Guide to the Michael Twomey Music Collection

Sean Heyliger
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Oakland, California 94612
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Guide to the Michael Twomey Music Collection

Collection number: MS 161

African American Museum and Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
02/28/2013
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum and Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Michael Twomey Music collection
Dates: 1945-1996
Bulk Dates: 1971-1996
Collection number: MS 161
Creator: Twomey, Michael.
Collection Size: 2.25 linear feet (221 cassette tapes)
Repository: African American Museum and Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: 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.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

Access Restrictions

Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish from the Michael Twomey Music Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

Michael Twomey Music collection, MS 161, African American Museum and Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated to the African American Museum and Library at Oakland by Karen Twomey on September 13, 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Heyliger, 02/28/2013.

Scope and Content of Collection

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.

Arrangement

Series I. Cassette tapes

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Jazz--California.
Jazz--California, Northern.
Blues (Music)--California--San Francisco Bay Area.
Live sound recordings.
Sound recordings.


Collection Contents

 

Cassette tapes

Physical Description: 221 cassette tapes

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes live music recordings of blues, jazz, and rock musicians at various venues in Northern California.

Arrangement

Arranged by artist last name, and includes concert venue, location, cassette numbers [#], and concert date.
Box 3

George Adams Quartet, Koncept Cultural Gallery, Oakland, California [097] 1990-01-13

Box 3

John Ambercrombie Trio, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California [099] 1990-04-06

Box 3

Roy Ayers, Yoshi's, Oakland, California [098] 1990-02

 

Count Basie

Box 1

Count Basie with Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson, Valley Forge Music Fair, Pennsylvania [005] 1977-10-30

Box 1

Villa Rosa, Silver Spring, Maryland [006] 1977-11-28

Box 1

Count Basie with Dennis Rowland and Jo Jones, Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian, Washington D.C. [007] 1978-02-05

Box 1

Frederick, Maryland [012] 1979-04-01

Box 1

With Carmen McRae, Wolf Trap, Vienna, Virginia [013] 1979-06-23

Box 1

Unidentified [035] 1986-08-21

Box 1

With Stanley Dance [037] 1986-08-21

Box 4

Blues and Heritage Festival, Oakland, California [151-152] 1992-09-07

Box 6

Blues for Luther, Slim’s, San Francisco, California [214-215] undated

 

Carmen Bradford

Box 1

Unidentified venue [031-032] 1986-08-20

Box 1

Unidentified venue [036] 1986-08-21

Box 2

Michael Brecker Band, Slim’s, San Francisco, California [068] 1988-11-04

 

Charles Brown

Box 3

J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [112-114] 1991-10-25

Box 4

J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [115] 1991-10-25

Box 5

J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [174] 1993-05-29

Box 3

Gary Burton, California State University Hayward [082-084] 1989-04-08

Box 1

George Cables, Bayjon's [017] 1984-02

 

Chris Cain Band

Box 1

J.J.’s Blues, Mountain View, California [055-056] 1988-03-16

Box 4

J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [129-130] 1992-03-06

Box 4

J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [137-138] 1992-04-17

Box 6

Chicago Legends of the Blues, Johnnie Johnson, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy Rodgers and Junior Wells, Yoshi’s, Oakland, California [202] 1995-10-14

Box 1

Buck Clayton and Sy Johnson (arranger) [033] 1986-08-20

Box 1

Sonny Cohn interview, KKUP, Cupertino, California [030] 1986-07-08

Box 1

Richie Cole, Kimball's Jazz Club San Francisco [002, 043-045] 1987-11-14

Box 2

Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff, Slim's, San Francisco, California [075-076] 1988-12-13

 

Mike Crotty Band

Box 1

With Toni Wilson [011] 1979-01-29

Box 1

Georgetown Pub [014] 1979-10-12

Box 1

With Sal Nestico [015] 1980-01-13

Box 1

Set 2 [016] 1980-11-12

Box 1

Jack DeJohnette and The Special Edition, Berkeley Jazz Festival [020-021] 1985-09-02

Box 5

Smith Dobson All Stars, Garden City [164-165] 1993-01-31

Box 2

Duke Ellington Orchestra, Stanford Memorial Theater, Stanford, California [073-074] 1988-11-21

Box 4

Robben Ford Trio, J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [127-128] 1992-03-01

Box 3

Lowell Fulson and Jimmy McCracklin, Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, California [106-107] 1991-02-09

Box 1

Dizzy Gillespie [038] 1986-10-17

Box 1

Tom Grant Band, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California [212] undated

 

Buddy Guy

Box 4

Circle Star Theater, San Carlos, California [149] 1992-08-14

Box 6

Santa Cruz Blues Festival, Santa Cruz, California [187] 1994-05-28

Box 1

Jim Hall, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, California [026] 1986-04-14

 

Scott Hamilton Quintet

Box 1

With Warren Vache, King of France Tavern, Annapolis, Maryland [008-009] 1978-10-19

Box 1

With Buddy Tate, Blues Alley, Washington D.C. [010] 1979-01-23

Box 3

John Hammond, Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, California [110-111] 1991-09-20

Box 1

Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, and Wayne Shorter, Berkeley Jazz Festival [023] 1985-09-02

Box 3

Joe Henderson, Stern Grove, San Francisco, California [103] 1990-08-19

Box 1

Earl Hines, Berkeley, California [004] 1972

Box 1

John Lee Hooker, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California [024-025] 1986

 

Freddie Hubbard

Box 3

Kimball's, San Francisco, California [077, 095-096] 1988-12-30

Box 6

Unidentified venue [216] undated

Box 6

Ike and the Cold Bloods, KKUP Blues Marathon, Cupertino, California [207] 1996

Box 1

Chubby Jackson [042] 1987-04-07

Box 6

Fruteland Jackson and David Honeyboy Edwards, Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, California [200-201] 1995-08-06

 

Duke Jethro

Box 4

With The DeFrancescos, J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [124-125] 1992-02-23

Box 4

J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [131-133] 1992-03-08

Box 4

With Nate Pruitt, J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [135-136, 217-219] 1992-03-29

Box 4

J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [139] 1992-05-09

Box 4

With DeFrancesco and Vanessi, J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [140-141] 1992-05-31

Box 5

Unidentified venue [173] 1993-04-19

Box 6

French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana [208-209] 1996-07-03

Box 1

Stanley Jordon, Berkeley Jazz Festival [022] 1985-09-02

 

B. B. King

Box 4

Circle Star Theater, San Carlos, California [150] 1992-08-14

Box 5

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California [197] 1995-02-20

Box 2

Kronos Quartet, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, California [046, 085] 1989-04-15

Box 2

Art Lande, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, California [65] 1988-07-25

Box 6

John Lawton, KKUP Blues Marathon, Cupertino, California [204-205] 1996

Box 1

Mel Lewis interview about Thad Jones [034] 1986-08-20

Box 1

Leon McBride interview, Clown Camp [029] 1986-06-03

 

Jimmy McGriff

Box 4

With Duke Jethro, J.J.’s Blues, Mountain View, California [116-120] 1992-01-18

Box 4

With Hank Crawford, Kimball's East, Emeryville, California [153-154] 1992-09-10

Box 2

John McGlaughlin and Milton Nascimento, Greek Theatre, Berkeley, California [066-067] 1988-08-13

Box 3

Carmen McRae, Paul Masson Mountain Winery, Saratoga, California [104] 1990-09-03

Box 5

John Mayall, J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [171] 1993-04-19

Box 3

Charles Mingus Epitaph, Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago, Illinois [109] 1991-06-07

 

Modern Jazz Quartet

Box 3

Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, California [069-072] 1988-11-11

Box 3

Unidentified venue [213] undated

Box 6

Sid Morris and the Road House Rockers, KKUP Blues Marathon, Cupertino, California [205] 1996

Box 4

Nitecry, J.J.’s Blues, Mountain View, California [146] 1992-08-08

Box 3

Oregon, Yoshi's, Oakland, California [108] 1991-04-06

 

Sista Monica Parker

Box 5

Catalyst, Santa Cruz, California [183-184] 1994-04-30

Box 3

J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [185] 1994-05-27

Box 3

San Jose, California [188] 1994-07-02

Box 6

Eli's Mile High Club, Oakland, California [195-196] 1994-10-22

Box 1

Pieces of a Dream, Berkeley Jazz Festival [023] 1985-09-02

Box 2

The Pretenders, Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California [040-041] 1987-02-28

Box 1

Boyd Raeburn [001] circa 1945-1946

Box 6

Joey Razor and the Blue Blades, KKUP Blues Marathon, Cupertino, California [206] 1996

Box 4

Leon Redbone, J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [145] 1992-07-31

 

Red House

Box 5

With Pam Hawkins, Lou's Pier 47, San Francisco, California [169-170] 1993-02-08

Box 5

Lou's Pier 47, San Francisco, California [189-190] 1994-08-06

Box 1

Return To Forever, Orpheum, Madison, Wisconsin [002-003] circa 1971

Box 5

Duke Robbillard, J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [159] 1992-11-27

Box 2

Dianne Reeves, Stanford Memorial Auditorium, Stanford, California [053-054] 1988-03-12

Box 1

Lou Reed, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California [018-019] 1985-06

Box 2

Joe Sample, Paramount Theatre, Oakland, California [039] 1986-11

Box 3

Pharaoh Sanders, Stern Grove, San Francisco, California [102] 1990-08-19

Box 2

Merle Saunders, Slim's, San Francisco, California [076] 1988-12-13

 

John Scofield

Box 1

Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California [027-028] 1986-05-14

Box 2

Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California [059-061] 1988-04-28

Box 3

Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, California [086-091] 1989-04-24

Box 3

Slim's, San Francisco, California [091-092] 1989-04-25

Box 4

Mike Seeger, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California [134] 1992-03-15

Box 3

George Shearing, Paul Masson Mountain Winery, Saratoga, California [105] 1990-09-03

Box 1

Archie Shepp and Abbie Lincoln, Berkeley Jazz Festival [020-022] 1985-09-02

 

Guitar Shorty

Box 5

Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, California [161] 1993-01-16

Box 5

With Mike Osborn [162-163] 1993-01-24

Box 5

Topsy Turvy Tour with Red House and Joice Walton, J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [175-178] 1993-06-19

Box 5

J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [180-182] 1994-02-05

Box 3

Horace Silver, Kimball's East, Emeryville, California [100] 1990-07-29

 

Gary Smith

Box 5

J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [155] 1992-09-17

Box 5

J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [160] 1992-11-27

Box 3

Mike Stern and Bob Berg, Slim's, San Francisco, California [078-079] 1989-01-22

Box 2

Sting, Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California [057-058] 1988-03-25

Box 5

Koko Taylor, J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [186] 1994-05-27

Box 6

Edward Earl Thomas and Maxibleu, Cafe Dumas, Hayward, California [210] 1997-01-10

 

Elmer Lee Thomas

Box 5

J.J.’s Blues, Mountain View, California [191-192] 1994-10-08

Box 6

Yoshi’s, Oakland, California [193-194] 1994-10-19

Box 6

Barclay’s [199] 1995-07-09

Box 6

Palookaville, Santa Cruz, California [203] 1995-12-23

Box 6

KKUP Blues Marathon, Cupertino, California [204] 1996

Box 4

Troyce Key Big Blues Band with Guitar Shorty, Eli’s Mile High Club, Oakland, California [142-144] 1992-06-06

Box 3

Turtle Island String Quartet, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California [080-081] 1989-03-02

 

Joe Lewis Walker

Box 4

With Big Bone, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California [121-122] 1992-02-02

Box 5

With Guitar Shorty [158] 1992-10-17

Box 5

With Roy Rogers, J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [179] 1993-10-17

Box 5

Joice Walton and Sweet Scandal, Lou’s Pier 47, San Francisco, California [166-168] 1993-02-07

Box 5

Garth Webber, J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [172] 1993-04-19

Box 4

Katie Webster and Mike Henderson, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California [123] 1992-02-16

Box 4

John Wedemeyer Trio, J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [126] 1992-03-01

Box 5

Junior Wells and Band, J.J.’s Blues, San Jose, California [156-157] 1992-09-17

 

Joe Williams

Box 2

Stanford Memorial Auditorium, Stanford, California [051-052] 1988-03-12

Box 6

Unidentified venue [211] 1997-01-15

Box 3

Tony Williams Quintet, Kimball's East, Emeryville, California [093-094] 1989-06-14

Box 3

Cassandra Wilson, Koncept Cultural Gallery, Oakland, California [101] 1990-08-02

Box 2

Gerald Wilson, California State University Hayward [062-064] 1988-05-07

Box 1

Mike Wright [003] circa 1978

 

Dave Valentin Quartet

Box 2

Kimball's, San Francisco, California [047-050] 1988-01-30

Box 1

Greek Theatre, Berkeley Jazz Festival [021] 1985-09-02

Box 6

Rusty Zinn Blues Band, KKUP Blues Marathon, Cupertino, California [206] 1996