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Bill Parker Collection

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Bill Parker Collection | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Collection Overview

Title: Bill Parker CollectionAdd to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1965-1968

Extent: 2.0 Boxes (General)

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by (1) recordings (including listening/reference copies in CD format) and (2) photographs.

Subjects: Banjo music., Fiddle tunes.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised of photographs and digital copies of nine reel-to-reel audio tape recordings of singers, fiddlers, banjo players, and other traditional musicians, some of whom are otherwise undocumented. The recordings were made in the mid-1960s by Bill Parker of Paducah, Kentucky. Included are performances of Kentucky musicians at the American Folk Song Festival in Ashland, Kentucky; African-American singer and harmonica player "Peg Leg" Sam Jackson, in Knott County, Kentucky; and fiddlers and banjo players from Alabama and North Carolina.

Subject/Index Terms

Banjo music.
Fiddle tunes.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.  A sampling of audio files may be heard online.

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

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], Bill Parker Collection, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, KY.

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

Other Note: BCA 0114 SAA 114


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Series 1: Recordings and PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 1: Recordings - Including listening/reference copies in CD formatAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: BP-OR-001-001Add to your cart.
American Folk Song Festival: 1966, Boyd Co., Ashland, KY Recorded by Bill Parker of Paducah, KY.
Folder 2: BP-CD-001-001Add to your cart.
Buell Kazee: Interview, banjo playing and singing recorded by Bill Parker, 1967.
Folder 3: BP-OR-001-002Add to your cart.
American Folk Song Festival: 1967, Boyd Co., Ashland, KY Recorded by Bill Parker Paducah, KY.
Folder 4: BP-OR-001-003Add to your cart.
American Folk Song Festival: 1967, Boyd Co., Ashland, KY Recorded by Bill Parker Paducah, KY. [Last Part of 1967 "Singin Gatherin"
Folder 5: BP-OR-001-004Add to your cart.
American Folk Song Festival: 1968, Boyd Co., Ashland, KY Recorded by Bill Parker Paducah, KY [Tape 1/2 - see BP-OR-001-005]
Folder 6: BP-OR-001-005Add to your cart.
[INSERT: Parkers & Fraleys @ American Folk Song Festival / Reel #2]
Folder 7: BP-OR-002-001Add to your cart.
Bill Parker - 1965 Collecting Trip - Master A. Jim and Bill Fuller Buncombe County, North Carolina. Shorty McCruiston, Calloway County, Kentucky.
Folder 9: BP-OR-002-002Add to your cart.
Bill Parker - 1965 Collecting Trip - Master B. Harley Smith & Fonza Smith, Chilton County, Alabama. 'Peg Leg Sam"
Folder 10: BP-OR-002-003Add to your cart.
Bill Parker - 1965 Collecting Trip - Combined Master. No listening copy made - seems to be copy combining 002-001 and 002-002.
Folder 11: BP-OR-001-001Add to your cart.

Listening Copy in CD Format.

American Folk Song Festival: 1966, Boyd Co., Ashland, KY Recorded by Bill Parker of Paducah, KY.

Folder 12: BP-CD-001-001Add to your cart.

Listening Copy in CD Format.

Buell Kazee: Interview, banjo playing and singing recorded by Bill Parker, 1967.

Folder 13: BP-OR-001-002Add to your cart.

Listening Copy in CD Format.

American Folk Song Festival: 1967, Boyd Co., Ashland, KY Recorded by Bill Parker Paducah, KY.

Folder 14: BP-OR-001-003Add to your cart.

Listening Copy in CD Format.

American Folk Song Festival: 1967, Boyd Co., Ashland, KY Recorded by Bill Parker Paducah, KY. [Last Part of 1967 "Singin Gatherin"

Folder 15: BP-OR-001-004Add to your cart.

Listening Copy in CD Format.

American Folk Song Festival: 1968, Boyd Co., Ashland, KY Recorded by Bill Parker Paducah, KY [Tape 1/2 - see BP-OR-001-005]

Folder 16: BP-OR-001-005Add to your cart.
Listening Copy in CD Format.
Folder 17: BP-OR-002-001Add to your cart.

Listening Copy in CD Format.

Bill Parker - 1965 Collecting Trip - Master A. Jim and Bill Fuller Buncombe County, North Carolina. Shorty McCruiston, Calloway County, Kentucky.

Folder 18: BP-OR-002-002Add to your cart.

Listening Copy in CD Format.

Bill Parker - 1965 Collecting Trip - Master B. Harley Smith & Fonza Smith, Chilton County, Alabama. 'Peg Leg Sam"

Box 2: Sleeved PhotographsAdd to your cart.


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