Eugene Earle Collection, 1939-1980s


Eugene Earle Collection, 1939-1980s


Eugene Earle was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in 1926. In addition to amassing a large collection of country and western, blues, and jazz sound recordings, he also became a discographer and a founder and president of the John Edwards Memorial Foundation (JEMF). Earle is also responsible for rediscovering and recording a number of country musicians, including Doc Watson, Jimmie Tarlton, and the Carolina Tarheels. The collection consists of recordings, films, images, and papers collected by Eugene Earle. The recordings consists of commercial and non-commercial transcription discs, audiocassettes, and open reel recordings documenting a wide array of radio programs and performers of blues, country music,jazz, old-time music, popular music, swing, and other types of music from 1939through the early 1980s. One series of the collection is government-sponsored Army V-Discs and Navy V-Discs from World War II. These discs were issued, October1943-May 1949, and feature material from a variety of sources, including special recording sessions, radio broadcasts, broadcast rehearsals, film soundtracks, and issued and un-issued commercial recordings. Along with the Armed Forces Radio Service, the V-Disc group was a morale-building unit that addressed the need for current music by the troops overseas. As V-Discs were produced exclusively for use by military personnel and the many artists who volunteered to perform on the recordings were adamant about the discs not being commercially sold or used, many of the V-Disc metal pressing parts were destroyed by the United States Army.Consequently, the V-Discs that survived document performances by artists unavailable on any other recordings. Other transcription discs are of the which aired on WSM radio in Nashville, Tenn.,1971-1974, and showcased some of the leading country music performers of the day;the ; and various government-sponsored radio shows, such as and Another series is comprised of open reel recordings, some documenting live performances of old time, country, and bluegrass musicians. They also include several private interviews with musicians. Other open reel recordings are dubbed copies of rare 78 rpm recordings, unreleased test recordings of early country and blues musicians, and transcription discs. There are also posters, audiocassettes, films, printed music,images, serials, papers relating to Earle's discographical and collecting activities, and promotional materials. Posters include full-sheet posters,half-sheet posters, and lobby cards for commercial feature-length motion pictures featuring country and western recording stars from the 1930s to the 1960s. Audiocassettes include commercial and non-commercial recordings of many early country, jazz, and Hawaiian musicians. Films consist of 16mm reels of early country and western artists and other topics. Printed music includes a number of song folios and sheet music, largely focused on Hawaiian and early country and western music,with a significant number of pre-1930 song sheets. Images consist of photographs,collectors' cards, and other images of country and western musicians and related subjects. Serials consist of journals and other publications pertaining to individual musicians, early radio stations, record collecting in general, fan clubs,and other topics. Papers relating to Earle's discographical and collecting activities include discographical research, tape logs, correspondence with record companies and other collectors, materials related to the John Edwards Memorial Foundation, record label catalogs, and extensive documentation of Earle's own vast record and research collection. Promotional materials include small flyers, picture cards, and other materials for commercial feature-length motion pictures featuring country and western recording stars from the 1930s to the 1960s. Performers significant in the collection appear as subject headings below. Ralph Emery Show, Lawrence Welk Show Country Roads, Navy Hoedown, Sounds of Solid Country, The Veterans Administration Presents Here's to Veterans, The United States Army Presents Country Express, The United States Air Force Presents Country Music Time, Country Cookin'.

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Duke Ellington (b. Edward Kennedy Ellington, April 29, 1899, Washington, DC–d. May 24, 1974, New York, NY) was a composer, pianist, and jazz orchestra leader. He began piano lessons at 7 and wrote his first composition, "Soda Fountain Rag", in 1914. Ellington became a more serious piano student as a teenager after hearing poolroom pianists in Washington, DC. Ellington moved to Harlem, ultimately becoming part of the Harlem Renaissance in the early 1920s. He began a regular booking at the Cott...

Como, Perry, 1912-2001 (person)

Big Band singer; radio/television singer and musical program host. From the description of The Perry Como Collection, 1955-1994. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 49291739 ...

Smoky Mountain Boys (corporateBody)

WSM (Radio station : Nashville, Tenn.) (corporateBody)

Wells, Kitty, 1919-2012 (person)

Ellen Muriel Deason (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012), known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American pioneering female country music singer. She broke down a barrier for women in country music with her 1952 hit recording "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", which also made her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts and turned her into the first female country superstar. “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” would also be her first of several pop crossov...

Twitty, Conway (person)

Tillotson, Johnny (person)

Calloway, Cab, 1907-1994 (person)

Cabell Calloway III (December 25, 1907 – November 18, 1994) was a Black American singer, songwriter, dancer, bandleader, conductor and actor. He was associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, where he was a regular performer and became a popular vocalist of the swing era. His niche of mixing jazz and vaudeville won him acclaim during a career that spanned over 65 years. Calloway was a master of energetic scat singing and led one of the most popular dance bands in the United States from the ea...

Ritter, Tex (person)

Harris, Emmylou (person)

Country music performer. Born April 2, 1987. A multiple Grammy winner. Her hit recordings include "If I Could Only Win Your Love," "Together Again," and "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again" (duet with Roy Orbison). From the description of Oral history interview with Emmylou Harris; 1992 February 14; interview conducted by Paul Kingsbury. 1992 Feb. 14. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841018 ...

Count Basie orchestra (corporateBody)

Owens, Buck, 1929-2006 (person)

Pastor, Tony. (person)

Hodges, John Cornelius ("The Rabbit"), 1907-1970 (person)

Ink Spots (Musical group) (corporateBody)

Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 (person)

Louis Armstrong, a jazz musician and entertainer, was born on August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He claimed to have been born on July 4, 1900, which is the date given on his World War I draft card. However, recent research gives good documentation to the August 4, 1901 date, including his baptismal certificate. Some sources also cite 1898 as his birth date. He died on July 6, 1971. Armstrong was born and raised in New Orleans. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an inventive trumpet a...

Baxter, Les, 1922-1996 (person)

Hines, Earl, 1903-1983 (person)

Musician; interviewee d. 1983. From the description of Reminiscences of Earl Kenneth (Fatha) Hines : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419716 Jazz musician. From the description of Clipping with autograph signed : [1963]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904707 Biographical Information (b Duquesne, PA, 28 Dec 1903; d Oakland, CA, 22 April 1983)....

Murray, Anne, 1945- (person)

Anne Murray is a Canadian singer of country and popular music, popular in the 1970s. She is a member of Canadian Music Hall of Fame....

Lombardo, Guy (person)

Davis, Sammy, Jr., 1925-1990 (person)

Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, dancer, actor, vaudevillian and comedian who has been called "the greatest entertainer ever to grace a stage in these United States." At age three, Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father Sammy Davis Sr. and the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally. After military service, he returned to the trio and became an overnight sensation following a nightclub performance at Ciro's (in West Hollywood) afte...

Ellis, Herb, 1921-2010 (person)

Thornhill, Claude (person)

Boone, Pat (person)

Ronstadt, Linda (person)

Jenkins, Gordon (person)

Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957 (person)

Conductor. From the description of Arturo Toscanini souvenir card, 1952 summer. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 501180914 Italian conductor, considered one of the greatest of the early 20th century. Started his career in Italy and spent much of his later years in the United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed, from Toscanini to Mme Emmy Destinn, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872455 Italian conductor. From the descr...

Riddle, Nelson (person)

Nelson Riddle was one of America's most prolific composer/arrangers of the post-World War II period. His credits include success with television, radio, film, and records. He worked with many of the popular icons in American culture including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and Dean Martin. From the description of Papers of Nelson Riddle, 1900-1995 (bulk 1945-1985). (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 57457251 ...

Brown, Les, 1912-2001 (person)

Les (Lester Raymond) Brown (b. March 14, 1912, Reinerton, PA - d. January 4, 2001, Los Angeles, CA) was a 1936 graduate of Duke University. There he led his first dance band, the Duke Blue Devils, for which he also played clarinet and saxophone. The band would go on to professional fame in the 1940s under the name Les Brown and His Band of Renown. During that decade Brown had several hit songs, most notably Sentimental Journey (1944) and I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (1946). He performed exte...

Reisman, Joe (person)

Joe Reisman (b. Dallas, TX, 16 Sept. 1924, d. Los Angeles, CA, 15 Sept. 1987) was raised in Ennis, Texas, and attended Baylor University, Texas Western College and Texas Christian University before starting his music career as a saxophonist and arranger with the Herb Miller band. Through the late 1940s he also toured with and arranged for Jimmy Joy, Bob Crosby, Jack Teagarden, Louis Prima, Glen Gray, Sam Donahue, Frankie Masters and Johnny “Scat” Davis. Reisman met Patti...

Donahue, Sam (person)

Ahern, Bob (person)

Shank, Bud (person)

Christy, June (person)

Safranski, Eddie, 1918-1974 (person)

Kenton, Stan, 1911-1979 (person)

Stanley Newcomb Kenton was born on December 15, 1911 in Wichita, Kansas. His family lived in California and Colorado before permanently settling in Bell, California, in the Los Angeles area. Kenton's musical career began in his teens, and made his first recordings with Gus Arnheim in 1937, joining Vido Musso's band in 1938, and organizing a rehearsal band which evolved into his own orchestra. From the 1940s onward, the Kenton band was the site of intersection between jazz, popular music, and ex...

Randy Brooks (person)

Eugene List (person)

Hank Locklin (person)

Will Glahe and His Orchestra (corporateBody)

Gary Stewart (person)

Henri Rene (person)

Karen O'Donnel (person)

Johnny Horton (person)

Buddy Rich and His V-Disc Speed Demons (corporateBody)

Nilson Twins (corporateBody)

Dick Curless (person)

Margo Smith (person)

Navy Dance Band (corporateBody)

Ronnie Prophet (person)

Wilkins, Little David (person)

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Kitty Kallen (person)

Warner Mack (person)

Harry Salter (person)

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Exotic Guitars (corporateBody)

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Chubby Jackson's Mad Mob (corporateBody)

Bob Haggart (person)

United States Maritime Service Training Station Band (corporateBody)

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Connie Smith (person)

Ray Stevens (person)

Curly Hicks and His Boys (corporateBody)

Urel Albert (person)

Ezio Pinza (person)

Howard Biggs (person)

Nashville String Band (corporateBody)

Solidaires (corporateBody)

Joe Stampley (person)

Goldie Hill (person)

Earle, Eugene (person)

Eugene Earle was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in 1926. In addition to amassing a large collection of country and western, blues, and jazz sound recordings, he also became a discographer and a founder and president of the John Edwards Memorial Foundation (JEMF). Earle is also responsible for rediscovering and recording a number of country musicians, including Doc Watson, Jimmie Tarlton, and the Carolina Tarheels. From the description of Eugene Earle collection, 1939-1980s. WorldCa...

Evelyn Knight (person)

Chick and the Hot Rods (corporateBody)

Anita Ellis (person)

Alec wilder octet (corporateBody)

Boyd Raeburn (person)

Bobby Bare (person)

Stoney Edwards (person)

<<The>> Goldman Band (corporateBody)

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Tony Booth (person)

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Jo Stafford (person)

Peanuts Hucko (person)

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Spears, Billie Jo (person)

Crystal Gail (person)

Simon Crum (person)

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Freddie Hart (person)

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Benny Barnes (person)

Silverstein, Shel, 1930-1999 (person)

b. 1932; d. May 10, 1999. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82328617 Shel Silverstein was born September 25, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, and died May 10, 1999, in Key West, Florida. He had a long career as artist, cartoonist, and writer, contributing to diverse publications such as Playboy Magazine and children's literature. Biographical Sources:Something About the Author, vols. 27, 33, 92, 116, Children'...

Artur Rubinstein (person)

June Hutton and the Pied Pipers (corporateBody)

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Nathan Milstein (person)

The Strangers (corporateBody)

Henry Busse (person)

Dick Haymes (person)

Hudson and Landry (corporateBody)

Erskine Hawkins (person)

Heartaches Band (corporateBody)

Po Boys (corporateBody)

Perez Prado (person)

Jimmy Mitchell (person)

Frank Signorelli (person)

Machito and His Afro-Cubans (corporateBody)

Kenny Vernon (person)

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Kenny Rogers (person)

Will Bradley (person)

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Marie Greene (person)

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Carmen Mastren (person)

Charley McCoy (person)

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Ronnie Sessions (person)

The Hagers (corporateBody)

Stonewall Jackson (person)

Asleep at the Wheel (Musical group) (corporateBody)

Minnie Pearl (fictitious character) (person)

Country comedy performer. Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon (October 25, 1912 – March 4, 1996), known professionally as her stage character Minnie Pearl, was an American comedian who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years (1940–1991) and on the television show Hee Haw from 1969 to 1991. Recognized for her knee-length dresses and straw hat with the $1.98 price tag. Star of Grand Ole Opry from the early 1940s-1991. Popular stage and television performer. Regular cast member of the Hee Haw...

Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra (corporateBody)

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Julius La Rosa (person)

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Trigger Alpert (person)

Lamar Morris (person)

Specs Powell (person)

Louise Massey and Her Westerners (corporateBody)

Charlie Louvin (person)

Vaughn Horton and the Pinetoppers (corporateBody)

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Terry Stafford (person)

Ray Charles Singers (corporateBody)

John Denver (person)

17 Skymen of the 718th AAF Band (corporateBody)

The Three Suns (corporateBody)

Carmen MacRae (person)

Murry Kellum (person)

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Pat Daisy (person)

Johnny Bothwell (person)

The Hillside Singers (corporateBody)

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William Kapell (person)

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Statler Brothers (corporateBody)

Deep River Boys (corporateBody)

CBS Symphony Orchestra (corporateBody)

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Ellis Larkin Trio (corporateBody)

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Gene Watson (person)

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Bread Women in the Navy (corporateBody)

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Roy Drusky (person)

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Jeannie Pruett (person)

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Dickie Lee (person)

Place, Mary Kay (person)

Rhythm Orchids (Musical group) (corporateBody)

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Jimmy Carroll (person)

Linda Kay Lance (person)

June Hutton (person)

Bobby Wright (person)

The Three Jesters (corporateBody)

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Jack Blanchard (person)

Mel Tillis (person)

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Cat Anderson (person)

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Jeris Ross (person)

Cotton Ivy (person)

Frank Black (person)

Don Gibson (person)

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Glen Barber (person)

Zella Lehr (person)

The United States Army Air Forces Band (corporateBody)

Skeets McDonald (person)

Berea College (corporateBody)

Although the sources of photographs are not always indicated, the bulk was apparently generated in the Berea College Publicity Department and the College News Bureau. In addition, portions of the photographs were donated by individuals, most of whom have some connection with the College. Chief among these is Roy N. Walters who was dean of the Berea College Foundation School from 1943 to 1968. Walters established the College Publicity Department in 1933 and was an unofficial campus photographer t...

Billy Rowland (person)

Bill Clifton (person)

Axel Stordahl (person)

Josh White (person)

Bug Logan (person)

Emmylou Harris (person)

Jerry Reed (person)

Patti Powers (person)

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Bud Freeman (person)

˜Theœ Everly Brothers (corporateBody)

Marion Worth (person)

Cal Smith (person)

Bea Wain (person)

Ray Sanders (person)

Bobby Hackett (person)

Curtis Bay Coast Guard Philharmonicas (corporateBody)

Bobby Goldsboro (person)

Hank D'Amico (person)

Narvel Felts (person)

Jose Iturbi (person)

Carmen Cavallaro (person)

Gloria Loring (person)

Marie Osmond (person)

Louis Prima (person)

Nashville Brass. (corporateBody)

Eddie Heywood (person)

The King Cole Trio (corporateBody)

Charlie Ventura (person)

Brown, Jim Ed (person)

Ralph Flanagan (person)

Commander Cody and Lost Planet Airmen (corporateBody)

Frankie Carle (person)

Clyde Rogers (person)

Curley Fletcher (person)

Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra. (corporateBody)

Doyle Holly (person)

Paul Ott (person)

Barbara Fairchild (person)

Ray Bloch (person)

Riley, Jeannie C. (person)

Georgia Carroll (person)

Lois Johnson (person)

Bob Cooper (person)

Eileen Farrell (person)

Tennessee Three (corporateBody)

Dorothy Lamour (person)

Sammy Kaye (person)

344th Army Service Forces Orchestra (corporateBody)

Merle Kilgore (person)

Bob Crosby and His V-Disc Bob Cats (corporateBody)

Stuart Wade (person)

George Paxton (person)

Dick Feller (person)

Jack Pleis (person)

Johnny Rodriguez (person)

Criss Cross and His Orchestra (corporateBody)

Larry Clinton (person)

Roger Miller (person)

Davis Sisters (corporateBody)

Mitchell Ayres (person)

Larry Fotine (person)

Texas Troubadours (corporateBody)

Monica Lewis (person)

Bill Heathcock (person)

Dick McIntire and His Harmony Hawaiians (corporateBody)

Lee Castle (person)

Red Lane (person)

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Brush Arbor (person)

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Dave Dudley (person)

David Rose Orchestra (corporateBody)

Rice, Bobby G. (person)

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Stan Hitchcock (person)

Catalina Sectette (corporateBody)

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Grandpa Jones (person)

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King, Pee Wee, 1914-2000 (person)

Country music performer, bandleader, and songwriter. Born February 18, 1914. Died March 7, 2000. Real name: Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski. Career active late 1930s-1960s. Bandleader of the Golden West Cowboys, a popular Grand Old Opry act during the late 1930s-1940s. His songwriting credits include "Tennessee Waltz," and "Slow Poke." Star of ABC Television's The Pee Wee King Show during the late 1950s. Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. F...

Cozy Cole (person)

Mickey Gilley (person)

AAFTAC (Army Air Force Tactical Center) Symphonette (corporateBody)

Misty Morgan (person)

Larry Gatlin (person)

Skeeter Davis (person)

Mal Hallett (person)

Golden West Cowboys (Musical group) (corporateBody)

Charlie Ross (person)

Hall, Tom T. (person)

Country music singer-songwriter. Born May 25, 1936. Career most active 1960s-1970s. His songwriting credits include "Harper Valley PTA" (recorded by Jeannie C. Riley, 1968) "(Old Dogs, Children and) Watermelon Wine," and "I Love." Hosted the Pop Goes the Country syndicated television series during the early 1980s. Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview with Tom T. Hall; 1969 July 22; interview conducted by Cecil H. Whaley. 1969 Jul....

Melba Montgomery (person)

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Terri Lynn (person)

George Morgan (person)

Jackie DeShannon (person)

Roy Clark (person)

Original Dixieland Jazz band (corporateBody)

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Leroy Van Dyke (person)

Morton Gould (person)

Russell, Pee Wee (person)

Bob Luman (person)

Beale Street Buskers (corporateBody)

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Jimmy Maxwell (person)

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Del Reeves (person)

Oak Ridge boys (corporateBody)

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The Charioteers (corporateBody)

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Martin Men (corporateBody)

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The Milt Herth Trio (corporateBody)

New York philharmonic orchestra (corporateBody)

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