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1986
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0408
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Program as part of a series intended to feature accomplished regionally based jazz artists performing classic jazz repertoire at the National Museum of American History's Palm Court. The program was offered two Sundays of the month. Full description of this program was not available. the program paid tribute to "Ma" Rainey, one of the earliest Afri...

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Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Ohio Program 1971 Washington, D.C.
Mitchell, George (field worker)
Gibson, Maurice, 1938-
Gibson, Maurice, 1938-
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Dates:
1970 April
Level:
item
Size:
1 Sound recording
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1971
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

101 Dixieland Band. 102 Gospel Music / Pastor Barnes. 103 Blues Singer / Bud Grimes. Piano. 104 Davis Singers. 105 Blues Singer / Maurice Gibson. Piano.

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Dates:
1986-11
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0408
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Program as part of a series intended to feature accomplished regionally based jazz artists performing classic jazz repertoire at the National Museum of American History's Palm Court. Offered two Sundays of the month, the program paid tribute to "Ma" Rainey, one of the earliest African-American professional blues singers to record and often referred...

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Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)
Sparnon, Arabella S.
Sparnon, Kenneth H., 1895-1972
Dates:
1912-1961
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0064
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Kenneth Sparnon, entertainer, musician and arranger was also an orchestra leader and musical director of radio station WSYR in Syracuse and WHEC in Rochester, New York. This collection includes scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs of himself and other performers, advertising, programs, some correspondence, and broadcast transcriptions (acetate).

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Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. The American South Program 1996 Washington, D.C.
Forner, Michelle (recorder)
Chidester, Nathan (recorder)
Taylor, Barry
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Dates:
1996 July 6
Level:
item
Size:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1996
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

101 African-American Gospel / Birmingham Sunlights, Barry Taylor, Reginald Speight. 102 Songs of Stuggle / Freedom Singers, Bettie Mae Fikes, Rutha Harris. 103 Jazz,Parade,Rhythm and Blues / Treme Brass Band, Frederick Shepard, Lionel Baptiste. Drum,Trumpet,Tuba,Trombone,Snare drum.

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Creators:
Short, Bobby
Dates:
1908-2006
Size:
13.6 Cubic feet (35 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0946
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Bobby Short was a singer and pianist whose career spanned seven decades. An interpreter of American popular music, he became a performer in childhood and remained active until his death. He is best known for his more than 35 years as performer-in-residence at the Hotel Carlyle's Café Carlyle in New York City. This collection contains personal papers and photographs as well as business papers, musical materials and photographs relating to Mr. Short's career as a performing artist.

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Richardson, Deborra
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1822-1994
Size:
6.55 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0653
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the customs and culture of black gospel song and its performance in 19th- and 20th-century America. Dr. Reagon collected photographs, sheet music, and other primary and secondary sources chronicling the development and legacy of this medium, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from blues to Gospel to classical to jazz. Among the subjects included in this collection are trailblazers such as Charles Tindley, Thomas A. Dorsey, Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Nathaniel Dett. Noted performers are the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Harmonizing Four, the Hampton University Choir, and the Chick Webb Orchestra.

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Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1975
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1976
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1969
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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