University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Gene Ramey Collection, 1977-2004



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ramey, Gene
Title: Gene Ramey Collection
Dates: 1977-2004
Abstract: Gene Ramey was a renowned jazz bassist from Austin, Texas, who made his mark playing in the “territory bands” of Kansas City in the 1930s. Collection contains audio recordings of a radio broadcast with Gene Ramey, published articles about Ramey and photocopy transcripts of an oral history interview completed by the Smithsonian Institution.
Accession No.: 84-243; 2008-025
Extent: 3 inches, 2 open reel tapes
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Gene Ramey was a renowned jazz bassist from Austin, Texas, who made his mark playing in the “territory bands” of Kansas City in the 1930s. He later joined Charlie Parker and others in the move to New York City, where he was a key figure in the development of BeBop.


Scope and Contents

Collection contains audio recordings of a radio broadcast with Gene Ramey. Also included are published articles about Ramey and photocopy transcripts of an oral history interview completed by the Smithsonian Institution.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gene Ramey Collection, 1977-2004, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.113 Audio Recordings, 10 inch open reel tape:
KUT special broadcast featuring interview and recordings with Gene Ramey
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2.325/C102 Publications:
The Journal of Texas Music History, Fall 2004
Photocopies of Articles:
“Bass Hit,” Texas Monthly, May 1981
“You Can Bank on Gene,” Melody Maker, undated
“First Bass Man,” Third Coast, August 1983
“Gene Rame…” (French article with English translation), Hot, 1977
Oral History Transcript, Smithsonian Institution, 1977-1978