Robert Palmer Collection | Hogan Jazz Archive

Collection Overview

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ID: HJA/MS 004

Primary Creator: Palmer, Robert, 1945-1997

Extent: 2.59 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Robert Palmer Collection at Hogan Jazz Archive, still in process, includes: some 8,000 LPs; 900 books; 300 interview transcriptions, 250 interviews on cassette tape; 1200 commercial and promostional music cassette tapes; 200 photographs; appointment calendars for 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, and 1996; 10 linear feet of vertical files; 3 linear feet of letters and correspondence; 4 linear feet of manuscripts and rough drafts; 20 linear feet of journals and magazines; and various personal effects, including high school and college yearbooks, etc.

Biographical Note

Robert Palmer (1945-1997) was an extraordinarily talented musician, historian, critic and producer. No musical genre escaped his scrutiny. He was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, then moved to New York-New Jersey, where he first broke through as a musician in 1968, with Insect Trust, a band that still defies categorization. From the mid-1970s forward, Palmer's incisive writings appeared in Rolling Stone, the New York Time, and other influential publications. From 1981 to 1988 he was the Times' official, designated popular music critc. In 1988 he moved back down south to Olive Branch, Mississippi, to teach at the University of Mississippi and produce blues recordins for the Fat Possum label. He spent what turned out to be his final years in the Treme community of New Orleans. His published books include A Tale of Two Cities: Memphis Rock and New Orleans Roll (1979), Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta (1981), Rock and Roll: An Unruly History (1995), and other important titles. A recent collection of his writings, 1971-1997 (Anthony DeCurtis, ed., Blues and Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert Palmer, 2009), has him weighing in on everyone from Ornette Coleman to Jerry Lee Lewis.

Administrative Information

Repository: Hogan Jazz Archive

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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Box and Folder Listing


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Series 2: Oral historiesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: AirtoAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Rash/Ed AliAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Mose Allison, 10/1976Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Mose AllisonAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Hoss AllenAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Hoss AllenAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Hoss Allen and Scotty Moore NDAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: AriannaAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Barry Altschul, 8/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Howard ArmstrongAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Moses AschAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Cholly AtkinsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Dino AurelliAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Irving AzoffAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Manolo BadrenaAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Vernel Bagneris, 12/1979Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Arthur BakerAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Gato Barbieri, 5/1972Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Gato Barbieri, 4/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Dave BartholomewAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Dave BartholomewAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Ralph BassAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Tommy Bell, 5/1973Add to your cart.
Folder 24: George BensonAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: George Benson, 5/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Black UhuruAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Ed Blackwell, 8/1975Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Art Blakey, 6/1981Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Bobby Bland Interview by David Lee, 8/14/1977Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Arthur BlytheAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Bo DiddleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: David BowieAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Lester BowieAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Anthony Braxton, 9/15-16/1976Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Anthony Braxton, Winter 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 36: James BrownAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Marion BrownAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Roy BrownAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Roy BuchananAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Paul BurlisonAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Paul BurlisonAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: William BurroughsAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: William BurroughsAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: William BurroughsAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: William Burroughs And Brion Gyson, 1/1973Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Donald ByrdAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: "J.C."Add to your cart.
Folder 48: John Cale, 4/1981Add to your cart.
Folder 49: "A CBS Representative"Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Ray  CharlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Malcolm ChisolmAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Eric ClaptonAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Eric ClaptonAdd to your cart.
Folder 54: Jack ClementAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Jimmy Cliff, 11/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Ornette Coleman, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Ornette Coleman, 3/21/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Ornette Coleman n.d. (Skies of America)Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Alice ColtraneAdd to your cart.
Folder 60: Oran ColtraneAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: Ravi ColtraneAdd to your cart.
Folder 62: Ry Cooder, February 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Denny CordellAdd to your cart.
Folder 64: Jayne CountyAdd to your cart.
Folder 65: Don CovayAdd to your cart.
Folder 66: August Darnell & Andy HernandezAdd to your cart.
Folder 67: Ray Davies, 12/8/1972Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Anthony DavisAdd to your cart.
Folder 69: Billy DavisAdd to your cart.
Folder 70: Blind John Davis, 7/4/1979Add to your cart.
Folder 71: CeDell DavisAdd to your cart.
Folder 72: Quint Davis, 4/1979Add to your cart.
Folder 73: De La SoulAdd to your cart.
Folder 74: Manu Dibango, 8/1973Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Willie Dixon, 5/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 76: Joe Rice DockeryAdd to your cart.
Folder 77: Jack DouglasAdd to your cart.
Folder 78: Ian DuryAdd to your cart.
Folder 79: J.M. Eaton And Roland JamesAdd to your cart.
Folder 80: Honey Boy EdwardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 81: Manfred EicherAdd to your cart.
Folder 82: Brian EnoAdd to your cart.
Folder 83: Ahmet ErtegunAdd to your cart.
Folder 84: Bill EvansAdd to your cart.
Folder 85: David EvansAdd to your cart.
Folder 86: Gilevans, 3/27/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Donald FagenAdd to your cart.
Folder 88: Tal FarlowAdd to your cart.
Folder 89: Art FarmerAdd to your cart.
Folder 90: Tommy FlanaganAdd to your cart.
Folder 91: "Folk Fest Interview", 8/11/1981Add to your cart.
Folder 92: Peter GabrielAdd to your cart.
Folder 93: Red GarlandAdd to your cart.
Folder 94: Dizzy Gillespie, 6/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 95: Egberto GismontiAdd to your cart.
Folder 96: Philip GlassAdd to your cart.
Folder 97: Benny Goodman, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 98: Robert GordonAdd to your cart.
Folder 99: Larry GrahamAdd to your cart.
Folder 100: Norman GranzAdd to your cart.
Folder 101: Tom GrayAdd to your cart.
Folder 102: Al GreenAdd to your cart.
Folder 103: Johnny Griffin, 10/22/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 104: Bion Gysin, 5/6/1971Add to your cart.
Folder 105: Jan Hammer and Jerry GoodmanAdd to your cart.
Folder 106: Charlie HadenAdd to your cart.
Folder 107: Charlie Haden, Dewey Redman, Ed BlackwellAdd to your cart.
Folder 108: Hall and OatesAdd to your cart.
Folder 109: John Hammond SrAdd to your cart.
Folder 110: Lionel Hampton, 7/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 111: Herbie HancockAdd to your cart.
Folder 112: Jody HarrisAdd to your cart.
Folder 113: Jimmy HeathAdd to your cart.
Folder 114: Richard HellAdd to your cart.
Folder 115: Peter HolsappleAdd to your cart.
Folder 116: Paul HornAdd to your cart.
Folder 117: Interamerican Jazz QuintetAdd to your cart.
Folder 118: Isley BrothersAdd to your cart.
Folder 119: Millie JacksonAdd to your cart.
Folder 120: Etta James, 7/1973Add to your cart.
Folder 121: Al JarreauAdd to your cart.
Folder 122: Garland JeffriesAdd to your cart.
Folder 123: David JohansenAdd to your cart.
Folder 124: Syl JohnsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 125: Floyd JonesAdd to your cart.
Folder 126: Michael KamenAdd to your cart.
Folder 127: Lenny KayeAdd to your cart.
Folder 128: Orrin KeepnewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 129: Robin KenyattaAdd to your cart.
Folder 130: Stan KeslerAdd to your cart.
Folder 131: BB KingAdd to your cart.
Folder 132: Evelyn "Champagne" KingAdd to your cart.
Folder 133: John KlemmerAdd to your cart.
Folder 134: Earl KlughAdd to your cart.
Folder 135: Kool and the Gang Robert Bell, George BrownAdd to your cart.
Folder 136: Hilly KristalAdd to your cart.
Folder 137: Jerry LeiberAdd to your cart.
Folder 138: Jerry Leiber & Mike StollerAdd to your cart.
Folder 139: Lieber-StollerAdd to your cart.
Folder 140: John Lennon & Yoko Ono, 10/28/1980Add to your cart.
Folder 141: Robert Jr LockwoodAdd to your cart.
Folder 142: Lounge Lizards John Lurie, Arto LindsayAdd to your cart.
Folder 143: Frank LoweAdd to your cart.
Folder 144: Jay LowyAdd to your cart.
Folder 145: Bruce LundavallAdd to your cart.
Folder 146: John LydonAdd to your cart.
Folder 147: John Lydon and Keith Levine (Public Image LTD), 2/25/1980Add to your cart.
Folder 148: Richard Maltby, JrAdd to your cart.
Folder 149: Herbie Mann, 10/1973Add to your cart.
Folder 150: Kay Martin Re Jerry Lee LewisAdd to your cart.
Folder 151: Hank MarvinAdd to your cart.
Folder 152: Cosimo MatassaAdd to your cart.
Folder 153: Derek MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 154: Jim McBrideAdd to your cart.
Folder 155: John McLaughlinAdd to your cart.
Folder 156: Jackie McLean, 3/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 157: Hayes McMullenAdd to your cart.
Folder 158: Jay McShann and Ilhan Mimaroglu, 8/9/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 159: Fred MendelsohnAdd to your cart.
Folder 160: Pat MetheneyAdd to your cart.
Folder 161: Rodney Mills and Buddy BuieAdd to your cart.
Folder 162: Roscoe MitchellAdd to your cart.
Folder 163: Roscoe MitchellAdd to your cart.
Folder 164: Willie MitchellAdd to your cart.
Folder 165: Zig Modeliste, 9/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 166: MofungoAdd to your cart.
Folder 167: Scotty Moore and D.J. FontanaAdd to your cart.
Folder 168: Muddy WatersAdd to your cart.
Folder 169: Milton NascimentoAdd to your cart.
Folder 170: Neville Brothers, 5/1981Add to your cart.
Folder 171: New OrderAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Phineas Newborn, 7/5/1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Yoko OnoAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Yoko Ono, 11/1991Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Yoko Ono, 11/30/1995Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Yoko OnoAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Roy OrbisonAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Jimmy Page/Robert Plant, 3/11/1995Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sonny Payne, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Carl Perkins, 10/29/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Pinetop PerkinsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Nick PeschesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Sam Phillips, 3/29/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Sam Phillips, 10/11/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Sam PhillipsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Wilson Pickett, 7/21/1981Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Wilson PickettAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Ruth PolskyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Daniel PonceAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Jean-Luc PontyAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Asha PooAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: John PrineAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Professor Longhair (1)Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Professor Longhair (2)Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Pretty Purdie, 4/11/1972Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Bonnie RaittAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Phil Ramone, 7/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Phil RamoneAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Steve Rand Re Phoebe SnowAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Dewey Redman, 8/18/1973Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Lou ReedAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Return to Forever, 7/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Revolutionary EnsembleAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Tim RiceAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Kieth RichardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Jonathon RichmanAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Billy Lee Riley and OthersAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Terry RileyAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Lee RitenourAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Lee Ritenour, 5/1980Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Sam Rivers, 6/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Sam Rivers, 11/18/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Sam Rivers/Leroy JenkinsAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Max RoachAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Julia RobertsAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Robbie Robertson, 12/11/1977Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Robbie Robertson, 8/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Robbie Robertson, 10/1979Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Robbie RobertsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Robbie RobertsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Robbie RobertsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Claudette RobinsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Fenton RobinsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Perry Robinson, 12/1970Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Tiny Robinson Re LeadbellyAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Jimmy RogersAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: SabicasAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: Pharoah SandersAdd to your cart.
Folder 58: Boz ScaggsAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: Bill SchneeAdd to your cart.
Folder 60: Gunther Schuller, 11/1975Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Sea LevelAdd to your cart.
Folder 62: Son SealsAdd to your cart.
Folder 63: Son SealsAdd to your cart.
Folder 64: Ravi ShankarAdd to your cart.
Folder 65: Eddie ShawAdd to your cart.
Folder 66: Woody ShawAdd to your cart.
Folder 67: Wayne ShorterAdd to your cart.
Folder 68: Wayne ShorterAdd to your cart.
Folder 69: George SimonAdd to your cart.
Folder 70: Bob SingermanAdd to your cart.
Folder 71: SiouxsieAdd to your cart.
Folder 72: Jimmy SmithAdd to your cart.
Folder 73: Leo SmithAdd to your cart.
Folder 74: Leo Smith, 8/1979Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Lonnie Liston Smith, 9/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 76: Willie SmithAdd to your cart.
Folder 77: Phoebe Snow, 3/18/1975Add to your cart.
Folder 78: SpecialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 79: Squirrel BaitAdd to your cart.
Folder 80: Interview-Pop StaplesAdd to your cart.
Folder 81: Steely DanAdd to your cart.
Folder 82: Jim Stewart Interviewed by Harriet LapidesAdd to your cart.
Folder 83: Rod StewartAdd to your cart.
Folder 84: Rod StewartAdd to your cart.
Folder 85: Rod Stewart, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Rod Stewart Interviewed by Paul NelsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 87: StingAdd to your cart.
Folder 88: Mike StollerAdd to your cart.
Folder 89: Mike StollerAdd to your cart.
Folder 90: Stormin' Norman & SuzyAdd to your cart.
Folder 91: MRS Louise StovallAdd to your cart.
Folder 92: Chris Strachwitz, 8/1979Add to your cart.
Folder 93: Sun RaAdd to your cart.
Folder 94: Sunnyland SlimAdd to your cart.
Folder 95: Rachel SweetAdd to your cart.
Folder 96: Roosevelt SykesAdd to your cart.
Folder 97: Talking HeadsAdd to your cart.
Folder 98: Talking HeadsAdd to your cart.
Folder 99: Jonathan TaplinAdd to your cart.
Folder 100: Joe TarsiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 101: Cecil Taylor, 1/1982Add to your cart.
Folder 102: Eddie TaylorAdd to your cart.
Folder 103: James TaylorAdd to your cart.
Folder 104: Willie TeeAdd to your cart.
Folder 105: Thiele, BobAdd to your cart.
Folder 106: Chris ThomasAdd to your cart.
Folder 107: Michael Tilson Thomas, 7/6/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 108: Rufus Thomas, 10/28/1976Add to your cart.
Folder 109: Big Mama Thornton, 7/1/1980Add to your cart.
Folder 110: Clifford Thornton, 9/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 111: Clifford Thornton, 3/1975Add to your cart.
Folder 112: Charles TolliverAdd to your cart.
Folder 113: Conway TwittyAdd to your cart.
Folder 114: McCoy Tyner, 6/1979Add to your cart.
Folder 115: UB40Add to your cart.
Folder 116: James Blood UlmerAdd to your cart.
Folder 117: UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Folder 118: Carlos Varela Interviewed By Ned SubletteAdd to your cart.
Folder 119: Sarah VaughnAdd to your cart.
Folder 120: Alan Vega, 1/18/1981Add to your cart.
Folder 121: Tom VerlaineAdd to your cart.
Folder 122: Moose WalkerAdd to your cart.
Folder 123: Grover Washington, 6/28/1979Add to your cart.
Folder 124: George Wein, 7/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 125: Jerry Wexler, 8/1975Add to your cart.
Folder 126: Wild MagnoliasAdd to your cart.
Folder 127: Otis WilliamsAdd to your cart.
Folder 128: Paul Williams and Teddy Reig, 4/11/1979Add to your cart.
Folder 129: Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart)Add to your cart.
Folder 130: August WilsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 131: Mary WilsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 132: Johnny Winter (Re: Muddy Waters)Add to your cart.
Folder 133: Steve Winwood, 1/1981Add to your cart.
Folder 134: Peter WolfAdd to your cart.
Folder 135: Stevie WonderAdd to your cart.
Folder 136: Bill Wyman, 1/22/1976Add to your cart.
Folder 137: XAdd to your cart.
Folder 138: Lamonte Young, 12/10/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 139: Lamonte YoungAdd to your cart.
Folder 140: La Monte YoungAdd to your cart.
Folder 141: Joe ZawinalAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Air Henry Theadgill, Steve McCall, Fred HopkinsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: William BurroughsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Robbie RobertsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Mick JaggerAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Robbie RobertsonAdd to your cart.

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