Urban Pioneers interview with Bruce Utah Phillips, November 30, 2004. (Cassette Tape 1, Side A)

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Title Urban Pioneers interview with Bruce Utah Phillips, November 30, 2004. (Cassette Tape 1, Side A)
Alternative Title Polly Stewart Oral History Project: Interview with Bruce Utah Phillips, (Part 1)
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Creator Phillips, Utah; Stewart, Polly, 1943-2013
Contributor Bateman, Jennifer; Green, Laura Marcus
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2004-11-30
Date Digital 2013-06-21
Temporal Coverage November 30, 2004
Description Recording of Part 1 of an interview by Polly Stewart with Bruce "Utah" Phillips at Nevada City, California. Utah Phillips was a participant in the Utah folk music scene of the 1960s. Transcript by Polly Stewart, copy-edited by Laura R. Marcus [now Green]. One of the interview recordings that Polly Stewart and Jennifer Bott Bateman conducted for the Utah Folk Music Revival Oral History Project, 2004-2011
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah)
Subject Phillips, Utah--Interviews; Folk singers--Utah--Interviews; Musicians--Utah--Interviews; Folk music--Utah
Keywords Utah Phillips; Bruce Phillips; Folk revival; Urban Pioneers; Oral history; Interviews
Table of Contents 1. Bruce Polly Stewart explains project/Bruce Phillips talks about his entrée into music through the ukulele; 2. Working at Yosemite, learning to play guitar, learning folk songs, starting to write his own songs/meeting Father Baxter Liebler of St. Christopher’s Mission (Bluff, Utah); 3. Military service in Korea, new musical growth/break-up of marriage; 4. Roaming the country/becoming part of the Salt Lake City folk music scene/talking about song-writing technique (story of his song, “Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia”; 5. Time spent with Rosalie Sorrels—who recorded his songs/remarriage and fatherhood/talking about songs “Rock Salt and Nails” and “Faded Roses”; 6. Talking about musical and poetic influences; 7. Talking about songs, “The Scofield Mine Disaster” and “Jesse’s Corrido”/talking about involvement with, impact of Ammon Hannecy and Joe Hill House, being a pacifist and an anarchist; 8. Talking about picking up historical content for songs from Earl M. Lyman, through work wrapping packages in a warehouse; 9. Teaching “ear music” technique of playing guitar/”teaching without teaching” history through music; 10. Developing consciousness as folk singer/friendship with folklorist Kenny Goldstein/beginning of recording and music publishing career; 11. Getting into bluegrass/The Utah Valley Boys, Tut Taylor/songs getting into circulation; 12. Running for the U.S. Senate on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket; 13. Factors in Phillips’s departure from Utah/beginning of new trade as a folk singer and story teller; 14. Reflections on the Urban Folk Music Revival/genuine folk vs. commercial folk
Type Sound
Genre Sound recordings
Format application/pdf
Extent 47 minutes, 21 seconds
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
Scanning Technician Ye, Jamie Q.
Metadata Cataloger Jamie Q. Ye; Ken Rockwell
Conversion Specifications The original audio cassettes were played on TASCAM 202 MKIV tape recorder; the digital data in AIFF format was captured by Amadeus Pro version 2.1 through M-AUDIO FireWire Solo recording interface; then converted to mp4 format by Apple Compressor version 3.5.3. All the operation was executed on MAC OS X.
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