Collection Number: 20515

Collection Title: Ed Huey Collection, 1982

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Size 17 items
Abstract Ed Huey is a retired music educator who was twice honored by the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts as an Outstanding Music Educator. A Lyndhurst Foundation Grant Recipient, Huey gathered field recordings of Mississippi Bluesmen, Jack Owens, Bud Spires, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Jacob Stuckey, and A. B. Granderson. Huey performs and teaches American Roots Music, specializing in early Blues guitar and harmonica styles. His highly interactive sets include Work Songs, Field Hollers, Hambone, Piedmont Blues, Delta Blues, Texas Blues, Jug Band, Hokum, and railroad songs. Huey plays guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, mandolin, washboard, spoons, and jug. Huey also teaches harmonica at the Folk School of Chattanooga. The collection consists of seventeen 7" open reel audio tapes containing field work recorded in Bentonia, Miss., and Pickens, Miss., in July 1982. These recordings were made at the 3rd Annual Bentonia Blues Festival, Blue Front Cafe, Big Mount Zion Church, and Gum Grove Plantation. Musicians recorded include Boyd Rivers, Jack Owens, Bud Spires, A.B. Granderson, Jacob Stuckey, John "Mogie" Holmes, James "Son" Thomas, Tommy Lee West, Eddie Cusic, Joe Cooper, and Sam Myers.
Creator Huey, Ed.
Language English
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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 Ed Huey Collection #20515, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Ed Huey in August 2015 (Acc. 102303).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Ed Huey is a retired music educator who was twice honored by the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts as an Outstanding Music Educator. A Lyndhurst Foundation Grant Recipient, Huey gathered field recordings of Mississippi Bluesmen, Jack Owens, Bud Spires, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Jacob Stuckey, and A.B. Granderson. Huey performs and teaches American Roots Music, specializing in early Blues guitar and harmonica styles. His highly interactive sets include Work Songs, Field Hollers, Hambone, Piedmont Blues, Delta Blues, Texas Blues, Jug Band, Hokum, and railroad songs. Huey plays guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, mandolin, washboard, spoons, and jug. Huey also teaches harmonica at the Folk School of Chattanooga.

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The collection consists of seventeen 7" open reel audio tapes containing field work recorded in Bentonia, Miss., and Pickens, Miss., in July 1982. These recordings were made at the 3rd Annual Bentonia Blues Festival, Blue Front Cafe, Big Mount Zion Church, and Gum Grove Plantation. Musicians recorded include Boyd Rivers, Jack Owens, Bud Spires, A.B. Granderson, Jacob Stuckey, John "Mogie" Holmes, James "Son" Thomas, Tommy Lee West, Eddie Cusic, Joe Cooper, and Sam Myers.

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SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15542

Bentonia #1: 3rd Annual Blues Fest Tape 1 of 3, Boyd Rivers, Son Thomas, Jack Owens & Bud Spires, Tommy Lee West, Betonia, MS, 3 July 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15542

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15543

Bentonia #2: 3rd Annual Blues Fest Tape 2 of 3, Son Thomas & Eddie Cusic, Joe Cooper, Jacob Stuckey, Boyd Rivers, Sam Myers, Betonia, MS, 3 July 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15543

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15544

Bentonia #3: 3rd Annual Blues Fest Tape 3 of 3, Sam Myers, Betonia, MS, 3 July 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15544

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15545

Blue Front Cafe I #1 Tape 1 of 2, Betonia, MS, 5 July 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15545

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15546

Blue Front Cafe I #2 Tape 2 of 2, [Note: recording on one side only]. Betonia, MS, 5 July 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15546

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15547

Blue Front Cafe II Tape 1 of 1, Betonia, MS, 6 July 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15547

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15548

Boyd Rivers Tape 1 of 1, [Note: recording on one side only]. Pickens, MS, 8 July 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15548

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15549

Big Mount Zion Church, Gum Grove Plantation, [Note: recording on one side only]. MS, 11 July 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15549

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15550

Jack Owens & Bud Spires, MS, 11 July 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15550

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15551

Blue Front Cafe III Tape 1 of 2, MS, 12 July 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15551

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15552

Blue Front Cafe III Tape 2 of 2, [Note: recording on one side only]. MS, 12 July 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15552

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15553

Blue Front Cafe IV Tape 1 of 4, Jacob Stuckey, John "Mogie" Holmes, MS, 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15553

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15554

Blue Front Cafe IV Tape 2 of 4, Jacob Stuckey, John "Mogie" Holmes, MS, 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15554

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15555

Blue Front Cafe IV Tape 3 of 4, Jacob Stuckey, John "Mogie" Holmes, MS, 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15555

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15556

Blue Front Cafe IV Tape 4 of 4, Jacob Stuckey, John "Mogie" Holmes, MS, 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15556

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15557

A. B. Granderson, MS, 1982 #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15557

SFC Audio Open Reel FT-20515/15558

Harmonica Blues [Note: pre-recorded]. MS. #20515, Series: "Ed Huey Collection, 1982." FT-20515/15558

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Processing Information

Processed by: SFC staff, September 2015

Encoded by: Jodi Berkowitz, October 2015

Container list compiled from Southern Folklife Collection database.

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