Collection Number: 20122

Collection Title: John Buinson Recording of Elbert Freeman and Nathaniel Ford, 8 April 1967

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Archival processing of the John Buinson Recording of Elbert Freeman and Nathaniel Ford was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size 2 items
Abstract Live audio recording of Elbert Freeman (ca. 1910- ), African American fiddler from Georgia, and Nathaniel Ford (ca. 1910- ), African American guitarist from Georgia, performing blues and old-time music on fiddle and guitar. Recorded by John Buinson on 8 April 1967 in Monticello, Ga. The collection also contains supporting documentation prepared by former UNC library staff that includes a tracklisting and recording notes. Little is known about John Buinson and their connection to the open reel audio recording found in the collection. A note on the supporting documentation reads "obtained from John Buinson, North Georgia College."
Creator Buinson, John.
Language English
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Access to audio materials may require production of listening copies.
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 John Buinson Recording of Elbert Freeman and Nathaniel Ford #20122, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquisitions information unknown (Acc. 20200706.2).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Live audio recording of Elbert Freeman (ca. 1910- ), African American fiddler from Georgia, and Nathaniel Ford (ca. 1910- ), African American guitarist from Georgia, performing blues and old-time music on fiddle and guitar. Recorded by John Buinson on 8 April 1967 in Monticello, Ga. The collection also contains supporting documentation prepared by former UNC library staff that includes a tracklisting and recording notes. Songs performed include "St. Louis Blues", "John Henry", "Old Hen Cackled", "Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy", "Worried Blues", "Put On the Old Gray Bonnet", and "Maria." Little is known about John Buinson and their connection to the open reel audio recording found in the collection. A note on the supporting documentation reads "obtained from John Buinson, North Georgia College."

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2 items.

Processing information: Audio recording title compiled from SFC database.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20122/113

Elbert Freeman, Nathaniel Ford, guitars and vocals, recorded in Monticello, Ga., 8 April 1967 #20122, Series: "John Buinson Recording of Elbert Freeman and Nathaniel Ford, 8 April 1967." FT-20122/113

1/4" Open Reel Audio

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anne Wells and Meredith Kite, July 2020

Encoded by: Anne Wells, July 2020

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic and racial identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine identity, we rely on self-identification; other information supplied to the repository by collection creators or sources; public records, press accounts, and secondary sources; and contextual information in the collection materials. Omissions of ethnic and racial identities in finding aids created or updated after August 2017 are an indication of insufficient information to make an educated guess or an individual's preference for identity information to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

Archival processing of the John Buinson Recording of Elbert Freeman and Nathaniel Ford was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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