Urban Pioneers interview with Bruce Cummings, July 30, 2007

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Title Urban Pioneers interview with Bruce Cummings, July 30, 2007
Alternative Title Polly Stewart Oral History Project: Interview with Bruce Cummings
Links to Media https://stream.lib.utah.edu/index.php?c=portable_details&id=9662
Creator Cummings, Bruce; Stewart, Polly, 1943-2013
Contributor Bateman, Jennifer; Green, Laura Marcus
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2007-07-30
Date Digital 2013-06-21
Temporal Coverage July 30, 2007
Description Recording of an interview by Polly Stewart with Bruce Cummings, a participant in the Utah folk music scene of the 1960s. Jennifer Bott [now Bateman] served as sound engineer. Transcript by Laura R. Marcus [now Green]. One of the interview recordings that Polly Stewart and Jennifer Bott conducted for the Utah Folk Music Revival Oral History Project, 2004-2011
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah)
Subject Cummings, Bruce--Interviews; Folk singers--Utah--Interviews; Musicians--Utah--Interviews; Folk music--Utah
Keywords Bruce Cummings; Folk revival; Urban Pioneers; Oral history; Interviews
Table of Contents 1. Family and musical background; 2. Talking about early song repertoire and guitar technique/involvement with the Intermountain Folk Music Council; 3. Talking about developing high tenor soloist voice and three-finger strum/background in East High A Capella and barbershop; 4. Talking about musical family background/beginnings of the Utah Valley Boys/getting started on mandolin and fiddle; 5. Story of the Utah Valley Boys' original business card; 6. Developing the Utah Valley Boys repertoire; 7. Learning mandolin and fiddle technique and teaching others/learning together; 8. Utah Valley Boys practicing at Cummings Menswear; 9. Talking about Tut Taylor, his influence on the Utah folk music scene; 10. Going to the source-hearing and learning from the real thing in bluegrass music; 11. The Utah Urban Pioneers as pioneers and as inclusive circle; 12. The move to the Salt City Bluegrass Boys; 13. Transferring lessons in group dynamics in music to work in the business community; 14. Moving to New York and into the jewelry business at Tiffany; 15. Talking about the Salt City Bluegrass Boys/breadth of repertoire; 16. Talking about the move to New York/discovering the folk music scene there; 17. Tut Taylor and his role in the Utah Urban Pioneers movement; 18. Utah Urban Pioneers-reflecting in hindsight on the spirit and impact of the movement; 19. Solo folk music as first love; 20. The decision to move to New York/establishing Angela Cummings Design; 21. Talking about oldest daughter, her health and current whereabouts; 22. Talking about the return to music/beauty and value of the Utah Urban Pioneers movement in retrospect/Utah Urban Pioneers concert
Type Sound
Genre Sound recordings
Format application/pdf
Extent 68 minutes, 1 second
Language eng
Rights This material may be protected by copyright. Permission may be required for use in any form. For further information please contact Alison Regan, Head of Scholarship and Education Services at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah: alison.regan@utah.edu.
Is Part of The 30 interview recordings that Polly Stewart and Jennifer Bott conducted for the Utah Folk Music Revival Oral History Project
ARK ark:/87278/s6tt58t6
Setname uu_utfolklore
Date Created 2013-07-01
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 716384
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tt58t6
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