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Finding Aids to Individual Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

THE 1995 NEPTUNE PLAZA CONCERT SERIES COLLECTION

AFC 1995/001

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

SUMMARY

The 1995 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, sound recordings, graphic materials, and moving images that document the 1995 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 September. Adverse weather conditions sometimes force the concerts indoors.

The 1995 season consisted of the following:

April 14 Beau Jocque and the Hi-Rollers, LA (Zydeco)
May 18 Frankie Manning, NY (Lindy-Hop)
June 15 Laurie Lewis and the Grant Street Band, CA (Bluegrass)
July 20 Meta and the Tisza Dance Ensemble, Hungary and DC (Hungarian)
August 17 The Inspirational Singers, DC (Gospel)
September 21 Buenos Aires Connection, Argentina and NY (Tango)

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. Performers may be contacted through the American Folklife Center administrative office.

Primary Languages: Creole French, English, Hungarian, Spanish

Physical Description Location Numbers
Print Materials
1 box  
Computer Diskettes
1 3 1/2" diskette  
Sound Recordings
5 120-minute digital audio tapes AFC 1995/001:SR1-5
5 90-minute audiocassettes AFC 1995/001:SR1-c1 to SR5-c1 (listening copies)
Graphic Materials
201 b&w 35 mm negatives
53 color 35 mm negatives
6 b&w contact sheets
20 8x10 b&w photoprints
1 4x6 b&w photoprint
52 4x6 color photoprints
 
Moving Image
6 hi-8 color videocassettes AFC 1995/001:V1-2, V4-5, V7-8
10 1/2" VHS color videocassettes AFC 1995/001:V3, V6
AFC 1995/001:V1-v1-2, V2-v1, V4-v1-2, V5-v1, V7-v1, V8-v1 (viewing copies)

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, and press releases on the 1995 concert lineup. Also includes a 3" computer diskette containing logs of the concerts in Wordperfect 5.1 on MSDOS 6 (all logs are available in hard copy in the individual concert folders).
Publicity and administration
Folder 2
Beau Jocque and the Hi-Rollers, 4-14-95. Concert fliers and a concert log by Charlie McNamara.
Folders 4-6
Frankie Manning, 5-18-95. Concert fliers, news clippings, press releases, promotional materials on the performers, a transcription of a National Public Radio interview with Frankie Manning, one copy of _Jet_ magazine with an article on Frankie Manning, and information on swing-dancing.
Folder 12
Laurie Lewis and the Grant Street Band, 6-15-95. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by Charlie McNamara and Hubie King, news clippings, and promotional materials on the band.
Folder 14
Meta and the Tisza Dance Ensemble, 7-20-95. Concert fliers, news clippings, concert log by Dave LaSalle and Wendy DeBano, and promotional materials on the performers.
Folder 16
The Inspirational Singers, 8-17-95. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, and a concert log by Dale Johnson.
Folder 19
Buenos Aires Connection, 9-21-95. Concert fliers and a log by Charlie McNamara.
SERIES II: SOUND RECORDINGS
Location
Contents
Audiocassettes
AFC 1995/001: SR1
Beau Jocque and the Hi-Rollers, 4-14-95. One 120 minute digital audiotape. Listening copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1995/001: SR2
Frankie Manning, 5-18-95. One 120-minute digital audiotape. Listening copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1995/001: SR3
Laurie Lewis and the Grant Street Band, 6-15-95. One 120-minute digital audiotape. Listening copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1995/001: SR4
The Inspirational Singers, 8-17-95. One 120-minute digital audiotape. Listening copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1995/001: SR5
Buenos Aires Connection, 9-21-95. One 120-minute digital audiotape. Listening copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room.

 

SERIES III: GRAPHIC MATERIALS

Location
Contents
Negatives
Envelope 1 Beau Jocque and the Hi-Rollers, 4-14-95. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (33 images). Photographed by Jim Hardin.
Envelope 2 Frankie Manning, 5-18-95. Three sheets of color 35 mm (53 images). Photographed by Stephen Spinder.
Envelope 3 Laurie Lewis and the Grant Street Band, 6-15-95. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (37 images). Photographed by Jim Hardin.
Envelope 4 Meta and the Tisza Dance Ensemble, 7-20-95. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (24 images). Photographed by Craig Hobson.
Envelope 5 The Inspirational Singers, 8-17-95. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (36 images). Photographed by James Glover.
Envelope 6 Buenos Aires Connection, 9-21-95. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (37 images), photographed by Peter Harrington. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (35 images), photographed by James Glover.
Photograph Prints
Folder 3 Beau Jocque and the Hi-Rollers, 4-14-95. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (33 images) and four 8 x 10 black and white photoprints. Photographed by Jim Hardin.
Folder 7-8 Frankie Manning, 5-18-95. One 8 x 10 black and white photoprint (photographed by Jim Hardin) and 41 4 x 6 color photoprints (photographed by Stephen Spinder).
Folder 13 Laurie Lewis and the Grant Street Band, 6-15-95. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (37 images) and four 8 x 10 black and white photoprints. Photographed by Jim Hardin.
Folder 15 Meta and the Tisza Dance Ensemble, 7-20-95. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (24 images) and six 8 x 10 black and white photoprints, photographed by Craig Hobson. One 4 x 6 black and white photoprint, (publicity-photographer unkown).
Folders 17-18 The Inspirational Singers, 8-17-95. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (36 images) photographed by James Glover. Ten 4 x 6 color photoprints photographed by Dale Johnson.
Folder 20 Buenos Aires Connection, 9-21-95. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (37 images) and four 8 x 10 black and white photoprints photographed by Peter Harrington. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (35 images) and one 8 x 10 black and white photoprint photographed by James Glover.

SERIES IV: MOVING IMAGE

Location
Contents
AFC 1995/001: V1
Beau Jocque and the Hi-Rollers, 4-14-95. One hi-8 color videotaped by Peter Bartis. Viewing copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1995/001: V2-3
Frankie Manning, 5-18-95. One hi-8 color videotaped by Peter Bartis. Viewing copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room. One 1/2" VHS color copy of a 1989 _20/20_ segment on Frankie Manning (approximately 10 minutes).
AFC 1995/001: V4 Laurie Lewis and the Grant Street Band, 6-15-95. One hi-8 color videotaped by Peter Bartis. Viewing copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1995/001: V5-6 Meta and the Tisza Dance Ensemble, 7-20-95. One hi-8 color videotaped by Charlie McNamara and Peter Bartis. Viewing copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room. One 1/2" VHS color copy of a WJLA TV five o'clock news program segment on the concert.
AFC 1995/001: V7 The Inspirational Singers, 8-17-95. One hi-8 color videotaped by Peter Bartis. Viewing copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1995/001: V8
Buenos Aires Connection, 9-21-95. One hi-8 color videotaped by Peter Bartis. Viewing copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room.

APPENDIX A

DANCE CONTENT

Concert
Description
Beau Jocque and the Hi-Rollers Beau Jocque and his band play zydeco, social dance music of the African-French Louisiana Creoles. Many couples in the audience dance to two-steps, waltzes, and blues. Print material and photographs: folders 2-3; sound recording: AFC 1995/001:SR1; videotape: AFC 1995/001:V1.
Frankie Manning Frankie Manning and company present New York- style lindy hop to the music of Brooks Tegler's Hot Jazz band. Manning, an award- winning choreographer and originator of lindy hop styling, narrates the program and tells stories of the early days of the dance in Harlem. Manning and Mickey Davidson, Debbie Williams, and Charles Young (Manning's son) offer demonstrations of lindy hop, tap, shim- sham, and a tribute to chorus girls. Print material and photographs: folders 4-11; sound recording: AFC 1995/001:SR2; videotapes: AFC 1995/001:SR2-3.
Meta and the Tisza Dance Ensemble Meta and Tisza Ensemble present traditional Hungarian music and dance. Cathy Lamont, artistic director for Tisza Ensemble, narrates the program and explains the dances, which include the Rabakozi, a suite of dances from Mezosegi, a suite of dances from Szatmari (including the Verbunk), and a dance from Szekelyfoldi. Meta, an ensemble from Budapest, provides the music. Print material and photographs: folders 14-15; videotapes: AFC 1995/001:V5-6.
Buenos Aires Connection With music provided by the New York Tango Trio, two couples demonstrate two distinct styles of Argentine tango. Rebecca Shulman and Jorge Udrisard and Carlos and Caty Funes dance tangos, milongas and a waltz. Print material and photographs: folders 19-20; videotape: AFC 1995/001:V8.

 

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