Brown, Mrs Leona 1987-11-18

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Mrs. Leona Brown relays her musical background and her experiences singing in conventions.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Leona Brown

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Date: November 18, 1987

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Brown, Leona, background, Born Rusk County, Texas, 1913, Sharecroppeing, Chores, Brown, Leona, singing history, Singing school, Piano, Church, Radio quartet singing, Brown, Leona (again), Learning piano, Father, Musical talent, Brown, Leona (again), Move to Hood County, Texas, Marriage, Husband, Musical talent, Singing conventions, Songbook publishers, Songbook publishers, Stamp Baxter, Vaughn music company, Vaughn music co., Job beginning, Job description, Brown, Leona (again), Children, Songbook sales, Recent decline, Publisher competition

Tape 1, Side 2: Stamp Baxter publishing co., History, Brown, Leona (speculation), Convention singing, Interest decline, Publisher competition (again), Quartet singing, Husband (again), Occupation, Songbook selling, Husband (again), Death, Convention singing, Brown, Leona (speculation), Singing schools

Range Dates: 1913-1987

Bulk Dates: 1935-1987

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