Louisiana Lightning blues music collection
2 reel to reel audio tapes (TTA-0106, TTA-0107)
1 video tape cassette (VCH-0108)
1 45 rpm sound disc
Provenance and Acquisition Information
Donated by Louisiana Lighting, Matteson, Maine.
Scope and Content
Materials about, and interviews with, blues music performers Willie Dixon (1915- ) and Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins (1913- ), collected by Maine blues musician and disc jockey Louisiana Lighting, arranged in two series by performer.
10" analog reel to reel audio tape (TTA-0106) of telephone interview of blues bassist and songwriter Willie Dixon conducted by Louisiana Lighting 13 November 1986. 45 rpm sound disc "It Don't Make Sense" by Willie Dixon (Blues Heavens Foundation label, BHFI). Promotional flyer and mailing envelope from Blues Heaven Foundation, an organization created by Dixon to promote and preserve blues and blues performers, and a flyer listing Dixon's cover songs and performers thereof.
Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins:
10 analog reel to reel audio tape (TTA-0107) of telephone interview with blues pianist "Pinetop" Perkins by Louisiana Lightning 29 October 1985 and of performance, n.d., by Perkins and his band. 1/2" video tape (VCH-0108) of performance by Louisiana Lighting and "Pinetop" Perkins.
The audio and video tapes are filed by tape number with other audio visual archival materials; reference copies of the audio tapes only have been filed with commercial audio tapes. The flyer, box labels, etc. are filed by accession number with other manuscripts. The 45 rpm disc is filed by label and issue number with other 45 discs.
The Center for Popular Music Performances (#88-57) includes an audio tape of a performance by Louisiana Lighting.
PublisherCenter for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University
Subject(s)Perkins, Joe Willie, Dixon, Willie, 1915-
AuthorsPerkins, Joe Willie, Dixon, Willie, 1915-, Dicey, Bill
MTSU Box 41
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Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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