Robert Garfias recordings: 1975 Old Time Music Festival, 1975-04-12  PDF

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Garfias, Robert; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Robert Garfias recordings: 1975 Old Time Music Festival
4 items  :  OT - 2 reels (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7"); 2 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 00:41:42
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Festival of old-time music recorded and filmed at the University of Washington, Roethke Auditorium, 4/12/75.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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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)

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Recorded with Nagra III, Arriflex 16mm.


75-26.1 (1st part) - Cajun Band (S.D. Courville/violin, Dennis McGee/violin, Marc Savoy/accordion) - Creole Sweet Mama (Film S-093); Basco Stomp (Film S-094); La Jolie Blonde (Film S-095); The Wafus Special (S-096)

75-26.1 (2nd part) - Blue Ridge String Band (Tommy Jarrell/violin & banjo, Blanton Owen/banjo, Mike Seeger/guitar & banjo) - Jimmy Sutton (Film S-097); John Henry (Film S-098); Drunken Hiccups or Jack O' Diamonds (Film S-098)

75-26.2 - Martin, Bogan, and the Armstrongs (Howard Amstrong/violin, Tom Armstrong/string bass, Ted Bogan/guitar, Carl Martin/mandolin) - Barnyard Dance; Carl's Blues; You'se a Viper (S-100)

Audio tapes digitized 3/2016 (WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit) - 75-26.1.wav (28:51), 75-26.2.wav (12:51)

Documentation: Notes.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Accordion
  • Banjo music
  • Cajuns--North America--Regional and Ethnic Cultures
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music festivals
  • Folk song festivals
  • Mandolin
  • Music festivals
  • Music festivals--United States
  • Music, Cajun
  • Old-time music
  • Old-time music--United States
  • String band music
  • String band music--United States
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Violin
  • Violin music
  • Geographical Names :
  • North America
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings