Collection Number: 20135

Collection Title: Mary Wayne Watson Recordings of Gospel Music, 1972

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Abstract The 1972 recordings on open-reel audiotape contain performances by African American gospel singers including members of Echoes of Zion from Scotland County, N.C. Also included on the recordings are three spirituals sung by Novella Covington. Mary Wayne Watson, a white student at the University of North Carolina, made the recordings in Wagram, N.C. Field notes accompanying the recording provide information about the singers and lists songs performed including "I want to walk (be) just like him," "We come this far by faith," and "Let me lean on you." Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Watson, Mary Wayne.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Mary Wayne Watson Recordings of Gospel Music #20135, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Mary Wayne Watson, a white retired English professor, was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the early 1970s. Watson taught at several institutions throughout her career, including James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., and at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, N.C.

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The 1972 recordings on open-reel audiotape contain performances by African American gospel singers including members of Echoes of Zion from Scotland County, N.C. Also included on the recordings are three spirituals sung by Novella Covington. Mary Wayne Watson, a white student at the University of North Carolina, made the recordings in Wagram, N.C. Field notes accompanying the recording provide information about the singers and lists songs performed including "I want to walk (be) just like him," "We come this far by faith," and "Let me lean on you."

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3 items.
SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20135/1731

Gospel program, Wagram, N.C., 15 March 1972: Tape 1 of 2 #20135, Series: "Mary Wayne Watson Recordings of Gospel Music, 1972." FT-20135/1731

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Audio recording of gospel program given by the Echoes of Zion Gospel Singers: Henry and Hattie McCree, Mary Johnson, Ruby McNeil, Sally Harrington; acapella spirituals performed by Novella Covington.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20135/1732

Gospel program, Wagram, N.C., 15 March 1972: Tape 2 of 2 #20135, Series: "Mary Wayne Watson Recordings of Gospel Music, 1972." FT-20135/1732

1/4" Open Reel Audio

5" reel

Audio recording of gospel program given by the Echoes of Zion Gospel Singers: Henry and Hattie McCree, Mary Johnson, Ruby McNeil, Sally Harrington; acapella spirituals performed by Novella Covington.

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Processed by: Dawne Howard Lucas, May 2022

Encoded by: Laura Smith

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