Collection Number: 20483

Collection Title: Bear Family Records Collection, 1933-1977

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Size 140 items
Abstract The Bear Family Records Collection consists of audiovisual materials compiled by the German based independent record label, Bear Family Records. The collection primarily contains American country music materials, including vinyl test pressings of 78-rpm records, commercially produced 16mm motion picture films, and dubbed U-Matic videotapes. The 78-rpm records feature recordings by the Carter Family, Tex Owens, and Goebel Reeves, while the film and video consist of television shows, short subject films, musicals, and western films.
Creator Bear Family Records (Firm)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
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No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Bear Family Records Collection #20483, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Bear Family Records in August 2013 (Acc. 101862) and January 2017 (Acc. 103022).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Bear Family Records is a German based independent record label that was founded in 1975 by record producer and country music scholar, Richard Weize. The label specializes in reissues of archival material in a variety of formats and genres, including country, rock and roll, pop, blues, movie soundtracks, music television shows, concerts, and western films.

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The Bear Family Records Collection consists of audiovisual materials compiled by the German based independent record label, Bear Family Records. The collection primarily contains American country music materials, including vinyl test pressings of 78-rpm records, commercially produced 16mm motion picture films, and dubbed U-Matic videotapes. The 78-rpm records feature recordings by the Carter Family, Tex Owens, and Goebel Reeves, while the film and video consist of television shows, short subject films, musicals, and western films.

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53 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Processing information: Titles compiled from SFC database. Associated release number listed beneath title.

78-20483/1

Carter Family, "My Dixie Darling," 8 June 1936 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/1

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5240

78-20483/2

Carter Family, "Give Me Your Love and I'll Give You Mine," 8 June 1936 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/2

78 rpm record

Unreleased until Bear Family BCD15865

78-20483/3

Carter Family, "Are You Lonesome Tonight?," 8 June 1936 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/3

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5240

78-20483/4

Carter Family, "The Last Move for Me," 8 June 1936 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/4

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5386

78-20483/5

Carter Family, "Just Another Broken Heart," 8 June 1936 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/5

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5254

78-20483/6

Carter Family, "There's No One Like Mother to Me," 8 June 1936 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/6

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5232

78-20483/7

Carter Family, "Jealous Hearted Me," 8 June 1936 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/7

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5241

78-20483/8

Carter Family, "My Native Home," 8 June 1936 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/8

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5241

78-20483/9

Carter Family, "In the Shadow of the Pines," 9 June 1936 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/9

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5359

78-20483/10

Carter Family, "Answer to Weeping Willow," 9 June 1936 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/10

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5254

78-20483/11

Carter Family, "You've Been a Friend to Me," 9 June 1936 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/11

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5254

78-20483/12

Carter Family, "Where the Silvery Colorado Wends Its Way," 9 June 1936 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/12

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5263

78-20483/13

Carter Family, "Lay My Head Beneath the Rose," 9 June 1936 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/13

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5283

78-20483/14

Carter Family, "Never Let the Devil Get the Upper Hand of You," 17 June 1937 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/14

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5479

78-20483/15

Carter Family, "Jim Blake's Message," 17 June 1937 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/15

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5467

78-20483/16

Carter Family, "Honey in the RockCarter Family," "Honey in the RockCarter Family," "Honey in the Rock," 17 June 1937 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/16

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5452

78-20483/17

Carter Family, "The Only Girl (I Ever Cared About)," 18 June 1937 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/17

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5411

78-20483/18

Carter Family, "Goodbye to the Plains," 18 June 1937 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/18

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5532

78-20483/19

Carter Family, "My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains," 18 June 1937 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/19

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5532

78-20483/20

Carter Family, "Dark Haired True Lover," 18 June 1937 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/20

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5447

78-20483/21

Carter Family, "Happy in the Prison," 8 June 1938 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/21

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5579

78-20483/22

Carter Family, "St. Regious Girl," 8 June 1938 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/22

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5649

78-20483/23

Carter Family, "Bring Back My Boy," 8 June 1938 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/23

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5649

78-20483/24

Carter Family, "It Is Better Farther On," 8 June 1938 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/24

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5692

78-20483/25

Carter Family, "Charlie and Nellie," 8 June 1938 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/25

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5702

78-20483/26

Carter Family, "Cuban Soldier," 8 June 1938 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/26

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5662

78-20483/27

Carter Family, "Stern Old Bachelor," 8 June 1938 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/27

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5565

78-20483/28

Carter Family, "Reckless Motorman," 8 June 1938 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/28

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5722

78-20483/29

Carter Family, "You Denied Your Love," 8 June 1938 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/29

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5702

78-20483/30

Carter Family, "Oh, Take Me Back," 8 June 1938 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/30

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5565

78-20483/31

Carter Family, "You Are My Flower," 8 June 1938 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/31

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5692

78-20483/32

Carter Family, "Who's That Knockin' on My Window," 8 June 1938 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/32

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5612

78-20483/33

Carter Family, "They Call Her Mother," 8 June 1938 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/33

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5596

78-20483/34

Carter Family, "Coal Miner's Blues," 8 June 1938 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/34

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5596

78-20483/35

The Texas Rangers, "Dude Ranch Party" part 1, 27 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/35

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5022

78-20483/36

Tex Owens, "Cattle Call," 28 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/36

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5015

78-20483/37

Tex Owens, "Two Sweethearts," 28 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/37

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5187

78-20483/38

Tex Owens, "Rocking Alone in an Old Rocking Chair," 28 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/38

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5187

78-20483/39

Tex Owens, "Pride of the Prairie," 28 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/39

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5015

78-20483/40

The Texas Drifter (Goebel Reeves), "Cowboy's Lullaby," 31 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/40

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5021

78-20483/41

The Texas Drifter (Goebel Reeves), "Hobo's Lullaby," 31 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/41

78 rpm record

Original release: Champion 45181

78-20483/42

The Texas Drifter (Goebel Reeves), "The Drifter's Buddy (A True Story)," 31 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/42

78 rpm record

Original release: Champion 45181

78-20483/43

The Texas Drifter (Goebel Reeves), "The Cowboy's Prayer," 31 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/43

78 rpm record

Original release: Panachord 25848

78-20483/44

The Texas Drifter (Goebel Reeves), "Happy Days (I'll Never Leave Old Dixieland Again)," 31 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/44

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca (British) F5264

78-20483/45

The Texas Drifter (Goebel Reeves), "The Wayward Son," 31 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/45

78 rpm record

Original release: Panachord 25768

78-20483/46

The Texas Drifter (Goebel Reeves), "Reckless Tex," 31 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/46

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5020

78-20483/47

The Texas Drifter (Goebel Reeves), "The Soldier's Return," 31 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/47

78 rpm record

Original release: Panachord 25991

78-20483/48

The Texas Drifter (Goebel Reeves), "Miss Jackson Tennessee," 31 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/48

78 rpm record

Original release: Panachord 25991

78-20483/49

The Texas Drifter (Goebel Reeves), "My Mountain Girl," 31 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/49

78 rpm record

Original release: Panachord 26018

78-20483/50

The Texas Drifter (Goebel Reeves), "Cold and Hungry," 31 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/50

78 rpm record

Original release: Panachord 26018

78-20483/51

The Texas Drifter (Goebel Reeves), "Meet Me At the Crossroads, Pal," 31 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/51

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5021

78-20483/52

The Texas Drifter (Goebel Reeves), "The Yodelin' Teacher," 31 August 1934 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/52

78 rpm record

Original release: Decca 5020

78-20483/53

The Texas Drifter (Goebel Reeves), "The Kidnapped Baby," 14 January 1935 #20483, Series: "1. 78-rpm Vinyl Test Pressings, 1934-1938." 78-20483/53

78 rpm record

Original release: Panachord 26042

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51 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Processing information: Titles compiled from SFC database. Credits listed if known.

Film F-20483/1

California or Bust, 1941 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/1

16mm motion picture film

800 feet

Directed by Lloyd French; Featuring Ray Whitley, Virginia Vale, and Glenn Strange

Film F-20483/2

Country Music Caravan #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/2

16mm motion picture film

1200 feet

Film F-20483/3

Country Music Caravan #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/3

16mm motion picture film

1200 feet

Film F-20483/4

Country Music Caravan #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/4

16mm motion picture film

1200 feet

Film F-20483/5

Country Music, Faron Young #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/5

16mm motion picture film

800 feet

Film F-20483/6

Country Style, U.S.A. #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/6

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Film F-20483/7

Country Style, U.S.A. #15 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/7

16mm motion picture film

800 feet

Film F-20483/8

Country Style, U.S.A. #16 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/8

16mm motion picture film

800 feet

Film F-20483/9

Country Style, U.S.A. #20 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/9

16mm motion picture film

800 feet

Film F-20483/10

Country Style, U.S.A. #21 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/10

16mm motion picture film

800 feet

Film F-20483/11

Country Style, U.S.A. #26 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/11

16mm motion picture film

800 feet

Film F-20483/12

Country Style, U.S.A. #27 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/12

16mm motion picture film

800 feet

Film F-20483/13

Country Style, U.S.A. #29 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/13

16mm motion picture film

800 feet

Film F-20483/14

Country Style, U.S.A. #29 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/14

16mm motion picture film

800 feet

Film F-20483/15

Country Style, U.S.A., 1954, roll 4 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/15

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Film F-20483/16

Country Style, U.S.A., 1957-1977, reel 1 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/16

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Film F-20483/17

Country Style, U.S.A., 1960, reel 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/17

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Film F-20483/18

Country Style, U.S.A., reel 3 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/18

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Film F-20483/19

Cowboy Canteen, 1944: reel 1 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/19

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Released by Columbia Pictures Corp.; Directed by Lew Landers; Featuring Roy Acuff and Jimmy Wakely

Film F-20483/20

Cowboy Canteen, 1944: reel 2 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/20

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Released by Columbia Pictures Corp.; Directed by Lew Landers; Featuring Roy Acuff and Jimmy Wakely

Film F-20483/21

Deep South #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/21

16mm motion picture film

800 feet

Film F-20483/22

Echo Ranch, "Red River Dance" #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/22

16mm motion picture film

800 feet

Film F-20483/23

The Fargo Phantom, 1950 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/23

16mm motion picture film

800 feet

Directed by Will Cowan; Featuring Tex Williams, Smokey Rogers, Deuce Spriggins

Film F-20483/24

Feudin' Rhythm, 1949: reel 1 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/24

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Released by Columbia Pictures Corp.; Produced by Colbert Clark; Directed by Edward Bernds; Featuring Eddy Arnold, Gloria Henry, and Kirby Grant

Film F-20483/25

Feudin' Rhythm, 1949: reel 2 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/25

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Released by Columbia Pictures Corp.; Produced by Colbert Clark; Directed by Edward Bernds; Featuring Eddy Arnold, Gloria Henry, and Kirby Grant

Film F-20483/26

Grand Old Opry: reel 1 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/26

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Film F-20483/27

Grand Old Opry: reel 1 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/27

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Film F-20483/28

Grand Old Opry: reel 2 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/28

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Film F-20483/29

Grand Old Opry: reel 2 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/29

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Film F-20483/31

His Girl Friday, 1940: reel 1 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/31

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Released by Columbia Pictures Corp.; Directed by Howard Hawks; Featuring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy

Film F-20483/32

His Girl Friday, 1940: reel 2 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/32

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Released by Columbia Pictures Corp.; Directed by Howard Hawks; Featuring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy

Film F-20483/33

Hollywood Barn Dance, 1947 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/33

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Distributed by Screen Guild Productions; Directed by Bernard B. Ray; Featuring Ernest Tubb, Lori Talbott, and The Texas Troubadours

Film F-20483/34

Hollywood Barn Dance, 1947 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/34

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Distributed by Screen Guild Productions; Directed by Bernard B. Ray; Featuring Ernest Tubb, Lori Talbott, and The Texas Troubadours

Film F-20483/35

Home in San Antone, 1949: reel 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/35

16mm motion picture film

200 feet

Released by Columbia Pictures Corp.; Directed by Ray Nazarro; Featuring Roy Acuff, The Smoky Mountain Boys, and The Modernaires

Film F-20483/36

Ken Darby and the Kingsmen, "Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming" #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/36

16mm motion picture film

600 feet

Film F-20483/37

Ken Darby and the Kingsmen, "My Old Kentucky Home" #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/37

16mm motion picture film

600 feet

Film F-20483/38

Ken Darby and the Kingsmen, "Nelly Bly" #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/38

16mm motion picture film

600 feet

Film F-20483/39

Ken Darby and the Kingsmen, "Old Dogtray" #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/39

16mm motion picture film

800 feet

Film F-20483/40

Ken Darby and the Kingsmen, "Oldfolks at Home" #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/40

16mm motion picture film

800 feet

Film F-20483/41

Kimberley Jim, 1963: reel 1 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/41

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Directed by Emil Nofal; Featuring Jim Reeves, Madeleine Usher, and Clive Parnell

Film F-20483/42

Kimberley Jim, 1963: reel 2 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/42

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Directed by Emil Nofal; Featuring Jim Reeves, Madeleine Usher, and Clive Parnell

Film F-20483/43

Night Train To Memphis, 1946: reel 1 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/43

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Directed by Lesley Selander; Featuring Roy Acuff, Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys, and Allan Lane

Film F-20483/44

Night Train To Memphis, 1946: reel 2 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/44

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Directed by Lesley Selander; Featuring Roy Acuff, Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys, and Allan Lane

Film F-20483/45

Nobody's Darlin, 1943: reel 1 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/45

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Directed by Anthony Mann; Featuring Mary Lee, Louis Calhern, and Gladys George

Film F-20483/46

Nobody's Darlin, 1943: reel 2 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/46

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Directed by Anthony Mann; Featuring Mary Lee, Louis Calhern, and Gladys George

Film F-20483/47

The Peco's Pistol, 1949 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/47

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Directed by Will Cowan; Featuring Tex Williams, Smokey Rogers, and Deuce Spriggins

Film F-20483/48

Prairie Pirates, 1949 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/48

16mm motion picture film

400 feet

Released by Universal Pictures; Directed by Will Cowan; Featuring Tex Williams, Smokey Rogers, and Deuce Spriggins

Film F-20483/49

Smokey Mountain Melody, 1948: reel 1 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/49

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Released by Columbia Pictures Corp.; Directed by Ray Nazarro; Featuring Roy Acuff, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, and Russell Arms

Film F-20483/50

Smokey Mountain Melody, 1948: reel 2 of 2 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/50

16mm motion picture film

1600 feet

Released by Columbia Pictures Corp.; Directed by Ray Nazarro; Featuring Roy Acuff, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, and Russell Arms

Film F-20483/51

Songs of the West, 1946 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/51

16mm motion picture film

400 feet

Released by Castle Films, inc.; Featuring Carson Robinson and his Bucharoos, Dick Thomas, and Gus Van

Film F-20483/52

When It's Springtime in the Rockies, 1941 #20483, Series: "2. Film, 1940-1977 and undated." F-20483/52

16mm motion picture film

400 feet

Originally distributed by Soundies Distributing Corporation of America; Featuring Carson Robinson and his Buckaroos

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51 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Processing information: Titles compiled from SFC database.

Master videotape dubs created by Bear Family Records in the 1980s and 1990s. The date of the content ranges from the 1930s to 1950s.

Videotape VT-20483/1

6 Assorted Soundies, 1940s #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/1

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Includes "At A Little Country Tavern," "Nothing But Romance," "Fandangled," "Little Lost Dog," "Apples Don't Grow on a Lilac Tree," and "Bonnie Annie Laurie"

Videotape VT-20483/2

9 Assorted B/W Soundies, 1940s #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/2

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Includes "Take the A Train" (The Delta Rhythm Boys), "Your Feet's Too Big" (Fats Waller), "Take Me Back Baby" (Count Basie Orchestra), "Music with Spice, Oh Johnny" (Gertrude Niesen), "The Whistler's Mother-in-Law," "Take me Back to my Boots and Saddle," "El Rancho Grande," and "Love Turns Winter to Spring"

Videotape VT-20483/3

10 Assorted Soundies #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/3

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Videotape VT-20483/4

11 Assorted Musical Shorts, 1950s #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/4

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Includes "Barbara Allen," "Smonbrerita Mia," "Russian Revels," "Stormy Weather," "I'll be Walking with my Honey," "I Never Knew," "I'll See You In My Dreams," "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans," "Moonlight Becomes You," "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers," and "Johnny Reb"

Videotape VT-20483/5

11 Assorted Soundies #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/5

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Includes Johnny Messner in "Hit the Road and The Sunny Side of the Street," The Kind Sisters in "Divorce me C.O.D.," The Mills Brothers and Dorothy Dandridge in "Paper Doll," Carson Robinson and His Buckaroos in "Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie," Dick Thomas in "Where the Mountains Meet the Sky," Gus Van in "I'm an Old Cowhand," "Dancing in a Harem," "At Your Service," John Beekman in "Delilah," and "Rhumba Amalia"

Videotape VT-20483/6

11 Western Soundies, 1940s #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/6

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Includes "Carry Me Back to the Lone Prarie," "Texas Song," "When Payday Rolls Around," "Go West Young Man," "Strawberry Road," "Deep in the Heart of Texas," "Which Way Did They Go," "Tulsa Trot," "Thank You," "I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded," and "I've Been Down in Texas"

Videotape VT-20483/7

12 Assorted Soundies #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/7

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Includes "At A Little Country Tavern," "Nothing But Romance," "Fandangled," "Little Lost Dog," "Apples Don't Grow on a Lilac Tree," and "Bonnie Annie Laurie"

Videotape VT-20483/8

15 Assorted Hillbilly and Western Songs, 1940s #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/8

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Videotape VT-20483/9

17 Soundies #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/9

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Videotape VT-20483/10

21 Snader Telescriptions in B/W #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/10

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Videotape VT-20483/11

76 Trombones, 1940-1948 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/11

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Videotape VT-20483/12

Bob Wills Snader Telescript TV show, 1950-1951 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/12

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Videotape VT-20483/13

The Caravan Trail, 1946 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/13

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Directed by Robert Emmett Tansey; Featuring Eddie Dean, Lash La Rue, and Emmett Lynn

Videotape VT-20483/14

Footlight Varieties, 1951 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/14

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Includes "Confidence" (directed by D.W. Griffith), "Radio City Revels" (directed by Benjamin Stoloff), and "He Forgot to Remember"

Videotape VT-20483/15

I'll Be Suing You, 1934; A Bundle of Blues, 1933 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/15

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I'll Be Suing You released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), directed by Gus Meins, and featuring Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly, and Benny Baker; A Bundle of Blues released by Paramount Pictures, directed by Fred Waller, and featuring Duke Ellington, Ivie Anderson, and Florence Hill

Videotape VT-20483/16

Jimmy Wakely's Jamboree, 1954 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/16

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Directed by Will Cowan; Featuring Jimmy Wakely, Johnny Bond, and Noel Boggs

Videotape VT-20483/17

Kingdom of the Sea, "Playground by the Sea" #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/17

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Videotape VT-20483/18

Ma and Pa Kettle Go To Town, 1950: tape 1 of 2 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/18

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Released by Universal Pictures; Directed by Charles Lamont; Featuring Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, and Richard Long

Videotape VT-20483/19

Ma and Pa Kettle Go To Town, 1950: tape 2 of 2 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/19

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Released by Universal Pictures; Directed by Charles Lamont; Featuring Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, and Richard Long

Videotape VT-20483/20

Maids and Music #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/20

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Videotape VT-20483/21

Mississippi Rhythm, 1949 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/21

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Directed by Derwin Abrahams; Featuring Jimmie Davis, Veda Ann Borg, and Lee "Lasses" White

Videotape VT-20483/37

Reap the Harvest #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/37

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Videotape VT-20483/22

Red Nichols: 5 Soundies; Bob Wills: 6 Soundies. 1950s #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/22

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Videotape VT-20483/23

Riverboat Rhythm, 1946: tape 1 of 2 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/23

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Released by RKO Radio Pictures; Directed by Leslie Goodwins; Featuring Leon Errol, Glen Vernon, and Walter Catlett

Videotape VT-20483/24

Riverboat Rhythm, 1946: tape 2 of 2 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/24

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Released by RKO Radio Pictures; Directed by Leslie Goodwins; Featuring Leon Errol, Glen Vernon, and Walter Catlett

Videotape VT-20483/25

San Antone Ambush, 1949 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/25

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Directed by Philip Ford; Featuring Monte Hale, Bette Daniels, and Paul Hurst

Videotape VT-20483/26

The Singing Cowboys or The Happy Ranch Boys, 1933 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/26

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Videotape VT-20483/27

Songs of the West #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/27

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Videotape VT-20483/28

Soundies: "Delta Rhythm Boys Fats Waller and Count Basie", "Brideless Groom," and "Three Stooges" #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/28

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Videotape VT-20483/29

Southward Ho!, 1939 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/29

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Directed by Joseph Kane; Featuring Roy Rogers, Lynne Roberts, and George "Gabby" Hayes

Videotape VT-20483/30

Spike Jones and His City Slickers #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/30

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Videotape VT-20483/31

Strictly in the Groove, 1942 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/31

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Directed by Vernon Keays; Featuring Mary Healy, Leon Errol, and Richard Davies

Videotape VT-20483/32

Strictly in the Groove, 1942 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/32

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Directed by Vernon Keays; Featuring Mary Healy, Leon Errol, and Richard Davies

Videotape VT-20483/33

Three in the Saddle, 1945 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/33

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Directed by Harry L. Fraser; Featuring Tex Ritter, Dave O'Brien, and Guy Wilkerson

Videotape VT-20483/34

The Tim McCoy television show plus 10 film clips, 1950 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/34

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Includes film clips of Jim Newill, Gene Autry, Phil Harris, The Milo Twins, Tex Ritter, Buster Crabbe, and Shirley Temple

Videotape VT-20483/35

Under California Stars, 1948: tape 1 of 2 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/35

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Directed by William Witney; Featuring Roy Rogers, Trigger, and Jane Frazee

Videotape VT-20483/36

Under California Stars, 1948: tape 2 of 2 #20483, Series: "3. Video, 1933-1954 and undated." VT-20483/36

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Directed by William Witney; Featuring Roy Rogers, Trigger, and Jane Frazee

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Processing Information

Processed by: Asia Harman, March 2017

Encoded by: Anne Wells, March 2017

Archival processing of the Bear Family Records Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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