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Collection Number: 20299

Collection Title: Molly Conrecode Interview with Bland Simpson, 1990

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Abstract In the 1990 oral history interview conducted by folklorist Molly Conrecode, author, playwright, songwriter, and musician Bland Simpson discusses Diamond Studs, a musical about Jesse James that he wrote with Jim Wann , and how that musical led to his playing piano with the North Carolina string band the Red Clay Ramblers beginning in the 1970s. Other topics addressed by Simpson include regionalism and pluralism in the music of the Red Clay Ramblers, the introduction of brass instruments to the band's music, and Chapel Hill, N.C., during the 1970s. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Conrecode, Molly Ann.
Language English
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Folklorist Molly Conrecode of Youngstown, Ohio received her master's degree in folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).

Bland Simpson (1948- ), who grew up near Elizabeth City, N.C., is a professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC where he teaches creative writing. He is an author, songwriter, award-winning playwright known for his musicals including , and pianist for the North Carolina musical group the Red Clay Ramblers.

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Encoded by: Laura Smith, July 2018

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