SEARCH
Filter by:
Audio
Video

 

Music

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.

Order by
  Next»
47 Times Its Own Weight/Star Crossed
Source:Armadillo World Headquarters Records
Recordings of three different bands. First is a “Demo tape produced by BBA Management for Armadillo World Headquarters, October 1, 1974. 47 times Its Own Weight, Recorded Live July 1974.” and the band plays five jazz songs. The tape then shifts to a new band, “Star Crossed recorded with Liza Farrow recorded live at the Alliance Wagon Yard August 1974.” Star Crossed plays a jazz song, then the singer Liz Farrow is announced. She sings “Midnight at the Oasis,” and the bands goes on to perform three more songs including “God Bless The Child That’s Got His Own” The third band “Jim Beans and Mirage recorded live at Point Venture, July 1974” plays one song. The tape runs out during the end of the song. 5" polyester reel. No case. Recorded with both channels all the way up to capture songs at lower levels.
? and the Mysterians: An Interview [Side A]
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Side A of interview with ?, founder of Michigan garage band the Mysterians. Talks about origins of the band, possibly being the first Mexican American rock band, the making of their hit "96 Tears," his thoughts on being labelled a garage band and the distribution of their first LP. Sound on original recording begins speeding up to the point of unintelligibility about halfway through the tape, likely from low batteries on original recording. Pub version attempts to correct this, but much of this side remains unintelligible.
? and the Mysterians: An Interview [Side B]
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Side B of interview with ?, founder of Michigan garage band the Mysterians. Talks about the earliest origins of "96 Tears", working with manager Lilly Gonzalez, lack of promotion by record company, availability of master recordings, band reunion, changing name to "?" and working on writing a book titled, "Are You For Real?". Short section (less than two seconds) could not be recorded at the beginning of the tape due to malfunctioning cassette flanges. This could probably be corrected by rehousing the cassette in a new shell.
Archie Bell & Drells: Interview [Side A]
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Side A of interview with Texas musician Archie Bell and Drells bandmember Charles Gibbs. Covers the recording, release and reception of the song "Tighten Up," early band members, Archie Bell’s time in the military, and touring. Digitized from Memorex dB Series 90-minute cassette played on Sony TC-WE475. Sound on recording begins speeding up at 35:00, becoming nearly unintelligible by 40:00. This suggests that batteries ran low on original recording cassette deck, and that this cassette was recorded from an earlier generation. Pub version attempts to correct pitch and improve intelligibility.
Archie Bell & Drells: Interview [Side B]
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Side B of interview with Texas musician Archie Bell and Drells bandmember Charles Gibbs. Drell and Gibbs talk about cover versions, royalties, the effect of disco on their sound, current projects and hobbies. Digitized from Memorex dB Series 90-minute cassette played on Sony TC-WE475.
Armadillo Ad, 6/7/1974
Source:Armadillo World Headquarters Records
Radio spot in the form of a conversation between Army Sarge and “kid” for two shows. Southern Feeling and the Night Crawlers for no cover, and Bruce Springsteen and the Electro Magnets on Saturday June 15. 3" reel. Written on front of the case: Armadillo Ad 6/7/74.
Armadillo Radio Ad for Thursday - Greezy Wheels
Source:Armadillo World Headquarters Records
Radio spot with character “Bejean Thibodeux,” a pig farmer from Louisiana, advertising the band Greezy Wheels playing for on free Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night with El Rocho from Tulsa, OK. 5" reel. The case has a printed label reading Tempo 2 2510 Farrngton, Dallas, Texas 75207. AC 214 637-4755. Pier One '74 Cargo Clearance Sale # 12-1077-R30 :30 @ 7 1/2. This information is scratched out and written over it is: Thibodeaux ARM. FOR THURS
Arthur Brown: Interview (Side 1)
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Side 1 of interview with Arthur Brown. Brown discusses the inspiration for songs from the album "The Crazy World of Arthur Brown," philosophy, performing and religion. Digitized from InterMagnetics 30-minute cassette played on Sony TC-WE475.
Arthur Brown: Interview (Side 2)
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Side 2 of interview with Arthur Brown. Brown discusses his appearance in the film "Tommy," working with Klaus Schulze, electronic music, and his new album "Speak No Tech." Mentions the bands Love, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis and guitarist John Sterling. Digitized from InterMagnetics 30-minute cassette played on Sony TC-WE475.
Arthur Brown: Interview [Side A]
Source:Vorda (Allan) Music History Collection
Side A of 1993 interview with Arthur Brown. Covers his transition from philosophy student to musician, discussing the influence of writers George Gurdjieff and Lawrence Durrell on his work, playing in the group Blues and Brown and Dave Morgan’s Trad Band, the invention of his flaming helmet, musicians he influenced, including Alice Cooper and the Bonzo Dog Dada Band and playing at the UFO club. Digitized from Maxell UR-90 cassette played on Sony TC-WE475.