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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 Shawn Phillips and Daryl Hall and Joan Oates
Source:Armadillo World Headquarters Records
Four spots for Shawn Phillips with Daryl Hall and Joan Oates. Advanced tickets $4.50. 1. Monday and Tuesday. 2.Monday and Tuesday. 3. Tomorrow night. 4. Tonight. Partial advertisement at the end by Glen Campbell for Datson. Tickets $3. 5" polyester reel. Originally recorded at 15 ips. Due to equipment limitations with 15 ips, this reel was digitized while played at a slower speed, then brought up to speed with SoundForge Effects, Pitch shift. Printed label on front of case: The Production Block (512) 474-5233 . 475-5961. Handwritten in red ink and scratched out: Janice Briscoe PSA for Texas Association for Mental Health Expires Sept. 12. IPS 7 1/2. Handwritten over this is Armadillo. Side spine: Armadillo. Written on back of the case: Armadillo Shawn Phillips and Savoy Brown. bunch o' 30's at 15 ips. #1-Shawn Phillips - coming #2-Shawn Phillips - coming #3-Shawn Phillips - tomorrow #4-Shawn Phillips - tonight
Radio spots for Ted Nugent
Source:Armadillo World Headquarters Records
Four radio spots for a concert featuring Ted Nugent with The Amboy Dukes and Rush. Tickets $3 1. Spot for Wednesday and Thursday night 2. Spot for Wednesday and Thursday night 3.Spot for Tomorrow night 4.Spot for Tonight. 5" polyester reel. The case has two labels plus writing on the case. The bottom label states" Prepared by McCANN-ERICKSON, INC., Home Office: 485 Lexington Ave., New York, N.Y., 10017 with ad for Coca-cola at the bottom. Written on this label is BJ KASE. The top label is from KLBJ Radio 59, FM 93.7, CBS Network, P.O. Box 1209 Austin, Texas, 78767. Written on the label and scribbled through "Windridge Donuts (or Donut Fillers?). Armadillo is written on the botton edge of the case. On the back of the case is written "TED NUGENT #1 - Coming #2 - Coming #3- Tomorrow #4 - Tonight
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.