Taylor, Grady 1987-06-13

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Grady Taylor discusses community and gospel music near Post, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Grady Taylor

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 13, 1987

Location: Brownfield, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 12 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Taylor, Grady, Born May 5, 1915 in Oklahoma, Adopted as baby, Family moved to Post, Texas area in 1921, Family farmed cotton and maize on own land, Her religion was Baptist, Learned to sing at 8 years old, Self-taught, sings all parts, Now in a trio, The Dusters, Took piano lessons when young, Teacher was teenage girl from Slaton, Attended country school at Hackberry community, Piano teachers protested her “jazz” interest, Played for singing schools, Luther Bud of Slaton came to teach, Non-denominational, summer-time, no fees, Shaped-note singing versus round-note, Her style of music was “swinging beats”, Religious and church singing, Local instrumental group, Pie suppers or box suppers, Politicians speak, Her husband sang and invited performers, V. O. Stamps, Denver Crumpler, Not strictly gospel singing, Met in homes not church or school, Lubbock too distant to visit as child, (ends after 12 minutes).

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1915 - 1987

Bulk Dates: 1920-1960s

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