Collection Number: 20373

Collection Title: David Morton Collection, 1928-2003

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Size 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 150 items)
Abstract In 1991, David C. Morton published DeFord Bailey: A Black Star in Early Country Music. Bailey (1899-1982) was a legendary African American harmonica player who performed on WSM's Grand Ole Opry, a weekly radio show broadcast from Nashville, Tenn. Bailey began his career soon after Nashville's WDAD radio station came on the air in 1925. He continued to play until 1941, becoming well known for his tune, "Pan American Blues." The collection contains documentation, sound recordings, and a videotape chiefly relating to Morton's work with DeFord Bailey. Documentation consists of correspondence concerning Morton's biography of DeFord Bailey and other matters relating to Bailey; newspaper and magazine clippings referring to Bailey's contributions to country music; calendars with photographs of Bailey; memorial information; a tributary brochure; a publicity shot; and a poster for the segment on DeFord Bailey and the Grand Ole Opry that aired on 24 November 2000 as part of National Public Radio's Lost and Found Sound series. Sound recordings include reel-to-reel tapes and audiocassettes from interview sessions between David Morton and DeFord Bailey; they contain conversations and music recordings of Bailey on harmonica, guitar, and banjo. Also included are some recordings of performances by Bailey, recordings of National Pubilc Radio programs related to Bailey, and interviews with other Grand Ole Opry employees. The videotape is a 28-minute production called DeFord Bailey: A Legend Lost that was developed for Nashville Public Television, Inc. There is also a 16mm film with sound of a DeFord Bailey performance and a promotional photograph of country musician and Grand Ole Opry performer Sidney J. "Fiddlin' Sid" Harkreader.
Creator Morton, David, 1945-
Language English.
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the David Morton Collection #20373, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from David Morton of Reno, N.C., in 2003 (Acc. 99473, Acc. 99488, Acc. 99513, Acc. 99632), in 2005 (Acc. 100287), in 2006 (Acc. 100358), and in 2016 (Acc. 102672).
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In 1991, along with Charles K. Wolfe, David C. Morton (1945- ) published a book entitled DeFord Bailey: A Black Star in Early Country Music (University of Tennessee Press). DeFord Bailey (1899-1982) was a legendary African American harmonica player, who performed on WSM's Grand Ole Opry, a weekly radio show broadcast from Nashville, Tenn. Bailey began his career soon after WDAD came on the air in 1925. He continued to play on the radio show until 1941, becoming well known for his tune, "Pan American Blues." Bailey traveled extensively, entertaining audiences along with Roy Acuff and other members of the Grand Ole Opry throughout the South and the Midwest during what was a dangerous and difficult period for African Americans to receive basic services in hotels and restaurants.

In 1973, David Morton was employed by the Metropolitan Housing and Development Agency in Nashville, Tenn. Morton set out to write a story for the public housing newsletter about DeFord Bailey's musical accomplishments. Bailey was then a resident of Nashville's public housing. Morton was warned that Bailey would be unwilling to be interviewed. He eventually found Bailey, developed a friendship with him, and spent many hours recording Bailey's stories and songs. In 1974, soon after the interviews began, Morton wrote an article for Nashville! magazine about the legendary country music player, entitled "Every Day's Been Sunday." Later, with the urging of DeFord Bailey and the help of Charles K. Wolfe, a biography was written.

A historical marker in honor of DeFord Bailey's contributions to the musical community was erected in Nashville's Edgeville neighborhood where Bailey lived and maintained a shoeshine shop after his career with the Grand Ole Opry ended in the early-1940s. His cemetery grave marker, also located near Nashville, reads, "Harmonica Wizard."

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The David Morton collection contains documentation, sound recordings, and a videotape chiefly relating to Morton's work with African American harmonica player  DeFord Bailey.

Documentation consists of correspondence concerning Morton's biography of DeFord Bailey; the placement of a historical marker dedicated to Bailey in the Edgehill community in Nashville, Tenn.; and a letter from a German auto parts manufacturer requesting approval to use a photograph of Bailey in an advertising campaign. There are also newspaper and magazine clippings referring to Bailey's contributions to country music, including a 1974 article that David Morton wrote for Nashville! magazine. Other items are calendars with photographs of Bailey, memorial information with a map pointing to Bailey's gravesite, and a tributary brochure. Also included are a black-and-white publicity shot of Bailey for WSM's Grand Ole Opry and a poster created by the Hatch Show Print Company for the segment on DeFord Bailey and the Grand Ole Opry that aired on 24 November 2000 as part of National Public Radio's Lost and Found Sound series.

Sound recordings consist of reel-to-reel tapes and audiocassettes. Reel-to-reel tapes document interview sessions between David Morton and DeFord Bailey; they contain conversations and music recordings of Bailey on harmonica, guitar, and banjo. Most audiocassettes were made between 1973 and 1980 and include DeFord Bailey interview sessions, music recordings, and performances. Other audiocassettes include interviews of other Grand Ole Opry performers and of WDAD employees, conducted by David Morton; and recordings of National Pubilc Radio programs related to DeFord Bailey. The videotape is a 28-minute production called DeFord Bailey: A Legend Lost that was developed for Nashville Public Television, Inc. There is also a 16mm film with sound of a DeFord Bailey performance and a promotional photograph of country musician and Grand Ole Opry performer Sidney J. "Fiddlin' Sid" Harkreader.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. DeFord Bailey Documentation, 1928-2003.

About 71 items.

Documentation consists of correspondence concerning Morton's biography of DeFord Bailey; the placement of a historical marker dedicated to Bailey in the Edgehill community in Nashville, Tenn.; and a letter from a German auto parts manufacturer requesting approval to use a photograph of Bailey in an advertising campaign. There are also newspaper and magazine clippings referring to Bailey's contributions to country music, including a 1974 article that David Morton wrote for Nashville! magazine. Other items are calendars with photographs of Bailey, memorial information with a map pointing to Bailey's gravesite, and a tributary brochure. Also included are a black-and-white publicity shot of Bailey for WSM's Grand Ole Opry and a poster created by the Hatch Show Print Company for the segment on DeFord Bailey and the Grand Ole Opry that aired on 24 November 2000 as part of National Public Radio's Lost and Found Sound series.

Image P-4524

DeFord Bailey photograph, undated #20373, Series: "1. DeFord Bailey Documentation, 1928-2003." P-4524

Oversize Paper OP-20373/1

Poster, 2000 #20373, Series: "1. DeFord Bailey Documentation, 1928-2003." OP-20373/1

Folder 1

Correspondence #20373, Series: "1. DeFord Bailey Documentation, 1928-2003." Folder 1

Folder 2-3

Clippings #20373, Series: "1. DeFord Bailey Documentation, 1928-2003." Folder 2-3

Folder 4

Other items #20373, Series: "1. DeFord Bailey Documentation, 1928-2003." Folder 4

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76 items.

Arrangement: Reel-to-reel tapes appear first, followed by audiocassettes. Audiocassettes are arranged by subject, with DeFord Bailey recordings appearing first, in chronological order.

Sound recordings consist of open reel audio tapes and audiocassettes. Open reel audio tapes document interview sessions between David Morton and DeFord Bailey; they contain conversations and music recordings of Bailey on harmonica, guitar, and banjo. The bulk of the audiocassettes were made between 1973 and 1980 and include DeFord Bailey interview sessions, music recordings, and performances. Other audiocassettes include interviews of other Grand Ole Opry performers and of WDAD employees, conducted by David Morton; and recordings of National Public Radio programs related to DeFord Bailey.

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20373/11672

DeFord Bailey: Conversation and Songs #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FT-20373/11672

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Side 1: DeFord Bailey on harmonica

1. "Hesitation Blues"

2. "Ain't Gonna Rain No More"

3. "Sweet Marie"

4. "Old Hen Cackle"

5. "Gotta See Momma Every Night"

6. "Gonna Eat at Welcome Table"

Side 2: "Kansas City," DeFord Bailey

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20373/11673

Country Blues Song, DeFord Bailey #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FT-20373/11673

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20373/11674

DeFord Bailey on harmonica, guitar, and banjo #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FT-20373/11674

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20373/11675

DeFord Bailey #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FT-20373/11675

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7572

DeFord Bailey, Interview, 19 October 1973 [DFB 1] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7572

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7573

DeFord Bailey, Songs and Conversation, 30 October 1973 [DFB 2] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7573

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7574

DeFord Bailey, Songs and Conversation, 30 October 1973 [DFB 3] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7574

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7575

DeFord Bailey, Songs and Conversation, October 1973 and 25 November 1973 [DFB 4] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7575

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7576

DeFord Bailey, Songs and Conversation, 4 November 1973 [DFB 5] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7576

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7577

DeFord Bailey, Songs and Conversation, 4 November 1973 [DFB 6] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7577

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7578

DeFord Bailey, Songs and Conversation, 11 November 1973 [DFB 7] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7578

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7579

DeFord Bailey, Songs and Conversation, 17 November 1973 [DFB 8] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7579

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7580

DeFord Bailey, Guitar and harp, 30 November 1973 and 2 December 1973 [DFB 9] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7580

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7581

DeFord Bailey, Conversation and tunes, 2 December 1973 [DFB 10] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7581

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7582

DeFord Bailey, Conversation, harp, guitar, tunes, 12 December 1973 and 2 January 1974 [DFB 12] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7582

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7573

DeFord Bailey, Guitar, harp, 2 January 1974 [DFB 13] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7573

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7584

DeFord Bailey, Conversation, guitar, January 1974 [DFB 14] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7584

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7585

DeFord Bailey, Conversation, tunes, January 1974 [DFB 15] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7585

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7586

DeFord Bailey, Informal concert, 23 February 1974 [DFB 16] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7586

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7587

DeFord Bailey, Open house, 30 March 1974 [DFB 17] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7587

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7588

DeFord Bailey, Conversation, banjo guitar, Undated [DFB 18] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7588

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7589

DeFord Bailey, Four tunes, October 1974 [DFB 19] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7589

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7590

DeFord Bailey, Conversation, tunes, 4 November 1974 [DFB 20] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7590

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7591

DeFord Bailey, Conversation, January 1975 [DFB 21] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7591

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7592

DeFord Bailey, Conversation, 17 October 1976 [DFB 22] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7592

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7593

DeFord Bailey, Conversation [DFB 23] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7593

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7594

DeFord Bailey, Conversation [DFB 24] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7594

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7595

DeFord Bailey, Opry appearances, 1982 [DFB 25] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7595

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7596

DeFord Bailey, Guitar tunes, January 1975 [DFB 26] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7596

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7597

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, May 1979 [DFB T1] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7597

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7598

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, June 1979 [DFB T2] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7598

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7599

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, July 1979 [DFB T3] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7599

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7600

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, July-August 1979 [DFB T4] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7600

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7601

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, August 1979 [DFB T5] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7601

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7602

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, September 1979 [DFB T6] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7602

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7603

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, September-October 1979 [DFB T7] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7603

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7604

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, October 1979 [DFB T8] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7604

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7605

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, October 1979 [DFB T9] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7605

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7606

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, November 1979 [DFB T10] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7606

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7607

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, November 1979 [DFB T11] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7607

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7608

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, November-December 1979 [DFB T12] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7608

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7609

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, December 1979 [DFB T13] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7609

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7610

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, January 1980 [DFB T14] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7610

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7611

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, January 1980 [DFB T15] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7611

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7612

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, February 1980 [DFB T16] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7612

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7613

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, February 1980 [DFB T17] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7613

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7614

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, March 1980 [DFB T18] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7614

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7615

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, March 1980 [DFB T19] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7615

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7616

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, March-April 1980 [DFB T20] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7616

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7617

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, April 1980 [DFB T21] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7617

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7618

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, April 1980 [DFB T22] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7618

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7619

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, May 1980 [DFB T23] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7619

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7620

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, May 1980 [DFB T24] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7620

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7621

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, July 1980 [DFB T25] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7621

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7622

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, July 1980 [DFB T26] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7622

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7623

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, August-September 1980 [DFB T27] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7623

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7624

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, September-October 1980 [DFB T28] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7624

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7625

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, October-November 1980 [DFB T29] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7625

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7626

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, December 1980 [DFB T30] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7626

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7627

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, undated [DFB T31] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7627

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7628

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, undated [DFB T32] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7628

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7629

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, undated [DFB T33] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7629

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7630

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, undated [DFB T34] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7630

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7631

Telephone Interview with DeFord Bailey, undated [DFB T35] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7631

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7632

Interview with Jud Collins (WSM announcer, executive), 16 October 1973, Nashville, Tenn. #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7632

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7633

Interview with Herman Crook (Grand Ole Opry musician), December 1973, Nashville, Tenn. #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7633

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7634

Interview with Alcyone Bate Beasley (Grand Ole Opry musician), December 1973, Nashville, Tenn. #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7634

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7635

Interview with Beecher Kirby and Roy Acuff (Grand Ole Opry musicians), 1973, Nashville, Tenn. #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7635

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7636

Interview with Sam McGee (Grand Ole Opry musician), 5 April 1973, Franklin, Tenn. #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7636

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7637

Interview with Howard Redmond and Willis Patton, 3 November 1973, Thompson's Station #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7637

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7638

Interview with Kirk McGee (Grand Ole Opry musician), 1973, Franklin #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7638

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7639

Interview with G. Miller Watkins (WDAD employee) undated, Nashville: tape 1 #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7639

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7640

Interview with G. Miller Watkins (WDAD employee) undated, Nashville: tape 2 #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7640

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7641

National Public Radio program re: Dedication of the Historical Marker honoring DeFord Bailey, 12 December 1991 #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7641

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7642

Lost and found Sound Stories (includes Pan-American Blues) #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7642

Audiocassette

SFC Audio Cassette FS-20373/7643

Pastor Fred Conley & Holy Trinity Male Chorus, If God Gave Us Everything [BSC111744] #20373, Series: "2. DeFord Bailey Sound Recordings, 1973-1980." FS-20373/7643

Audiocassette

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2 items.

Moving images featuring DeFord Bailey. Includes a 1973 performance by Bailey on 16mm motion picutre film and a 28-minute video production called DeFord Bailey: A Legend Lost that was developed for Nashville Public Television, Inc. circa 2002.

Film F-20373/1

DeFord Bailey Performance, 1973 #20373, Series: "3. DeFord Bailey Moving Images, circa 1973-2002." F-20373/1

16mm motion picture film

150 ft. (4 minutes)

black and white ; sound

Film of DeFord Bailey performing harmonica.

Videotape VT-20373/1

DeFord Bailey: A Legend Lost, Nashville Public Television, Inc. #20373, Series: "3. DeFord Bailey Moving Images, circa 1973-2002." VT-20373/1

VHS

28 minutes

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. "Fiddlin' Sid" Harkreader Photograph.

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Image Folder (PF-20373/1)

Oversize Paper (OP-20373/1)

Audiocassettes (FS-7572-7643)

Audiotapes (FT-11672-11675)

Film (F-20373/1)

Videotape (VT-20373/1)

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Processing Information

Processed by: Allyn Meredith, February 2004

Encoded by: Allyn Meredith, February 2004

Revisions: Finding aid updated in March 2006 by Emily Jack because of addition.

Revisions: Finding aid updated in February 2011 by Sarah Arnold to reflect inclusion of F-20373/1.

Revisions: Finding aid updated in January 2017 by Jodi Berkowitz because of addition.

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