Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Craig Alderson:

An Inventory of His Collection, 1984-1999, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Alderson, Craig
Title: Craig Alderson Collection,
Dates: 1984-1999
Abstract: The Craig Alderson Collection of regional musicians and advertising productions contains recordings in various media.
Collection # AV 0183
Quantity: 2 boxes and 1 folder, plus reels on open shelves (7 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Craig Alderson, with his brother Bruce, opened a recording studio in Lubbock as an adjunct to their band Pocket around 1975. Their original equipment was limited to two 4-track recorders, used to great effect to help a local group, called The Nelsons, become finalists on MTV's "Basement Tapes" competition in 1983 with "I Don't Mind". In the early 1990s they opened Broadway Studios in Lubbock, where most of the material in this archive was recorded.

Jay Lemons, son of Joe and Natalie Lemons, attended Coronado High School in Lubbock, where he played in the band. After studies at Texas Tech University and North Texas State University, he taught vocal music at South Plains College. Today he performs on keyboards, writes and produces music in addition to private instruction. Other featured artists in the collection include Albert Mendoza, Spinning Jinny, Plum Jam, Sonlighters, and Cervantez and Company. Broadway studios also produced many ads, especially for local radio and TV.


Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of analog master tapes of ½” 16 tack (10” reels), ¼” 2 track masters (10” reels), and ¼” 2 track masters (7” reels). Reels are listed in order by their studio log numbers (found in parentheses behind each item). Some additional reels are uninventoried due to mold and water damage and have been referred for conservation. Many recordings are of aspiring musical acts from West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Others are radio advertising spots created for regional clients. The collection also includes two CDs, one of Jay Lemon's See You In Paradise from 1999 and one unlabeled and undated of an unknown funk/jazz band. The collection is in good condition and is part of the Crossroads of Music archive.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law. Audio and visual recordings may need to be reformatted prior to use and require advance notice to the Reference Librarian.


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Alderson, Craig.
Fausett, John.
Lemons, Jay.
Mendoza, Albert.
Subjects (Organizations)
Broadway Church of Christ (Lubbock, Tex.)
The Nelsons (Musical group)
Broadway Studios (Lubbock, Tex.)
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
Advertising--Local--Lubbock, Texas.
Christian music, Contemporary.
Sound Recordings.
Sound studios.

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Craig Alderson Collection, 1984-1999, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Accession number(s):
2001-03350-A and 2005-0197-A

Gifts, 2001 and 2005

Processed by

Elissa Stroman and Cynthia Curry


Collection Inventory

Audio-Visual Materials

1/4x10-inch reel-to-reel audio tape
box item
1 1 Albert Mendoza (1865), May, 1984
2 Yo y Tu, La Media Vuelta (1903), undated
3 Richie safety (2861), undated
4 J. Weatherby tracks (2862), undated
5 J. Weatherby (2863), undated
6 John Cone (2865), February 1986
7 Terry Wilson (2911), undated
8 Spinning Ginny (2921), undated
9 Destyno Cass (2942), undated
10 Stanton (3851), March 1985
11 Flat Chance (3852), March 1985
12 Juan Delao reel 2 of 2 (3883), March 18, 1988
13 Deann side 1 (3922), undated
14 Deann side 2 (3923), undated
15 Deann side 2 (3924), undated
16 Los Viciosos side 1 (3932), undated
17 Los Viciosos side 2 (3933), undated
18 Les Walker (4852), April 1985
19 Stormy Weather/ Summertime tracks (4862), undated
20 Newlife Fellowship #2 (4884), undated
21 Sandy Fallis (4885), undated
22 Broadway Church of Christ (4931), undated
23 John [????] (4932), undated
24 Stingrays (5867), undated
25 John Fausett (5872), May 2, 1987
26 David McReynolds side 1 (5881), undated
27 David McReynolds side 2 (5882), undated
28 Just Say No Jr. (5886), undated
29 Jinny Lynn (5931), undated
30 Cervantez and Company (6921), June 1992
31 Tribal Citizen (6932), undated
32 Jeff Milburn (7851), undated
33 Earl Broseh safety (7852), August 1985
34 Earl Broseh (7853), July 1985
35 Sonny Garcia--Martinez Records (7855), July 10, 1985
36 Farmers side 1 (7901), July, 1990
37 La Competencia Jose Perez (7931), undated
box item
2 1 Sherry Holley (8861), undated
2 Larry Schovajsa safety (8852), undated
3 Melanie Boone remix safety copy (8852), undated
4 Rick Hudson demos (8863), undated
5 Lee and Ruby (8864), undated
6 Catch 22 (8911), undated
7 Catch 22 side 1 (8912), undated
8 Catch 22 side 2 (8913), undated
9 Passin Through--Todd (8921), undated
10 The Fugitives--Cipriano (8922), undated
11 Los Fugitives (8923), August 26, 1992
12 Pura Vida (8924), undated
13 Jane final mix (8931), undated
14 Jane final mix side 1 (8932), undated
15 Ace (9853), undated
16 Little Liar (9865), undated
17 Toys-R-Us (9881), undated
18 Anchor Bros. T.V. theme (9882), undated
19 Jever (9887), undated
20 Blake Kitchens and Lonesome Dove (9891), undated
21 West Texas Express--Emil S. (9911), undated
22 West Texas Express--Emil S. (9912), undated
23 Peligro (9921), undated
24 Realidad (9922), undated
25 Just Us tape 1 (10193), undated
26 Just Us tape 1 (10293), undated
27 Jesse Castillo (10911), undated
28 Grand Jury (10912), undated
29 Dr. Lewis side 1 (10922), undated
30 Dr. Lewis side 2 (10923), undated
31 John Taylor (11855), November 1985
32 John Taylor Amazing Grace X (11855), November 1, 1985
33 Troy Gandy (11891), undated
34 Jill R side B (11921), December 1992
35 Jill side A (11922), undated
36 Crystal River Boys and Band reel 1 side A (48510), undated
37 Crystal River Boys and Band reel 2 side B (48511), undated
38 BCD, undated
39 Cindy Looney song demos, February 1983
40 Cindy Looney tracks, July 1983
41 Saint Mary’s, February 1990
42 Sandy Fallis, March 10, 1988
1/4x10-inch reel-to-reel audio tape
item
1 PIAZ (1864), undated
item
2 Amy Goode (1882), August 23, 1986
item
3 Texas Tech Symphonic Band reel 1 of 2 (1883), February 13, 1987
item
4 Texas Tech Symphonic Band reel 2 of 2 (1884), February 13, 1987
item
5 Texas Tech Symphonic Band (1885), February 18, 1987
item
6 Mary Helen Snow side 2 (1921), undated
item
7 Mary Helen Snow reel 1 (1922), undated
item
8 Reed Boyd side 2 (1931), undated
item
9 Reed Boyd side 1 (1932), undated
item
10 Sonlighters Alone (2855), December 1984
item
11 Sonlighters--tracks for Eugene (2856), December 1984
item
12 Sonlighters partial tracks (2857), December 1984
item
13 Conquerors “copy” (2864), undated
item
14 Mirage (2891), February 1989
item
15 Tommy Reed demo (3881), March 21, 1988
item
16 Juan Delao (3882), March 18, 1988
item
17 Imitation Stats final mix (3931), undated
item
18 Tiny Lynn (4871), undated
item
19 Tiny Lynn 2 (4872), undated
item
20 New Life # 1 (4881), April 18, 1988
item
21 New Life # 1 (4883), undated
item
22 Intentions (4892), undated
item
23 Lynn Bro (4902), undated
item
24 Buena Serta master (5864), May 1986
item
25 David McReynolds (5883), undated
item
26 Hazel (6862), undated
item
27 Jill R (6891), May 1989
item
28 Jill R (6892), May 1989
item
29 Kathy Allen (6904), June 1990
item
30 John Crouse final mix side 2 (6911), undated
item
31 John Crouse final mix side 1 (6912), undated
item
32 Molses Ancira Jr side A (7859), undated
item
33 Tracks (7900), undated
item
34 Edith Pere (9871), September 18, 1987
item
35 Pitner (9884), undated
item
36 Ramone Pera (9892), undated
item
37 John R side A (10851), undated
item
38 John R side B (10852), undated
item
39 Cox Havens (10861), undated
item
40 Jim Bell (10881), undated
item
41 Ker Whitner #2 (11851), undated
item
42 Ker Whitner #1 (11852), undated
item
43 John Taylor side 1 (11853), November 1985
item
44 John Taylor side 2 (11854), November 1985
item
45 John Taylor master # 1 (11856), October 28, 1985
item
46 John Taylor master # 2 (11857), November 1, 1985
item
47 Morses Ancia Jr side B (78510), undated
1/2x10-inch reel-to-reel audio tape
item
1 Advertising #1, undated
item
2 AD II, August 1990
item
3 AD III, September 1990
item
4 Ad Reel 4, June 1993
item
5 Ad Reel 5, September 1992
item
6 Ad Reel 6, May 1995
item
7 Advertising Reel # 3 (7), March 1991
item
8 Ad Reel 8, October 1991
item
9 Ad Reel 10 (AD), undated
item
10 Advertising, April 1992
item
11 Ad Reel 94, February 1994
item
12 Ad Reel, August 1991
item
13 AD, October 1994
item
14 AD, May 1994
item
15 AD, September 1994
item
16 AD, May 1993
item
17 AD, September 1991
item
18 Adv, August 8, 1997
item
19 St Mary AV, June 1991
item
20 Contact/ United Way, April 1996
item
21 Ad, May 1996
item
22 Advert, November 1997
item
23 Ad Tape, January 1996
item
24 Ad Reel, August 1993
item
25 Rental, July 1993
item
26 Contact / United Way, August 1996
item
27 New Ad, June 1994
item
28 Adv, September 1996
item
29 St Luke’s United Methodist Church reel 1, May 2, 1990
Compact disc (CD Audio)
box item
1 38 Jay Lemon, See You In Paradise: 1. "Debut in the Bamboo Room" 2. "The Love O' Money" 3. "Witness" 4. "Uncle John" 5. "Log In My Eye" 6. "He Always Knows Where I Am" 7. "No Condemnation" 8. "St. Peter's Lament" 9. "It Is Finished" 10. "Stand Up, and Don't, 1999
39 Pocket (ALDERS ald 01), undated