Interview with Corene Nelson about the Sliver Harps.

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1988.1 (local) (local) (local)
March 29 1988 (Date created)

Mrs. Corene Nelson, 56 years old, began singing gospel music in Georgia where she formed her first group before she was a teenager. Several years after moving to Detroit she formed the Silver Harps with a desire to have an acapella group. Beginning with 5 members in 1958, Mrs. Nelson now has a group as well as that of the Harps; the discussion includes their travels, universal acceptance by young and old, her strong preference for unaccompanied music and for traditional sounds and plans for the group's future.

Creator and/or Contributor
Corene Nelson (interviewee), Deborah Smith Barney (interviewer)
1 (cassette tape)
2 (pages of tape log and tape index)
14 (black and white negatives)
Other Subject Headings
African American gospel singers (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Related Entities:
Corene Nelson (interviewee)
Deborah Smith Barney (interviewer)
The Silver Harps in rehearsal on March 29, 1988, in the home of Corene Nelson. Photograph by Jewell Rutledge, all rights reserved.