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Airchecks: Grand Ole Opry and Other Radio Shows

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Physical Description

Open collection of reel-to-reel audio tapes.


[ca. 1940s]


10" instantaneous discs loaned to the CPM for preservation copying by blues authority and author Gayle Dean Wardlow. The first loan (six discs) was in September 1995, and subsequent loans included October 1995 (ten discs) and August 1996 (twelve discs). Loans thereafter are listed in the "Special Collections Inventory" Audio Logs and in the control files.

Scope and Content

Audio tape copies of original 78 and 33 rpm, one- and two-sided instantaneous discs containing music broadcast in Texas from the Grand Ole Opry radio program (WSM, Nashville) and [probably] local Texas radio programs. Recordings were probably made in the 1940s.

Artists include Roy Acuff, Ed Arnold, Gene Autry, [D.B.], [Co Boy], [B. Boys], Becky Barfield, [C. Family], [X.S.C.], [Z.C.], [L.C.], Cowboy Copas, [C. Fox], Wally Fowler, Bradley Kincaid, John Lee, Clyde Moody, Bill Monroe, Molly O'Day, Oswald & Rachael, [S.R.], [T.R.], Red River Dave, Jim Rinehart, Texas Jim Robertson, Roy Rogers, [Rub], [P.S.], [M.Slim], Arthur Smith, Sons of the Pioneers, [E.T.], [W.T.], [G.D.W.], [V.W.], Jim Wakely, & Bob Wills.


Country music


Wardlow, Gayle Dean


Acuff, Roy, Arnold, Eddy, Barfield, Becky, Copas, Cowboy, Fowler, Wally, Kincaid, Bradley, Lee, John, Moody, Clyde, Monroe, Bill, O'Day, Molly, Oswald and Rachael, Red River Dave, Rinehart, Jim, Robertson, Texas Jim, Rogers, Roy, Smith, Arthur, Sons of the Pioneers, Wakely, Jim, Wills, Bob

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