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Ed Ward Collection

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Early Commercial Country Music Recording Copies

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 and Archives hosted by LibraryHost

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 4: Early Commercial Country Music Recording CopiesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: EW-CT-001-105Add to your cart.
78 rpm dubs: Walter Morris / Darby & Tarlton / Williamson Brothers / Stripling Brothers / South Georgia Highballers / Crockett Family / Jesse Rodgers / Allen Brothers, etc.
Item 2: EW-CT-001-106Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous gospel from various recorded sources: Shannon Grayson / Carl Story / Herrington Sisters / Murphy Trio / Ernest Phipps & His Holiness Quartet / Blind Alfred Reed / Conley Family / Byron Parker & The Mountaineers / Asher Sizemore, etc.
Item 3: EW-CT-001-107Add to your cart.
Ed Ward: home recorded guitar solos; also poems written by Ed Ward set to music and performed by Bob Coltman; also, gospel music with organ accompaniment played by Ward's grandson, Malcolm Hotzman.
Item 4: EW-CT-001-108Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous dubs of recorded gospel and country music: Brownie McGee & Sonny Terry "Brownie's Blues" (1960); Also Bennie Foster.
Item 5: EW-CT-001-109Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous dubs of recorded gospel and country music:  Ernest Phipps / Rev. F. W. McGhee / Robert Hicks / King Family / Molly O'Day / Mississippi John Hurt / Hank Snow / Hank Williams / Helton Brothers / Rebe & Rabe / Doc Williams / Doc Williams / etc.
Item 6: EW-CT-001-110Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous dubs of recorded gospel and country music:  Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers / Callahan Brothers / Oklahoma Ridge Runners / Freeman Stowers / Herbert Sweet / Virginia Mountain Boomers / Shore's Southern Trio / Carolina Twins / Fiddlin' Powers & Family / Jimmie Rodgers / Doc Roberts / Lulu Belle & Scotty / others
Item 7: EW-CT-001-111Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous dubs of recorded gospel and country music:  Jimmie Johnson String Band / Hack's String band / Taylor's Kentucky Boys / Rutherford & Foster / Madisonville String Band / H. L. Bandy / Doc Roberts / others
Item 8: EW-CT-001-112Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous dubs of recorded gospel and country music:  Bennie & Vallie Cain & the Country Clan / Billy Baker / Narmour & Smith / Stripling Brothers / Luke Highnight & His Ozark Strutters / others
Item 9: EW-CT-001-113Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous dubs of recorded gospel and country music:  Canadian fiddle music by Jim Swann[?] andf the Music Makers
Item 10: EW-CT-001-114Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous dubs of recorded gospel and country music:  Arkansas Corn Dodgers / Fruit Jar Guzzlers / Cartwright Brothers / Fred Stanley / Kessinger Brothers / Darby and Tarlton / Ben Jarrell / Doc Roberts & Asa Martin / others
Item 11: EW-CT-001-115Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous dubs of recorded gospel and country music:  Side A: Jerry and Evelyn Hyatt / Side B: Jerry & Jerry (sacred solos)
Item 12: EW-CT-001-116Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous dubs of recorded gospel and sacred music: Marion Brock / Blue Sky Boys / Leverett Brothers / Price Family / Monroe Brothers / Hank and Audrey Williams / Ernest Phipps / others
Item 13: EW-CT-001-117Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous dubs of recorded gospel and sacred music: Doc & Chickie Williams / Carl Story / Hank & Audrey Williams / Lonzo & Oscar / Blind Willie Davis / Washington Phillips / Rev. Edward Clayborne / Crook Brothers / Frances Reedy / others

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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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