American Folklore Society Meetings Demonstration Concert, October 16, 2004

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Title American Folklore Society Meetings Demonstration Concert, October 16, 2004
Alternative Title Polly Stewart Oral History Project: AFS Meeting Demonstration Concert (2004)
Creator Stewart, Polly, 1943-2013; Sorrels, Rosalie; Cannon, Hal, 1948-; Toelken, Barre, 1935-
Contributor Marcus, Laura R.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2004-10-16
Date Digital 2013-07-19
Temporal Coverage American Folk Music Revival 1950-1970
Description This is the transcript of the companion concert following the American Folklore Society Meeting, October 16, 2004. The concert serves as a demonstration of the music developed and performed by the Utah Urban Pioneers musicians in the 1960s. It showcases a variety of music themes, styles, and origins. The sound recording of the concert is currently missing in the Utah Urban Pioneers collection.
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah)
Subject Folk music--Utah; Musicians--Utah--Interviews; Sorrels, Rosalie--Songs and music; Cannon, Hal, 1948- --Songs and music
Keywords Talking blues; Folk revival; American Folklore Society; Concerts
Table of Contents 1. Polly Stewart introduces concert; 2. Rosalie Sorrels talks about the Face of a Nation theater project she did with Bruce Phillips/introduces and sings Phillips' song, "Starlight on the Rails"; 3. Rosalie talks about "miserable life on the road songs" in the folk revival tradition/her experience at the Newport Folk Festival/introduces and sings the song "Lonesome Roving Wolves"; 4. Rosalie Sorrels tells wolf story about Jim Bridger; 5. Polly Stewart remembers the neighborhood of her youth, which included the Sorrels and Toelken families/explains and sings a song she learned from (and may have been composed by) her grandfather, "The Fly and the Grasshopper"; 6. Talks about playing music with Bruce Phillips/introduces and sings Phillips' song, "Scofield Mine Disaster"; 7. Rosalie Sorrels introduces and sings talking blues song by Joe Glazer about President Dwight David Eisenhower; 8. Hal Cannon sings "Once I Lived in Cottonwood"; 9. Rosalie Sorrels introduces and sings "Don't Marry the Mormon Boys"; 10. Rosalie Sorrels introduces and sings "My Uncle Walter Waltzes with Bears," interspersed with stories about her parents; 11. Rosalie Sorrels introduces and sings part of song "Oh Lovely Appearance of Death"/introduces and sings a goodbye song she learned from Hally Wood via Texas Gladden, interspersed with stories about her grandmother; 12. Polly Stewart begins to close session/Joe Hickerson raises question about parodied Bruce Phillips lyrics; 13. Rosalie Sorrels introduces and sings Reverend Gary Davis song, "Just Somewhere"
Abstract Introduces a few examples in the broad repertoire of Utah Urban Pioneers. The theme of the concert focuses on the local flavor of Utah, covering Mormon pioneers songs, folklore stories in Utah history, and some tall tales and humorous songs relating to the life and myth in the "old west"
Type Text
Genre Sound recordings
Format application/pdf
Extent 238 KB
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
Relation American Folklore Society Meeting, October 16, 2004
Is Part of Utah Urban Pioneers Folk Music Revival Collection of Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL) at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
ARK ark:/87278/s6x645w6
Setname uu_utfolklore
Date Created 2013-07-20
Date Modified 2014-01-07
ID 716484
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6x645w6
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