Price, James Otis Jr. 2013-07-17

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This interview features Lubbock band director James Otis Price. Price discusses his experiences growing up in East Lubbock, attending Texas Tech, and teaching music in Lubbock. Price also talks about the various professional musicians with whom he has played.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: James Otis Price Jr.

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: July 17, 2013

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Cosby Morton



Tape 1, Side 1:

Background and school; The neighborhood; Churches in the area and drumming; Mr. Roberts and neighborhood teachers; Band; Home environment; College; First professional job and other noteworthy jobs; Touring and playing music in Lubbock; Teaching music; Musicians from Dunbar; Texas Tech; Community involvement; Mae Simmons Swimming Pool

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Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio cd available in Reading Room

Transcript: found here:

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