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John Morgan Salyer Collection, 1941-1942 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Title: John Morgan Salyer Collection, 1941-1942Add to your cart.

Extent: 3.0 MS boxes

Arrangement:

The collection is primarily arranged by:

1.      Audio Discs

2.      Open Reel Discs

3.      Beta Discs

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of forty eight acetate disc recordings made in the early 1940s that document Magoffin County, Kentucky fiddler and banjo player, John Morgan Salyer.

Salyer was born in 1882 and was master of an older eastern Kentucky style that is only barely discernible in the playing of present day fiddlers and banjoists. The recordings were made in 1941-42 by his sons Grover and Glen Salyer using a home disc-cutting machine. Many of John Salyer's tunes have not been documented elsewhere. On several of the recordings Salyer uses cross-tunings and some have banjo, mandolin, and guitar accompaniment provided by Grover and Glen Salyer.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], John Morgan Salyer 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 2015 by Harry Rice and Lori Myers-Steele, Collections Archivist.

Other Note: BCA 0122 SAA 122


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Series 1: RecordingsAdd to your cart.
Box 1: Audio DiscsAdd to your cart.
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John Morgan Salyer: "Duck River" / "Frosty Morning": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Fisher on the Snag" / "Brushy Fork of John's Creek": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Jennie Get Around" / "Speed of the Plow": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Ricketts Hornpipe" / "Sooka Flanagan": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Fire in Mountain" / "Jenny Get Around": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Vance No More Can Go (hanged)" / "Speed of the Plow": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Indian Ate the Woodchuck" / "Wagoner": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Sturgeon (Jeff)" / "Featherbed": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Little Bo[b]by" / "Muddy Creek": Home disc recordings of oldtime fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Wild Horse" / "Cincinnati Hornpipe": Home disc recordings of oldtime fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Sourwood Mountain" / "Trouble on My Mind": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Lonesome John" / "Irish Boy (Callahan)": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Gilda Roy" / "Billie in Lowground": Home disc recordings of oldtime fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Lost Girl" / "Pleasure of a Single Life": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Give the Fiddler a Dram" / "Getting Up Stairs": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Napoleon's Retreat" / "Napoleon's March": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Fish on Snag" / "Miss. Sawyer [Rickett's Hornpipe]" / "Unnamed [Roll On John?]" / "William Riley" / "[Vance No More]": Home disc recordings of oldtime fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Rose in Mountain" / "Forked Deer": Home disc recordings of oldtime fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Sallie Goodin" / "[Pretty Little Girl?]" / "Old Hen Cackled": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Lonesome John" / "Old Joe Clark": Home disc recordings of oldtime fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Jack Wilson" / "Love Somebody": Home disc recordings of oldtime fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Martha Campbell" / [RADIO PROGRAM NOT RECORDED]
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John Morgan Salyer: "Bill Brown" / "Shady Grove": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Stump Tail Dolly" / "Stump Tail Dolly": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Brad Walters" / "Polly (Grand pa's tune)": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Mike in the Wilderness" / "Lacy Brown": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Flander's Dream" / "Billie in Low Land": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Cripple Creek" / "Old Joe Clark": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Barlowe Knife" / "Cumberland Gap": Home disc recordings of oldtime fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Soldiers Joy - Love Somebody" / "Duck River": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Leather Britches" / "Durang's Hornpipe": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
Item 32: JS-ID-32Add to your cart.
John Morgan Salyer: "Rocky Island" / "Roll On John": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Wagner" / "Indian Eat the Woodchuck": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
Item 34: JS-ID-34Add to your cart.
John Morgan Salyer: "Fish on a Snag" / "Irish Boy": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
Item 35: JS-ID-35Add to your cart.
John Morgan Salyer: "Lazy Kate" / "Rose in the Mountain": Home disc recordings of oldtime fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
Item 36: JS-ID-36Add to your cart.
John Morgan Salyer: "Lonesome John" / "William Riley": Home disc recordings of oldtime fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
Item 37: JS-ID-37Add to your cart.
John Morgan Salyer: "Last of Harris" / "Arkansas Traveler": Home disc recordings of oldtime fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Napoleon's March - Retreat" / "Indian Nation" / "Sallie Cooper" / "Unidentified Waltz": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
Item 39: JS-ID-39Add to your cart.
John Morgan Salyer: "Lost Boy" / "Lost Girl": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
Item 40: JS-ID-40Add to your cart.
John Morgan Salyer: "Billie in the Lowland" / "Gilda Roy": Home disc recordings of oldtime fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
Item 41: JS-ID-41Add to your cart.
John Morgan Salyer: "Big Eared Mule" / "Forked Deer" / "Stump Tail Dollie": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Gilda Roy" / "John Cole" / "Unidentified": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Rickett's Hornpipe" / "Cincinnati Hornpipe": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Hoosier or Russian Rabbit" / "Kentucky Winders": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Cumberland Gap" / "Barlowe Knife": Home disc recordings of oldtime fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
Item 46: JS-ID-46Add to your cart.
John Morgan Salyer: "Wild Horse" / "Muddy Creek": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
Item 47: JS-ID-47Add to your cart.
John Morgan Salyer: "Sukie Flannagin" / "Leather Britches": Home disc recordings of old-time fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
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John Morgan Salyer: "Frosty Morning" / "Peggy Eve[a]ns": Home disc recordings of oldtime fiddle and banjo music made at Salyersville [Magoffin Co.], KY, 1941-1942
Box 2: Open Reel DiscsAdd to your cart.
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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings on 7" reel prepared by Grover Salyer
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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.
Item 3: JS-OR-03Add to your cart.
John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.
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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.
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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.
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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.
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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.
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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.
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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.

[Reel 1-A]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.

[Reel 1-B]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.

[Reel 1-C]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.

[Reel 1-D]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.

[Reel 1-E/2-A]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.

[Reel 2-B]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.

[Reel 2-C]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.

[Reel 2-D]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.

[Reel 2-E/3-A]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.

[Reel 3-B]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.

[Reel 3-C]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.

[Reel 3-D]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.

[Reel 3-E/4-A]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942) mastered from instantaneous discs on to Open Reels by Bob Carlin, 1980s.

[Reel 4-B]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942)

[Salyer Out Takes 1 of 4] [AC003 Vol 2 Side A]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942)

[Salyer Out Takes 2 of 4] [AC003 Vol 2 Side B] ;

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942)

[Salyer Out Takes 3 of 4] [AC003 Vol 2 Side C]

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John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942)

[Salyer Out Takes 4 of 4] [AC003 Vol 2 Side D]

Item 27: CDAdd to your cart.
2 Copies - John Morgan Salyer , Home Recordings 1941-1942; 54 additional archival recordings not included on Appalachian Center AC003
Item 28: Cassette tape of John Salyer musicAdd to your cart.
Item 29: Cassette tape of John Salyer musicAdd to your cart.
Item 30: Cassette tape of John Salyer musicAdd to your cart.
Item 31: Cassette tape of John Salyer musicAdd to your cart.
Item 32: Cassette tape of John Salyer musicAdd to your cart.
Item 33: Cassette tape of John Salyer musicAdd to your cart.
Item 34: Richard Nevins/Shanachie Records Berea College - Salyer Project 1992 (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
DAT Digital Audio Tapes
Item 35: Richard Nevins/Shanachie Records Berea College - Salyer Project 1992 (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
DAT Digital Audio Tapes
Box 3: Beta DiscsAdd to your cart.
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AUDIO - Salyer BT No. 1 disc to tape transfers. John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942)
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AUDIO - Salyer BT No. 2 disc to tape transfers. John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942)
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AUDIO - Salyer BT No. 3 disc to tape transfers. John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942)
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AUDIO - Salyer BT No. 4 disc to tape transfers. John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942)
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AUDIO - Salyer BT No. 5 disc to tape transfers. John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942)
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AUDIO - Salyer BT Equed dubs No. 1 disc to tape transfers. John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942)
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AUDIO - Salyer BT Equed dubs No. 2 disc to tape transfers. John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942)
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AUDIO - Salyer BT Equed dubs No. 3 disc to tape transfers. John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942)
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AUDIO - Salyer BT Equed dubs No. 4 disc to tape transfers. John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942)
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AUDIO - [Salyer BT disc to tape transfers. Unknown Contents] John Morgan Salyer: Home recordings of Kentucky fiddle and banjo music (1941-1942)

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