University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Lillian Standfield Music Collection, 1972-1993



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Standfield, Lillian, 1954-2013
Title: Standfield, Lillian, Music Collection
Dates: 1972-1993
Abstract: The Lillian Standfield Music Collection consists of music posters, business records, correspondence, promotional materials, and audio recordings related to the blues singer's musical career and reflects the Austin music scene in the 1980s-1990s.
Accession No.: 2016-274
OCLC No.: 960702009
Extent: 4.5 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Singer-songwriter Lillian Standfield, who played Texas blues clubs in the 1980s-2000s, is credited with coining Austin's claim to be the "Live Music Capital of the World." Attending a public meeting directly after a performance in Houston, Standfield suggested placing a "Music Capital" sign at the city limits, a suggestion that was refined and subsequently adopted in 1991.

Standfield grew up in Oklahoma and in the St. Louis, Missouri, area. She attended the University of Oklahoma, majoring in drama. She won the 1984 New Folk award at the Kerrville Folk Festival and moved to Austin in 1986. During her career, Standfield opened for artists including Bonnie Raitt, Doug Kershaw, and Butch Hancock. She signed with TSMB Records in 1989 after the company president discovered her at the South by Southwest Music Conference. A review of her 1989 release Too Many Reasons observed that, "Not too many folks can confidently go straight into a studio and lay it down with minimalist production." With her band and in solo performances, Standfield played widely in Austin clubs including Steamboat, Antone's, and Chicago House.

Sources:

Benini, Sylvia. "Lady in Waiting, " Music City, October 1989.

Buchele, Mose. "How did Austin become the live music capital of the world?, " KUT.org, Sept. 21, 2014, http://kut.org/post/how-did-austin-become-live-music-capital-world (accessed Sept. 22, 2016).


Scope and Contents

The Lillian Standfield Music Collection consists of business records, correspondence, promotional materials, and audio recordings related to the blues singer's musical career and reflects the Austin music scene in the 1980s-1990s. The collection includes cassette tapes of numerous Austin bands, as well as cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, 45-rpm discs, and professional studio recordings of Standfield's work.

In addition, Standfield's holdings include a collection of 45 posters and numerous cassette tapes from musician Loose Reed, a bassist who played with Standfield's band as well as with the group The Rhythm Rats. Loose Reed's materials include posters from Austin music venues including Club Foot, Soap Creek Saloon, and The Continental Club. Audio cassettes include a number of the Rhythm Rats live performances.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use of audio material and video material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist for more information.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Standfield, Lillian, 1954-2013.
Subjects (Organizations)
Rhythm Rats (Musical group).
Subjects
Music--Texas--Austin--20th century.
Posters--20th century.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

Related Material

See also the Texas Poster Art Collection.

See also the Soap Creek Saloon Archives.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lillian Standfield Music Collection, 1972-1993, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, October 2016.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

BOX
4za172 Business records, printed materials, and photographs
Clippings and music calendars, 1989-1990
Photographs, various musical groups, including Jr. Medlow, Tornado Alley, Lillian Standfield Band, B.W. Stevenson, Guy Forsythe, Rusty Wier, Delbert McClinton, Mark Luke Daniels, and Dennis Hopper, 1988-1991
Printed material, including Texas Beat, Music City calendar, Austin Chronicle, various music calendars, 1992-1993
Greeting cards, undated
"Surviving Sixth Street," notes, correspondence, and printed materials, 1992 and undated
BOX
4za174 Music City magazine, nos. 2-23, 1989-1991
Standfield band fliers, calendars, dates played, 1987-1988
Clippings, music calendars, and misc., 1984-1987
Programs, clippings, music calendars, 1988
TSMB Records correspondence, 1989
TSMB Records, promotional materials, 1989-1990
Clippings, correspondence, printed materials, 1991
"Nite-Live" column for Lawton (OK) Times, by Lillian Standfield, 1985
Contracts, correspondence, and receipts, 1978-1985
Completed contracts, 1988-1990
Promotion and logo originals, 1986-1988
Austin Records, contracts and publishing, 1988 and undated
Promotional materials, audience song requests, 1977-1987
Cover work for cassette, 1987-1990 and undated
Clippings, calendars, and correspondence, 1990-1991
Band correspondence, equipment check list, 1988-1989
Music calendars, 1991 and undated
Radio station list, undated
Radio station returned cards, rating lists, 1990
Indie Bullet magazine and cross reference charts, 1990
Cover work and information, "Too Many Reasons" cassette, 1989
Correspondence, ticket stubs, 1986-1990
Music posters, correspondence, 1985-1992
Correspondence, posters, publicity material, 1989-1992
Lone Star Women's Music Festival, 1992
BOX
2.325/ZZ6 OS Cactus Café music poster, 14" X 21", [1991]
Mance Lipscomb poster, "A Well Spent Life," autographed, 11" X 17", [1989]
Billboard magazine, 1990
BOX
4za173a Audio Cassettes
Island Folkfest: D.C. Fitz and Uncle Tim
C.A. Vineyard demo
Chinga Lilli Reli, 1992
Silver Spur in Caldwell, Gypsy Flash (2 copies)
Airtite, Austin Outhouse, Skip, Rusty, Rock, Loose, 1983
Erwin O. Prather, Flying Circus
Chinga @ Aerofit, 1992
Airtite, Austin Outhouse, 1984
Shadowcasters
Airtite (2 copies), 1984
Walt Lewis Band, 1992
J.B.
Worktape, 1991
BOX
4za173b
P. Berry Dove, The Reindeer Song, 1972
Jack Hammer and the Power Tools (6 copies), 1988
Practice tape, undated
Michael Hardie and the Hardie Boys
Specky B's, Loose
Micky Bassinger
Live Sax, Act 9, [Uranium] Savages--Trust Us
More [Uranium] Savages
Gtr Lessson
Shadowcasters
BOX
4za173c
Shadowcasters (4 copies), 1989
Parsecs, 1987
Hard Rain, a Tribute to Texadelphia, 1987
Dan Hardick songs
Randy Thornton, Thief
Bluesprint
KAZI: Wee Wee Hours (6 copies), 1990
BOX
4za173d
KAZI: Wee Wee Hours (7 copies), 1990
Antone's, TA [Tornado Alley], 1991
TA rehearsal
Tornado Alley, Club Hey Hey (2 copies), 1990
TA [Tornado Alley], Bon Ton, Houston, 1991
TA [Tornado Alley], Fatso's, 1991
TA [Tornado Alley], Bon Ton Houston, 1st set
TA [Tornado Alley], Cibolo, with Lou Ann, 1992
BOX
4za173e
TA [Tornado Alley], Bon Ton, Houston
TA [Tornado Alley], Antones, 1991
TA [Tornado Alley], Pearl's 1989
Dan Hardick
Mandy Mercier
FID IV, 1984
Carlos Thompson Revue, 1985
Lillian work tape
Tony
Dalas Starr/B.J. Shiver, [1975?]
LSB [Lillian Standfield Band], Steamboat, 1990
Chunga Reh, 1992
Daniel Johnston, Continued Story, 1985
Daniel Johnston, Respect, 1985
Daniel Johnston, Retired Boxer, 1984
BOX
4za173f
Daniel Johnston, Hi How Are You? / Keep Punching Joe, Big Band Danny and the Danksworth Orchestra, 1983
Daniel Johnston, Yip! Jump, 1983
Daniel Johnston/ Rhythm Rats, 1986
Mark Luke Daniels, for Rhythm Rats
Mark Luke Daniels, Live Set, KUT, 1987
Chuck Hamtrick
Erwin O. Prather, Flying Circus Beer Garden, 1983
B.J. [Billy Joe] Shaver, Parsects, Chuck Hamrick
Rats/Waits/ Jr. Walker/ F.Z.
Work tape
The Swing Potatoes, demo tape, Boomer Norman
Ray Jam, RKT Bob Show, 1986
Rats at Hole, also Dan Hardick, 1-13-7
E. [Ernie] Sky/Rats- S.Boat, 10/5/6 (2 copies)
BOX
4za173g ESO at Boat/Rats at Boat, 10/5/6
Z-102 Local Sound, 9/21/6 (2 copies)
Z-102 Music Marathon
House Party May 22, 1983
Bruce Newman, Muddy, Rats, Emily [Kaitz]
Bruce Newman, If I had Money/Introducing the Blues
Albert's Majic
Rats at Joe's with Rick Ward
Liz and Twine Time Rock and Roll
Stephanie Bradley Band, practice tape, Dec. 27, 1991
Stephanie Bradley Band, 1st and 2nd set
Stephanie Bradly Band demo and practice tape
Stephanie Bradley Band, 4 sets plus demo
S.B. band Studio Mix 35 on GS,/New demo Rovah mix
BOX
4za 173h Airtite, etc.
Airtite, Brewsky gig
Airtite @ Austin Outhouse
Walt Lewis
AMB Urban Turban
D.S. Live at Shad
Ain't Misbehavin
Albert Collins-Live/Section 47 1980 Peter Trappen Demo
Practice tape
Gypsy Flash, BAFB, 3/9
Bam Bam Jam 7/10
EOP Flying Circus
Secrets/ Cultural Void
Airtite, Austin Outhouse, Feb. 9, 1984
Cultural Void
BOX
4za 175 Cabaret Dinner Theater, Tom Shackelford accompanying, Nov. 3, 1984
New folk, 1984-1985
From Unkel Joe, Terlingua Tx; Master Demo, 1985
Lillian Standfield, No Mountain Recording, July 22, 1985
Lillian Standfield at Marvin King's, Dec. 31, 1986
Lillian at Riverside Records, April 3, 1987
Lillian Standfield Band, live at Steamboat, April 7, 1987
Lillian Standfield Band, live at Steamboat, June 2, 1987
Lillian, Live at Outhouse, Short Takes, Aug. 30, 1987
LSB [Lillian Standfield Band], rough mix, 45 record, Riverside Sound, Oct. 7, 1987
Olin Murrell Show, KVET, for Women's Chamber Tribute, Nov. 14, 1988
Lillian Standfield Band demo, Parrot Trax, Feb. 14, 1988
Chicago House/Wunsche Bros, 1988
Green Mesquite Live, Z102, May 26, 1988
Olin Murrell Show, KVET, AIDS benefit, Oct. 21, 1988
Lillian Standfield "live" Wensche Bros., acoustic, Jan. 1989
Watchdogs/ Too Many Reasons, final mix, June 23, 1989
WKEN Dover, Delaware interview, Oct. 10, 1989
LS live, Z-102, Nov. 8, 1989
Lillian Standfield at Matthia's, Jan. 1990
Matthia's/Wunsche Brothers with band 1990
Antone's live/ with Logan and the Lix, Jan. 28, 1990
Antone's live, tape 2, Jan. 28, 1990
Tycoon Flats, acoustic, Jan. 19, 1990
Lillian Standfield, Tycoon Flats, Jan 30, 1990
Lillian's b'day, Chicago House, Feb. 17, 1990
Lillian's b'day, Chicago House, Part 2, Feb. 17, 1990
Lillian Standfield Band, Austin Opera House, Feb. 21, 1990
Matthia's, Mar. 9, 1998
LSB [Lillian Standfield Band], live, Crawfish, tape 1, April 1990
LSB [Lillian Standfield Band], live, Crawfish, tape 2, April 1990
LSB [Lillian Standfield Band], live, Steamboat, June 4, 1990
Lillian Standfield, Wunsche, tape 1
Lillian Standfield, Wunsche, tape 2
Lillian Standfield, Wunsche, tape 3
Other Media
VHS tape, NBA Playoffs (6th St. Blues)
VHS tape, Ft. Sill Cabaret and Logan Walker and others, Feb. 22, 1985
VHS tape, Ann Richards, Jan. 15, 1991
VHS tape, Lillian Standfield/ Rhythm Kings; Lillian Standfield, "basically speaking," Oct.-Nov. 1986
VHS tape, 48 HR
VHS tape, Making a demo at Marvin King's. Also setting up for Holidaze Partee at Texadelphia and Rocket Bob show, including handwritten set list, 186-1987
VHS tape, Beat Goes On Blood Drive PSA, "Clouds," May 28, 1992
VHS tape, "Captured Live #8," Lillian Standfield
Betamax tape, Lillian Standfield, 1989
45 rpm disc, "Too Many Reasons"/Watchdog" by Lillian Standfield, T.S.M.B. records
45 rpm disc, unidentified test pressing
1/4 inch sound-tape reel (7" in diameter), jazz blues sampler, including track list, 1946-1961
1/4 inch sound-tape reel (7" in diameter), "Rod Tally/Lou Standfield. Wedding party for Bob and ?, first time Rod and Lou," July 1975
1/4 inch sound-tape reel (7" in diameter), "Watchdogs (with drums)," Dec. 4, 1989
1/4 inch sound-tape reel (7" in diameter), Lou Standfield, Live Demo, No Sweat Sound, Norman, OK
BOX
4za 177 2" audio reel (10" in diameter), with 8" computer disc, Lillian Standfield, June 20, 1989
BOX
4za 173i Loose Reed Audio Cassettes
Rhythm Rats greatest hits, Vol. 1
Live Blaze, F.Z. Freakout/Rats Rehearsal
Rats on Radio, KTXZ
Rats Other Edge
E. [Ernie] Sky Covers (Aqua Fest)/Parsels "Austin Nights" (VOC)
equipment check/ Rhythm Rats Greatest Hits--Vol 1, 1985
Late Nite Rats, Lone Star
Rat Rehearsal
Daniel Johnston and/Rhythm Rats and other stuff
Rats KUT Live Larry Monroe
E. [Ernie] Sky Orig Rats
KTXZ w/ Rocket/Austin Christmas
Rats w/JCB, Raisin' Cain Club, June 3, 1988
Mai Tai [club], Rats, June 7, 1988
Rats on TTXZ w/ Rocket Bob
BOX
4za 173j
Mai Tai [club] and Watering Hole, Rats, June 8, 1988
Mai Tai [club], Rats, June 7, 1988
Brucefest, Maggie Mae's Live Oak Jam/Austin Outer Limits, Maggie's
Rhythm Rats/ Poi covers
KUT Liveset, April 13, 1986
D.J. and Rats House Party, Nov 30, 1986
Rhythm Rats Demo
Rats
Rats studio work tape (ruffs)
Ratz demo
Rhythm Rats Demo
Rhythm Rats Demo
KTXZ Live Rats
Drinking song/50 ft. Woman, Blackballed, Jimmy Carl Black/Gary Primich and more guests, at F.L., April 14, 1985
Chuck Hamrick, Dec. 4, 1985
BOX
4za 173k
Island Lighthouse, [Corpus Christi], Rats, 1-16-7
Rats Demo (Studio Roughs), Aug 20, 1985
Finals and Roughs, Rats, Oct. 9, 1985
Beside Yo Self/ Rats Roughs, 1985
Hole in the Wall, Rats Live, April 30, 1985
MCR Live Rats, Studio Ruffs, July 5, 1985
Rhythm Rats Demo, Hut's, Summer 1984
Daniel Johnston, Yip Jump Musik, 1983
Rhythm Rats, Blackballed/KUT Blue Monday, 6/4/4
Live Rats, June 17, 1984
Live Rats, (sides 3-4) June 10, 1984
Live Rats, (sides 5-6) June 10, 1985
Rats, 84 Demo, 1984
Rats at Hole, Jan. 13, 1987
Mardi Gras '87 Hole, Rats w/ Smokey, 1987
Joe's Generic, Rats, Jan 15, 1987
Rats Finals, 1985
BOX
4za 173L New Years Eve, Rhythm Rats, 1-2, 1984
New Years Eve, Rhythm Rats, 3-4, 1985
Mid-City Roadhouse, Rats, July 5, 1985
KTXZ, Liveshow, Fromholz Show, May 13, 1985
KTXZ after Hrs, Rats, May 18, 1985
Rats Finals, Oct. 29, 1985
Rats with Smokey at Brewsky's, 3-9-7
Abate, Biker Rally, Llano, TX, Sept. 5, 1987
Rats w/Jeb, Raisin' Cane, June 4, 1988
Rats, Roomful of Blues, 1985
Bowling/Rats Roughs, Sept. 3, 1985
KTXZ, Rats, Sept 4, 1985
Rats at Juan Gringos, Nov. 15, 1987
Texadelphia, Rats, 1-8-7 (1)
Texadelphia, Rats, 1-8-7 (2)
Live Rat Shit, June 10, 1984
Live Rats, June 10, 1984
KTXZ, Rats with Rocket Bob, Aug. 25, 1984
BOX
2.325/ZZ6 Loose Reed Music Posters
Gatemouth Brown, Soap Creek Saloon, Music calendar, 11" X 17", illustrated by Kerry Awn, Aug. 1984
Back to School, Soap Creek Saloon, Music calendar, 11" X 17", illustrated by Kerry Awn, Sept. 1984
Roky Erickson, Soap Creek Saloon, Music calendar, 11" X 17", illustrated by Kerry Awn, Oct. 1984
Soap Creek Saloon, Music calendar, 11" X 17", illustrated by Kerry Awn, (2 copies), Feb. 1985
The Geezinslaw Bros., Soap Creek Saloon, Music calendar, 11" X 17", illustrated by Kerry Awn, April 1985
Ponty Bone and the Squeeze Tones, Soap Creek Saloon, Music calendar, 11" X 17", illustrated by Kerry Awn, June 1985
Soap Creek Employees, Soap Creek Saloon, Music calendar, 11" X 17", illustrated by Kerry Awn, July 1985
Soap Creek Saloon, Music calendar, 11" X 17", illustrated by Kerry Awn, Oct. 1985
Uranium Savages, with the Jitters, Liberty Lunch, 11" X 17", illustrated by Kerry Awn, with note on reverse, 1982
Uranium Savages, 13th Birthday Bash, Steamboat, 11" X 17", illustrated by Kerry Awn, Dec. 1987
Omar and the Howlers, Soap Creek Saloon, Music calendar, 11" X 17", illustrated by Kerry Awn, New Year's Eve 1984, 1984
A Celebration of Life in memory of Bonnie Kruger, The Austin Outhouse, 12" X 14", illustrated by Justin Prewitt Nov. 2, 1986
After the Flood, music calendar, Continental Club, 11" X 17", illustrated by Gary Oliver, Aug. 1981
Continental Club, music calendar, 11" X 17", illustrated by Gary Oliver, Feb. 1982
Continental Club, music calendar, 11" X 17", illustrated by Gary Oliver, April 1982
Green Mesquite, music calendar, 11" X 17", illustrated by Michael Priest, March 1989
Willem Breuker at Esther's Follies, 11" X 17" illustrated by Guy Juke, March 1985
Omar and the Howlers, 11" X 17", illustrated by D. Wilkins, 1982
Austin Blues and Heritage Festival, 11"X 17", illustrated by Henry Gonzalez, May 1982
Treasured Tracs/Freddie King 1934-1976, 11"X 17", illustrated by Henry Gonzalez, 1982
Backstage, music calendar, illustrated by Spike, Sept. 1980
Steve Forbert at Club Foot, 11" X 17", illustrated by Nels Jacobson, Sept. 1982
Neville Bros at Club Foot, 11" X 17", illustrated by Field
Inner Sanctum Records, 11" X 17", illustrated by Jim Franklin, 1972
Hondo's Saloon, music calendar, 11" X 17", illustrated by Merritt, July 1981
Spamorama, at Scholz Garten, 11" X 17", illustrated by D. Garrett, March 28, 1982
Otis Rush at Antone's, 11" X 17", illustrated by Dray, Jan. 1984
Stubb's, music calendar, 11" X 17", Nov. 23
Stubb's, music calendar, 11" X 17", 1988
Buckwheat Zydeco at Antone's, 11" X 17", autographed
Albert King at Antone's, 11" X 17"
The Vocanics, 11" X 17"
Omar and the Howlers, Big Leg Beat, 11" X 18", double-sided promotional material
Six Easy Pieces at Hole in the Wall, 11" X 17"
Rhythm Rats at Raisin's Club, Texas City, 11" X 17"
Ain't Misbehavin Band at AusTex Lounge, 11" X 17", Mar. 26,
Ain't Misbehavin Band, Hawg Wild Records, 11" X 17" (4 copies)
Elvis Lives fundraiser at Green Pastures restaurant, 11" X 17"
KTXZ AM Radio, calendar, 1984
Continental Club, music calendar, 11" X 17", illustrated by R.M. Schweiger, Jan. 1984
Albert Collins and the Ice Breakers at Antone's, 12" X 22", Oct. 26, 1985