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Guide to the Michael Twomey Music Collection
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Description
The Michael Twomey Music Collection consists of 221 cassette tapes of live music recordings of various jazz and blues musicians in clubs and concert venues around the San Francisco Bay Area between 1971-1996. The collection includes recordings of many significant jazz and blues figures such as Count Basie, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Scofield, Duke Ellington, and John Lee Hooker. A majority of the recordings were made at J.J.’s Blues, Yoshi’s, Kimble’s, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Great American Music Hall, Freight and Salvage, and Slim’s, all concert venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. The recordings are organized by artists’ last name, and includes concert venue, location, cassette numbers [#], and concert date.
Extent
2.25 linear feet (221 cassette tapes)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Michael Twomey Music Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.