John and Leni Sinclair papers: 1957-2003
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Videotapes [series]

The series consists of open-reel (EIAJ) tapes of the 1973 Ann Arbor Jazz and Blues Festival and of an Allied Artists Association (AAA) Jazz Center Conference in Detroit.

 
1973 Ann Arbor Jazz and Blues Festival Videotapes [subseries]

Along with Peter Andrews, Sinclair revived the pioneering Ann Arbor Blues Festival in 1972 after a one-year hiatus. They expanded the festival's lineup and rechristened it the Ann Arbor Jazz and Blues Festival. Portions of the 1973 festival were recorded on EIAJ open-reel videotape. The tapes came to the library with the warning that" they might have one play in them." In 2009 the tapes were digitized by a professional video lab. Master Beta SP tapes were made along with high resolution (mpeg2) and streaming files and DVD use copies. The quality of the video is generally good, though lighting and other factors sometimes affect the quality. Some tapes exhibit "snow" or other distortions at the beginning of a reel, but this usually last less than a minute. The audio (taken from the broadcast feed of U-M radio station WUOM) is generally very good.

The library does not have artist release or music publisher releases for any of the performers. The DVD copies are available for use in the library, but cannot be duplicated or distributed at this time.

 
Mojo Boogie/Leon Thomas (Pt. I) 1973 ([850-1-1])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:03:16)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Leon Thomas (Pt. II)/ Freddie King (Pt. I) 1973 ([850-2-2])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:03:29)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Freddie King (Pt. II)/ Brooklyn Blues Busters 1973 ([850-3-3])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:03:17)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Detroit Blues (Pt. I) 1973 ([850-4-4])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:03:25)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Detroit Blues (Pt. II) 1973 ([850-5-5])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:59:30)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Detroit Blues (Pt. III) 1973 ([850-6-6])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:36:42)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Motor City Blues 1973 ([850-7-7])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:58:00)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
CJQ Dub #1 1973 ([850-8-8])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:39:55)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
CJQ, John Lee Hooker 1973 ([850-9-9])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:57:12)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Charles Mingus 1973 ([850-10-10])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:42:37)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Jimmy Reed 1973 ([850-11-11])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:23:56)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Big Walter Horton/Jimmy Lee's 1973 ([850-12-12])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:03:18)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Johnny Otis Show (Pt. I) 1973 ([850-13-13])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:03:20)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Johnny Otis Show (Pt. II) 1973 ([850-14-14])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:32:40)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Infinite Sound/King Biscuit Boys (Pt.I) 1973 ([850-15-15])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:03:24)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
King Biscuit Boys (Pt. II), Victoria Spivey 1973 ([850-16-16])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:54:54)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Mime troupe/Luther Allison (Pt. I) 1973 ([850-17-17])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:01:46)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Luther Allison (Pt. II) 1973 ([850-18-18])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:25:18)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Hound Dog Taylor (Pt. II), Mighty Joe Young (Pt. I) 1973 ([850-19-19])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:32:54)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Mighty Joe Young (Pt. II), Otis Rush and Homesick James 1973 ([850-20-20])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:33:19)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Mighty Joe Young (Pt. III) 1973 ([850-21-21])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:32:36)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Lucille Spann Interview 1973 ([850-22-22])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:27:49)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
T.B.D. 1973 ([850-23-23])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:32:12)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Unidentified 1973 ([850-24-24])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 00:33:05)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
Allied Artists Association (AAA) Jazz Center Conference [subseries]
 
VO25.06M, Counselor Tech. Tr., 19780823 ([850-26-1])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:00:30)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
VO25.07M August 20, 1978 ([850-27-2])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:01:10)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
VO25.08M August 20, 1978 ([850-28-3])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:01:45)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
VO25.09M May 16, 1978 ([850-29-4])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:01:01)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
VO25.10M May 16, 1978 ([850-30-5])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:01:07)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
VO25.11M May 16, 1978 ([850-31-6])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:01:46)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
VO25.12M May 30, 1978 ([850-32-7])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:01:08)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
VO25.13M May 30, 1978 ([850-33-8])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:01:14)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))
 
VO25.14M May 30, 1978 ([850-34-9])
 
Original: (open reel videotape, b/w, sound, 01:01:30)
DVD Box   9  
Use Copy: (1 optical discs (DVDs))