Collection Number: 20115-z

Collection Title: Sounds of the South Collection, 1989

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Size 42 items
Abstract Live audio recordings of the Sounds of the South Conference, held 6-8 April 1989 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The conference gathered more than 300 participants, including record collectors, folklorists, musicians, record producers, librarians, archivists, and traditional music lovers, to celebrate traditional southern music and the official opening of the Southern Folklife Collection with the John Edwards Memorial collection at UNC's library. The conference included panel discussions, papers, and addresses on topics related to history and issues in field collecting and recording traditional music, including old-time, bluegrass, gospel, country, conjunto, Cajun, and American Indian music, and the history of the John Edwards Memorial Foundation collection. Presenters and panelists featured on the recordings include Guy Carawan, Tom Carter, Norm Cohen, Cece Conway, Ray Funk, Alice Gerrard, Archie Green, Bess Lomax Hawes, Alan Jabbour, Alan Lomax, Bill C. Malone, Paul Oliver, Dan Patterson, Anne Romaine, Anthony Seeger, Mike Seeger, and David Whisnant, among others. Also included in the collection are field notes associated with select recordings. Field notes contain recording credits, session titles, speaker names, and topics discussed.
Creator Conference on the Collecting and Collections of Southern Traditional Music (1989 : Chapel Hill, N.C.)
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 Sounds of the South Collection #20115-z, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Conference on the Collecting and Collections of Southern Traditional Music in 1992 (Acc. 102654)
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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The Sounds of the South Conference was held 6-8 April 1989 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The conference gathered more than 300 participants, including record collectors, folklorists, musicians, record producers, librarians, archivists, and traditional music lovers, to celebrate traditional southern music and the official opening of the Southern Folklife Collection with the John Edwards Memorial collection at UNC's library. The conference included panel discussions, papers, and addresses on topics related to history and issues in field collecting and recording traditional music, including old-time, bluegrass, gospel, country, conjunto, Cajun, and American Indian music, and the history of the John Edwards Memorial Foundation collection. Presenters and panelists featured on the recordings include Guy Carawan, Tom Carter, Norm Cohen, Cece Conway, Ray Funk, Alice Gerrard, Archie Green, Bess Lomax Hawes, Alan Jabbour, Alan Lomax, Bill C. Malone, Paul Oliver, Dan Patterson, Anne Romaine, Anthony Seeger, Mike Seeger, and David Whisnant, among others. The book Sounds of the South was published in 1992 in commemoration and follow-up to the conference, and contains many pertinent essays.

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23 live recordings on audiocassette from the Sounds of the South Conference held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 6-8 April 1989. The conference included panel discussions, papers, and addresses on topics related to history and issues in field collecting and recording traditional music, including old-time, bluegrass, gospel, country, conjunto, Cajun, and American Indian music, and the history of the John Edwards Memorial Foundation collection. Presenters and panelists featured on the recordings include Guy Carawan, Tom Carter, Norm Cohen, Cece Conway, Ray Funk, Alice Gerrard, Archie Green, Bess Lomax Hawes, Alan Jabbour, Alan Lomax, Bill C. Malone, Paul Oliver, Dan Patterson, Anne Romaine, Anthony Seeger, Mike Seeger, and David Whisnant, among others. Also included in the collection are 19 field notes associated with select recordings. Field notes contain recording credits, session titles, speaker names, and topics discussed.

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Contents list

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42 items.

Arrangement: Original order has been maintained.

Processing information: Titles compiled from SFC database. Folder 1 was formerly in Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes (#30025), folder 123.

Folder 1

Field notes: FS-1013-1032 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." Folder 1

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1013

Sounds of the South Conference day 1: Welcome and introductions; 1st session, Norm Cohen, Dan Patterson, Mike Casey. 6 April 1989. tape 1 of 5 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1013

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1014

Sounds of the South Conference day 1: Conclusion of 1st session, Mike Casey. 6 April 1989. tape 2 of 5 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1014

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1015

Sounds of the South Conference day 1: Keynote address by Bess Lomax Hawes; paper by David Whisnant. 6 April 1989. tape 3 of 5 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1015

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1016

Sounds of the South Conference day 1: Conclusion of paper by David Whisnant. 6 April 1989. tape 4 of 5 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1016

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1017

Sounds of the South Conference day 1: Panel discussion on collecting and recording, Ralph Rinzler, Mike Seeger, Bill Malone, Bess Lomax Hawes, Paul Oliver. 6 April 1989. tape 5 of 5 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1017

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1018

Sounds of the South Conference day 2: Current Goals and Concerns of Collectors and Archivists, Guy Logsdon, Ray Funk, Dave Freeman, Billy Altman, Alice Gerrard, Dorothy Sara Lee. 7 April 1989. tape 1 of 8 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1018

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1019

Sounds of the South Conference day 2: Conclusion of Current Goals and Concerns of Collectors and Archivists, Guy Logsdon, Ray Funk, Dave Freeman, Billy Altman, Alice Gerrard, Dorothy Sara Lee. 7 April 1989. tape 2 of 8 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1019

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1020

Sounds of the South Conference day 2: Reports from Major Repositories, Alan Jabbour, Anthony Seeger, William Ivey. 7 April 1989. tape 3 of 8 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1020

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1021

Sounds of the South Conference day 2: Conclusion of Reports from Major Repositories, William Ivey plus discussion. 7 April 1989. tape 4 of 8 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1021

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1022

Sounds of the South Conference day 2: Southern Folk Culture in Transition, Allen Tullos, Charles Wilson. 7 April 1989. tape 5 of 8 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1022

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1023

Sounds of the South Conference day 2: Reports from the Field, Charlotte Heth, Helen Lewis, Jay Orr, Barry Ancelet, Dale Olson, Worth Long. 7 April 1989. tape 6 of 8 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1023

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1024

Sounds of the South Conference day 2: Conclusion of Reports from the Field, Barry Ancelet, Helen Lewis, Jay Orr. 7 April 1989. tape 7 of 8 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1024

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1025

Sounds of the South Conference day 2: Summary remarks, Archie Green. 7 April 1989. tape 8 of 8 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1025

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1026

Sounds of the South Conference day 3: Special presentations, Tim Stafford on home recordings and Charlie Bowman; Ray Funk on gospel music and films of Jubilaires and Trumpeteers. 8 April 1989. tape 1 of 7 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1026

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1027

Sounds of the South Conference day 3: Special presentations continued, Ray Funk on gospel films continued; Guy Carawan on Georgia Sea Islands, Christmas Watch, and Moving Star Hall singers. 8 April 1989. tape 2 of 7 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1027

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1028

Sounds of the South Conference day 3: Special presentations continued, Alan Lomax presentation. 8 April 1989. tape 3 of 7 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1028

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1029

Sounds of the South Conference day 3: Special presentations continued, Alan Lomax presentation continued. 8 April 1989. tape 4 of 7 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1029

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1030

Sounds of the South Conference day 3: Open Forum, Outlook for new releases of documentary recordings, Ken Irwin, William Ivey, Barry Poss, Anthony Seeger, Dave Freeman, Billy Altman; Chapel Hill/Durham string band revival, Allan Jabbour, Blanton Owen, Tom Carter. 8 April 1989. tape 5 of 7 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1030

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1031

Sounds of the South Conference day 3: Chapel Hill/Durham String band revival continued, Alan Jabbour, Tom Carter, Cece Conway, Bertram Levy. 8 April 1989. tape 6 of 7 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1031

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1032

Sounds of the South Conference day 3: Chapel Hill/Durham String band revival continued; Discussion with Hazel Dickens, Archie Green, Mike Seeger, Bess Lomax Hawes, Alan Lomax, Anne Romaine. 9 April 1989. tape 7 of 7 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1032

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1033

Sounds of the South Conference day 3: Archiving session. 8 April 1989. tape 1 of 3 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1033

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1034

Sounds of the South Conference day 3: Archiving session. 8 April 1989. tape 2 of 3 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1034

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20115/1035

Sounds of the South Conference day 3: Archiving session. 8 April 1989. tape 3 of 3 #20115-z, Series: "Sounds of the South Collection, 1989." FS-20115/1035

Audiocassette

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anne Wells, October 2016

Encoded by: Anne Wells, October 2016

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

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