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THE 1988 NEPTUNE PLAZA CONCERT SERIES COLLECTION

AFC 1988/009

Compiled by Michelle Forner
Library of Congress, Washington DC
November 1995

SUMMARY

The 1988 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, sound recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1988 concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The concerts take place on the Neptune Plaza at the front of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress between April and October. Adverse weather conditions sometimes force the concerts indoors. The 1988 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

The 1988 season consisted of the following:

April 21 The Cumberland Music Tour, KY/TN (Old Time)
May 19 Egan, Moloney, and Harney, MD (Irish)
June 16 The Grant Street Band, CA (Bluegrass)
July 21 John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, MD (Piedmont Blues)
August 18 Nguyen Family, DC (Vietnamese)
September 15 Mariachi San Cristobal, Mexico (Mariachi)
October 20 The Four Echoes, Linda Gore and the Spirituallettes, DC (Gospel)

Access and Reproduction: Listening and viewing access to the collection is unrestricted. Duplication of the materials requires prior permission of the Center and may be governed by copyright and other restrictions.

Primary Languages: English, Gaelic, Spanish

Physical Description Location Numbers
Print Materials
2 boxes  
Sound Recordings
10 10" DT stereo reels at 7.5 ips AFS 26,953-54; RWB 8779-80 AFS 26,998-99; RWB 9618-19 AFS 27,000-01; RWB 9620-21 AFS 27,009 R1-2; RWB 9628-29 AFS 27,006-07; RWB 9626-27
6 10" DT stereo reels at 15 ips AFS 26,955-57; RWB 9052-54 AFS 27,002-04; RWB 9622-24
13 60-minute audiocassettes Listening copies of
AFS 26,953-54; RWB 8779-80 AFS 26,998-99; RWB 9618-19 AFS 27,000-01; RWB 9620-21 AFS 27,009 R1-2; RWB 9628-29 AFS 27,006-07; RWB 9626-27
Graphic Materials
201 b&w negatives
29 b&w contact sheets
2 8x10 b&w photoprints
125 color slides
 

COLLECTION INVENTORY

SERIES I: PRINT MATERIALS

Location
Contents
Folder 1
Archive of Folk Culture Administrative Materials. The collection guide (this document), an article describing the Neptune Plaza Concert Series, press releases and news clippings on the 1988 concert lineup.
Publicity and administration
Folders 2-3
The Cumberland Music Tour, 4-21-88. News clippings, press releases, pamphlets, a brochure, concert fliers, concert log by Aldona Joseph, and photo logs.
Folders 7-8
Egan, Moloney, and Harney, 5-19-88. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by Aldona Joseph, press releases, news clippings, booklets, photo logs, and a black and white 8 x 10 promotional picture of Seamus Egan.
Folders 10-11
The Grant Street Band, 6-16-88. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by Aldona Joseph, press releases, news clippings, a promotional booklet, and photo logs.
Folder 13
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, 7-21-88. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by Robert Attardi, press releases, news clippings, a promotional booklet, program notes, and photo logs.
Folders 15-17
The Nguyen Family, 8-18-88. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by Aldona Joseph, press releases, news clippings, a promotional booklet, program notes, diagrams and descriptions of instruments, and photo logs.
Folder 19
Mariachi San Cristobal, 9-15-88. Concert fliers, concert log (logger unknown), press releases, news clippings, and photo logs.
Folder 22
Four Echoes, Linda Gore and the Gospel Spirituallettes, 10-20-88. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by Aldona Joseph, press releases, a news clipping, and photo logs.

SERIES II: SOUND RECORDINGS

Location
Contents
Reel-to-reels
AFS 26,953-26,954
The Cumberland Music Tour, 4-21-88. Two 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips. RWB 8779-8780. Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFS 26,955-26,957
Egan, Moloney, and Harney, 5-19-88. Three 10" DT stereo at 15 ips. RWB 9052-9054. Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFS 26,998-26,999
The Grant Street Band, 6-16-88. Two 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips. RWB 9618-9619. Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFS 27,000-27,001
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, 7-21-88. Two 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips. RWB 9620-9621. Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFS 27,002-27,004
The Nguyen Family, 8-18-88. Three 10" DT stereo at 15 ips. RWB 9622-9624. Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFS 27,009
Mariachi San Cristobal, 9-15-88. Two 10" DT stereo R1-2 at 7.5 ips. RWB 9628-9629. Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFS 27,006-27,007
our Echoes, Linda Gore and the Gospel Spirituallettes, 10-20-88. Two 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips. RWB 9626-9627. Listening copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room.

SERIES III: GRAPHIC MATERIALS

Location
Contents
Negatives
Envelope 1 The Cumberland Music Tour, 4-21-88. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (35 images, photographed by John Gibbs), and one 8 x 10 black and white negative (photographer unknown).
Envelope 4 Egan, Moloney, and Harney, 5-19-88. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (18 images). Photographed by John Gibbs.
Envelope 6 The Grant Street Band, 6-16-88. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (21 images). Photographed by John Gibbs.
Envelope 8 John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, 7-21-88. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (21 images). Photographed by John Gibbs.
Envelope 9 Mariachi San Cristobal, 9-15-88. Two sheets of black and white 35 mm (71 images). Photographed by John Gibbs.
Envelope 12 Four Echoes, Linda Gore and the Gospel Spirituallettes, 10-20-88. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (34 images). Photographed by John Gibbs.
Photograph Prints
Folders 4-6 The Cumberland Music Tour, 4-21-88. Four black and white 35 mm contact sheets (107 images, photographed by John Gibbs and Reid Baker), three duplicates of contact sheets, and two 4 x 5 black and white promotional photoprints.
Folder 9 Egan, Moloney, and Harney, 5-19-88. Four black and white 35 mm contact sheets (64 images, photographed by John Gibbs and Jim Higgins) and one 8 x 10 black and white promotional photoprint (photographer unknown).
Folder 12 The Grant Street Band, 6-16-88. Four black and white 35 mm contact sheets (90 images). Photographed by John Gibbs and Jim Higgins.
Folder 14 John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, 7-21-88. Four black and white 35 mm contact sheets (85 images). Photographed by John Gibbs and Reid Baker.
Folder 18 The Nguyen Family, 8-18-88. Two black and white 35 mm contact sheets (59 images). Photographed by Reid Baker.

Folders 20-21

Mariachi San Cristobal, 9-15-88. Five black and white 35 mm contact sheets (155 images). Photographed by John Gibbs and an unknown photographer.
Folder 23 Four Echoes, Linda Gore and the Gospel Spirituallettes, 10-20-88. Three black and white 35 mm contact sheets (92 images). Photographed by John Gibbs and Reid Baker.
Color slides
Envelopes 2-3 The Cumberland Music Tour, 4-21-88. Two holders containing a total of 34. Photographed by John Gibbs.
Envelope 5 Egan, Moloney, and Harney, 5-19-88. One holder containing four. Photographed by John Gibbs.
Envelope 7 The Grant Street Band, 6-16-88. One holder containing 15. Photographed by John Gibbs.
Envelopes 10-11 Mariachi San Cristobal, 9-15-88. Two holders containing a total of 35. Photographed by John Gibbs.
Envelopes 13-14 Four Echoes, Linda Gore and the Gospel Spirituallettes, 10-20-88. Two holders containing a total of 37. Photographed by John Gibbs.

APPENDIX A

DANCE CONTENT

Concert
Description
The Cumberland Music Tour A group of seven musicians present old-time mountain music and dance from the Cumberland Plateau region of Kentucky and Tennessee. Performance included a demonstration of buck dancing, a mountain style solo form. Print material and photographs: folders 2-6; sound recordings: RWB 8779-8790, AFS 26,953-26,9554.
Egan, Moloney, and Harney Irish music and dance presented by Seamus Egan, Mick Moloney, and Liam Harney. Harney, a world champion step dancer, performs reels, a jig, and a hornpipe. Print material, photographs, and slides: folders 7-9, envelope 5. Sound recordings: RWB 9052-9054, AFS 26,955-26,9557.

 

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