Raymond H. Pulley collection, 1954-1958.


Raymond H. Pulley collection, 1954-1958.

The collection contains materials assembled by Raymond Pulley when he hosted "The Cuzin' Ray Hoedown" radio program. Included are news clippings about the station; Cuzin' Ray letterhead; a Carl Smith Award presented to the radio station; sheet music; publicity photographs (many autographed) of country and pop musicians including Roy Acuff, Jack Anglin, Anita Carter, Helen Carter, June Carter Cash, Maybelle Carter, the Chordettes, the Clinch Mountain Clan, Stoney Cooper, Wilma Lee Cooper, Red Foley, Bill Hayes, Sonny James, the Louvin Brothers, Marion Marlowe, Benny Martin, Dusty Owens, Webb Pierce, Elvis Presley, Jerry Reed, Jim Reeves, Mimi Roman, Tommy Smith, Hank Snow, Ernest Tubb, Justin Tubb, Kitty Wells, the Wilburn Brothers, Johnnie Wright, and Faron Young; 45-rpm single recordings by Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley on the Sun Records label; and an open-reel audiotape of interviews conducted on 12 February 1956 with Elvis Presley, Maybelle Carter, Helen Carter, June Carter Cash, and Anita Carter. There are also photographs of those interview sessions and of the artists performing on stage.

67 items (0.5 linear feet)

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Tubb, Ernest, 1914-1984

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Cash, Johnny, 1932-2003

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Wells, Kitty

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Bonham-Carter, Helena 1966-....

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Elliott Carter's wife. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Waccabuc, N.Y., 24 August [1978], to Francis S. Mason, 1978 Aug. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564156 ...

Smith, Tommy (Musician)

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Anglin, Jack, 1916-1963

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Tubb, Justin

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Reeves, Jim.

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Reed, Jerry B.

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Cash, June Carter, 1929-2003

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Clinch Mountain Clan

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Cooper, Stoney, 1918-1977

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Cooper, Wilma Lee, 1921-2011

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Roman, Mimi

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Pierce, Webb, 1921-1991

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Louvin Brothers

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Marlowe, Marion

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Hayes, Bill, 1925-

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Owens, Dusty

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Foley, Red, 1910-1968

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Country performer. Born June 17, 1910. Died September 19, 1968. Real name: Clyde Julian Foley. Career active 1930s-late 1960s. Came to prominence on the WLS National Barn Dance. Later headlined the Grand Ole Opry (1946-1953) and the Ozark Jubilee (1950s). His most popular recordings include "Peace in the Valley," and "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy." Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview with Red Foley; 1967 November 4; interview conducted by...

Carter, Anita L.

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Martin, Benny

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Fiddle player. Born May 8, 1928. Died March 13, 2001. Full name: Benjamin Edward Martin. A blues-influenced fiddler who backed Bill Monroe, Roy Acuff, Flatt & Scruggs, Kitty Wells-Johnnie & Jack troupe, and others during the late 1940s-early 1950s. Successful solo performer. Recorded for the MGM, RCA, Decca, Starday, and Monument record labels. From the description of Oral history interview with Benny Martin; 1977 July 12; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1977 July 12...

Pulley, Raymond H.

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Raymond H. Pulley was a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1966-1973, and at Appalachian State University, 1973-1995. While a student at Oscar Frommel Smith High School in South Norfolk, Va., 1955-1957, Pulley worked as an engineer and disc jockey at the student-run radio station WOSFM, hosting "The Cuzin' Ray Hoedown," a daily two-hour program that featured rock and roll, country, and hillbilly music. On 12 February 1956, Pulley interviewed Elvis Presley, M...

Wilburn brothers

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Wright, Johnnie, 1914-2011

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James, Sonny

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Young, Faron

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Chordettes (Musical group)

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Carter, Maybelle, 1909-1978

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Legendary country music performer. Born May 10, 1909. Died October 23, 1978. Guitarist renowned for her playing style and her crafting of the "Carter Lick." Member of the original Carter Family musical group, and mother of June, Helen, and Anita Carter. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview with Maybelle Carter and Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman; 1968 February 1; interview conducted by Bill Williams. 1968 Feb. 1. (Country Music Foundation, Libra...

Snow, Hank

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Country music performer. Born May 9, 1914. Died December 20, 1999. Full name: Clarence Eugene Snow. Canadian-born country star. Career active 1930s-1980s. Known for his tradition-oriented, fiddle-and-steel sound, distinctive nasal voice, and western costumes. Emerged as a major star on the Grand Ole Opry during the 1950s. Recorded for RCA 1930s-1970s. Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview with Ha...