MASTER TAPES OF NEGRO QUARTET SINGING
1.3 l.f. (19 audio tapes TTA-0198A/S)
1980-1981. [original discs ca. 1920s - 1950s]
These master tapes were made for
Doug Seroff by Alan Stoker, audio specialist at the
County Music Foundation,
Scope and content:
These audio tapes are master copies
of commercial discs, test and unissued discs, and
radio transcription discs accumulated from various sources by
The tapes consist of harmony
selections, primarily religious songs, by a wide variety of Negro quartets.
Some cuts were later clipped from these tapes and transferred to new tapes for
use by Clanka Lanka Records (
A complete list of the titles originally recorded by CMF staff is filed with the accession record. On those lists, selections clipped from the tapes are marked *. These lists have been annotated to show the corresponding number assigned to each tape by the Center.
The logs of these tapes which follow, made by Center audio specialist Bruce Nemerov, list the original label and issue number, the performer and the song title for each cut. Because they include only cuts which remain on the tapes, these logs are not congruent with the CMF play lists in the accession record.
These tapes, like other audiovisual
materials, are filed first by format, then by tape number in the audiovisual
EBG January 9, 2001