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Collection Number: 20256

Collection Title: Marilyn Engle Recordings of Albert Hash and Tommy Jarrell, 1974

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Size 8 items
Abstract The collection contains seven field recordings on open-reel audio tape of old time music performed by Tommy Jarrell of Surry County, N.C., and Albert Hash of Whitetop, Va. According to field notes written by folklorist Dan Patterson, Marilyn Engle and Lex Varela made the recordings in 1974. Engle was a student in Patterson’s folklore class at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Engle, Marilyn.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Marilyn Engle Recordings of Albert Hash and Tommy Jarrell #20256, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Marilyn Engle attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the early 1970s.

Tommy Jarrell (1901-1985) was a fiddler, banjo player, and singer, who played old time Appalachian music. In 1982, Jarrell whose playing style remains influential, received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Albert Hash (1917-1983) was a fiddler and musical instrument builder from Whitetop, Va. During the 1940s and 1950s, Hash performed with Whitetop Mountain Band, Spice Bottom Boys, and Carolina Troubadours.

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This summary description was created in January 2019 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith

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