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The Briscoe Center has long emphasized the development of its music resources as an integral part of its mission to document the historical experience of the American people. Since 1980, the Center has been building extensive research collections of folk and popular music of Texas and the greater South and Southwest in its efforts to trace the development of different musical styles and of the music industry itself.

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Radio spots for The Marshall Tucker Band
Source:Armadillo World Headquarters Records
Three radio spots for the first Austin appearance of The Marshall Tucker Band on Sunday, June 30. 5" reel. Written on the front of the case: Armadillo 1 ...60 2... 30. Written on the side spine: ARMADILLO.
Radio spots for Univeristy of Texas Co-op Business
Source:Armadillo World Headquarters Records
Four radio spots for University of Texas Co-op businesses. The tape begins with the end of an unknown radio spot and the announcer practicing lines/voices. 1. Spot for Mendel (?) shoes at the Co-op 2. Radio spot for Co-op Record Shop at 2268 Guadalupe. New releases by Cat Stevens, Jethro Tull, ZZ Top, and Dan HIcks $3.37 each. (Audio develops a loud squeal during this take, then there are several seconds of blank tape) 3. Full radio spot for Co-op Record Shop at 2268 Guadalupe. New releases by Cat Stevens, Jethro Tull, ZZ Top, and Dan HIcks $3.37 each. 4. Radio spot for the 1st Anniversary of Co-op Stereo Shop St at 403 W. 23rd Street.5" polyester reel. No case. First couple feet too wrinkled/stretched to add leader tape. Used the wrinkled portion as leader and captured as much as possible.
Radio spots for Urbaniak
Source:Armadillo World Headquarters Records
Two radio spots for Michael Urbaniak. Tickets $2.50. 1. Spot saying Friday night 2. Spot saying Tonight. 5" reel. Written on front of case and scratched out: PANTS SOUTH Two :60 spots March 1973 update 7 1/2 i.p.s. *mono. Written on the front and not scratched out: URBANIAK 30 sec. 1. "This Friday" 30 sec. 2. "Tonight"
Rascals/Danelli Side B
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Side B of interview with Rascals drummer, Dino Danelli. Covers the production and songwriting process for songs from the group, a Fort Pierce, Florida incident that caused the band to insist on playing only integrated bills, problems getting Atlantic Records to release "People Got to be Free", and post break-up bands Bulldog, Fotomaker and the New Rascals. Also gives responses to claims made by band mate Felix Cavaliere [see da_00122 and da_00123] on Eddie Brigati’s departure from the group and describes a lawsuit against Cavaliere over the trademark of the band name.
Rascals/Part 3: Interview with Dino Danelli [Side A]
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Side A of interview with Rascals drummer, Dino Danelli. Talks about the production and songwriting process for songs from the "Groovin’" album, a "Modern Drummer" magazine article on the album, the limitations of Gene Cornish as a guitar player, contribuitions of Arif Mardin to the group and also gives a response to claims made by band mate Felix Cavaliere [see da_00122 and da_00123].
Rascals: Gene Cornish, Side 1
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Side 1 of phone interview with Rascals band member Gene Cornish. Format consists of Vorda asking Cornish questions while also getting his response to statements from band member Felix Cavaliere [see da_00122 and da_00123], whose accounts Cornish disputes, particularly in the band’s creative process and causes for Eddie Brigati leaving the band. Covers the song selection process, Cornish’s commitment to the band and specific songs from the Young Rascals’ early career, including "Groovin’" and "People Got to be Free." Cornish also mentions Vanilla Fudge being influenced by the Rascals. Interview seems to have been recorded on Cornish’s answering machine, and a beep can be heard about every thirty seconds in the interview.
Rascals: Gene Cornish, Side 2
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Side 2 of phone interview with Rascals band member Gene Cornish. Format consists of Vorda asking Cornish questions while also getting his response to statements from band member Felix Cavaliere [see da_00122 and da_00123], whose accounts Cornish disputes, particularly on reasons for the band’s break-up and causes for Eddie Brigati leaving the band. Cornish gives a detailed recount of the production process for multiple songs, talks about the inequality of pay for the group’s 1988 reunion tour, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the chances of the band reuniting, commenting that "The only way the Rascals would get together is if we play for the Pope’s wedding. Interview seems to have been recorded on Cornish’s answering machine, and a beep can be heard about every thirty seconds in the interview.
Ray Hubbbard
Source:Armadillo World Headquarters Records
Three songs recorded by Ray Hubbard (better known later as Ray Wylie Hubbard). 1. Portales 2. Black-eyed Peas (not a complete song) 3. Lovin’ of the Game (not a complete song). 5" reel. Written on the back of the case: Ray Hubbard - For Radio Ads 7 1/2 ips, 1/4 tk Stereo 1) Portales 2) Black-eyed Peas 3) Lovin' of the Game. This tape for the use of Bobby Hedderman ONLY.
Safe Driving PSAs
Source:Armadillo World Headquarters Records
3 radio PSAs for safe driving Pete O’Grady, Ohio State Highway Safety Director: 1., Christmas parties and driving 2. Dec 3 the blood alcohol limit drops to .10. 3. 1971 Christmas ad against drunk driving. 3" polyester reel - Shamrock brand.
Salvation Co.
Source:Armadillo World Headquarters Records
Salvation Co. performing “Guitar Song”. 5" polyester reel. Written on front of the case: The Salvation Co. Album: Earl of Ruston Cut: Guitar song. Half track Recording 7 1/2 ips.