UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Furry Lewis/Guitar, Vocals 002, 1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Furry Lewis/Guitar, Vocals 002
3 items  :  Original tape (OT) - 1 open reel (15 ips, full-track, 7 in.); Working tape (WT) - 1 open reel (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 7 in.); 1 WAV file (48 kHz, 24-bit)
Collection Number
Performance by blues musician Furry Lewis, recorded at the University of Washington. Collected by the university's Ethnomusicology Archives.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Access is restricted.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives has been collecting and curating unique ethnographic music recordings for over 50 years. Its holdings of more than 15,000 items include field recordings documenting music traditions of all kinds from most areas of the world, concert recordings of visiting musicians, and films and videos of a variety of musical events, as well as several hundred musical instruments. The Archives serves the students and faculty in the UW Ethnomusicology Program, the broader university community, Pacific Northwest tribes, and an international clientele of musicians, students, and teachers.

Archival recordings are available for on-site listening. Depending on collection deposit agreements, copies of some materials may be obtained by researchers. Students are particularly encouraged to utilize archival materials to assist with class projects and help prepare for their own field work. The Archives employs several students each year and works informally with most ethnomusicology students as they begin to consider recording format options, equipment purchase, the practical problems of documentation in the field, and other issues related to their research. Students and other researchers are invited to deposit their field collections in the Archives, which offers secure storage and computer catalog access to all materials.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Filmed in color.

Country blues (Memphis): Judge Bouche Blues, See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, John Henry, All Around the Water Tank (film runs out); all songs in "'vastapol' tuning (open E)," according to original archive sheet.

For video versions of film see -- NK1 United States/ 96-18.1 (VHS) or NK1 United States/96-18.10 (Betacam).

For description of film originals, prints, etc., see 1996 film inventory.

See N5/68-20 for additional recording of Furry Lewis (video versions of the songs on this tape are included on the videos listed above).

Also see "Roots of American Music" (NKk1/93-21) (VHS)

Original tape digitized September 2015 (48 kHz, 24-bit) - 68-22.1.wav (11:34)

Documentation: See film log and doc file for NK1 United States/96-18 (Blues videos)

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

1 audiotapes
1968022-0001: Reel 1

Working tapesReturn to Top

1 audiotapes
Reel 2

WAV filesReturn to Top

1 audio files
68-22.1: Digital file 1

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • African Americans--North America--Regional and Ethnic Cultures
  • country blues--blues
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • North America
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Lewis, Furry, 1893-1981 (performer)