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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.

For more comprehensive information about the Center's musical resources, please see the Center's main site.

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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.
Sears Christmas Show
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
African-American choir from St. John Baptist church, under the direction of S. A. Pleasance [sp?]. The choir performs two hymns. The first is unidentified, the second is "O Come, All Ye Faithful." Black and white picture with sound.
Small Faces: An Interview with Ronnie Lane [Side A]
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Side A of interview with Ronnie Lane of group the Small Faces. Covers origins of the band, meeting Steve Marriott, mod vs. rocker fights in London, personnel changes, the band’s break up and detailed accounts of songs from their albums, particularly "Itchycoo Park."
Small Faces: An Interview with Ronnie Lane [Side B]
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Side B of interview with Ronnie Lane of group the Small Faces. Covers Lane leaving the group, forming the bands Slim Chance and the Tremors, being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, benefit concerts for Action for Research into Multiple Sclerosis and subsequent lawsuits.
Spirit: An Interview
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Interview with Ed Cassidy and Randy California of the band Spirit. Covers the band's origin, including the Red Roosters and manager Lou Adler. Also covers group dynamics, the band's break-up, offshoot bands Kapt. Kopter and JoJo Gunne, touching on the state of modern music. Digitized from side A of cassette tape, no audio on side B.
Stoneground
Source:Armadillo World Headquarters Records
Four songs recorded by the band Stoneground 1. L.A. Freeway 2. Just For Me 3. Leave This Town 4.Walkin Blues. 5" reel. Handwritten on the front of the case: Stoneground 7 1/2 ips 1/4 track stereo. Written on the back of the case: Stoneground 1. L.A. Freeway 2. Just For Me 3. Leave this town 4. Walkin Blues
Talking Talk Radio or the Sitting in Limbaugh Blues
Source:Molly Ivins Papers
This tape is just one song by John Kimsey criticizing Rush Limbaugh and does not feature Molly Ivins directly.
Ted Nugent: Interview [Side A]
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Side A of interview with Ted Nugent. Talks about the Royal High Boys, the Amboy Dukes and former band members.
Ted Nugent: Interview [Side B]
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Side B of interview with Ted Nugent. Nugent discusses songs from his solo career, his guest appearance on TV show "Miami Vice", hunting, guitar technique and the present state of rock and roll, with mentions of Michael Jackson, Boy George and Kiss.