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)
Links to Media https://stream.lib.utah.edu/index.php?c=portable_details&id=9663
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 Talking about picking up historical content for songs from Earl M. Lyman, through work wrapping packages in a warehouse; 9.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 http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
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/s6gb2nx1
Setname uu_utfolklore
Date Created 2013-07-01
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 716441
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6gb2nx1
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