October 10, 2015, was Electronic Records Day. MDAH Electronic Records staff including Chloe Edwards and Alanna Patrick prepared the posts in this series about recent additions to the disk collection at MDAH.

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Pete Seeger seated on stage, playing banjo. Item #: 9-37-0-2-48-1-1ph: Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006.

 

A Place Called the South

Call no.: Disk 0180

Format: CD

Running Time: 58 minutes

This disk of twenty-seven songs was originally published as part of the music issue of the journal Southern Cultures (vol. 13, no. 3, Fall 2007). The songs were selected by Southern Cultures Music Editor Josh Guthman to highlight southern music genres and include selections from Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys, Sonny Boy Williams, the Spiritualaires, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The songs are stitched together with clips taken from a 1989 interview conducted with Pete Seeger. These excerpts illustrate Seeger’s love for the South and its music. A transcript of the full interview, conducted by William R. Ferris and Michael K. Honey, is featured in the print issue of the journal.

The CD came to MDAH as part of the Winter (William F.) and Family Papers, call no. Z/2285.000.

MORE INFORMATION:

To find out more about this disk, search our online catalogue for Disk 0180. To browse the disk collection, navigate to the advanced search page, check the “Electronic Records” box, and type “disk” into the keyword search bar.

All catalogued disks are available to view or listen to in the Media Room; patrons should request disks from media staff using the four digit call number.

References:

Southern Cultures. Accessed on September 24, 2015 at http://southerncultures.org/

 

Staff favorite: Come to Me, Look at Me: Songs Most Loved in Russia

Disk no.: 0189

Format: CD

Running time:

Russian singer, actress, writer, and playwright Lisa Monde released this CD in 2007. A particular favorite of MDAH’s electronic records staff, this CD contains twelve Russian songs translated into English and French and provides an interesting glimpse of traditional Russian thought and culture.

The CD came to the archives as part of the Winter (William F.) and Family Papers, call no. Z/2285.000.

MORE INFORMATION:

To find out more about this disk, search our online catalogue for Disk 0189. To browse the disk collection, navigate to the advanced search page, check the “Electronic Records” box, and type “disk” into the keyword search bar.

All catalogued disks are available to view or listen to in the Media Room; patrons should request disks from media staff using the four digit call number.

References:

“Lisa Monde.” Accessed September 23, 2015 http://lisa-monde.com/