Robert Garfias film recordings: Elizabeth Cotten, 1978  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Garfias, Robert; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
Robert Garfias film recordings: Elizabeth Cotten
Dates
1978
Quantity
3 items  :  OT - 3 reels (7.5 ips, 2 tr. stereo, 7"); 3 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 1:49:28; also see film log and doc file for NK1 United States/96-18.
Collection Number
1978008
Summary
Performance by American blues and folk musician, Elizabeth Cotten, recorded at Fiddler's Roundhouse, Seattle, 2/12/78.
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

Elizabeth Cotten/vocals, banjo, guitar

Filmed in color.

"American blues" (original archive sheet note) recorded by Gary Margason with "Nagra IV-S, Ampex 407 tape, 2 omni Neumann mics, first crystal sync job with Nagra and Arriflex."

Contents: Washington Blues, Freight Train, That's Why I'm Goin' Away, Jumpin' Jack, Shake Sugaree, [instrumental], Jesse James Was a Man, Here Rattler, O Georgia Book, 'bastopol, [intermission], Spanish Fandang, When I Get Home, Walkin' to Jersusalem Just Like John, Who Will Come and Go With Me?, O Baby It Ain't a Lie, Graduation March, Honey Babe Your Papa Cares for You, Outlaw Blues, Take Me Back to Baltimore [first part missing], Gas Light Blues, Sweet Bye & Bye, Going Down the Road, New Year's Eve Song.

For video versions of films (6 of songs listed above) see - NK1 United States/96-18.2 (VHS); NK1 United States/96-18.11 (Betacam)

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

Oxide shed on original tapes noted and tapes baked 2/93; baked again 3/2016.

Audio tapes digitized 3/2016 (WAV, 48 khz, 24-bit) - 78-8.1.wav (40:09), 78-8.2.wav (44:29), 78-8.3.wav (24:50)

Documentation: Hand-written log (incomplete)

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
1978008-0001
1 audiotape : DAT; Tracks: 5
1978-02-12
1978008-0002
1 audiotape : DAT; Tracks: 12
1978-02-12
1978008-0003
1 audiotape : DAT; Tracks: 5
1978-02-12

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • African Americans--North America--Regional and Ethnic Cultures
  • Banjo music
  • Blues (Music)
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music
  • Folk music, American
  • Guitar
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Vocal
  • Geographical Names :
  • North America
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound recordings
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Cotten, Elizabeth (performer)