Possible Tape Exchange Sound Recordings

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Collection Overview

Title: Possible Tape Exchange Sound Recordings, 1969-1975Add to your cart.

ID: 9/50/50

Primary Creator: National Federation of Community Broadcasters Program Service (ca. 1970-1985)

Extent: 3.0 cubic feet

Subjects: Music - United States, National Women's Music Festival, Radio Broadcasting, World Music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of 1/4" audio reels from the library of the Possible Tape Exchange and its subsequent incarnation the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) Radio Program Exchange. Programs were recorded from community radio broadcasts, and cover subjects including blues music; classical music; ragtime music; jazz in the Soviet Union; the music of Madagascar, Argentina, and Mexico; American gospel; and the 1974 and 1975 National Women's Music Festivals held in Urbana, IL.

Biographical Note

The Possible Tape Exchange grew from an informal network of American non-commercial community radio stations formed in the late 1960s.  At that time, Bill Thomas of Urbana, IL began publishing a newsletter to explore the notion of sharing programs among these stations through the dubbing and exchange of programs recorded to tape, titling it the "Possible Tape Exchange Newsletter".  Thomas eventually established such a library of programs collected from public radio stations. The library started in his homes in Urbana and Champaign, IL, and later moved to commercial space in downtown Champaign. According to Bill Thomas, the newsletter had been using the phrase "possible tape exchange" for long enough that it seemed natural (and amusing) to use it as the official title of the program exchange. This network of Possible Tape Exchange participants later evolved into the National Alternative Radio Konvention (NARK) and its descendant the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB).  The Possible Tape Exchange and NFCB Program Exchange served the NFCB member stations until approx. 1985, when the Exchange and Bill Thomas became part of the Pacifica Program Service.

Sources:

Bill Thomas, personal correspondence, January 28 & February 14, 2014.

"History", National Federation of Community Broadcasters, http://www.nfcb.org/history/

Subject/Index Terms

Music - United States
National Women's Music Festival
Radio Broadcasting
World Music

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Access Restrictions: None.


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Reel 1: National Women's Music Festival, June 1975 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Judy Roberts. Produced by Ceil Muller, National Women's Music Festival.
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098356 Reel 27
Reel 2: National Women's Music Festival, June 1975 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Rachel Faro; Mary [Trevor] & Jeanne [Mackey]; New Harmony Sisterhood. Produced by Ceil Muller, National Women's Music Festival.
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098356 Reel 28
Reel 3: National Women's Music Festival, June 1975 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Terry Garthwaite. Produced by Ceil Muller, National Women's Music Festival.
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098356 Reel 29
Reel 4: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Saturday Night Concert.
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 1
Reel 5: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Saturday Night Concert: Clinch Mt. Backstoppers, from Oregon. Lesbian String Band.
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 2
Reel 6: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Saturday Night Concert: Clinch Mt. Backstoppers; "big group of many performers - a jam"; Ragtime Piano
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 3
Reel 7: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Thursday Night.
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 4
Reel 8: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Thursday Night.
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 5
Reel 9: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Thursday Night.
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 6
Reel 10: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Thursday Night.
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 7
Reel 11: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Friday Night. Margie Adam from California; Carolyn Dade and Nan Ackerman from Boston.
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 8
Reel 12: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Friday Night.
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 9
Reel 13: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Friday Night.
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 10
Reel 14: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Friday Night.
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 11
Reel 15: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Friday Night.
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 12
Reel 16: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Friday Night.
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 13
Reel 17: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Wednesday: Ella Jenkins (Chicago); Clinch Mt. Backstoppers (Oregon).
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 14
Reel 18: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Wednesday: Clinch Mt. Backstoppers (Oregon).
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 15
Reel 19: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Wednesday Night: Clinch Mt. Backstoppers; Athan Holland (Colorado).
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 16
Reel 20: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Wednesday Night: Athan Holland; Marta and Mariecel (Puerto Rico)
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 17
Reel 21: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Wednesday Night: Marta and Mariecel; Jo Mapes
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 18
Reel 22: National Women's Music Festival, June 1974 (date recorded)Add to your cart.
Wednesday Night: Jo Mapes
Subject(s): Music Festivals--Illinois
Call Number: TAPE M098364 Reel 19
Reel 23: Mance Lipscomb, undatedAdd to your cart.
From the box: He is an old Texas country blues player, who died in the early 1970's. He talks of how 2 white folklorists "discovered" him, about his music, and his philosophy of life. He plays some, too. He is an excellent musician, though not such a hot singer. Produced by Fred Sandner and David Bonder, WBFO, Buffalo, NY.
Subject(s): Blues Music
Call Number: TAPE M098375

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