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Aubrey Owen

April 22, 1982 OHC239 34 min.


Performer. Member of the Owen Brothers & Ellis acts. Worked late 1920s in East Texas as one of the quartets representing the Stamps-Baxter music publishing company, which specialized in gospel songbooks. Recorded for Columbia and Victor.

Interview Summary

1982 April 22
(34 minutes)
Former Stamps Quartet member Aubrey Owen talks about his music career. Discussion includes early musical influences; memories of his experiences as a member of the Stamps Quartet and the Owen Brothers & Ellis quintet; recording “If You Don’t Like My Ford Coupe”; memories of Virgil Oliver Stamps; experiences traveling for Stamps-Baxter; addition of Ellis to their group; and a status report on former quartet members.

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