Curtis Peoples


Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., is an Archivist at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library (SWC/SCL) at Texas Tech University (TTU).  Dr. Peoples has nineteen years of experience in archival work. During 2002, he established the Crossroads of Music Archive in the SWC/SCL, and is the archivist for the collection. He heads the Crossroads Recording Studio in the TTU Library. Further, he is a musician who has worked in the music business for four decades, numerous recording studios, and has been a production manager for many events. He is a graduate and former instructor of the Sound Technology program at South Plains College, and currently serves as chair of the SPC Sound Technology Advisory Board. He also serves as Chair of the Education and Training Committee for the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, as well as their Assistant Conference Manger. Dr. Peoples teaches the “History of West Texas Music” and “Texas Music History: Race, Class, and Gender” for the TTU Honors College. He also hosts the “Music Crossroads of Texas” radio show on KTTZ 89.1 FM. the His research centers on music and place. 

West Texas Wind



West Texas Blues

Music Crossroads of Texas

West Texas Jazz Part 2

1. Humble Stumble – Clay Jenkins

2. Dancing Wildebeests – Clay Jenkins

3. I Have A Feeling I’ve Been Here Before – Joni Janak

4. The Way You Look Tonight – Joni Janak

5. Waltz for a Happy Fool – Larry Hammett

6. King Fu Song – Larry Hammett

7. Goodbye, Gatsby – The Wallace Townsend Quartet

8. Untitled Bossa #3 - The Wallace Townsend Quartet

9. Sunset – Mary Jane Benner

10. Crystal Silence – Mary Jane Benner

11. Sunrise in Malawi – Tom Braxton


Just in Time – Carla Helmbrecht

Fly Me to the Moon – Carla Helmbrecht

I Remember – Alma Quartet

Someday, Adelaide – Alma Quartet

Now There’s Two – David Box

Transformation – David Box

Bad Slinky – Teysha

Walking the Wok – Teysha

Steady Wages – The Wheeler Duo

Stretched – The Wheeler Duo

Sip Thy Wine – Al Gomez

Paragon – Al Gomez feat. Billy Townes

Music Crossroads of Texas 2003West Texas Live Shots

1. Fingernails – Joe Ely2. Apartment No. 9 – Blakely Family3. Cat Daddy – Tommy Hancock & the Roadside Playboys4. Long Snake Moan – The Flatlanders5. Texas Jumbo Shrimp – Ponty Bone & the Squeeze Tones6. Three for Bob – The Warhorse Band7. West Texas – Doug Smith8. Padre Blues – PJ Belly & the Lonestar Blues Band9. Harlem Shuffle – Junior Medlow, Denny Freeman, & the Cobras10. Pride & Joy – The Liquidators11. Live Wire – Impeccable12. Not Fade Away – The Nelsons & Ground Zero