Raymond H. Pulley collection, 1954-1958.
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Johnny Cash was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the train-like chugging guitar rhythms, free prison concerts, and a trademark all-black stage wardrobe which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black". Born to poor cotton farmers in Kingsland, Arkansas, Cash rose to fame in the burgeoning rockabilly scene in Memphis, Tennessee, after four years in the Air Force. Cash is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, ...
Country music performer and recording artist. Born September 15, 1903. Died November 23, 1992. Star of Knoxville radio in the 1930s. Grand Ole Opry performer 1938-early 1990s. Co-founder Acuff-Rose Publications. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview with Roy Acuff and David P. Stone; 1983 May 25; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. 1983 May 25. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 232361926 ...
Pioneer country performer. Born August 30, 1919. Real name: Muriel Ellen Deason. Began career in 1934 as part of the Deason Sisters. Married Johnnie Wright in 1937 and became part of the act, Johnnie Wright and the Harmony Girls. In 1939 traveled and performed with the newly organized duo of Johnnie & Jack (Johnnie Wright and Jack Anglin). Recorded the breakthrough song "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," in 1952 as Kitty Wells. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From th...
Elliott Carter's wife. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Waccabuc, N.Y., 24 August , to Francis S. Mason, 1978 Aug. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564156 ...
Country performer. Born October 16, 1918. Died March 22, 1977. Full name: Dale Troy Cooper. With his wife, Wilma Lee Cooper (Full name: Wilma Leigh Leary Cooper; Born February 7, 1921), formed one of country music's premier husband-wife duos. Regular Grand Ole Opry performers for twenty years, their hits included "Sunny Side of the Mountain," "Cheated Too," and "Big Midnight Special." From the description of Oral history interview with Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper; 1968 January 2; int...
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...
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...
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...
Born in Tupelo, Miss. in 1935, Elvis would someday be known as the "King of Rock-and-Roll". When he began recording in Memphis, Tenn. at Sun Studio in 1954, he turned the musical genre called Rockabilly into "Rock-and-Roll" although he also continued to record Gospel and Country music. For his remaining years he was continuously in the limelight making movies, recording songs and touring until the day he died in 1977 of a drug overdose at his "Graceland" mansion. He was only married once, to Pri...
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...
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...