Twomey (Michael) Music Collection

Lowell Fulson at Eli's Mile High Club, circa 1980s
West Coast blues songwriter Lowell Fulson at Eli's Mile High Club, circa 1980s, Troyce Key papers, MS 83, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

The Michael Twomey Music Collection consists of 221 cassette tapes of live music recordings of various jazz and blues musicians in clubs and concert venues around the San Francisco Bay Area between 1971-1996. The collection includes recordings of many significant jazz and blues figures such as Count Basie, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Scofield, Duke Ellington, and John Lee Hooker. A majority of the recordings were made at J.J.’s Blues, Yoshi’s, Kimble’s, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Great American Music Hall, Freight and Salvage, and Slim’s. The recordings are organized by artists’ last name, and includes concert venue, location, cassette numbers [#], and concert date.

Dates: 1945-1996
Bulk Dates: 1971-1996
Collection number: MS 161
Creator: Twomey, Michael.
Collection Size: 2.25 linear feet (221 cassette tapes)

Guide to the Michael Twomey Music Collection

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