University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James Nash Music Collection, 1970s-2010

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Nash, James
Title: James Nash Music Collection
Dates: [circa 1970s]-2010
Accession No.: 2007-263; 2009-006; 2009-128; 2009-363; 2010-163
Extent: 3 ft.
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Jim Nash is a longtime resident of Austin. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. Jim has been a member of the Austin and Texas music scene listening audience since high school, appreciating the unique place that it is and attempting to capture as much of this music as he can, given his talents and resources. He works with many local Austin musicians and is involved in various audio and video engineering projects, including restoration, mastering, production, and promotion.

Scope and Contents

The James Nash Music Collection, [ca. 1970s]-2010, contains digitally remastered versions of out-of-print LPs and commercial recordings primarily by musicians based in Austin, Texas. Artists particularly well represented by the material include Spencer Perskin, Shiva's Headband, and Greezy Wheels. Audio and video formats include compact discs (CDs), audiocassette tapes, 7-inch open reel tapes, LP albums, and DVDs. Furthermore, the collection includes a small selection of promotional music memorabilia and 11” X 17” concert posters.


Access Restrictions

Use of audio material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Nash, James -- Archives.
Music -- Texas -- Austin -- 20th century.
Music -- Texas -- Austin -- 21st century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Nash Music Collection, [circa 1970s]-2010, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy Armstrong, December 2007. Subsequent revisions were made by Laurel Rozema, June 2009, June 2010. Subsequent revisions were made by Megan Mummey, August 2010.

Detailed Description of the Collection



2.325/S104 The All Purpose Blues Band:
Kiss My Ass Baby, CD #4, undated
2.325/S99 A.N. McCallum High School Bands
The 1972-73 A.N. McCallum High School Bands, Austin, TX 1972-1973
2.325/S104 The Astronaut Suit, Soul of a Man (self-produced), 2007
2.325/S99 The Black Angels:
Passover, 2006
The Black Angels, 2005
2.325/S104 Directions to See a Ghost (Light in the Attic LITA 033), 2008
2.325/S99 Blue Flame:
Texas Heat, 1998
Demo, 1998
Cathedrals of Sand – demo copy, 2003
Bud Light, Tu Musica Tu Cerveza
Butthole Surfers:
Pioughd, 1991
Electriclarryland, 1996
2.325/S100 Dave Brubeck:
Dave Brubeck at Storyville, 1954
digitized from LP
2.325/S99 Troy Campbell:
Long in the Sun, 2006
American Breakdown, 2002
2.325/S104 In the Woods, Recorded live at Hertenkomp, Netherlands, 2002
[Remastered by Jim Nash, 2008]
Live at Flipnotics with guests, Austin, TX, May 7, 2009
Live at Flipnotics with guests, Austin, TX, May 14, 2009
Live at Antones, Austin, Texas, July 17, 2009
(2 copies)
Live at Flipnotics, Austin, Texas, June 4, 2009
Flipnotics Happy Hour Gigs, May/June/July 2009
(2 copies)
2.325/S100 Live at Antones, Austin, Texas, Jul 17, 2009
2.325/S99 Troy Young Campbell:
Man vs. Beast
Joe "King" Carrasco & the Crowns:
Synapse Gap (digitized copy of 1982 LP album)
2.325/S104 Cleve and Sweet Mary:
Totally (Self-produced), undated
2.325/S99 Coffee Sergeants:
Moonlight Towers (two copies), 1993
El-Ariesh, 2004
Consolation has no Phone…, 2002
The Blessing House, 1999
Self-titled, 2006
2.325/S100 Carousel Lounge, Austin, Texas, May 4, 2010
Carousel Lounge, Austin, Texas, June 1, 2010
(2 copies)
Minaret, released in 1991
digitized June 2010 (2 copies)
2.325/S99 Del Castillo:
Vida, 2002
Brothers of the Castle, 2001
Brotherhood, 2006
Live at SXSW (recorded and mastered by Jim Nash), 2007
2.325/S100 Del Castillo, 2009
2.325/S99 Double Trouble:
Been A Long Time, 2001
Shane Dwight Band:
Done With You
2.325/S104 Lincoln Durham:
Recorded Live at Flipnotics, Austin, Texas, June 4, 2009
Recorded Live at Flipnotics, Austin, Texas, July 2, 2009
2.325/S99 Joe Ely:
Live at Liberty Lunch, 1990
Live at Antone’s, 2000
2.325/S100 Live Chicago, 1987
2.325/S99 EPS:
Just When You Thought You Were Safe… (digitized copy of cassette tape), 1987
Roky Ericson:
Gremlins Have Pictures
Gremlins Have Pictures [bootleg CD] (digitized copy of LP album)
2.325/S104 Roky Erickson’s Ice Cream Social, Threadgill’s World Headquarters, Austin, TX, March 19, 2009
2.325/S99 Roky Erickson with the Explosives:
Live at Rock Island (digitized copy of 1979 live recording on KPFT-Houston)
2.325/S104 Halloween: Live, 1979-1981 (Steady Boy SB-0022), 2007
2.325/S99 Flounders Without Eyes:
What Will It Bring
Movin’ On
Guy Forsyth:
Voices Inside: An Acoustic Record
Steak, 2000
Love Songs: For and Against (autographed), 2005
Can You Live Without, 1999
The Guy Forsyth Band:
High Temperature, 1994
Needlegun, 1995
2.325/S104 Kinky Friedman:
[Self-titled] (Varèse Sarabande Digital VSD-5488), c1974
Live from Austin, TX (New West NW6124), 2007
Sold American (Vanguard VMD-79333), c1973
2.325/S99 The Funky Beans:
Live at Margaritaville
Jimmy George Band:
She, 2002
2.325/S104 Noel Gray & the Corncrib Boys:
Compilation CD of two audiocassette tapes, May 3, 1987, undated, transcribed October 11, 1009
2.325/S99 Greezy Wheels:
“Have a Greezy Holiday”/”In the Middle”
2.325/S104 Greezy Wheels, HipPoP (Tana), undated
2.325/S99 “Assorted Greezy Wheels” (unpublished compilation), 2002
String Theory
“String Theory 10-cuts”
Greezy Wheels (digitized copy of LP album)
Millennium Greezy (two copies-one unopened), 2001
Juz Loves Dem Ol’ Greezy Wheels (digitized copy of 1975 LP album)
2.325/S104 Billy Hallmark:
Still Fallin’ (Self-produced), 2007
2.325/S99 Highwaymen:
Live Texas Radio
The Hudson’s:
Songs About People, 2003
Live Album, 2005
2.325/S104 Humble Time! The Texas Songwriters Radio Showcase #144: Troy Young Campbell: “Just the Facts” (Humble Productions, 2000)
2.325/S99 Eric Johnson:
Venus Isle, 1996
The Keepers:
Looking For a Sign
Every Dog Is a Star, 1997
Mike Kindred, “Handstand”’/David Olney, “The Wheel”/Troy Campbell, “American Breakdown”/Ponty Bone, “Fantasize”/R.C. Banks “Cowboy Corner”
2.325/S100 Barbara K:
Ghosts and Sparrows: Relative Truth, 2005
Ready, 2000
2.325/S104 Shelley King:
Rockin’ the Dancehall (Lemonade 66633-11132), 2004
2.325/S100 KGSR Broadcasts, vol. 17, 2009
2.325/S99 KGSR Lonestar State of Mind:
Van Wilks CD Release and Roky Erickson & The Explosives, Saxon Pub, Austin, TX (two copies), November 18, 2005
KLBJ FM’s Local Licks Live, 1991
1973-1974 L.C. Anderson High School Trojan Bands
2.325/S100 Vanessa Lively:
Vanessa Lively at Esquina Tango, CD Release Performance of "Canto y Cantera," April 24, 2010
(2 copies; signed)
Vanessa Lively, Klaus Caprani, Johnathan Ash, The House of Songs Showcase, Flipnotics, Austin, Texas, June 10, 2010
Canto Y Cantera, 2010
A Chain Unbroken, 2008
Let Me Rise, 2007
2.325/S99 Loose Diamonds:
New Location, 1994
Burning Daylight, 1993
2.325/S104 Fresco Fiasco! (Freedom FR1011), undated
Reunion Gig @ Jovita’s (for Beth), Austin, TX, April 10, 2009
Loose Diamonds Recorded Live at Flipnotics, Austin, Texas, June 9, 2009
2.325/S99 Romaine Lowdermilk:
[Cowboy songs], Phoenix, AZ [2001]
2.325/S104 Ian McLagan:
Bump in the Night (Maniac MRCD 0002), undated
2.325/S99 Ian McLagan & the Bump Band:
Rise & Shine!, 2004
Spiritual Boy: An Appreciation of Ronnie Lane, 2006
Ian McLagain & the Bump Band Live (recorded on KUT Liveset)
Live at the Lucky Lounge, May 3, 2007
Bump in the Night
2.325/S104 Never Say Never (Maniac MRCD0007), 2007[?]
2.325/S99 Patti McClean and Crash! Bam! Boom!:
Easy to Love (two copies-one unopened), 1999
2.325/S104 Kick Off the Blues / Disfruta el Blues (Nuharmony n.n.), 2005
Live at El Sol y La Luna (Jim Nash), 2008
Message from Space with Frosty:
Halloween 08 Recreation Plantation, live multi-track demo, October 31, 2008
2.325/S100 Studio Demos, Winter 2009-2010
2.325/S99 Mincemeat:
Hold the Phone: Comedy Prank Phone Calls, 2001
Monte Montgomery:
Wishing Well, 2001
Mirror, 1999
1st and Repair, 1998
Ian Moore:
Modernday Folklore, 1995
Luminaria, 2004
Ian Moore’s Got the Green Grass, 1998
Ron Nottebart:
Under a Bushel, 2002
Arguments from a Cornfield, 2000
Bruce Newman and Washtub Jerry:
Cajun Cowboys, 1993
Omar and the Howlers:
Big Delta, 2001
SwingLand, 1999
Spencer Perskin:
Songwriter Demonstration
Magic Feather (unpublished compilation), 2001
“Spencer Perskin Project,” 2006
“7 Ruffs”
“Spencer Perskin Songwriter Demonstration”
2.325/S104 Dogman (self-produced), 2008
“Lover’s Army” Mix 5, undated
Spencer, Susi, and Tiva Perskin:
Acoustic Songs (Jim Nash), 2008
2.325/S99 Pinetop Perkins:
Back on Top (Telarc Blues CD 83489), 2000
2.325/S104 The Kevin Phillips Singer Songwriter Circle Showcase, featuring Whitey Ray Huitt, Spencer Perskin, and Jerry Rigged (Jim Nash), 2008
Patrice Pike:
Unraveling, 2006
Live! At the Brushwood Lounge, 2004
Poor Yorick:
A Fish Tale…and Other Table Epic Nonsense (Self-produced), 2007
Yuletide Fool, 2008
2.325/S99 What Fools, 1992
Das tunes, 1988-1997
Comedies and Tragedies (two copies), 1990
Caucasia, 1996
Armchair Vacation (two copies), 1988
Aren’t You Glad You Came!, 2005
Oliver Rajamani:
Sabas, 2004
Pakiam, 2001
Jerry Rigged:
Songs from Rodent Ranch, 2005
Special Limited Edition, 2000
Jerry Rigged & Spencer Perskin:
Live on JRRI International Shortwave Radio (digitized copy of live recordings), 2000
Shake Russell Dana Cooper Band:
Self-titled album (digitized copy of 1981 LP album)
Shiva’s Headband:
The Temple of Rock N Roll, 2001
Take Me to the Mountains (digitized copy of 1970s LP album)
2.325/S104 Take Me to the Mountains…Plus (Akarma AK 359), undated
2.325/S99 Classics, Volume One: Down in Texas, 1996
Remember the Armadillo (digitized copy of audio cassette tape) 1999
Psychedelic Yesterday
Armadillo (digitized copy of 45 album)
Post Analog-Bits from a Shoebox (digitized compilation from various live and studio sources)
Shiva’s Headband Live (digitized copy from open reel tape)
“Live at the Elysium, Austin, TX,” October 10, 2003
Kaleidoscopic YesterDaze
In the Primo of Life
In the Primo of Life (digitized copy of LP album)
“Faces Nightclub-Dallas” (two copies), 1975
Coming to a Head
Coming to a Head (digitized copy of LP album; two copies)
Basement Tapes (digitized copy of live recordings and audio cassette tape)
Shiva’s Headband Experience:
“Live Radio-KPFT Houston, TX, recorded at Fitzgerald’s,” February 2006
2.325/S104 Sisters Morales:
Ain’t No Perfect Diamond (Luna LR 2581), 1997
Someplace Far Away from Here (Luna 2582), 1999
2.325/S99 Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns:
‘Twas the Night before Christmas (digitized copy of 1962 LP album)
Powell St. John:
Right Track Now, 2005
Tamasha Africana:
Self-titled album
Jesse ‘Guitar’ Taylor:
Last Night
The Tommy Hall Schedule:
Live on Monkey Island, Demo DVD (psychedelic resurgence), 2003
Uranium Savages:
Party with the Pope
Big Ones, 1999
“Tues Oct 31 Saxon Pub”
Trust Us (digitized copy of 1979 LP album; two copies)
Radio-Active! (digitized copy of 1980 LP album)
2.325/S104 Patricia Vonne:
Firebird (Bandolera n.n.), 2007
2.325/S99 Guitars & Castanets (autographed), 2005
Self-titled (autographed), 2003
Brad Whitfield:
Just A Plain Ol’ Cowboy (digitized copy of audio cassette tape)
Steve Whitfield:
Unfinished Mansions of Soul
Rusty Wier:
Self-titled (digitized copy of 1975 LP album; two copies)
Are We There Yet?
2.325/S100 Under My Hat, 2003
2.325/S99 Van Wilks:
Texas Jukin’ (two copies), 2002
Soul of a Man, 1995
Running from Ghosts, 2005
Koko’s Hideaway, 1999
Bombay Tears
Demo Tape, 1981
2.325/S104 Live at Nuno’s, Austin, TX (Jim Nash), 2007
2.325/S99 Bob Wills/Tommy Duncan and the Texas Playboys:
Together again… (digitized copy of 1961 LP album; two copies)
Carolyn Wonderland:
Bloodless Revolution
2.325/S104 Miss Understood (Bismeaux Productions CD9591), 2008
Alcohol & Salvation, 2001
2.325/S99 Hally Wood:
O’ Lovely Appearance of Death (two copies)



2.325/S100 Troy Campbell:
Tall Tales & Other Big Lies, Collection Agency Films (includes booklet: Tall Tales and Other Big Lies: Stories of Ray Wylie Hubbard, illustrated by José Luis González)
Dell Castillo Live, 2003
Van Wilks, Live and Loud from Austin Texas, Low Down, Wound Up, Rockin’ Texas Blues, 2009
Hands on a Hardbody: The Documentary, released October 1997
digitized February 2010
Elvis Does St. Ignatius Fall Fest, Fall 2009
Message from Space, Live at Studio2, Austin, Texas, November 21, 2009
Electrochestral at Lamberts, Austin, Texas, March 12, 2010
House of Songs Jam Night, Flipnotics, Austin, Texas, December 10, 2009 and January 30, 2010
2.325/S104 Troy Campbell Band:
Troy Campbell Band playing at the Brent and Lenna Wedding Reception, Green Pastures, Austin, TX, March 28, 2009
(2 copies)
2.325/S100 Donovan:
There Is an Ocean, 1970
2.325/S104 Greezy Wheels (Evangeline Café Music Series):
2.325/S100 Live at Evangeline Café (demo DVD), January 20, 2009
Jay Hodgson news story, KTBC-TV, Austin (includes photo postcard with Uncle Jay and Packer Jack)
2.325/S104 Message from Space:
Live at Ruta Maya, Austin, TX, January 10, 2009
Fred Mitchim:
13th Floor Elevators Guitar Chords
Poor Yorick:
1st Set at Waterloo Ice House, Austin, TX, Demo DVD, December 20, 2008
Live Concert, the Saxon Pub, Austin, TX, undated
Spencer Perskin’s Shiva’s Headband Experience live at Texas Musicians Museum, “So Near, So Far”, October 27, 2007
(3 copies)
Westlake High School graduation, 2008
2.325/S100 Wheatfield, “Austin City Limits” PBS telecast, 1976
William B. Travis High School (Austin, TX) Class of 1967 “Memories,” 2007


CD and DVD Sets:

2.325/S100 Spencer Perskin Documentary:
Magic Feather, Spencer Perskin & Friends/A Head of His Times
The Tommy Hall Schedule:
Live on Monkey Island Demo DVD (Psychedelic Resurgence), 2003


45 rpm singles:

2.325/S100 Uranium Savages:
Party with the Pope, 1987
Ray Camp
Domino, undated



2.325/S100 Shiva’s Headband:
Psychedelic Yesterday, 1995
In the Primo of Life, 1995
Remember the Armadillo, 1991


7-inch reel audiotapes:

2.325/S100 Shiva’s Headband:
14 studio tapes, [circa 1986]



2.325/S100 Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary, 1998


Quicktime Files:

2.325/S100 Vannessa Lively, at Esquina Tango, April 24, 2010
(2 copies)
House of Songs, January 30, 2010


LP albums:

2.325/R54 The Shake Russell Dana Cooper Band:
Self-titled album, 1981
Uranium Savages:
Radio-Active!, 1980
Trust Us, 1979
1973-1974 L.C. Anderson High School Trojan Bands
The 1972-73 A.N. McCallum High School Bands
2.325/S100 Canyon Caravan:
Sun, undated


Music memorabilia:

2.325/S100 Mary Hattersley Benefit:
Sweet Mary Aid commemorative package, La Zona Rosa, Austin, Texas (includes CD: Sweet Mary’s Pickup Band, Armadillo World Headquarters Thanksgiving Day Jam, November 23, 1979, CD: Armadillo Radio Headquarters, 1974, Cover letter from Eddie Wilson , Original graphic designs by Michael Priest and Jim Franklin, Photographs by Burton Wilson), December 10, 2000
Roky Erickson:
Personal fan
The Cornell Hurd Band:
Whoopee cushion
Inflatable air guitar
Assorted bumper stickers, bookmarks, and postcards


Concert posters (11” X 17”):

2.325/T58c Shiva’s Headband/Tommy Hall at the Elysium (Austin), 2003
Shiva’s Headband/Crystal Image at Threadgill’s World Headquarters (Austin), 2006
Ian McLagan and the Bump Band at the Lucky Lounge (Austin), 2007