Archives Collection


Physical description:

7 analog cassette audio tapes (TCA-0091A/G)


7-8 October 1989


Copying requires permission of the Center director or audio archivist.


Recorded by Bruce Nemerov, audio archivist of the Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University.

Scope and Content:

Audio tapes (TCA-0091A/B) of rehearsal of Four Eagles (James MacWilliams, Elorzia Coleman, Dell Coleman, Joe Watson, John Lawrence and John Petty) recorded at home of John Lawrence, Birmingham, Alabama 8 October 1989 and of Birmingham Sunlights (Barry Taylor, Steve Taylor, James Alexander, Rickey Spates and Eddie Washington) recorded at the home of Barry Taylor, Birmingham, Alabama 7 October 1989. Includes brief discussion of P.L. Duncan and the Princely Players with gospel music researcher Doug Seroff.

Audio tape (TCA-0091C) of radio program by the Four Eagles broadcast over WENN, Birmingham, Alabama 8 October 1989. Audio tapes of performance 8 October 1989 at AFL-CIO hall, Bessemer, Alabama by Four Eagles, Shelby County Big Four, Sterling Jubilee Singers, Delta-aires, Silver Queens, the Fairfield Four and the Birmingham Sunlights. Includes invocation and exhortation by Deacon Walter Sanders; presentation of the key to the city to the Fairfield Four; and comments by the Birmingham Sunlights on their African tour. Audio tape logs, including a list of all songs performed, made by audio archivist Bruce Nemerov follow.


Tapes filed by tape number with other audio visual archival materials.

Related materials:

For earlier performances by these two groups see STERLING JUBILEE SINGERS/BIRMINGHAM SUNLIGHTS AUDIO TAPES AND TRANSCRIPT (89-034.)