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|Size||25 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 7500 items)|
|Abstract||Audiovisual materials and supporting documentation created and compiled by Stefan Grossman, a white acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, music producer, educator, and co-founder of the American independent record label, Kicking Mule Records. Grossman produced and hosted the instructional video series, Guitar Workshop, and founded Vestapol Productions, which released and reissued videos of concert footage of prominent blues and folk musicians. Stefan Grossman was also a student of African American blues and gospel musician, Reverend Gary Davis, and collected extensive documentation of Davis' life and career. Collection materials consist mostly of video and audio recordings, including video masters, production elements, and research materials for Guitar Workshop and Vestapol Productions; audio masters, outtakes, and other materials related to Kicking Mule Records releases, a record label Grossman co-founded with Eugene "ED" Denson in the early 1970s; and audio recordings of guitar lessons and instructions by Stefan Grossman. Notable blues, bluegrass, folk, and old-time guitarists featured on the video and audio recordings include Big Bill Broonzy, Elizabeth Cotten, Reverend Gary Davis, John Fahey, Son House, Skip James, Dave Van Ronk, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Doc Watson, Bukka White, and Howlin' Wolf, among others. The collection also contains supporting documentation, including Grossman's files on Guitar Workshop; manuscript materials, sheet music, and guitar transcriptions related to Mel Bay, a musician and publisher of Encyclopedia of Guitar Chords; concert reviews of Kicking Mule artists and Stefan Grossman; materials related to English guitarist and songwriter, John Renbourn; Kicking Mule Records files, such as artist contracts and production materials; Vestapol files, including production logs of video and DVD releases; and photographic materials compiled by Stefan Grossman.|
This summary description was created by Anne Wells in April 2020 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.
Encoded by: Anne Wells, April 2020
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