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Finding Aid for the Jas Obrecht Collection (MUM00144)

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Finding Aid for the Jas Obrecht Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00144/
Title: Jas Obrecht Collection
Dates: 1978-1994
Collector: Obrecht, Jas
Physical Extent: 9 boxes
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00144
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Print and audio interviews by music journalist and editor Jas Obrecht with various Blues musicians.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Ross Brand and Greg Johnson, 2009. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 13 November 2009.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Obrecht, Jas
Blues (Music)
Bennett, Wayne, guitarist -- Interviews
Bell, Lurrie, 1958- -- Interviews
Brooks, Lonnie -- Interviews
Brown, Clarence, 1924-2005 -- Interviews
Carter, Bom-Bay -- Interviews
Gayden, Johnny B. -- Interviews
Cephas, John -- Interviews
Chatmon, Sam -- Interviews
Collins, Albert, 1932-1993 -- Interviews
Cooder, Ry -- Interviews
Copeland, Johnny -- Interviews
Davis, Blind John, 1913-1985 -- Interviews
Dixon, Willie, 1915-1992 -- Interviews
Eaglin, Snooks, 1936-2009 -- Interviews
Gray, Arvella, 1906-1980 -- Interviews
Guy, Buddy -- Interviews
Hammond, John, 1942- -- Interviews
Healey, Jeff -- Interviews
Hooker, John Lee -- Interviews
Hopkins, Lightnin', 1912-1982 -- Interviews
Homesick James, 1910-2006 -- Interviews
Jagger, Mick -- Interviews
Jay, Abner -- Interviews
Johnson, Jimmy -- Interviews
King, B. B. -- Interviews
Kinsey, Big Daddy, 1927- -- Interviews
Kinsey, Donald, 1953- -- Interviews
Lil' Ed -- Interviews
Robinson, Fenton -- Interviews
Richards, Keith, 1943- -- Interviews
Rush, Otis -- Interviews
Seals, Son -- Interviews
Shines, Johnny -- Interviews
Smith, Floyd -- Interviews
Staples, Pops -- Interviews
Sumlin, Hubert, 1931- -- Interviews
Vaughan, Stevie Ray -- Interviews
Wilson, Chester D. -- Interviews
Winter, Johnny -- Interviews


Formats

interviews
audiocassettes
magazines (periodicals)
articles


Biographical Note

Jas Obrecht worked as a Senior Editor, assistant editor, associate editor, and photo editor of Guitar Player magazine at various times from 1978-1998. He still contributes articles to the magazine. He has taught writing at Washtenaw Community College and is the owner of Avabella Productions.


Scope and Content Note

71 audio cassettes featuring interviews Jas Obrecht conducted with blues musicians and three boxes of Obrecht's articles written from these interview tapes.


User Information

Prefered Citation

Jas Obrecht Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Jas Obrecht Collection is open for research.

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.


Separated Material

Obrecht, Jas. Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music. San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books, 1993. Cataloged: ML399 .B53 1993

Obrecht, Jas. Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music. San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books, 1993. (Japanese Version). ML399 .B53165 1994


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 2 series based on format.

Series I. Research Files & Articles
Series II. Interview Cassettes

Container List

Series I. Research Files & Articles
Folder 1.1 Jas Obrecht – curriculum vita, list of field recordings, and bibliography of writings 1978-1990
Folder 1.2 Miscellaneous Articles – Blues
Folder 1.3 Lurrie Bell
Folder 1.4 Wayne Bennet
Folder 1.5 Lonnie Brooks, 1981
Folder 1.6 Big Bill Broonzy
Folder 1.7 Gatemouth Brown, 1979
Folder 1.8 Bom-Bay Carter
Folder 1.9 John Cephas, 1987
Folder 1.10 Sam Chatmon
Folder 1.11 Albert Collins
Folder 1.12 Ry Cooder
Folder 1.13 Johnny Copeland, 1983
Folder 1.14 Blind John Davis
Folder 1.15 Willie Dixon
Folder 1.16 Johnny Gayden
Folder 1.17 Billy Gibbons
Folder 1.18 Blind Arvella Gray
Folder 1.19 Buddy Guy
Folder 2.1 Jeff Healey
Folder 2.2 John Lee Hooker
Folder 2.3 Lightnin' Hopkins
Folder 2.4 Abner Jay
Folder 2.5 Jimmy Johnson, 1980
Folder 2.6 Robert Johnson
Folder 2.7 B.B. King
Folder 2.8 Donald Kinsey, 1985
Folder 2.9 Kinsey Report
Folder 2.10 Fenton Robinson, 1978
Folder 2.11 Otis Rush
Folder 2.12 Son Seals, 1979
Folder 2.13 Johnny Shines, 1989
Folder 2.14 Floyd Smith
Folder 2.15 Hubert Sumlin, 1986 with bound-in vinyl record
Folder 2.16 Stevie Ray Vaughan
Folder 2.17 Muddy Waters
Folder 2.18 Lil' Ed Williams
Folder 2.19 Chester D. Wilson
Folder 2.20 Johnny Winter
Folder 3.1 Article Forms
Folder 3.2 Interview Cassette Tapes Forms
Folder 3.3 The Rolling Stones: Best of Guitar Player (3 copies)
Folder 3.4 “Requiem for a Bluesman: Lightnin' Hopkins” Guitar Player, June 1982
Folder 3.5 Blues Archive – Accession Record 9-18-90 (2 copies)
Folder 3.6 Guitar Player, August 1992
Folder 3.7 Guitar Player, September 1993
Folder 3.8 Guitar Player, August 1994
Folder 3.9 Guitar Player, November 1994
Series II. Interview Cassettes
Note: Titles and dates in parentheses reflect the publication resulting from the recording
Tape 4.1 Lurrie Bell, April 1980 (Guitar Player, November 1980)
Tape 4.2 Wayne Bennett, November 1989 (Guitar Player, February 1990)
Tape 4.3 Lonnie Brooks, January 1981 (Guitar Player, April 1981)
Tape 4.4 Gatemouth Brown 1, June 1978 (Guitar Player, May 1979)
Tape 4.5 Gatemouth Brown 2, June 1978 (Guitar Player, May 1979)
Tape 4.6 Gatemouth Brown 3, late 1978 (Guitar Player, May 1979)
Tape 4.7 Gatemouth Brown 1, 19 May 1992 (Guitar Player, March 1993 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1993)
Tape 4.8 Gatemouth Brown 2, 19 May 1992 (Guitar Player, March 1993 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1993)
Tape 4.9 Bom-Bay Carter/Johnny Gayden, April 1980 (Guitar Player, November 1980)
Tape 4.10 John Cephas, December 1986 (Guitar Player, March 1987 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1990)
Tape 4.11 Sam Chatmon, August-September 1980 (Guitar Player, February 1981)
Tape 4.12 Albert Collins, June 1979 (Unpublished)
Tape 4.13 Albert Collins, late January 1993 (Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1993)
Tape 4.14 Ry Cooder, February 1990 (Guitar Player, July 1990)
Tape 4.15 Johnny Copeland 1, April 1983 (Guitar Player, July 1983)
Tape 4.16 Johnny Copeland 2, April 1983 (Guitar Player, July 1983)
Tape 4.17 Blind John Davis, January 1981 (Keyboard, April 1981)
Tape 5.1 Willie Dixon, April 1980 (Guitar Player, December 1980 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1990)
Tape 5.2 Snooks Eaglin, September 1989 (Guitar Player, December 1989)
Tape 5.3 Blind Arvella Gray 1, November 1979 (Guitar Player, February 1980 ; Rolling Stone, 13 November 1980 ; Frets, March 1987)
Tape 5.4 Blind Arvella Gray 2, November 1979 (Guitar Player, February 1980 ; Rolling Stone, 13 November 1980 ; Frets, March 1987)
Tape 5.5 Blind Arvella Gray 3, November 1979 (Guitar Player, February 1980 ; Rolling Stone, 13 November 1980 ; Frets, March 1987)
Tape 5.6 Blind Arvella Gray 1, March 1980 (Rolling Stone, 13 November 1980)
Tape 5.7 Blind Arvella Gray 2, March 1980 (Rolling Stone, 13 November 1980)
Tape 5.8 Blind Arvella Gray 3, March 1980 (Rolling Stone, 13 November 1980)
Tape 5.9 Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Johnson, J. B. Hutto, Otis Rush 15-16 April 1980 (Guitar Player, November 1980)
Tape 5.10 Buddy Guy, January 1990 (Guitar Player, April 1990 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1990)
Tape 5.11 Buddy Guy, February & June 1993 (Guitar Player, 1993 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1993)
Tape 5.12 Buddy Guy & Otis Rush 1, 8 June 1994 (Guitar Player, November 1994)
Tape 5.13 Buddy Guy & Otis Rush 2, 8 June 1994 (Guitar Player, November 1994)
Tape 5.14 John Hammond 1, July 1990 (Unpublished)
Tape 5.15 John Hammond 2, July 1990 (Unpublished)
Tape 5.16 Jeff Healey, June 1988 (Guitar Player, September 1988)
Tape 5.17 Jeff Healey 1, May 1989 (Guitar Player, August 1989 ; Guitar Magazine, October 1989)
Tape 5.18 Jeff Healey 2, May 1989 (Guitar Player, August 1989 ; Guitar Magazine, October 1989)
Tape 6.1 John Lee Hooker, July 1989 (Guitar Player, November 1989 ; Guitare & Claviers, February 1990 ; Japan's Guitar, September 1990 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1990)
Tape 6.2 John Lee Hooker, April 1992 (Guitar Player, August 1992 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1993)
Tape 6.3 John Lee Hooker, 29 December 1992 (Blues Revue Quarterly, Summer 1993 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1993)
Tape 6.4 Lightnin’ Hopkins remembered by Billy Gibbons, Johnny Winter, B.B. King, April 1982 (Guitar Player, June 1982)
Tape 6.5 Homesick James, January 1993 (Guitar Player, September 1993 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1993)
Tape 6.6 Abner Jay 1, March 1982 (Guitar Player, June 1982)
Tape 6.7 Abner Jay 2, March 1982 (Guitar Player, June 1982)
Tape 6.8 Abner Jay 3, March 1982 (Guitar Player, June 1982)
Tape 6.9 Jimmy Johnson, February 1980 (Guitar Player, May 1980)
Tape 6.10 B.B. King, November 1982 (Guitar Player)
Tape 6.11 B.B. King, April 1983 (Guitar Player)
Tape 6.12 B.B. King on Memphis & early years, 1991 (Guitar Player, July 1991 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1993)
Tape 6.13 B.B. King & John Lee Hooker, 4 April 1993 (Guitar Player, September 1993 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1993)
Tape 6.14 Kinsey Report – Donald Kinsey and Ron Prince (Guitar Player, September 1989)
Tape 6.15 Donald Kinsey, 1 August 1985 (Guitar Player, October 1985)
Tape 6.16 Donald Kinsey, 2 August 1985 (Guitar Player, October 1985)
Tape 6.16 Big Daddy Kinsey 1, August 1985 (Guitar Player, October 1985)
Tape 6.17 Big Daddy Kinsey 2, August 1985 (Guitar Player, October 1985)
Tape 7.1 Keith Richards 1, 17 September 1992 (Guitar Player, December 1992 ; Guitar Player, September 1993 ; Guitar Player, October 1993 ; The Rolling Stones, 1994)
Tape 7.2 Keith Richards 2, 17 September 1992 (Guitar Player, December 1992 ; Guitar Player, September 1993 ; Guitar Player, October 1993 ; The Rolling Stones, 1994)
Tape 7.3 Keith Richards & Mick Jagger on Blues, July 1994 (Unpublished)
Tape 7.4 Fenton Robinson, August 1978 (Guitar Player, November 1978)
Tape 7.5 Otis Rush, Summer 1993 (Guitar Player, November 1993 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1993)
Tape 7.6 Son Seals 1, October 1979 (Guitar Player, December 1979)
Tape 7.7 Son Seals 2, October 1979 (Guitar Player, December 1979)
Tape 7.8 Johnny Shines 1, January 1989 (Guitar Player, April 1989 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1990 ; Living Blues, March/April 1990)
Tape 7.9 Johnny Shines 2, January 1989 (Guitar Player, April 1989 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1990 ; Living Blues, March/April 1990)
Tape 7.10 Floyd Smith, August 1979 (Guitar Player, November 1979)
Tape 7.11 Pops Staples, May 1992 (Guitar Player, September 1992)
Tape 7.12 Hubert Sumlin, December 1986 (Guitar Player, February 1987)
Tape 7.13 Stevie Ray Vaughan, February 1989 (Guitar Player, May 1989)
Tape 7.14 Lil’ Ed Williams, April 1989 (Guitar Player, August 1989)
Tape 7.15 Chester D. Wilson, July 1989 (Guitar Player, December 1989)
Tape 7.16 Johnny Winter, 17 November 1991 (Guitar Player, August 1992 ; Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music, 1993)
Tape 7.17 Johnny Winter, May 1984 (Guitar Player)
Tape 7.18 Johnny Winter 1, August 1986 (Guitar Player, November 1986 ; Guitar, March 1987 ; GPI Special Edition: Texas Guitar, Winter 1987)
Tape 7.19 Johnny Winter 2, August 1986 (Guitar Player, November 1986 ; Guitar, March 1987 ; GPI Special Edition: Texas Guitar, Winter 1987)