Teague, Monroe 1995-09-02

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Monroe Teague reminisces about early 20th century Singing Schools in Texas as both a student and teacher. He also discusses the popularity of A Cappella music in the churches.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Monroe Teague

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 02, 1995

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Gene B. Preuss

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Birth, Parents, Singing School in Stephenville, Texas, Spurgon Spralls, Stampps-Baxter, Teaching Singing Schools, Primitive Baptist Schools, Instructors, Teaching Singing Schools (again), Singing Conventions, State Convention in Stephenville, Sweetwater Quartet, Popularity of /A Cappella/ music, Decline in popularity of shaped note methods, Increase in education, Reading shaped note music, Changes in gospel music, Differences in church music leaders, Sacred Harp, /A Cappella/ music (again).

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1935-1995

Bulk Dates: 1940-1995

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