:: Title :: WEUP radio broadcast by Daddy Cool
:: Genre :: spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Daddy Cool [vocal]
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's car, driving between Scottsboro and Huntsville
:: Location :: Unspecified (Unspecified), Alabama (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., African American, Alabama
:: Session :: Alabama in transit 9/59
:: Date :: 9/12/1959
:: Reference Information :: T866.2, Track 8 (00:06:29)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - These recordings were made by Lomax on a "Midgetape," an early dictaphone machine about 6" x 10" in size that used a small tape cartridge holding two reels of tape, stacked on top of each other. T866A is one of two extant cartridges of Alan's (the other being T866 - interviews with Ada Combs, Whitesburg, KY), and it appears that he reused this tape many times in capturing various ambient and incidental recordings. These recordings were made in the car between Scottsboro and Huntsville, identified as such by Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins in the brief segments of narration. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - DJ Daddy Cool of Huntsville's WEUP reads the 4:00 "Worldwide News" (about the Russian-American space race), dedicates an Ivory Joe Hunter song, requests letters from listeners, and announces that the town that sends the most letters will be the first to receive a Daddy Cool Record Hop. An incredible piece of nostalgia. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Southern U.S. 1959 and 1960

 

 

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