Finding Aid for the Living Blues Collection

MUM00023

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Living Blues (Magazine)
Creator
O’Neal, Jim, 1948-
Creator
Van Singel, Amy
Title
Living Blues Collection
ID
MUM00023
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1983-1991
Date [inclusive]
1971-1995
Extent
11.49 Linear feet (45 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
Living Blues magazine has been published since 1970 and managed by the University of Mississippi since 1982. This collection contains materials associated with the business of the magazine as well as sound recordings, photographs, posters, and other items collected by former editors and staff.

Preferred Citation

Living Blues Collection (MUM01797), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Created by Jim O’Neal, Amy van Singel, Bruce Iglauer, and Paul Garon, Living Blues magazine began publication in Chicago, Illinois in 1970. Ownership transferred to the University of Mississippi in 1982. To learn more, visit http://livingblues.com/ or read Melanie Young’s thesis  A Historical Analysis of Living Blues Magazine - http://umiss.lib.olemiss.edu/record=b5059415.

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Scope and Content

Business papers, sound recordings, photographs, and posters generated and collected by Living Blues magazine.

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Arrangement

Series 1: Issue Files (Boxes 1-13)

Series 2: Correspondence (Boxes 14-21)

Series 3: Autograph files (Box 22)

Series 4: Surveys (Boxes 23-25)

Series 5: Armed Forces Radio (Boxes 26-27)

Series 6: Miscellaneous Material (Boxes 28-33)

Series 7: Audio Material (Boxes 34-45)

Subseries 7.1: Demo Cassettes

Subseries 7.2: Interview Reels

Subseries 7.3: Interview Cassettes

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries July 2013

Access Restrictions

Researchers must obtain permission from Jim O’Neal to access the interview tapes.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Additions

Additional business files are expected.

Acquisition Information

The University of Mississippi took over publication of Living Blues in 1982. Materials came from former editors Jim O’Neal and Amy van Singel, who helped start the magazine in Chicago in 1970.

Processing Information

Lauren Rogers processed the business papers, Greg Johnson and archives staff and students processed the photographs, and technical services staff cataloged the sound recordings, June-July 2013. Finding aid created by Kathryn Michaelis, July 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

Young, Melanie. A Historical Analysis of Living Blues Magazine. Thesis. University of Mississippi, 2012. Catalog record: http://umiss.lib.olemiss.edu/record=b5059415~S0

Separated Materials

LPs from the collection have been cataloged and can be searched here: http://umiss.lib.olemiss.edu/search/X?SEARCH=%28living%20blues%20collection%29&SORT=D&m=r

45s from the collection have been cataloged and can be searched here: http://umiss.lib.olemiss.edu/search~/?searchtype=m&searcharg=lbc&

78s from the collection have been cataloged and can be searched here: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/blues/lb78a.html

Photographs have been integrated into the general blues photograph collection. The digital collection of blues photographs is available here: http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/bluesphoto

Posters are available here: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/finding_aids/MUM01783.html

Press releases and news clippings have been integrated into the blues subject files.

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Controlled Access Headings

Format(s)

  • correspondence
  • page proofs
  • photographs
  • posters
  • record covers
  • reviews (document genre)
  • sound recordings
  • surveys (documents)

Subject(s)

  • Blues (Music)
  • Blues musicians

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Issue Files 

Scope and Content

Magazine issue proofs, interviews, record reviews, editorial notes, mock ups, cover art, etc.

 Box 1 Business Materials, 1980-1988 

 Box 2 Issues 5, 23, 30, 31, 57-62, 1971; 1975; 1977-1983 

 Box 3 Issues 63-69, 1984-1985 

 Box 4 Issues 70-78, 1986-1987 

 Box 5 Issues 79-82, 1988 

 Box 6 Issues 83-85, 1989 

 Box 7 Issues 85-87, 1989-1990 

 Box 8 Issues 88-92, 1990 

 Box 9 Issues 94-97, 1990-1991 

 Box 10 Issues 106-109, 1992-1993 

 Box 11 Issues 111-114, 1993-1994 

 Box 12 Issues 115-118, 1994 

 Box 13 Issues 119-124, 1995 

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Series 2: Correspondence 

 Box 14 Undated-1976 

 Box 15 1977-1980 

 Box 16 1981-September 1983 

 Box 17 November 1983-1984 

 Box 18 1984-1986 

 Box 19 1987-1990 

 Box 20 1990-1991 

 Box 21 Artwork correspondence, 1986 

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Series 3: Autograph files 

 22.1 Allison, Luther 

 22.2 Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows 

 22.3 Brown, J.T. 

 22.4 Buford, Mojo 

 22.5 Campbell, Pat 

 22.6 Cobbs, Willie 

 22.7 Copeland, Johnny 

 22.8 Davis, Bobby 

 22.9 Dawkins, Jimmy 

 22.10 Dee, David 

 22.11 Dixon, Willie 

 22.12 Dorsey, Thomas 

 22.13 Edwards, Charles 

 22.14 H-Bomb Ferguson 

 22.15 Floyd, Frank 

 22.16 Gordon, Roscoe 

 22.17 Gray, Arvella 

 22.18 Hopkins, Sam “Lightning” 

 22.19 Jenkins, Bobo 

 22.20 Lil Howlin’ Wolf 

 22.21 Logan, John “Juke” 

 22.22 Mabon, Willie 

 22.23 McNeely, Big Jay 

 22.24 Montgomery, Little Brother 

 22.25 Moore, Alex 

 22.26 Morisette, Johnnie 

 22.27 Rhodes, Sonny 

 22.28 Richardson, C.C. 

 22.29 Robinson, Fenton 

 22.30 Smothers, Otis Smokey 

 22.31 Spivey, Victoria 

 22.32 Taylor, KoKo 

 22.33 Turner, Big Joe 

 22.34 Walker, T-Bone 

 22.35 Webster, Katie 

 22.36 Williams, Lee “Shot” 

 22.37 Tampa Red personal stamper 

Scope and Content

Label on back is in artist’s hand.

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Series 4: Surveys 

 Box 23 Radio surveys 

Scope and Content

KABF-WMBR

 Box 24 Radio surveys 

Scope and Content

WMFO-European Radio Station

 Box 25 Reader surveys 

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Series 5: Armed Forces Radio 

 Box 26 Scripts and Playlists 

 Box 27 Armed Forces Radio Program LPs 

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Series 6: Miscellaneous Material 

 Box 28 45 rpm record sleeves 

 Box 29 78 rpm record sleeves 

 Box 30 78 rpm record sleeves 

 Box 31 78 rpm record sleeves 

 Box 32 One-derful recording contracts, sheet music, and office material 

 Box 33 One-derful recording contracts, sheet music, reversible watch band calendars and office material 

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Series 7: Audio Material 

Subseries 7.1: Demo Cassettes 

 34.1 Arzola, Gilbert. I’m Gonna Find Ya. 

 34.2 Beach, Bob. Dead Presidents. 

 34.3 Brim, John. The Night Owls. 

 34.4 Dave Berger Jazz Orchestra. Agua Caliente, 1984 

 34.5 Beydon, Barry H. Only Six Numbers Away, 1984 

 34.6 Blue Heaven. Live at Jirokichi, 1981 

 34.7 The Blue Wave Band. 

 34.8 Brown, Buddy. Bad Dog. 

 34.9 Blues Brothers-In-Law. Livin’ in a Jailhouse. 

 34.10 Boback, Mike. Doorbell Blues. 

 34.11 Bonn, Eva. Run baby Run, 1979 

 34.12 Bound. Real Beat. 

 34.13 Brey, A. Patek. 

 34.14 Campbell, Joe. Love Detector Test. 

 34.15 Cello, M. The Diet Blues, 1984 

 34.16 The Classifieds. My Imagination 

 34.17 Cool Papa and Family. Everything to Live For. 

 34.18 Cogdell, Garry. Blues in the Delta Sky. 

 34.19 Colt-45. K.C. Inner City Blues. 

 34.20 Crest, T.C. Minneapolis Blues. 

 34.21 Cyril, Nancy J. Hot July. 

 35.1 D’Angelo, Lani. Love Me My Love. 

 35.2 Deep Sea. Blue Wave. 

 35.3 Ditch Demo, 1986 

 35.4 Drada, Joey, 1985 

 35.5 Draher, Danny. Left Overs, 1988 

 35.6 Durazno De Gala 

 35.7 The Echo Vampires. Nobody but You. 

 35.8 Eckstine, Roger. Private Tracks. 

 35.9 The Fabulous Bluecats, 1983 

 35.10 Falconberry, Marc. Assorted Blues 

 35.11 Florrie & Nattergalen. Please, Please, 1986 

 35.11 Frazier, Tywonna. 

 35.12 Gromoll, Paul Edward. Lazy Shoes. 

 35.13 Goss, Angie. You’re Such an Inspiration 

 35.14 Hamm, Stanley Jon. Invitation, 1988 

 35.15 Harman, James. 

 35.16 Hip Shake, 1989 

 35.17 Hungry John and the Blue Shadows. Nice Guys, 1986 

 36.1 Johnson, Ray. Baby, I Miss You. 

 36.2 Kahr, Jim. Live Blues. 

 36.3 Karcher, Vern 

 36.4 Keats, Jaynes. 

 36.5 Kennedy, Dave. 

 36.6 Kiyoshi with the Juke. Real Live! 

 36.7 Kleiner, Harold. Jealousy. 

 36.8 Lovato, Beto. Beto’s Boogie. 

 36.9 Lynn, Trudy. I Can Tell. 

 36.10 Lynwood Slim. 

 36.11 Magee. Saturday Joe Friday. 

 36.12 Matranca, R. Heartache Baby, 1984 

 36.13 Mazzacane, Loren. Improvisations and Blues 

 36.14 Doug “Harmonica” McLean Band. 

 36.15 Milky Bar Blues Band. In Concert. 

 36.16 Morris, Michael G., 1984 

 36.17 Owenby, Roy 

 36.18 Philpott, M. I’m Out of My Mind Over You, 1984 

 37.1 Radcliff, Bobby. 

 37.2 Ray, Benny. Roll Lucky Seven. 

 37.3 Ray, Benny. “Las Vegas Fever” 

 37.4 Retah Red. 

 37.5 Rocket ’88. Live, 1986 

 37.6 Rocket ’88 Live, 1984 

 37.7 Ross, Scott. Please Don’t Go, 1988 

 37.8 Seibert, George, 1985 

 37.9 Sheets, Billy. Driving Wheel 

 37.10 Sheppard, Lemuel. Traditional Blues. 

 37.11 Southside Blues Side. 

 37.12 Smith, Gerry. Highway. 

 37.13 Stamp, Terry. Cry Cry Cry, 1984 

 37.14 Swing Back. Break Down, 1981 

 37.15 Taylor, Michael Duane. Jail Bait Blues. 

 37.16 Thomas, Samuel. Spaceship Love. 

 37.17 Trains ‘n Trouble, 1983 

 37.18 Villines, Bob. 

 37.19 Vinson, Loumanda. Heavenly Blues. 

 37.20 Joe Walker. Fuss and Fight. 

 37.21 West Road Blues Band. 

 37.22 Wheeler, Tim. Double Trouble. 

 37.23 Young, J.C. Daddy’s Little Girl, 1985 

Subseries 7.2: Interview Reels 

 38.1 Jimmy Rogers, 2 February 1981 

 38.2 Jimmy Rogers 

 38.3 Son Thomas 

 38.4 Jim O’Neal 

 38.5 Highway 61 Promos 

 38.5-9 Unlabeled Reels 

Subseries 7.3: Interview Cassettes 

 Box 39 Living Blues Interview Tapes 326-353 

 Box 40 Living Blues Interview Tapes 354-390 

 41.1 391 Dub Tape 

 41.2 394 Dub Tape 

 41.3 395 Dub Tape 

 41.4 397 Dub Tape 

 41.5 398 A.C. Reed Interview, 29 August 1980 

 41.6 398 B Dub Tape 

 41.7 399 Dub Tape 

 41.8 400 Dub Tape 

 41.9 401 Dub Tape 

 41.10 403 Dub Tape 

 41.11 404 Dub Tape 

 41.12 405 Dub Tape 

 41.13 415 Blind John Davis, August 1981 

 41.14 416 Pat Hare, Mojo Buford, and Jo Jo Williams, July 1979 

 41.15 417 Pat Hare 

 41.16 418 Ralph Bass, 7 September 1984 

 41.17 420 Sammy Goldberg and Andrew Tibbs, November 1982 

 41.18 421 Sugar Blue, 27 June 1984 

 41.19 422 Sugar Blue, 27 June 1984 

 41.20 423 Sugar Blue, 18 July 1984 

 41.21 424 Sugar Blue, 18 July 1984 

 42.1 425 Muddy Waters, 22 August 1974 

 42.2 426 Lester “Big Daddy” Kinsey, 7 August 1981 

 42.3 428 Donald Kinsey, 14 August 1981 

 42.4 429 Ralph Bass and John Suton, 10 August 1981 

 42.5 430 Willie Dixon and Johnny Littlejohn, 2 May 1980 

 42.6 431 Johnny Littlejohn, 23 August 1981 

 42.7 432 James Watts, 15 June 1984 

 42.8 433 Willie Dixon and Sunnyland Slim, 1 September 1981 

 42.9 434 Henry Miles, 1 September 1981 

 42.10 435 Sunnyland Slim, 2 September 1981 

 42.11 436 Hubert Sumlin, 13 September 1981 

 42.12 437 Robert Lee “Smokey” Wilson, 1 November 1981 

 42.13 438 Dr. Ross, 26 May 1984 

 42.14 439 Jerry Hooks, 2 November 1981 

 42.15 440 Junior Blackman, 2 November 1981 

 42.16 441 Lester Bihari, 3 November 1981 

 42.17 442 Lester Bihari, 3 November 1981 

 42.18 443 Bob Starr, 3 November 1981 

 42.19 444 Bob Starr, 3 November 1981 

 42.20 445 Dennis Binder, 7 November 1981 

 42.21 446 Dennis Binder and Vincent Duling, 8 November 1981 

 42.22 447 Herb Abramoon and Sunnyland Slim, 10 December 1982 

 42.23 449 Valerie Wellington, 2 March 1983 

 42.24 450 Ernest Lane, 17 March 1983 

 43.1 453 Yank Rachell, 27 September 1984 

 43.2 451 Sugar Blue, 17 March 1986 

 43.3 457 Blue Smitty, 31 August 1974 

 43.4 458 Leonard Allen, 4 April 1976 

 43.5 459 Leonard Allen, 4 April 1976 

 43.6 460 Leonard Allen, 4 April 1976 

 43.7 461 Leonard Allen, 4 April 1976 

 43.8 462 Otis “Smokey” Smothers, 1 October 1976 

 43.9 463 Jackie Brenston, 10 November 1978 

 43.10 464 Homer Wilson, 9 August 1977 

 43.11 465 Eddie Snow, 9 August 1977 

 43.12 466 Robert Lockwood, 9 October 1977 

 43.14 467 Robert Lockwood, 9 October 1977 

 43.15 469 Buster Benton, 3 September 1978 

 43.16 470 Mac Thompson, 27 January 1977 

 43.17 472 Robert Lockwood and Johnny Shines, 17 April 1979 

 43.18 473 Muddy Waters, 27 October 1977 

 43.19 474 Sonny Rogers, 17 February 1979 

 43.20 475 Arthur Sanders, 1979 

 44.1 476 Big Leon Brooks, 21 January 1982 

 44.2 477 Tina Turner, 4 February 1982 

 44.3 478 Johnny Wright and Steven Rusin, 23 April 1982 

 44.4 479 Walter Horton, 7 May 1981 

 44.5 480 Abb Locke, 3 December 1981 

 44.6 481 Z.Z. Hill, 26 June 1982 

 44.7 482 Albert King, 19 August 1978 

 44.8 483 Sunnyland Slim, 25 July1984 

 44.9 484 Sunnyland Slim, 25 July 1984 

 44.10 485 James “Nose” Norwood, 22 February 1983 

 44.11 486 Ronnie Turner, 27 February 1983 

 44.12 487 Johnny Sayles, 6 March 1983 

 44.13 488 Stormy Herman, 17 May 1983 

 44.14 489 Ernest Lane, 20 May 1983 

 44.15 490 Big Joe Williams, 18 November 1982 

 44.16 491 Koko and Robert Taylor, 1 November 1983 

 44.17 492 Koko and Robert Taylor, 1 November 1983 

 44.18 493 Roosevelt Booba Barnes and Bobbie Little, 19 September 1982 

 Box 45 Unlabeled and damaged tapes 

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