Recordings of George D. Hay emceeing the Grand Ole Opry on an early 1950s radio program featuring bluegrass and country stars such as Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff, and others; interviews with Jack Dunigan of Jamestown, N.Y., in 1967 and J.E. Mainer in 1968; and recordings of Bryant and Catherine Wilson singing gospel songs in 1949 and 1968. George Hay founded the Grand Ole Opry on WSM radio from Nashville. Roy Acuff (1903- ), Anglo-American early country star, began recording in the 1930s. J.E. Mainer, Anglo-American traditional fiddler, began recording with his Crazy Moutaineers in the 1930s. Bill Monroe, Anglo-American guitarist and mandolin player, is generally credited with the creation of the bluegrass style. Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, Anglo- American bluegrass guitar and banjo players, helped to popularize bluegrass in the 1950s
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of audiotapes created during the production of the radio program "Blue Guitars." This 1998 program featured music from the performances that accompanied the National Museum of American History exhibition of the same name. Materials include original program masters on 2" audiotape as well as original masters and session tapes on DAT and Hi 8 cassettes. There is one folder of paper materials in Box 1, including track sheets, a brochure, and related information.
Live recordings of old-time tunes and songs on fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and by bluegrass bands recorded at contests, conventions, and informal gatherings in Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, and Oklahoma
The Mark Klempner Collection consists of audio recordings, 1974-1989, created by folklorist, historian, and folk musician, Mark Klempner. From 1982 to 1992 Klempner performed under the stage name of Jamie Michaels in Los Angeles, Calif. During this time he recorded with audio engineer, Henry Lewy, and with vocalists, David Lasley, Arnold McCuller, and Rosemary Butler. The collection includes recordings, 1987-1988, from these studio sessions as well as earlier live recordings, 1974-1982, of Klempner performing in concert as Mark Klempner. The collection also contains miscellaneous recordings, 1980-1982, including an interview that Klempner conducted with Scottish musician, Robin Williamson
Compositions, correspondence, manuscripts, poetry, recital programs, photographs, and ephemera -- The compositions include orchestral works, chamber music, piano and guitar solo pieces, vocal arrangements, and transcriptions
Collection consists of approximately 300 original and published manuscript guitar music arrangements by Krick, Foden and many other noted guitarists. Also includes approximately 100 manuscripts of 19th and early 20th century guitar music, mandolin music and method books, and guitar method books