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    1983 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1983

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of blues music, Cambodian classical dance, bluegrass music, country-western music, Armenian music, cowboy songs, Piedmont country blues music and buck (step) dance, and country blues music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Jackson, John - Jackson, James - Sarkisian, Leo - Ohrlin, Glenn - Holloway, Quentin - Holeman, John Dee - Michael, Edd
    • Date: 1982
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    Barbara Lynn & Friends

    Barbara Lynn & Friends perform Texas rhythm and blues at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Lynn, Barbara
    • Date: 2009-11-18
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    I feel so good the life and times of Big Bill Broonzy, 2012 November 16

    Bob Riesman discusses Big Bill Broonzy's life and his influence on other musicians. The lecture includes selections from Broonzy's performances. Riesman is the author of I feel so good : the life and times of Big Bill Broonzy (Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2011). Lectures.. Photographs.. manuscripts 1 folder. | 1 video file (59 min.) : digital, sound, color. | photographs | ...

    • Contributor: Riesman, Bob - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012
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    James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman

    James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman perform blues guitar from Mississippi, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Johnson , James "super Chikan"
    • Date: 2006-05-23
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    Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin migrant workers collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection includes field recordings made in July and August, 1940 and 1941 in Farm Security Administration migrant worker camps in California. These included the Arvin, Shafter, Visalia, Firebaugh, Westley, Thornton, and Yuba FSA camps. Recordings were made of dance music, popular songs, ballads and folk songs, original songs, conversations, camp council meetings, poems, and stories describing life in the camps, whose residents were ...

    • Contributor: Pike, Russ - Sonkin, Robert - Todd, Charles L. - Lomax, Alan - Hemmig, Robert - Rothstein, Arthur - Lange, Dorothea - Archive of American Folk Song - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1939
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    Celebrating the Acquisition of the NCTA Collection

    Barry Bergey with the National Endowment for the Arts moderates a group of panelists who discuss the significance and highlights of the NCTA Collection.

    • Contributor: Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - National Council for the Traditional Arts
    • Date: 2009-09-11
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    Legends and Legacies Concert: A Celebration of Public Folklore

    A Legends and Legacies concert celebrates Joseph T. Wilson and the NCTA Collection coordinated and produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA).

    • Contributor: Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - National Council for the Traditional Arts
    • Date: 2009-09-10
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    Los Texmaniacs

    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 11, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Los Texmaniacs founder Max Baca is a renowned innovator on the bajo sexto, a twelve-string guitar-like instrument, which customarily provides rhythm accompaniment for the button accordion, creating the core of the ...

    • Contributor: Texas Folklife (organization) - Texmaniacs (musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (u.s.) - Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2013
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    Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps

    Ben Payton's voice resonates with a passion for life and his skills as a guitarist evoke the tradition of the original Delta blues greats such as Robert Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Charley Patton and Son House. He performs with Steve Chester on rhythm guitar, Cyndi Clark on conga drums and Kindrick Hart on electric bass.

    • Contributor: Payton, Ben
    • Date: 2011-05-25
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    1988 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1988

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of old-time music from the Cumberland Plateau, Irish folk music and dance, bluegrass music, Piedmont blues music, Vietnamese music, mariachi music, and gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. Concerts were sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National ...

    • Contributor: Egan, Seamus - Moloney, Mick - Harney, Liam - Lewis, Laurie - Cephas, John - Wiggins, Phil - Nguyễn, Đình Nghĩa - Gore, Linda
    • Date: 1988
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    Celebrating the Acquisition of the NCTA Collection

    Barry Bergey, with the National Endowment for the Arts moderates a group of panelists who discuss the significance and highlights of the NCTA Collection.

    • Contributor: Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - National Council for the Traditional Arts
    • Date: 2009-09-11
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    I feel so good : the life and times of Big Bill Broonzy, lecture by Bob Riesman

    Bob Riesman discusses Big Bill Broonzy's life and his influence on other musicians. The lecture includes selections from Broonzy's performances. Riesman is the author of I feel so good : the life and times of Big Bill Broonzy (Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2011). Lectures.. Photographs.. manuscripts 1 folder. | 1 video file (59 min.) : digital, sound, color. | photographs | ...

    • Contributor: Riesman, Bob - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012
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    Legends and legacies : an American Folklife Center celebration of public folklore concert and symposium, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Sound recordings and photographs of a symposium on September 10-11, 2009, including an evening concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The events included a tribute, a symposium, and a concert, honoring folklorists Archie Green and Joe Wilson, and celebrating the acquisition of the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) Collection by the Center's archive. Prior ...

    • Contributor: Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - National Council for the Traditional Arts
    • Date: 2009
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    Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues

    In this presentation William R. Ferris discusses his book, "Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues" (University of North Carolina Press, Fall 2009).

    • Contributor: Ferris, William R.
    • Date: 2010-02-17
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    James "Super Chikan" Johnson concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    James Johnson of Clarksdale, Mississippi, performed Delta blues in concert with special guest Richard Crisman "Daddy Rich," performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on May 23, 2006, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Johnson is also an instrument maker and performed on several of the hand painted guitars he calls "Chikantars." The collection includes a ...

    • Date: 2006
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    Local legacies collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Arranged by format and accessible by state or locality, the collection includes photographs, sound recordings, videorecordings, correspondence, published and unpublished materials, and artifacts related to community events, traditional occupations and practices, and cultural and religious life across the United States and its territories, providing a snapshot of American culture as it was expressed in the year 2000, in communities from every state in the ...

    • Contributor: Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - American Folklife Center - Local Legacies Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1997
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    Los Texmaniacs concert and interview collection, 2013 September 11

    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 11, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Los Texmaniacs founder Max Baca is a renowned innovator on the bajo sexto, a twelve-string guitar-like instrument, which customarily provides rhythm accompaniment for the button accordion, creating the core of the ...

    • Contributor: Texas Folklife (organization) - Texmaniacs (musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (u.s.) - Millennium Stage - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (u.s.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2013
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    The Sherman Holmes Project with Brooks Long & Phil Wiggins

    In this concert, Sherman Holmes and Brooks Long are joined by the great blues harmonica player Phil Wiggins.

    • Contributor: Wiggins, Phil - Holmes, Sherman - Long, Brooks - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (u.s.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2015-04-15
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    Barbara Lynn and friends concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs of Barbara Lynn, the "empress of Gulf Coast soul," singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Beaumont, Texas, in concert, performing her rhythm and blues hits from the 60s to the present on November 18, 2009 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Photographs of ...

    • Date: 2009
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    Art Rosenbaum Georgia folklore collection, 1955-1983

    Copies of audio tape recordings made by Art Rosenbaum in north and coastal Georgia and South Carolina principally in the 1970s and early 1980s. These field recordings encompass many genres of acoustic folk music, including gospel, shout, blues, ballads, and some interviews with the performers, recorded in homes, churches, and festivals.

    • Contributor: Rosenbaum, Art - Finster, Howard - Jones, Bessie - Heaney, Joe - Pattman, Neal - Tanner, Gordon - Bruce, W. Guy
    • Date: 1955
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    1986 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1986

    Manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and color slides documenting the performance of bluegrass music, blues music, Armenian music, Senegalese music and dance, Irish music, country music, gospel music, Chinese traditional music and modern compositions, Caribbean music, and Polish music and dance celebrating the Harvest Festival from several regions in Poland. Most concerts were recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas ...

    • Contributor: Berline, Byron - Crary, Dan - Hickman, John - Liang, David Mingyue - Pan, Huizhu - Yeh, Chen-Feng - Tang, Liangshan - Jackson, John - Jackson, James - Sarkisian, Leo - Kouyate, Djimo - Williams-Jones, Pearl - Brzostowski, Tom
    • Date: 1986
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    Robert Sonkin Alabama and New Jersey collection, 1937-1941

    Correspondence, field notes, reports, recording logs, transcripts of song texts, and sound recordings of African American music traditions and folkways, collected by Robert Sonkin, primarily in Gee's Bend, Alabama, in 1941.

    • Contributor: Gaston, Alice - Moseley, Isom - Sonkin, Robert
    • Date: 1937
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    1984 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1984

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of bluegrass music from Ohio, blues music and African American a capella doo-wop from Washington, D.C., folk music from Bengal, India; Japanese music from Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rican cuatro and salsa music from Washington, D.C. recorded live at the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, in concerts from May through ...

    • Contributor: Edwards, Archie - Lawson, Doyle - Molton, Flora - Toro, Yomo
    • Date: 1984
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    1981 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1981

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of bluegrass music, Piedmont blues music, Afro-Cuban music, rhythm and blues and boogie woogie music, Cambodian classical dance, and Irish music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from May through October 1981, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and ...

    • Contributor: Moloney, Mick - McComiskey, Billy - Burris, J. C. - Piano Red - Wiggins, Phil - Cephas, John - Borrell, Roberto
    • Date: 1981
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    1977 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1977

    Documentation of the monthly 1977 Neptune Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs of performers of bluegrass music, country music, blues music, Andean music, Cajun music, and Missouri fiddling recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, from April through October 1977, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council ...

    • Contributor: Jackson, John - Politte, Joe - Reed, Ola Belle - Boggs, Lindy
    • Date: 1977