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Trombone Shout Music collection

 Collection — Box: SFC4 [F09.090.03.02], Folder: 488
Identifier: MS0488

Scope and Contents

1 CD: "Shout & Testify: The Tigers, trombone shout band music: a live documentary recording" Cassette case labels for "Heaven: Graceland McCollough Tigers" Cassette case labels for "Dancing with Daddy G." 1 file of printouts about the history of trombone shout choirs or bands, featured in many United House of Prayer For All People churches.


  • 1993 - 2001


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Trombone Shout Music collection is the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

A trombone shout band is a brass band that imitates the heavenly rhythmic vocal gospel of the African-American Pentecostal Church, especially the United House of Prayer located on the East Coast. The trombone shout bands became popular in the 1940s. A trombone band traditionally consists of 3 harmony horns, 2 lead trombones, tuba, baritone horn, and drums. Sometimes a sousaphone is used for bass.


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Contains CDs and cassette recordings of trombone shout music. Also includes printouts about the history of trombone shout music and a Tommy Tomlinson article from the Charlotte Observer about the music.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Lew Herman/Fire Ant Studios.



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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated