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Guide to the Michael Twomey Music Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • 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.