Southern Folklife Collection artist name files, 1940-2005 (artists D-K).
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Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He grew up in the city of Hibbing. As a teenager, he played in various bands and with time his interest in music deepened, with a particular passion for American folk music and blues. One of his idols was the folk singer Woody Guthrie. He was also influenced by the early authors of the Beat Generation, as well as by modernist poets. Dylan moved to New York City in 1961 and began to perform in clubs and cafés in Greenwich Village. He met...
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...
Country music performer. Born February 26, 1898. Died March 19, 1988. Full name: Sidney J. Harkreader. Popularly known as "Fiddlin' Sid." Career active 1920s-early 1950s. Fiddler and guitar player. First partner of Uncle Dave Macon. Grand Ole Opry performer. From the description of Oral history interview with Sidney "Fiddlin' Sid" Harkreader; 1986 May 8; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. 1986 May 8. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 5884...
Both Robert and Margaret Johnson were active in cooperatives in Michigan in the late 1940s and were members of the Ann Arbor Cooperative. From the description of Robert and Margaret Johnson papers, 1947-1959. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32320857 ...
Archie Green, American folklorist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas, b. 6-29-1917. From the description of [The Archie Green Collection at the Rare Book Collection of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.] [1876?]-1987. WorldCat record id: 156850892 Anglo-American singer Sarah Ogan Gunning (1910-1983) from Knox County, Ky., known for her performances of traditional ballads and songs, as well as her own compositions on the poverty and social conditi...
American folk singer. From the description of Signature, dated : [n.p, n.d.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270926356 Biographical History and Administrative History Woody Guthrie, born in Okemah, Oklahoma in 1912 and raised in Texas, moved to California during the Depression, where he met actor and activist Will Geer and toured migrant labor camps documenting conditions and injustices in the camps for The Light ...
Singer, songwriter, recording artist, and music publisher. Born October 20, 1908. Died March 8, 1989. Full name, Carl Stuart Hamblen. Career most active 1930s-1950s. Popular Los Angeles area radio performer and program host. Original member of the popular 1930s music group, the Beverly Hill Billies. Wrote several classic songs, including "Texas Plains," "It Is No Secret," and "This Ole House." Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview ...
Ernest Jennings Ford was born on Feb. 13, 1919 in Bristol, TN; attended Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, 1939; became a headliner at the London Palladium, beginning in 1953; hosted The Tennessee Ernie Ford television show, 1955-61, and later had a daytime television program, 1962-65; as a singer, was a recording artist for Capitol Records, 1949-76; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1984; inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1990; died on Oct. 17, 1991. From the ...
Bluegrass musician. Born June 14, 1914. Died May 11, 1979. Full name: Lester Raymond Flatt. Guitarist and lead singer for Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, 1945-early 1948. In 1948 teamed with Earl Scruggs to form the Foggy Mountain Boys. In 1969 ended his professional association with Earl Scruggs and formed Lester Flatt and the Nashville Grass. Member, International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview with L...
Country music performer. Born December 30, 1937. Died June 4, 2001. Real name: John Cowan Harford. Career most active 1960s-1990s. Singer, songwriter, banjoist, television performer, and recording artist. Specialized in tradition-derived material and often combined singing, banjo playing, and dancing. His songwriting credits include the 1967 Grammy Award winning "Gentle On My Mind." Known for his expertise as a riverboat pilot and for his vast knowledge of river lore. Author of the children's bo...
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....
Buddy Holly (born Charles Hardin Holley, September 7, 1936, Lubbock, TX–d. February 3, 1959, Clear Lake, IA) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He made his first appearance on local television in 1952, and the following year he formed the group "Buddy and Bob" with his friend Bob Montgomery. In 1955, after opening for Elvis Presley, he decided to pursue a career in music. He opened for Presley three times that year; his band's styl...
A Garrard County, Kentucky, native, Bradley Kincaid was a 1921 graduate of Berea College Academy (high school). Work for the YMCA after leaving Berea led to his attending Chicago's YMCA College (now George Williams College). An interest in collecting folk songs fostered at Berea and singing with a college quartet in Chicago led to guest appearances on the WLS National Barn Dance. His singing style and repertoire of traditional songs were so well received that in 1928 he became a regular performe...
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...
Resident of Oldham Co., Ky. From the description of Papers, 1833. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41571200 American tragedian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Dr. Peters, 1837 Jun. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270490587 ...
Fiddle player. Born March 31, 1922. Died August 1, 1987. Real name: Howard W. Forrester. Best known as a member of Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys, he played an important role in bringing Texas stylistic fiddle techniques to Nashville. Later in his career he managed Acuff-Rose Artists Corporation, a Nashville booking agency. From the description of Oral history interview with Howdy Forrester; 1974 September 26; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1974 Sept. 26. (Country Music Fo...
Jimmie Davis (1899- ), Anglo-American country singer and songwriter from Louisiana, whose style was deeply influenced by early country music star Jimmie Rodgers. One of the first "hillbilly" singers to be signed by Decca, Davis had a long career as a singer and songwriter, including "You Are My Sunshine," as well as serving two terms as the governor of Louisiana. From the description of John Edwards memorial collection, 1929-1933. WorldCat record id: 27188972 Composer of "Yo...