Guide to the Richard Hadlock Annals of Jazz Collection ARS.0065

Finding aid prepared by Franz Kunst
Archive of Recorded Sound
Braun Music Center
541 Lasuen Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, California, 94305-3076
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Hadlock Annals of Jazz Collection
Dates: 1982-1991
Collection number: ARS.0065
Creator: Hadlock, Richard
Collection size: 12 boxes, 231 open reel tapes
Repository: Archive of Recorded Sound
Abstract: Open reel tape recordings of the Annals of Jazz radio program produced and hosted by historian and educator Richard Hadlock, broadcast on KCSM, San Mateo between 1982 and 1991.
Language of Material: English


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Preferred Citation

Richard Hadlock Annals of Jazz Collection, ARS-0065. Courtesy of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


The Richard Hadlock Annals of Jazz Collection was donated to the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound by Richard Hadlock in October 2006.


This finding aid was produced with generous financial support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Scope and Contents

The Richard Hadlock Annals of Jazz Collection consists of selected tapes from jazz historian and educator Richard Hadlock's venerable radio series Annals of Jazz, as broadcast on radio station KCSM in San Mateo, California from 1982-1991. Hadlock, a musician, publisher (Record Changer magazine) and author (Downbeat, Metronome and the book Jazz Masters of the Twenties), began Annals of Jazz on KJAZ in 1959, followed by eighteen years at KQED, and has been at KCSM for over twenty years. The tapes in this collection appear to have originated at KQED but were labeled and numbered by KCSM with new air dates. The programs examine musicians, composers, performance styles, movements, and instrumentation, largely from the classic era before free jazz, jazz rock and fusion became prevalent. Outside of Hadlock's commentary, the series contains little unpublished content, although there is an interview with clarinetist Bob Helm from 1984 (which aired on KCSM 5/6/89).
Some of the musicians profiled: Duke Ellington, Red Norvo, Bunny Berigan, Jelly Roll Morton, Lennie Tristano, Coleman Hawkins, Fats Waller, John Lewis, Johnny Hodges, Benny Goodman, Roy Eldridge, Lester Young, Bob Brookmeyer, Miles Davis, Adrian Rollini, Isham Jones, Charles Mingus, Don Redman, the Dodds Brothers, the Jones Brothers, James P. Johnson, Jack Teagarden, Art Pepper, Sidney Bechet, Earl Hines, Teddy Wilson, Bud Freeman, Thelonious Monk, Barney Bigard, Count Basie, Red Nichols, John Coltrane, Eddie Sauter, Lee Konitz, Lionel Hampton, Joe Thomas, George Mitchell, Turk Murphy, Harry James, Django Reinhardt, Bobby Hackett, Lawrence Brown, Clarence Williams, Ben Webster, Irving Fazola, Gerry Mullifan, Ruby Braff, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Mary Lou Williams, Wingy Manone, King Oliver, Woody Herman, Tony Scott, Billy Butterfield, Art Hodes, Bennie Moten, Artie Shaw, and Fats Navarro.
Some of the songwriters profiled: Vincent Youmans, Richard Whiting, Walter Donaldson, Victor Young, Nacio Herb Brown, Ray Henderson, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Fred Ahlert, and Arthur Schwartz.
Some of the subjects covered: Bay Area Jazz, Jazz as Sacred Music, The Joy of Hokum, Forgotten Tenors, Western Swing, and Territory Bands.

Indexing Terms

Hadlock, Richard
KCSM (Radio station : San Mateo, Calif.)
Radio programs

Box 5, Box 6, Box 1, Box 2, Box 3, Box 4, Box 12, Box 11, Box 9, Box 10, Box 7, Box 8

1. Open reel tapes