Bill Parker


This collection is comprised of photographs and digital copies of nine reel-to-reel audio tape recordings of singers, fiddlers, banjo players, and other traditional musicians, some of whom are otherwise undocumented. The recordings were made in the mid-1960s by Bill Parker of Paducah, Kentucky. Included are performances of Kentucky musicians at the American Folk Song Festival in Ashland, Kentucky; African-American singer and harmonica player "Peg Leg" Sam Jackson, in Knott County, Kentucky; and fiddlers and banjo players from Alabama and North Carolina.

See the Finding Aid to browse the complete Bill Parker Collection.