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Collection Number: 20100

Collection Title: David Camp Collection, 1980s

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Size 10 items
Abstract The collection contains audio cassette tapes that are likely copies of recordings made in the 1980s of Piedmont blues musicians from North Carolina and Virginia performing in their homes, in the studio, and at music venues including the Festival for the Eno in Durham, N.C. Piedmont blues is noted for fast finger picking on guitar with alternating bass lines and a ragtime feel. Musicians featured on the recordings include Big Boy Henry, John Tinsley, Thomas Burt, Chris Turner, and Lightnin' Wells. Also included are field notes about the recordings and a printout from a database with a listing of 45 rpm records produced in North Carolina. Information about the collector David Camp was not available with the collection materials. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Camp, David.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
Language English
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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 David Camp Collection #20100, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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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This summary description was created in January 2019 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

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Information about the collector David Camp was not available with the collection materials.

Richard Leslie Henry (1921-2004), known as Big Boy Henry, was a blues singer, songwriter and guitarist from the coast of North Carolina. He is best known for his 1983 protest song "Mr. President" about cuts to social welfare programs during Ronald Reagan's administration.

John E. Tinsley (1920-1999) of Chestnut Mountain, Va., was a blues guitarist.

Thomas Burt was born in Raleigh, N.C., in 1900 and became a prominent performer in the blues music scene of Durham, N.C., during the 1940s.

Chris Turner (1950-) of London England is a harmonica player based in the United States.

Michael Wells (1952-) known as Lightnin' Wells is a North Carolina based-blues guitarist and singer.

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