. Also included in the collection is an episode list for the 1991-1992 programs, a tape log for the "Preserving African-American Traditions" program, and photocopies of clippings regarding the program.
Creator Sounds of the South (Radio program)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio materials may require production of listening copies.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Sounds of the South Radio Collection #20052-z, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from WUNC and Tom Hanchett circa 1993 (Acc. 102655).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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20 audio recordings of the North Carolina Arts Council funded radio series, "Sounds of the South," which aired on WUNC-FM's Backporch Music from 1991 to 1994. Recordings are on audiocassette. Hosted by Tom Hanchett, the series consisted of thirty-minute programs that primarily featured 1930s and 1940s classic country music sourced from the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Program themes on the series included songs of prohibition, early country radio, southern Christmas songs, southern storytellers, women blues singers, the local music scene, "The Two Sisters" ballad, music from the Carolina coast, local music festivals, Durham blues, and preserving African-American traditions. Also included in the collection is an episode list for the 1991-1992 programs, a tape log for the "Preserving African-American Traditions" program, and photocopies of clippings regarding the program.

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Contents list

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24 items.

Arrangement: roughly chronological.

Processing information: Titles compiled from SFC database and field notes. Episode number listed if known. Folder 1 was formerly in Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025), folder 132.

Folder 1

Tape logs and clippings: FS-1131-1150 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." Folder 1

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1131

Sounds of the South, episode 1: Songs of Prohibition, 1 November 1991 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1131

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1134

Sounds of the South, episode 2: Early Country Radio, 30 November 1991 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1134

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1132

Sounds of the South, episode 3: Breaking Up Christmas, 28 December 1991 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1132

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1133

Sounds of the South: International South, 1991 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1133

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1136

Sounds of the South, episode 4: Southern Storytellers, 25 January 1992 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1136

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1137

Sounds of the South, episode 4: Southern Storytellers, 25 January 1992 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1137

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1138

Sounds of the South, episode 5: Women Sing the Blues, 22 February 1992 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1138

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1135

Sounds of the South, episode 7: "The Two Sisters" Ballad, 1992 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1135

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1139

Sounds of the South, episode 8: Carolina Coastal Traditions, 18 April 1992 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1139

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1140

Sounds of the South: First Bluegrass Festival, September 1992 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1140

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1141

Sounds of the South, episode 10: Durham Blues, September 1992 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1141

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1142

Sounds of the South: Presidents, October 1992 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1142

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1143

Sounds of the South: Lee Smith, November 1992 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1143

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1144

Sounds of the South: African American Christmas, December 1992 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1144

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1145

Sounds of the South: Deep South Musical Roots Tour, 30 January 1992 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1145

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1146

Sounds of the South: Jubilee! with Joyce Jackson, 27 February 1993 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1146

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1147

Sounds of the South: Children's Songs, 27 March 1993 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1147

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1148

Sounds of the South: Guilford County, 24 April 1993 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1148

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1149

Sounds of the South: Steve Green and Kentucky Music, 23 April 1994 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1149

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20052/1150

Sounds of the South: Preserving African American Traditions, spring 1994 #20052-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Radio Collection, 1991-1994." FS-20052/1150

Audiocassette

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Processing Information

Encoded by: Anne Wells, October 2016

Archival processing of the Sounds of the South Radio Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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