Collection Number: 20099

Collection Title: Charles White and David Rhees Collection, 1972

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Archival processing of the Charles White and David Rhees Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Abstract The Charles White and David Rhees Collection consists of an open reel audio recording, 1972, of the college radio program, Mostly Blues, which aired on WQFS at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. Christopher "Kip" Lornell, a white folklorist and ethnomusicologist, hosted the program, while Charles White, a white musician, and David Rhees, a white Guilford College student, produced and recorded the program for broadcast on WQFS. The recording features performances by Peg Leg Sam (1911-1977), born Arthur Jackson, an African American harmonica player, singer, comedian, and medicine show entertainer from Jonesville, S.C.; and Elester Anderson (1925-1980), an African American blues guitarist and singer from Conetoe, Edgecombe County, N.C., on guitar, harmonica, and voice, with brief interviews.
Creator White, Charles (Producer of Mostly blues)

Rhees, David J.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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[Identification of item], in the Charles White and David Rhees Collection #20099, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Charles T. White is a white musician and radio announcer who from 1974-1975 attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for music. Charles White attended the University of Miami from 1975-1978, and later became a talent manager, author, editor, and television and radio producer. David J. Rhees (1952- ) is a white historian and consultant who attended Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. from 1970-1974. Rhees, who was born in Pasquotank County, N.C., received his M.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1978. Rhees has worked at the American Philosophical Society, Bakken Museum, and the University of Minnesota.

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The Charles White and David Rhees Collection consists of an open reel audio recording, 1972, of the college radio program, Mostly Blues, which aired on WQFS at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. Christopher "Kip" Lornell, a white folklorist and ethnomusicologist, hosted the program, while Charles White, a white musician, and David Rhees, a white Guilford College student, produced and recorded the program for broadcast on WQFS. The recording features performances by Peg Leg Sam (1911-1977), born Arthur Jackson, an African American harmonica player, singer, comedian, and medicine show entertainer from Jonesville, S.C.; and Elester Anderson (1925-1980), an African American blues guitarist and singer from Conetoe, Edgecombe County, N.C., on guitar, harmonica, and voice, with brief interviews.

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Field notes for FT-20099/911 reside in Folder 483 within the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes Collection (#30025).

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20099/911

Mostly Blues radio program featuring Mostly Blues radio program featuring Peg Leg Sam and Elester Anderson, WQFS, Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C., 3 December 1972 #20099, Series: "Charles White and David Rhees Collection, 1972." FT-20099/911

1/4" Open Reel Audio

7" reel

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Encoded by: Anne Wells, June 2016

Archival processing of the Charles White and David Rhees Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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