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Bill Parker Collection

Object Type: Collection
In Collection: Southern Appalachian Collections



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Photographs and digital copies of nine reel-to-reel audio tape recordings of singers, fiddlers, banjo players, and other traditional musicians, some of whom are otherwise undocumented. Made in the mid-1960s by Bill Parker of Paducah, Kentucky. Included are performances of Kentucky musicians at the American Folk Song Festival in Ashland, Kentucky; African-American singer and harmonica player "Peg Leg" Sam Jackson, in Knott County, Kentucky; and fiddlers and banjo players from Alabama and North Carolina.

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