Jazz in the Twin Cities Oral History Project: Interview with Roy Robison
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Robison was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1906. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: How interest in music developed; musical influences; first job with Keogh Gleason; The Marigold Ballroom; playing with traveling bands; Hap Kastner; drinking, drugs and smoking during Prohibition; campus bands; Art Goldberg; improvisation; composing songs; big bands that came to the Twin Cities; "Battles of Music"; playing for the sororities; Minneapolis Musician's Clubhouse; Sammy Scheiner; the club scene; clubs where black bands played; retirement.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
16 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:57:40 running time
Creation Interviewee: Robison, Roy
Interviewer: Warmington, Carl
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 09/05/1987
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 129
Accession Number AV1989.137.5
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Jazz in the Twin Cities Oral History Project'

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