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Mid-South Music and Heritage Festival audio tapes

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Physical Description

 4 audio tape cassettes (TCA-0087A/D). 1 flyer.


15 July 1989  


Tapes produced by Bruce Nemerov, audio archivist, Center for Popular Music.

Agency History

The Mid-South Music and Heritage Festival was presented in Memphis, Tennessee, 14-16 July 1989 by the Center for Southern Folklore and included performances on three stages, a food sampler, a heritage and crafts pavilion, a quilt show, and other demonstrations and shows. A complete description of the festival and its sponsors is included in the brochure for the festival listed below.  

Scope and Content

Festival flyer including lists of performers, vendors, and sponsors and map of festival site. Audio tapes cassettes of blues singer Jessie Mae Hemphill (TCA-0087A); Harps of Melody gospel singers (TCA-0087B); fife and drum music by Napoleon Strickland and Jessie Mae Hemphill (TCA-0087B); Spirit of Memphis gospel singers (TCA-0087C); blues singers Roosevelt Barnes and the Playboys (TCA-0087D); and blues singers Hollywood All-Stars (TCA-0087D).  


The flyer is filed by accession number with other manuscript groups. The tape cassettes are filed by tape number with other archival audio visual materials.  




Nemerov, Bruce


Hemphill, Jessie Mae, Harps of Melody, Strickland, Napoleon, Spirit of Memphis, Barnes, Roosevelt, Playboys, Hollywood All-Stars, Evans, David Dr., Anderson, Clara, Youngblood, Ruth, Morris, Elizabeth, Burdette, E. P., Bart Irea, Moseler, Melvin, Crawford, Hubert, Allen, Jimmy, Allen, Jesse, Berry, Brown, Stepter, Jack, Reed, Robert, Wilson, Ben, Valentine, Donald, Boogie Man, Bryan, Herbert, Boyce, R. L.

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