Robert Garfias recordings: Fred McDowell/guitar, 1971-04-12  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Garfias, Robert; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
Robert Garfias recordings: Fred McDowell/guitar
Dates
1971-04-12
Quantity
4 items  :  OT - 2 reels (15 ips, full-track, 7"); 2 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 00:20:07
Collection Number
1971018
Summary
Mississippi Fred McDowell concert performance recorded at the University of Washington, Music Auditorium, 4/12/71.
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access is restricted.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Garfias was born in San Francisco in 1932, the child of Mexican-American parents. As a youngster he studied classical guitar and jazz saxophone. In high school he studied Western classical music composition, and he formed a jazz combo that played gigs for beatniks in the North Beach area of San Francisco, where he traveled in a circle of musicians that included Dave Brubeck, Vince Delgado, Vince Guaraldi, Harry Partch, and Bill Smith. During his career he founded the ethnomusicology program at the University of Washington; served as Dean of Arts at the University of California, Irvine, as a member of the Smithsonian Council, and as a presidential appointee to the U.S. National Council for the Arts; and conducted significant periods of fieldwork and language study in Japan, Okinawa, Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Central America, Burma, Romania, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and among Okinawans in the United States.

- Society for Ethnomusicology Newsletter (Vol. 7, No. 4, September 2013)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Performer: Fred McDowell/country blues.

Contents:

71-18.1 - Heard Somebody Callin'; Shake 'em down; My Babe, She Don't Stand No Cheatin'.

71-18.2 - Louise, Please Dont Do Me No Wrong; Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burnin'.

Audio tapes digitized 3/2016 (WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit) - 70-18.1.wav (10:06), 70-18.2.wav (10:01)

Documentation: Film log.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
1971018-0001
1 audiotape : Audio Reel; Tracks: 3
1971-04-12
1971018-0002
1 audiotape : Audio Reel; Tracks: 2
1971-04-12

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • African Americans--North America--Regional and Ethnic Cultures
  • Blues (Music)
  • Concerts
  • country blues--blues
  • delta blues--blues
  • Ethnomusicology
  • hill country blues--blues
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Corporate Names :
  • Music Building (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • North America
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • McDowell, Fred (prf)