(SNP088) Cletus McCoy interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith

Title

(SNP088) Cletus McCoy interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith

Authors

Cletus McCoy

Files

Interviewee

McCoy, Cletus

Identifier

SNP088

Format

1 audio file (running time: 1:55:29)

Interview Number

SNP-88

Date of Interview

5-26-1978

Description

Records a number of bluegrass and gospel tunes played during an impromptu session of mountain music at the McCoy Store, in Stanley, Virginia. Cletus McCoy's store was renown in Page County for hosting weekly pick-up concerts where local musicians would gather to play for the public and pass the hat for donations. Fifty-six tracks were recorded by Dorothy Noble Smith on a portable cassette tape recorder. Smith and others offer brief comments before some songs, but the titles of many others remain unknown. Includes a photocopy of a newspaper interview with Cletus McCoy written by Smith, however, the date and name of the newspaper are not known.

Rights

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Personal Names

McCoy, Cletus, 1926-2004, Interviews

Subjects

Mountain people -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Social life and customs; Mountain life -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs; Old-time music -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Bluegrass music -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Gospel music -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Popular music -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.).

Place Names

Stanley (Va.) -- History; Page County (Va.) -- History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.

Interviewer

Smith, Dorothy Noble, 1915-1999

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP

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