Finding-Aid for the Roy Greenberg Collection (MUM00208) in the Blues Archive.
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Greenberg, Roy E.
Roy Greenberg Collection in the Blues Archive
The collection consists of six audio interviews (on cassette tape) and their transcriptions, along with versions of the interviews that were published as articles in The Aquarian.
Roy Greenberg Collection (MUM00208) in the Blues Archive. The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.
This collection contains interviews with seven blues musicians, conducted between 1978 and 1980. In addition to the interviews and transcriptions, there are articles from The Aquarian, based on the interviews. There are six (6) audio cassette tapes and seven (7) folders included in this one-box collection.
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Koko Taylor — May 2, 1978 in New York, NY / side 2 has Otis Rush — July 5, 1978 in
New York, NY
Fenton Robinson — July 20, 1979 at the President Hotel, New York, NY
Willie Dixon — October 12, 1979 at the Iroquois Hotel, New York, NY
Albert King — June 3, 1980 at the Best Western, New York, NY
Big Mama Thornton — July 3, 1980 at the Empire Hotel, New York, NY
Jimmy Johnson — October 26, 1980 at the Gramercy Hotel, New York, NY
Transcriptions and Articles:
Folder 1: Willie Dixon — transcription of October 12, 1979 interview; article “Willie
Dixon: The Heavyweight Champion of Chicago Blues” The Aquarian, April
Folder 2: Jimmy Johnson — transcription of October 26, 1980 interview; article “Chicago
Blues Guitarist Jimmy Johnson: Life on the Road Isn’t Just Pun and Games” The
Aquarian, March/April 1981.
Folder 3: Albert King — transcription of June 3, 1980 interview; article “Aquarian
Interview with Albert King” The Aquarian, August 1980.
Folder 4: Fenton Robinson — article “Fenton Robinson: Fending Off Hard Luck is a
Lifelong Battle” The Aquarian, September 1979.
Folder 5: Otis Rush — transcription of July 5, 1978 interview; article “Guitarist Otis
Rush: Blues Giant Stands Tall Once More” The Aquarian, August 1978.
Folder 6: Koko Taylor — transcription of May 2, 1978 interview; article “Chicago’s
Only Female Blues Singer: Koko “Wang Dang Doodle” Taylor” The Aquarian, August 1978.
Folder 7: Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton — transcription of July 3, 1980 interview;
article “Immortal Blues Singer Big Mama Thornton Follows the Light and Keeps
on Going” The Aquarian, February/March 1981.