UW Ethnomusicology Archives: Roscoe Holcomb/Banjo, Guitar, 1972-04-14  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives: Roscoe Holcomb/Banjo, Guitar
6 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 2 open reels (15 ips, full-track, 7 in.); Working tapes (WT) - 2 open reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 7 in.); 2 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit)
Collection Number
Performance by blues musician Roscoe Holcomb, recorded 1972 April 14. Collected by the University of Washington 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.

Performer: Roscoe Holcomb/banjo, guitar, and vocals.

Contents: 72-11.1 (S-060): Old Smokey; Pretty Polly (2 takes); 72-11.2 (S-061a): Black-Eyed Susie.

For video versions of films, see NK1 United States/96-18.6 (VHS) - NK1 United States/96-18.15 (Betacam)

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

Original tapes digitized September 2015 (48 kHz, 24-bit) - 72-11.1.wav (13:27) and 72-11.2.wav (2:15)

Duration: 00:15:42

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

2 audiotapes
1972011-0001: Reel 1
Reel 2

Working tapesReturn to Top

2 audiotapes
Reel 3
Reel 4

WAV filesReturn to Top

2 audio files
Digital file 1
Digital file 2

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • 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 :
    • Holcomb, Roscoe (performer)