Collection Number: 20513

Collection Title: David R. Gessner Collection, 1963-1970

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Size 8 items
Abstract David R. Gessner was the assistant manager at Club 47, a folk music club in Cambridge, Mass. He runs a small independent record label, ESCA records, and lives in Sommerville, Mass. The David R. Gessner Collection consists of live audio recordings, 1963-1970, of Skip James; Ray and Glover Koerner; Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys; and Doc Watson recorded in the 1960s and early 1970s in Cambridge, Mass., and Chapel Hill, N.C.
Creator Gessner, David R.
Language English
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Use of audio or moving image materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.
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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 David R. Gessner Collection #20513, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from David R. Gessner in August 2015 (Acc. 102301).
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David R. Gessner was the assistant manager at Club 47, a folk music club in Cambridge, Mass. He runs a small independent record label, ESCA records, and lives in Sommerville, Mass.

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The David R. Gessner Collection consists of 8 live 1/4" open reel audio recordings, 1963-1970, of Skip James; Ray and Glover Koerner; Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys; and Doc Watson recorded in the 1960s and early 1970s in Cambridge, Mass., and Chapel Hill, N.C.

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8 items.
SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20513/15533

Skip James, Club 47, Cambridge, Mass., 10 May 1967 #20513, Series: "David Gessner Collection, 1963-1970." FT-20513/15533

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Work copy; Stero; 7.5 ips

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20513/15534

Koerner, Ray and Glover, Club 47, Cambridge, Mass., 17 July 1965 #20513, Series: "David Gessner Collection, 1963-1970." FT-20513/15534

1/4" Open Reel Audio

2-Track; Mono; 7.5 ips

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20513/15535

Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, 21 Match 1970: reel 1 of 2 #20513, Series: "David Gessner Collection, 1963-1970." FT-20513/15535

1/4" Open Reel Audio

7.5 ips

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20513/15536

Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, 21 Match 1970: reel 2 of 2 #20513, Series: "David Gessner Collection, 1963-1970." FT-20513/15536

1/4" Open Reel Audio

7.5 ips

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20513/15537

Doc Watson, Club 47, Cambridge, Mass., 10 February 1963 #20513, Series: "David Gessner Collection, 1963-1970." FT-20513/15537

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Mono; 7.5 ips; Nagra Portable

Engineer: Mike Eisenstadt

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20513/15538

Doc Watson, Club 47, Cambridge, Mass., 10 February 1963 #20513, Series: "David Gessner Collection, 1963-1970." FT-20513/15538

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Possibly a copy or reel 2 of FT-20513/15537

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20513/15539

Doc Watson, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1967: reel 1 of 2 #20513, Series: "David Gessner Collection, 1963-1970." FT-20513/15539

1/4" Open Reel Audio

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20513/15540

Doc Watson, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1967: reel 2 of 2 #20513, Series: "David Gessner Collection, 1963-1970." FT-20513/15540

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Stereo

Note: First side has only two songs, then blank tape.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Southern Folklife Collection staff, October 2015

Encoded by: Jackie Dean, October 2015

Updated by: Anne Wells, March 2016

Container list compiled from Southern Folklife Collection database.

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