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|Abstract||The collection contains dubbed audio recordings of the African American gospel music group, the Swan Silvertones. Kerill Leslie Rubman, then a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, made the dubs from commercial recordings published between the 1940s and 1960s. Field notes accompanying the recordings list the songs, including "I Want to Rest" and "Amazing Grace." Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.|
|Creator||Rubman, Kerill Leslie.|
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Kerill Leslie Rubman of Baltimore, Md., was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his master's degree in 1980. His thesis was titled "From 'Jubilee' to 'Gospel' in Black Male Quartet Singing."Back to Top
The collection contains dubbed audio recordings of the African American gospel music group, the Swan Silvertones. Kerill Leslie Rubman, then a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, created dubs on open reel audio and audiocassette from commercial recordings of the Swan Silvertones published between the 1940s and 1960s. The dubbed recordings relate to Rubman's 1980 master's thesis titled "From 'Jubilee' to 'Gospel' in Black Male Quartet Singing." Supporting documentation accompanying the recordings reside in the Southern Folklife Collection Field Notes #30025. Field notes list the song titles, including "I Want to Rest" and "Amazing Grace."Back to Top
|SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20152/1261||
Swan Silvertones, dubs of commercial recordings #20152, Series: "Kerill Leslie Rubman Collection of Swan Silvertones Recordings, 1940s-1960s." FT-20152/1261
1/4" Open Reel Audio
|SFC Audio Cassette FS-20152/1261||
Swan Silvertones, dubbed selections #20152, Series: "Kerill Leslie Rubman Collection of Swan Silvertones Recordings, 1940s-1960s." FS-20152/1261
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