.3 l.f. consisting of 5 reel-to-reel audio tapes (TTA-0205A/E)
These recordings may be used publicly or published only with the permission
of the donor. Otherwise unrestricted.
Five (5) reel-to-reel audio tapes of original home recordings, belonging
to the Martin family, were loaned to the Center by Bobby Anderson and Eddie
Pennington (of "That Muhlenberg Sound") for preservation copying onto four
reels. The other thirty-two (32) sources brought in for transfer (and edited
for production of a compact disc and cassette tape) were transferred onto
the fifth reel while the donors were present.
Odell Martin (ca. 1935-1985) was born in Kentucky. A fingerstyle guitar
player, he studied under Mose Rager, Kennedy Jones, and Merle Travis. Martin
was a Nashville road musician with various artists (Donna Fargo, Hank Snow,
Faron Young) beginning ca. 1959 until his death by car accident.
Scope and Content:
Five (5) reel-to-reel audio tape transfers (5 hours) consisting of commercial
recordings, live home or public performances, and air checks. The recordings
in the first four reels were compiled by Martin of himself and his friends.
The recordings in the fifth reel were selected by Anderson and Pennington
for issuing on a commercial recording.
Audio tapes are filed by tape number with other archival audio visual
The compact disc produced from some of these recordings can be found under the label "That Muhlenberg Sound."
Photographs of "Odell Martin Day" and related programs can be found in collection number 96-009 in the "Center for Popular Music Miscellaneous Photographs."
A seminar and concert of fingerstyle guitar playing can be found in
collection number 94-084.