Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

T. G. Caraway:

An Inventory of His Collection, 1969-2000 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Caraway, T. G., 1963-
Title: T. G. Caraway Collection,
Dates: 1969-2000 and undated
Abstract: The collection of T. G. Caraway focuses on the Maines Brothers Band and other musicians from the Lubbock, Texas, area. It includes posters and a variety of audio-visual materials including sound and video recordings in a variety of media.
Collection # AV 0033
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.2 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

T. G. Caraway, born in 1963, was raised on a Crosby County cotton farm and is a graduate of Lorenzo High School and West Texas State University. Caraway worked as a roadie for the Maines Brothers Band and helped found the West Texas Music Association in the mid-1980s. He plays guitar and has been active in documenting music performance in the region.

Active in the American Agriculture Movement, he drove in the Washington, D.C., Tractorcade in 1980. He has worked as a union and grassroots political organizer, running for Lubbock County commissioner in 2017.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 45rpm and 33-1/3rpm vinyl records, audio and video cassettes, and audio tape reels. These document live and broadcast performances of the Maines Brothers Band, Natalie Maines and the Dixie Chicks, other West Texas musical acts and, especially, pedal steel guitar players. There are also recordings of union meetings, particularly relating to political action. Separate manuscript, artifact, and photograph collections from the donor supplement this archive. The collection is in good condition and is part of the Crossroads of Music archive.


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law. Audio and visual recordings may need to be reformatted prior to use and require advance notice to the Reference Librarian.

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Allen, Terry, 1943-
Banks, Cary C.
Brownlow, Jerry.
Caraway, T. G., 1963-
Maines, Lloyd.
Maines, Natalie.
Subjects (Organizations)
American Agriculture Movement.
Maines Brothers Band.
Texas State Employees Union.
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Alternative country music.
Country music.
Texas music.

Related Material

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

T. G. Caraway Collection, 1969-2000 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2007-0050-X and 2007-0192-X

Gifts, 2007

Processed by

Jon Holmes, 2017

Collection Inventory

Oversized Materials

folder item
1 1 Buddy Holly Memorial Concert, Lindsey Theatre, Lubbock, 1985
2 Panhandle South Plains Fair, The Maines Brothers, etc., 1985
3 The West Texas Music Association, “The Dance ’87", February 15, 1987
4 The Panhandle Dance (Maines Brothers Band and KLLL), March 28, 1987
5 The 5th Annual West Texas Family Music Festival, 1987
6 West Texas Family Music Festival, 1988
7 Stubbs 12th Jam Anniversary, November 18-20, 1988
8 The Groobees (autographed), June 24, 1999
9 The Flatlanders, Hills and Valleys (autographed), undated
10 The Groobees on tour, July 8th (autographed), undated
11 The Butch Hancock Band, Armadillo Cabaret, Nov. 21-23, undated
12 Hillbilly Peckers Bar-B-Q TV Hour! Friday Nights, 11:30 PM, undated
13 Jessefest 2K10, June 12, 2K10, Tornado Gallery, undated
14 Maines Brothers Band, undated
15 Maines Brothers, with large Texas imprint, undated
16 2nd Annual West Texas Music Association West Texas Music Family Festival, undated
17 Cary Swinney with Ponty Bone, Jovita’s, Friday, June 18, undated
18 Jerry Jeff Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band, December 10, undated
19 Dance Party Joe Ely (featuring the Nelsons and J. D. Souther) Sept 6th, undated

Audio Visual Materials

7-inch 45 rpm records
box item
1 1 Kenny Maines: A and B: "Time for One More Song" (promotional copy, both sides, mono vs stereo), 1979
2 Maines Brothers Band: A: "Louisiana Anna"; B: "They Call it Love", 1983
3 Maines Brothers Band: A: "Danger Zone"; B: "Gonna Get Well Tonite", 1984
4 Maines Brothers Band: A: "Dixieland Rock"; B: "You are a Miracle", 1984
5 Maines Brothers Band: A: "I’ll Come Around"; B: "Amarillo Highway", 1984
6 Maines Brothers Band: A: "Little Broken Pieces"; B: "Everybody Needs Love on Saturday Night", 1984
7 Maines Brothers Band: A: "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again"; B: "Have You Heard the Latest Blues", 1985
8 Maines Brothers Band: A: "Watcha Gonna Do When the Sun Goes Down"; B: "You’ll Never Know", 1985
9 Maines Brothers Band: A: "Some of Shelly’s Blues"; B: "Roll Truck Roll", 1985
10 Maines Brothers Band: A and B: "Time for One More Song" (promotional copy, both sides, mono vs stereo), undated
12-inch 33-1/3 rpm LP records
box item
2 1 Maines Brothers: The Maines Brothers (autographed), 1978
2 Maines Brothers: Route 1, Acuff (autographed), 1980
3 Maines Brothers: Hub City Moan, 1981
4 Maines Brothers: Panhandle Dancer, 1982
5-6 Maines Brothers: Highrollin’ (2 copies), 1984
Audio cassette tapes
Commercial tapes
box item
1 1 Bobbe Seymour: Uptown! (RKS Enterprises NQD-9496), undated
2 Herby Wallace: Taking a Break (Video Sound VS45385), 1985
3 Terry Wood: Steel Clowning (GCT Productions), 1996
Home copy tapes--music
box item
1 1 Maurice Anderson: The Moods of Maurice Anderson, undated
2 Joe Barnhill (steel guitar), undated
3 Ron Blues: Home In San Antonio (guitar), undated
4 Doyle Bykes (guitar), undated
5 Randy Elmore: Relaxin', undated
6 Buddy Emmons: Redneck Jazz Explosion, undated
7 Buddy Emmons: [Unidentified], undated
8 John F. Kennedy: Speech at AFL-CIO convention, November 15, 1963
9 Jeff Newman workshop (steel guitar), undated
10 Rosetti / Charmain (steel guitar), undated
11 Steel Guitars Come to Boston, undated
12 George Strait: Chill of an Early Fall, undated
13 Faron Young: [Unidentified], undated
14 Faron Young / Buck Reems, undated
15 [Unidentified] (guitar), undated
16 [Unidentified] (guitar), undated
17 [Unidentified] (steel guitar), undated
18 “MBB Austin City Limits”, undated
19 “WTMA Video Project Songs”, undated
20 Maines Brothers Band: “Hub City Moan”, undated
21 Maines Brothers Band [track listing given], undated
22 Chuck Caldwell oral history, April 28, 2002
23 [Unidentified]: black tape, undated
24 [Unidentified]: white tape, undated
25 [Unidentified]: white tape, undated
Spoken word tapes
box item
1 1 Postal convention, 1969
2 [Unreadable] morning session, July and Labor Day, 1969
3 BT campaign / Roy's words, 1969-January 1970
4 Executive board, April 7, 1971
5 Executive board, April 8, 1971
6 Executive board Dallas, July 14, 1971
7 Tom Brannon, Maxine Lee, Don Ellinger, Hartsell Gray, Henry Munoz Jr., October 7, 1971
8 COPE Administration committee, October 8, 1971
9 Summary of communication seminar, October 8, 1971
10 Executive board, October 8, 1971
11 COPE Administration committee Houston, Tape I, November 23, 1971
12 COPE Administration committee Houston, Tape II, November 23, 1971
13 COPE convention, March 3, 1972
14 COPE convention: Beto, Gov. Smith, Sanders, March 3, 1972
15 COPE convention: Hubert Humphrey / Executive board debate, March 4, 1972
16 [Unreadable] / August board meeting / legislative session, undated
17 Nashville Bar Association [empty case], undated
Hi 8 video cassettes
box item
1 1 Bryan Aberinthy [sic], Bill Sinkia, WW Austin Justics Austin Part I (001), May 8-November 12, 1999
2 Terry Allen London UK KGSR and La Zona Rosa’s Lubbock Art Festival, Pat Green Robert Earl Keen (002), undated
3 Terry Allen (003), undated
4 Eddie Ball, Livingston, Texas (004), July 18, 2000
5 Roumy Maverick Jr., Hank Brown (005), October 30, 1999
6 T. G. and Llloyd in Odessa, WT MH, Don Caldwell Mesquito Bites Larry and Donny University Records MBB at Levelland Sam Rayburn Ladonig Cowboy Symposium (006), undated
7 Sonny Curtis, T. G., Medid Floyd County Fair, Laredo Wallys Place Lloyd Wayne WT Woff James Allen place Viasberg (007), undated
8 Politics, Alex Dickie (008), November 3, 1999
9 Dixie Chicks TTU (009), 1996
10 Dixie Chicks Stubb’s Jam (010), undated
11 Robin Griffin, The Crickets, Gary P. Nunn, Glen D. Hardin, South Plains Fair, Las Vegas, England and Ireland (011), undated
12 Korsan, Seoul, Conepunkens, 4th Cava RHC, Jr. Medlow, Lester B. Wayne, White Sands, Ruidoso, Caraways, Coffeebreak Music WTMH 7th Anniversary, Caraways Jim and Stacy, St. Louis, Churchill Museum (012), undated
13 Laredo (013), undated
14 Jack Lee, Liz Kimble, Ed Wendler (014), November 28-December 21, 1999
15 MBBs with Johnny Gimble (015), November 28, 1999
16 Maines Bro Civic Center (016), undated
17 Farmer Korea, Maines Brothers, Sonny Curtis, Terry Allen (017), undated
18 Oscar Mauzy (018), April 13, 2000
19 Kathleen Voigh (SA) / Wov Justics Part II (019), October 30-November 12, 1999
20 Ed Wendler SR / Dwayne Hoteman (020), December 21, 1999-May 17, 2000
21 Carter Library MLK Dist. Tenn, West Virgina, Virgina, Washington D.C. (021), undated
22 Gettysburg PA Coopertown, Hyde Park NY, NYC Ohio Wisc Montana (022), undated
23 Montana Idaho UT Calf NU AZ NM (023), undated
24 Motor Quality Home Care SEIU Meeting Potosi MO (024), August 28, 2006
25 Untitled 01 (Maxell), undated
26 Untitled 02 (Maxell), undated
27 Untitled 03 (Fuji), undated
28 Untitled 04 (Sony), undated
29 Untitled 05 (Sony), undated
30 Untitled 06 (Maxell), undated
31 Untitled 07 (Sony), undated
32 Untitled 08 (Sony), undated
33 Untitled 09 (TDK), undated
VHS video cassettes
box item
1 1 The Port Arthur Story / Labor Bosses of Texas (home copy), 1954 / 1956
2 Bavaria, Switzerland, Austria (home copy), April 1991
3 Maines Brothers Pallas (home copy), January 1, 1995
4 Maines Brothers Band (home copy), November 18, 1995
5 Maines Brothers Band (home copy), 1990s
6 Austin City Limits / Maines Brothers Band /Terry Allen / Walk of Fame / Maura O'Connell (home copy), undated
7 Austin City Limits / Maines Brothers Band / Ricky Skaggs / Terry Allen, undated
8 Best of BBQ TV (home copy), undated
9 Best of BBQ TV (home copy), undated