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Howell Begle collection, 1949-2008.

Author: Howell Begle
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection includes detailed royalty statements from the Atlantic Recording Corporation that document payments to Ruth Brown, 1955-1964. There are also copies of contracts and correspondence related to royalty payments owed to other artists who recorded for Atlantic and other labels during the 1950s and 1960s, among them Nellie Lutcher, Jimmy Scott, Joe Turner, Harry Van Walls, the Clovers, the Coasters, and the  Read more...
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Named Person: John Bailey; Howell Begle; Ruth Brown; John Conyers; Ahmet M Ertegun; James Fifield; Carl Gardner; Dock Green; Cornell Gunter; Billy Guy; Bill Harris; Elsbeary Hobbs; Leon Hughes; Jesse Jackson; Will Jones; Ben E King; Dennis J Kucinich; Harold Lucas; Nellie Lutcher; Clyde McPhatter; Matthew McQuater; Billy Mitchell; Bobby Nunn; Lover Patterson; Bill Pinkney; Bonnie Raitt; Michael Resnick; Jimmy Scott; Charlie Thomas; Joe Turner; Harry Van Walls; Sheldon Vogle; Jerry Wexler; John Williams; Harold Winley
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Howell Begle
OCLC Number: 761324974
Notes: In the Southern Folklife Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#20441).
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The collection includes detailed royalty statements from the Atlantic Recording Corporation that document payments to Ruth Brown, 1955-1964. There are also copies of contracts and correspondence related to royalty payments owed to other artists who recorded for Atlantic and other labels during the 1950s and 1960s, among them Nellie Lutcher, Jimmy Scott, Joe Turner, Harry Van Walls, the Clovers, the Coasters, and the Drifters. Also included are legal documents, articles of incorporation, correspondence, news articles, and other materials relating to the formation and administration of the Rhythm & Blues Foundation; scattered correspondence between Begle and Atlantic executives, including Ahmet Ertegun, Jerry Wexler, Michael Resnick, and Sheldon Vogle, documenting negotiations leading to the royalty settlement of 1988; correspondence with musicians involved in the Foundation, particularly board member Bonnie Raitt; letters relating to Begle's dissatification with and 1998 resignation from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation; photocopied news and periodical articles relating to Foundation; and calendars and promotional materials for the Foundation, some relating to the Foundation's annual award ceremony. Other items include Billboard chart research documents, 1950s-1960s; a chronology documenting efforts to reform royalty payment accounting at Atlantic Records, 1983-1993; programs from Ruth Brown's memorial service in 2006; correspondence with activists including Jesse Jackson, politicians including Congressmen John Conyers Jr. and Dennis J. Kucinich, and members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA); and 45rpm, 78rpm, and LP record albums collected by Begle.

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