.25 l.f. including 2 audio tape cassettes and 1 video tape cassette.
27 February 1990 [1940's-1990]
Video and audio tapes produced by Bruce Nemerov
and David Bassett of the Center for Popular Music.
"Musicianers and Songsters: A Seminar on
Black Music in the South," organized by Center for Popular Music audio
archivist Bruce Nemerov, was presented at Middle
Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN on 27 February 1990 as a part of
the University's celebration of Black History Month. Seminar presenters were
Paul Wells, director of the Center for Popular Music, who spoke on "Black
Fiddling: A Little- Known Aspect of American Music"; Doug Seroff, researcher and promoter of traditional black gospel
music, who spoke on "Gospel Quartet Singing in Jefferson County, Alabama";
Laura Jarmon, MTSU department of English, who spoke
on "From Blues to Gospel: The Case of W.B. 'Hop' Hopkins"; and
Charles K. Wolfe, MTSU department of English, who spoke on "The Legend of Leadbelly".
Scope and Content:
This group consists of 2 audio cassettes (RCA-0105A/B) of the seminar
presentations; a video tape cassette (VCH-0105) of the Thompson Brothers used
by Paul Wells in his presentation; a seminar poster\flyer; notes by Paul Wells
on the original Thompson Brothers video recording (VCH-0079) from which his
presentation was drawn; Doug Seroff's listing and
description of video clips used in his presentation; and lyrics of songs sung
by W.B. "Hop" Hopkins played by Laura Jarmon
during her presentation.
The audio and video tapes are filed by tape number with other archival
audio visual materials. Manuscripts are filed by accession number with other
manuscripts. Reference copies of the audio cassette were transferred to the
STERLING JUBILEE SINGERS/BIRMINGHAM SUNLIGHTS AUDIO TAPE AND TRANSCRIPT (89-034)
TENNESSEE BANJO INSTITUTE COLLECTION (88-026)
EBG 1990; LPC 2007