The Archives of African American Music and Culture is a repository of
materials covering various musical idioms and cultural expressions from the
post-World War II era.
Black Grooves is a music review site hosted by the Archives of African
American Music & Culture (AAAMC) at Indiana University.
The Blues Archive at the University of Mississippi acquires and conserves
blues and blues-related materials in a variety of formats for scholars of the
blues, African American studies, and southern culture. With over 50,000 sound
recordings, in most audio formats; over 15,000 photographs; more than 350
videotapes; over 3,000 books, periodicals and newsletters; and numerous
manuscripts and ephemera, the Blues Archive houses one of the largest
collections of blues recordings, publications, and memorabilia in the world.
Begun in 1981 with a generous gift from Chicago radio station WXRT, the
Archives collects audio and visual recordings, promotional materials,
artifacts, and other available blues related material. Of particular interest
is CBA's collection of demo and live recordings not commercially available
and the extensive collection of material from the Chicago Blues
Festivals including audio and video recordings of Festival performances.
This section of Louisiana State University at Eunice's web site offers a
still-growing collection of web pages featuring photographs with some
introductory notes about contemporary Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco musicians and
musical groups from Southwest Louisiana. The idea for this project emerged in
summer 1999 as a way of letting everyone know about the vibrant, culturally
diverse music that is native to this part of the state. Since Louisiana State
University at Eunice is located in a town in the heart of this region and
since Eunice is the home of the Liberty Theater, where great Cajun, Creole,
and Zydeco music is performed live every Saturday night, it seemed natural
that LSUE should cover this unique part of Acadiana's culture on its web site.
The Timothy Duffy collection includes chiefly sound recordings, but there are
also artist files, CD liner proofs, correspondence, photographs, posters,
documentation, video recordings, DVDs, and miscellaneous items. Most of the
material relates to Duffy's work with MMRF. Sound recordings include Duffy's
folklore thesis fieldwork in the Black Mountains of North Carolina and
recordings of blues, gospel, and R&B artists such as Walt Davis, Ray Greene,
Jeeter Riddle, James Guitar Slim Stephens, Etta Baker, Willa Mae Buckner,
Guitar Gabriel, Cool John Ferguson, Cootie Stark, Cora Mae Bryant, Sammy
Mayfield, Neal Pattman, Beverly Guitar Watkins, Jerry McCain, Essie Mae
Brooks, Precious Bryant, Preston Fulp, Macavine Hayes, Algia Mae Hinton, John
Dee Holeman, Captain Luke Mayer Luther, Taj Mahal, and the Greene Acres
Picking Party. Some of the sound recordings include interviews with artists.
The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip is a multi-format
ethnographic field collection which includes nearly 700 sound recordings (102
of which are performed in Spanish), fieldnotes, dust jackets, and other
manuscripts documenting a three-month, 6,502 mile trip through the Southern
United States collecting folksongs.
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