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Wilson Reeves Collection

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Title: Wilson Reeves Collection, 1970-1983Add to your cart.

Extent: 1.0 MS boxes

Subjects: Appalachian Region, Southern -- Music., Appalachian Region, Southern -- Social life and customs., Folk music -- Appalachian Region., Folk music -- Kentucky., Ledford, Lily May -- 1917-, Old-time music -- Appalachian Region, Southern., Old-time music -- Kentucky.

Languages: English

Abstract

Wilson Reeves (1925-2008) was born in Fleming County, KY and attended Berea College.  He was an avid amateur radio operator and collected unique and original recordings, with an extensive library of old-time and mountain music.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised of recordings made by Wilson Reeves of interviews and performances of old-time and mountain musicians.  Included in the collection are recordings of performances from the 1st Mountain Heritage Folk Festival (1970) in Greenup, KY, a 1972 Buell Kazee interview, an early 1970s Kazee informal concert, selections from musical performances at the 2nd and 3rd Annual Fraley Family Festival in Carter County, KY, and a recording of a July 1983 Lily May Ledford concert.

Subject/Index Terms

Appalachian Region, Southern -- Music.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Social life and customs.
Folk music -- Appalachian Region.
Folk music -- Kentucky.
Ledford, Lily May -- 1917-
Old-time music -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Old-time music -- Kentucky.

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.  Some recordings are available online.

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

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

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

Other Note: BCA 0141 SAA 141


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Item 1: WR-CT-001-001Add to your cart.

Buell Kazee: INTERVIEW recorded by Wilson Reeves, Joe Bussard, and Leon Kagarise (Part I) at Winchester, KY May 7, 1972.  1 of 2  (Portions of this interview appeared in Old Time Music #6 Autumn 1972 pp 6-10) 

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Item 2: WR-CT-001-002Add to your cart.

Buell Kazee: INTERVIEW recorded by Wilson Reeves, Joe Bussard, and Leon Kagarise (Part II) at Winchester, KY May 7, 1972.  2 of 2  (Portions of this interview appeared in Old Time Music #6 Autumn 1972 pp 6-10).

Listen To Side A    Listen To Side B    Read Playlist Sides A & B   

Read Interview Transcript

Item 3: WR-CT-001-003Add to your cart.

Buell Kazee: Informal CONCERT and comments:  "Folk Music of Kentucky", Little Rock, AR [Early 1970s] SIDE A  /  Sacred songs by Buell Kazee recorded at his home in Lexington, KY [Late 50s - Early 60s]  SIDE B    (Died 8-31-76).

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Item 4: WR-CT-002-001Add to your cart.

Selections from the 3rd annual Fraley Family Festival (August, 1973), recorded by Wilson Reeves at Carter Caves (Carter Co.), KY.  Includes musical performances by J. P. and Annadeene Fraley; Henry Hurley; Clovis Hurt; Barbara Edwards; Harper Van Hoy; Emory Littleton; Hubert Rogers; Buddy Thomas; Alfred Bailey; Arthur Breeze; Benny Smithson; others.

    Listen To Side A    Listen To Side B    Read Playlist Sie A      Read Playlist Side B

Item 5: WR-CT-002-002Add to your cart.

Selections from the 3rd annual Fraley Family Festival  (August, 1973) (continued), recorded by Wilson Reeves at Carter Caves (Carter Co.), KY.

Includes musical performances by J. P. and Annadeene Fraley; Henry Hurley; Clovis Hurt; Barbara Edwards; Harper Van Hoy; Emory Littleton; Hubert Rogers; Buddy Thomas; Alfred Bailey; Arthur Breeze; Benny Smithson; Asa Martin & the Cumberland Rangers; others.

ALSO: Selections from the 1st annual Mountain Heritage Folk Festival (May 20, 1970) featuring J. P. and Annadeene Fraley; Jack Hicks; Buell Kazee; Billy Williams; others. 

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Item 6: WR-CT-002-003Add to your cart.

Selections from the 1st annual  Mountain Heritage Folk Festival (May 29, 1970) (continued) held near Grayson, Carter County, KY.  J. P. and Annadeene Fraley; Bill Williams; John Lozier; Ira Mullins; Lee Triplett; Greasy Run Toad Trompers; others.

ALSO Selections from Mountain Heritage Festival (May 25, 1973). Janette Carter; Ira Mullins; Lee Triplett; Barbara Edwards; J. P. and Annadeene Fraley Family; David and John Morris; others.[side B same as BK-OR-016-001].

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Item 7: WR-CT-002-004Add to your cart.

Compiled selections from 3rd Fraley Family Festival (August, 1973) at Carter Caves State Park, near Grayson, Carter County, KY  recorded by Wilson Reeves.  Features musical performances by J. P. and Annadeene Fraley; Asa Martin and the Cumberland Rangers; Jim Day; others.  May duplicate material from WR-CT-002-001 and WR-CT-002-002.   

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Item 8: WR-CT-002-005Add to your cart.

Compiled selections from 3rd Fraley Family Festival (August, 1973) at Carter Caves State Park, near Grayson, Carter County, KY (August, 1973) recorded by Wilson Reeves.  Features musical performances by Ira Mullins; Zeke & Doris Mullins; Buddy Thomas; Tim Sargent; Perry Riley; Dave Spilkia; others.

ALSO excerpts from performance by Lester Flatt at Renfro Valley, KY (Summer, 1971). 

Listen To Side A    Listen To Side B      Read Playlist Sie A      Read Playlist Side B

Item 9: WR-CT-002-006Add to your cart.

Selections from the 2nd annual Fraley Family Festival (August 6, 1972), recorded by Wilson Reeves at Carter Caves (Carter Co.), KY.  Includes musical performances by J. P. and Annadeene Fraley / Dick & Ann Albin / Maxine Lewis / Pauline Allen / Andy Dennis / Robin Fraley / Barbara Edwards / Tom Timberlake / Buddy Thomas / Gus & Douglas Meade / Joel & Mardeene ____?  1 of 2   

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Item 10: WR-CT-002-007Add to your cart.

Selections from the 2nd annual Fraley Family Festival (August 6, 1972), recorded by Wilson Reeves at Carter Caves (Carter Co.).  Includes musical performances by Stokes Long / Sherman Douglas / Buddy Thomas / George, Catherine & Mike Johnson / Don Brown / Tom Timberlake / Walter Keeton / Nancy Johnson / Danielle Fraley  / Barbara Edwards / Volna Fraley / Gene, Gus, & Douglas Meade / Tom & Velosa Ross / Andy Merritt / Thompson Family    2 of 2   

Listen To Side A    Listen To Side B    Read Playlist Sie A  Read Playlist Side B

Item 11: WR-CT-003-001Add to your cart.

Lily May Ledford Concert [? with Reel World String Band?] Lexington, KY  7-2-83. 

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Item 12: WR-OR-001-001Add to your cart.

Highlights of 1st Mountain Heritage Folk Festival (Friday night, May 29, 1970) at Greenup, KY  recorded by Wilson Reeves.  MCs are John Skaggs and Orin Nelson.  Musical performances by Buell Kazee; J.P. and Annadeene Fraley; Jack Hicks; Edna Ritchie Baker; John Skaggs; Bill Williams; Ira Mullins; John Lozier; Barbara Edwards; Lee Triplett; Diane Donahue; Virgil Sturgill.  May duplicate material from WR-CT-002-002 and WR-CT-002-003. 

Listen To Side A    Listen To Side B    Read Playlist Side A    Read Playlist Side B



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