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Ed Ward Collection

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Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies

Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies



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Collection Overview

Title: Ed Ward CollectionAdd to your cart.

Primary Creator: Ward, Ed

Extent: 4.0 Boxes (General)

Subjects: Country music--History., Folk music, Harlan County (Ky.)

Languages: English

Abstract

Ed Ward was a private record and tape collector, poet, prose writer, and community historian who lived at Bledsoe in Harlan County, Kentucky.

The digitized material in this collection includes recordings of interviews with Ed Ward, his reading from his writings such as Tall Tales of the Hills, musician interviews he recorded, and copies from Ward’s record collection of commercial recordings of Kentucky old time and early country music artists.

The collection’s interviews and music performances document such historically significant Kentucky old time musicians as Blind Dick Burnett, John V. Walker, Arthur Johnson, Ernest Martin, W.L. Gregory, the Jones Creek Quartet, and others including the widow of Blind James Howard whose ballads and fiddle tunes were recorded by the Library of Congress in 1937.

The substantial portion of the collection that is not yet digitized is comprised of several dozen 78 rpm discs that document many lesser known traditional recording artists of the 1920s and 1930s representing areas beyond Kentucky.

Subject/Index Terms

Country music--History.
Folk music
Harlan County (Ky.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.  Some recordings are available online.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations.

Acquisition Source: Ed Ward donated the collection to the Berea College Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], Ed Ward Collection, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, KY.

Processing Information: The collection was arranged by Harry Rice, Sound Archivist.  The finding aid was created in August 2015 by Collections Archivist, Lori Myers-Steele, and Harry Rice.

Other Note: Collection Number: BCA 0137 SAA 137


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[Box 1-4: Recordings],
[Box 1: Digitized Collection Recordings],
[Box 2: Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies],
[Box 3: Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies],
[Box 4: Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies],
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Box 3: Early Commercial Country Music Recording CopiesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: EW-CT-001-061Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Vagabonds, Willins, Cassell, Roberts, etc.)
Item 2: EW-CT-001-063Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Fuller, Owens, Kelly, H. Puckett, etc.)
Item 3: EW-CT-001-064Add to your cart.
"Live" recordings of Harlan County Ramblers & Larry Sparks
Item 4: EW-CT-001-065Add to your cart.
LP dubs (Harrison & Wolfe, Holt, McGee, Hot Mud Family, etc.)
Item 5: EW-CT-001-066Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs of James & Martha Carson
Item 6: EW-CT-001-068Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs of Darby & Tarlton / Emmett W. Lundy
Item 7: EW-CT-001-069Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Mainer's Mountaineers / Wade Mainer & Sons of the Mountaineers)
Item 8: EW-CT-001-070Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Blue Ridge Highballers, Kelly Harrell, Red Fox Chasers)
Item 9: EW-CT-001-071Add to your cart.
LP dubs (Red Fox Chasers, Carter Bros., Weems String Band, etc.)
Item 10: EW-CT-001-072Add to your cart.
LP dubs (Earl Johnson, Gossett, Ward, Lundy, Rector, etc.)
Item 11: EW-CT-001-073Add to your cart.
LP dubs (Ernest East & Pine Ridge Boys / Down On Ashby's Farm, Kimbles, etc.)
Item 12: EW-CT-001-074Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs of Fiddlin' Arthur Smith
Item 13: EW-CT-001-075Add to your cart.
LP dubs (George Tucker / Harry McClintock)
Item 14: EW-CT-001-076Add to your cart.
LP dubs (Omer Forster & Highland Rim Boys / Blake Bynum & Roy Harper)
Item 15: EW-CT-001-077Add to your cart.
LP dubs (Blake Bynum & Roy Harper / Ernest C. Martin)
Item 16: EW-CT-001-078Add to your cart.
LP dubs of Indian Creek Delta Boys
Item 17: EW-CT-001-079Add to your cart.
LP dubs (England Brothers / "Jimmie Rodgers Story" featuring Albert Fullam & H. Snow)
Item 18: EW-CT-001-080Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Birch Monroe / Pickard Family, Riley Puckett, etc.)
Item 19: EW-CT-001-081Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Choates, Boyd, Stowers, Hankins, Fiddlin' Powers, etc.)
Item 20: EW-CT-001-082Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Stoneman, Rutherford & Foster, etc. / Callahan Brothers)
Item 21: EW-CT-001-083Add to your cart.
LP dubs of Pete Cassell / 78 rpm dubs (Boyd, Allen Bros., Sizemaore, etc.)
Item 22: EW-CT-001-084Add to your cart.
LP dubs (Fiddler's Convention, Galax, VA / Fiddler's Convention, Union Grove, NC)
Item 23: EW-CT-001-085Add to your cart.
LP dubs of Hank Snow / 78 rpm dubs (Delmore, Hutchison, Sharp, etc.)
Item 24: EW-CT-001-086Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Bowman, Foster, Louvin Bros., Johnny & Jack / Monroe Brothers)
Item 25: EW-CT-001-087Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs of The Prairie Ramblers
Item 26: EW-CT-001-088Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Kincaid, Jepson & Donaldson, Welling & McGhee, Roy Harvey, etc.)
Item 27: EW-CT-001-089Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Davis, Peterson, Watson, Gosdin, Monroe Bros., etc.)
Item 28: EW-CT-001-090Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Poole, Rorrer, Harvey, Karl & Harty, Linda Parker, etc.)
Item 29: EW-CT-001-091Add to your cart.
LP dubs of The Perry County Music Makers
Item 30: EW-CT-001-092Add to your cart.
LP dubs of Molly O'Day & Lynn Davis
Item 31: EW-CT-001-093Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Bunt Stephens, Jilson Setters (J.W. DAY), Clayton McMichen, Doc Hopkins, Sid Harkreader, etc.)
Item 32: EW-CT-001-094Add to your cart.
LP dubs of Benny & Vallie Cain & The Country Clan
Item 33: EW-CT-001-095Add to your cart.
LP dubs (W.M. Stepp / H.L. Maxey / Luther Strong)
Item 34: EW-CT-001-101Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs (Earl Wright & Arkansas Corn Dodgers, Fruit Jar Guzzlers, Cartwright Brothers, etc.) / Home recordings (Arthur Johnson, Charlie Hamlin, Len Ward, etc.)
Item 35: EW-CT-001-102Add to your cart.
LP dub of Joan Colton & Jewell Linefork w/ Leatherwood Mountain Boys / 78 rpm dubs (Aunt Molly Jackson, Jack Youngblood, Vernon Dalhert, Jilson Setters (J.W. DAY), Dewey & Gassie Bassett, etc.)
Item 36: EW-CT-001-103Add to your cart.
Buddy Starcher [LP?] / Southern Melody Boys / Swing Billies / Roscoe & Samuel Dellinger / Leake County Revelers, etc.
Item 37: EW-CT-001-104Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs: Bob Miller / Bob Atcher & Bonnie Blue Eyes / Molly O'Day / Ken Griffin / Jimmie Davis / Wade Mainer / Joe Reed Family / Uncle Dave Macon, etc.

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[Box 1-4: Recordings],
[Box 1: Digitized Collection Recordings],
[Box 2: Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies],
[Box 3: Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies],
[Box 4: Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies],
[All]


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