Sounds of the South: A Report and Selected Papers from a Conference on the Collecting and Collections of Southern Traditional Music Held in Chapel Hill, April 6-8, 1989, to Celebrate the Opening of the Southern Folklife Collection with the John Edwards Memorial Collection in the Manuscripts Department of the Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina

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Daniel Watkins Patterson
Duke University Press, 1991 - Music - 219 pages
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Beyond the familiar forms of Mississippi Delta Blues and mainstream country music, the vernacular music of the South also ranges from the ceremonial music of Native Americans, to "shout" singing in South Carolina sea islands, Cajun fiddling, and Mexican-American conjunto music. Sounds of the South assesses past efforts to document these richly varied musical forms and the challenges facing future work.
"Sounds of the South"—a 1989 conference that gathered record collectors, folklorists, musicians, record producers, librarians, archivists, and traditional music lovers—celebrated the official opening of the Southern Folklife Collection with the John Edwards Memorial Collection at the library of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Based on that conference, Sounds of the South includes Bill Malone's account of his own career as fan and scholar of country music, Paul Oliver on European blues scholarship, and Ray Funk on researching Black Gospel Quartets.
The contributors look at a number of topics related to the role of the archivist/folklorist in recording and documenting the music of the South—evaluating past fieldwork and current needs in documentation, archival issues, prospects for the publication of recordings, and changes in music and technology. Written in an accessible style, this volume will be of interest to all those concerned with preserving the music of the American South.
 

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Contents

Evaluating Our Work and Ourselves
31
Europeans and the Blues
57
Research Approaches to Black Gospel Quartets
90
A Survey of Southern Traditional Music
140
Life as We Knew
157
Our Music Exit Ahead
183
Contributors and Conference Speakers
207
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Daniel W. Patterson is Kenan Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the coeditor, with Charles W. Zug III, of Arts in Earnest: North Carolina Folklife (Duke University Press).

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