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Newspaper advertisement for Lucky Leon Davis at Club Robert L, Lovick, Alabama, Birmingham News, October 26, 1961.

Newspaper advertisement for the Downbeat Club, Ensley, Alabama, featuring Ike "Boss Man" Williams and His Collegians and Lucky Leon Davis and His All-Stars.Huntsville Mirror, November 26, 1960.

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Newspaper advertisement for Reco Lynn, "Mr. Voice of the South," and "Lucky" Leon Davis, "'The Singing Drummer' And His All-Star Band," Club 401, Powderly, Alabama.Birmingham Mirror, March 4, 1961.

DLH : Kenny Baker Transcript.pdf
Interview with Kenny Baker (1926-2011), recorded by Darwin Lee Hill, July 29, 2004. One of bluegrass music’s most revered and influential fiddlers, Baker is best known for his long-running career with Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys.A complete print…

DLH : Smokey Stover Transcript.pdf
Interview with country music disc jockey, songwriter, singer, and guitarist Smokey Stover (1928-2005), conducted over the telephone by Darwin Lee Hill, January 12, 2002.

Interview with rockabilly and country artist Vernon Taylor, conducted over the phone by Darwin Lee Hill, February 15, 2003. [Running time: 1:13:31]In a second interview -- conducted February 11, 2005, for a broadcast commemorating the 1963 deaths of…

DLH : Howard Vokes Transcript.pdf
Interview with Howard Vokes (1931-2018), recorded by Darwin Lee Hill at the home of Howard Vokes, New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Vokes and Hill are joined by Vokes’ old friend, the country artist Hank King.Interview concludes at 32:40 and is followed…

Lee Elliott, "This Guy Is King of Folk Toys," Winston-Salem Journal, May 2, 1969.

Hank Daniel, "He Puts Wood Into Almost Any Shape: Presnell's Real Love Is A Three-Stringed Instrument,"Charlotte Observer, September 18, 1965.

Owen Lewis, "Craftsman Carves Out A Place On Mountain,"Greensboro Daily News, August 15, 1965.

Ruby K. Marsh, "Yesteryear Village Demonstrates Handicrafts,"Greensboro Record, October 25, 1961.

John Parris, "King of Dulcimer Makers," Asheville Citizen-Times, July 22, 1963.

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Winter 1963 issue of Music Memories and Jazz Report (Vol. 3, No. 6). The issue marked the merger of Patrick Cather's Birmingham-basedMusic Memories Monthlywith the Ventura, California-basedJazz Report, edited by Paul Affledt. Included in this issue,…

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Photo postcard featuring Shorty Ginn, the “One-Man, Ten-Piece Band,” Decatur, Alabama, c. 1960s. A native of Belmont, Mississippi, Ginn performed in and out of Alabama and Mississippi from the 1940s into at least the 1960s. By 1949, he had…

Silent footage of teenagers posing, dancing, and making music. From the collection of Jack Guy.
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