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"Singin' Sam" Agins collection

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Physical Description

1 l.f. including

  • 15 pieces of sheet music
  • 2 fake books
  • 1 33-r.p.m. disc
  • 1 45-r.p.m. disc
  • 3 audio tapes (TTA-0208 TCA-0208A,B/B)


These materials were sent to the Center by the widow of "Singin' Sam" on the recommendation of former Country Music Foundation employee Charlie Seeman.

Biographical Sketch

"Singin' Sam" Agins (June 1919-April 1996) was known in the southwestern states of Colorado, Arizona, and Wyoming as a professional craftsman (of leather, silver, gold) and folk musician. He taught classes in folk singing, and represented the Smithsonian at the Montreal Expo in 1976.


1 l.f. including 15 pieces of sheet music, 2 fake books, 1 33 rpm disc, 1 45 rpm disc and 3 audio tapes (TTA-0208A, B/B) from the collection of Singin' Sam Agins, a folk musician. Audio log prepared by Bruce Nemerov.


Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University


Folk music


Agins, Sam


Valenzuela, Jaye, Hampton, Ted

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