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Descriptive Summary

Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization and Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Blaze Foley Videotape Archive, 2001-2002



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Foley, Blaze, 1949-1989
Title: Foley, Blaze, Videotape Archive
Dates: 2001-2002
Abstract: The Blaze Foley Videotape Archive is comprised of mini DV videotapes and DV cam tapes containing raw footage used in the making of Kevin Triplett’s film, Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah, as well as the final DVD version of the finished product.
Accession No.: 2013-199; 2013-218
OCLC No.: 870445436
Extent: 426 mini DV videotapes, 5 DV cam tapes
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

Michael David Fuller (1949-1989), better known under the stage name Blaze Foley, was an American singer-songwriter. Born in Malvern, Arkansas, he grew up in Texas where he performed in a gospel band called The Fuller Family with his mother and sisters. He was a close friend of Townes Van Zandt. In 1989, Foley was shot in the chest and killed by Carey January, the son of Foley’s friend Concho January. Carey January was acquitted of murder in the first degree by reason of self-defense.

Foley placed duct tape on the tips of his cowboy boots to mock the idea of the “Urban Cowboy” with their silver tipped cowboy boots. He later made a suit out of duct tape. At his funeral, his friends coated his casket with duct tape.

Sources:

Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah movie website. Accessed October 30, 2013. http://www.blazefoleymovie.com/biography/

Delgato, Berta, "Self-defense claimed in singer's death", Austin American Statesman, September 28, 1989.

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Scope and Contents

The Blaze Foley Videotape Archive is comprised of mini DV videotapes and DV cam tapes containing raw footage used in the making of Kevin Triplett’s film, Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah, as well as the final DVD version of the finished product. This footage includes interviews with family members and friends, including Sybil Rosen, Foley’s long-time partner, and well-known members of the country and folk music scenes, notably singer-song writers Merle Haggard and Jimmy LaFave, and musician and record producer Gurf Morlix. Other interviewees include Jeanene Van Zandt, third wife of singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt and their son, Will Van Zandt.

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Organization and Arrangement

Tape numbers 48, 60, 110, 111, and 260-359 were skipped.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use of video material by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Foley, Blaze, 1949-1989.
Rosen, Sybil.
Haggard, Merle, 1937.
LaFave, Jimmy, 1955-.
Morlix, Gurf.
Jeanene Van Zandt, 1957-.
Van Zandt, Will, 1983-.
Subjects
Country music--Texas.
Country music--Texas--Austin--1981-1990.
Documentary films--Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Blaze Foley Videotape Archive, 2001-2002, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Stefanie Lapka, October 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3J346 Interview tapes
Tapes 1-2: interview with Mandy Mercier, October 26, 2001
Tape 3: interview with Leti De La Vega, October 27, 2001
Tape 4: interviews with Tera Allison and Woody Wentworth, October 27, 2001
Tape 5: interview with Lee Nichols, November 2, 2001
Tape 6: interview with Casey Monahan, November 2, 2001
Tapes 7-9: interview with John Casner, November 3, 2001
Tape 9: interview with Will Indian, November 3, 2001
Tape 10: interview with Joey Trum, November 17, 2001
Tapes 11-12: 2nd interview with Will Indian, November 18, 2001
Tapes 13-14: interview with Max Myers, November 18, 2001
Tapes 15-16: interviews with Ryan Rader and Jon Smith, November 24, 2001
Tapes 17-18: interviews with Phil Judah and David Parks, November 25, 2001
Tapes 19-20: interview with JDK Chipps, November 25, 2001
Tape 21: interview with John Kelso, November 30, 2001
Tapes 22-23: interview with Ky Hote, November 30, 2001
Tapes 24-27: interview with Deb E. Dee, December 2, 2001
Tapes 28-29: interview with Phyllis Krantzman, December 7, 2001
Tapes 30-31: interview with Shakey Bean, December 8, 2001
Tape 32: interview with George Ensie, December 9, 2001
Tapes 33-34: interview with Cody Hubach, December 9, 2001
Tapes 35-36: interview with CP Vaughn, December 15, 2001
Tapes 37-38: interview with Phat Jack Davis, December 15, 2001
Tapes 39-40: interview with Kevin Triplett, December 22, 2001
Tapes 41-42: interview with Jim Stricklan, December 22, 2001
Tapes 43-45: interview with Mickey White, January 5, 2002
Tapes 46-47: interview with Hank Sinatra, January 5, 2002
Tapes 49-54: interviews with Henry Herndon, Kay Herndon, and Rocky Slay, March 3, 2002
Tapes 55-59: interviews with Beth Galiger, Darryl Harris, and George Ensie (2nd interview), March 3, 2002
Tapes 61-64: interview with Lindsey Horton, March 4, 2002
Tapes 65-74: interview with Marsha Weldon, March 9, 2002
Tapes 69-70: interview with Paul Berry, March 9, 2002
Tapes 75-78: interview with Gilbert Cardwell, March 10, 2002
Tapes 79-80: interview with Ricky Cardwell, March 10, 2002
Tapes 81-82: interview with Jan van Doorn, March 16, 2002
Tapes 83-89: interview with Cathy Balch, March 21, 2002
Tapes 90-97: interview with Leland Waddell, March 21, 2002
Tapes 98-100: interview with Merle Haggard, April 14, 2002
Tapes 100-103: interview with Spencer Perskin, April 18, 2002
Tapes 104-109: interview with Gurf Morlix, April 18, 2002
Tapes 112-117: interview with Harold Eggers, April 25, 2002
Tapes 118-121: interview with Jon Emery, April 25, 2002
Tapes 122-123: interview with Linda Beavers, April 25, 2002
Tapes 124-131: 2nd interviews with Ricky Cardwell and Gilbert Cardwell, interviews with Burt Moore and Jackie Cardwell, May 31, 2002
Tapes 132-139: interviews with Julieann Banks and Michael Reed Barker, June 1, 2002
Tapes 140-143: interview with Louise Hacker (Fuller), June 2, 2002
Tapes 144-150: 2nd interview with Lindsey Horton, June 3, 2002
Tapes 151-153: interviews with Betty Wilbanks, Jonette Moore, Jane White, and Madge Cornell, June 3, 2002
Tapes 154-156: interviews with Susie Cunnningham and Sarah Richardson, June 5, 2002
Tapes 157-162: interview with Carlene Jones, June 6, 2002
Tapes 163-166: interview with Justin Hess, June 7, 2002
Tapes 167-172: interviews with Elliot Rogers and Janice Rogers, June 8, 2002
Tape 173: interviews with Joe Montgomery and Rod Kennedy, June 9, 2002
Tape 175: interviews with Jimmy LaFave, Rex Foster, and Dalis Allen, June 9, 2002
Tapes 177-178: interviews with John Hill and Laurie Hill, June 10, 2002
Tapes 179-182: interview with John Conquest, June 10, 2002
Tapes 183-186: interview with Bruce Newman, July 1, 2002
Tapes 187-191: interview with Larry Monroe, July 10, 2002
Tapes 192-195: interview with Pat Mears White, August 4, 2002
Tapes 196-201: interviews with Larry Wilson and Debbie Wilson, August 4, 2002
Tapes 202-206: interview with Doug Fuller, August 8, 2002
Tapes 207-208: interview with Pat Belen, August 9, 2002
Tapes 209-210: interview with Steve Bartlett, August 9, 2002
Tapes 211-216: interviews with Joyce Underwood, Clovis Fincher, Denise Fowler, Linda “Diane” Harris, Paul Underwood, August 11, 2002
Tapes 211-218: interview with Pete Ledbetter, August 11, 2002
Tapes 211-216, 219-220: interview with Ruth Fincher, August 11, 2002
Tapes 221-224: interviews with Will Van Zandt, Jeanene Van Zandt, David Waddell, August 12, 2002
Tapes 225-226: interview with Lew Gazaway, August 14, 2002
Tapes 227-228: interview with Will Land, August 14, 2002
Tapes 227-228, 229-232, 237-238, 241-242: interview with Glyn Thomas, August 14, 2002
Tapes 227-228, 237-238, 239-242: interview with Bill Bouris, August 14, 2002
Tapes 233-234: interviews with Roger Dukes and Seth Land, August 15, 2002
Tapes 235-236, 237-238: interview with Jane Freer, August 15, 2002
Tapes 235-236: interview with Gordon Chandler, August 15, 2002
Tapes 237-238: interview with Glyn Thomas, August 15, 2002
Tapes 243-248: interview with Robin Carty, August 16, 2002
Tapes 249-254: interview with Joe Bucher, August 17, 2002
Tapes 252-256: interview with Tom Smith, October 9, 2002
Tapes 256-259: interviews with Mike Boyle and Glyn Thomas, October 11, 2002
Tapes 360-363, 373-374, 379-382, 384-388: interview with Sybil Rosen, November 11, 2002
Tapes 365-366: interview with Steve Wells, November 19, 2002
Tapes 367-368: 2nd interview with Thomas Smith, November 19, 2002
Tapes 369-370: interview with Andy Freer, November 19, 2002
Tapes 371-372: interview with Richard Pryor, November 19, 2002
Tapes 375-376: interview with Greg Land, November 20, 2002
Tapes 377-378: 2nd interview with Will Land, November 20, 2002
Tapes 600-603: interviews with Michelle Murphy, Brenda Fuller, Steve Hopkins, Sheri Frushay, Monika, Dog, December 15, 2002
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3J346 Commercial DVD: Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah

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