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Collection Number: 20172

Collection Title: Randy Riddle Collection of Yadkinville (N.C.) Acetate Discs, circa 1993

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Size 8 items
Abstract The collection contains homemade audio recordings of folk songs on 8-inch acetate discs, which were purchased in 1993 by collector of music and old-time radio recordings, Randy Riddle of Durham, N.C. Riddle found the discs at the Vintage Village Flea Market in Yadkinville, N.C., and he transferred and mastered the recordings of songs, which were performed by unidentified musicians likely in the 1940s. Song titles are "Cotton Eyed Joe," "Red River Valley," "Lonesome Road Blues," "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down," "Sunny Home in Dixie," "New River Train," and "Turkey in the Straw." The collection also contains an audio cassette with dubs made by Riddle after he mastered the acetate discs and narrative field notes composed by Riddle to provide context about his work on the recordings. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Riddle, Randy.
Language English
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Randy Riddle Collection of Yadkinville (N.C.) Acetate Discs #20172, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Randy Riddle is an instructional technologist at Duke University in Durham, N.C. He is also a blogger at "rand's esoteric otr," collector of old time radio and music recordings, documentarian, and consultant on audio preservation.

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This summary description was created in November 2018 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith

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