Southern Folklife Collection artist name files, 1940-2005 (artists R-Z).


Southern Folklife Collection artist name files, 1940-2005 (artists R-Z).

Artists of particular importance in this collections with surnames R-Z.

About 3200 items (21.0 linear feet).

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Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014 (person)

Pete Seeger (1919-2014) was an American folk singer and social activist. As a member of the Weavers, Seeger was often heard on the radio in the early 1950s, most notably on their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene". In the 1960s, Seeger re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture, workers' rights, and environmental causes. A prolific songwriter, his best-known songs include "Where Have ...

Riley, Bartow (person)

Slaughter, Ronald L. (person)

Talmadge, William (person)

Thompson, Stith, 1885-1976 (person)

Professor of English and Folklore at Indiana University. From the description of Papers, 1911-1972. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 52599598 ...

Richardson, Ethel Park (person)

Riney, Thomas C. (person)

Tanner, Gid (person)

Weaver Brothers and Elviry. (corporateBody)

Sharp, Cecil J. (Cecil James), 1859-1924 (person)

Epithet: folk music collector British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000496.0x0001a9 English musician and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dragonfield, Uxbridge, to Sir Sydney Cockerell, 1914 Oct. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662515 English folk music collector and editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Dragonfield, Uxbridge, ...

Snow, Hank (person)

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...

Satherley, Art (person)

Pioneer recording executive. Born October 19, 1889. Died February 10, 1986. Full name: Arthur Edward Satherley. AKA: "Uncle Art." Worked for Paramount during the early 1920s, scouting and recording country and blues performers. Joined the American Record Corporation (ARC) in 1929 and eventually became head of the country and blues A&R departments. Columbia Records purchased ARC in 1938 and he became Columbia's chief country producer, 1938-1952. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. ...

Robertson, Eck, 1887-1975 (person)

Roberts, Fiddlin' Doc, 1897-1978 (person)

In 1925, Fiddlin' Doc Roberts recorded for the Gennett Recording Company in Richmond, Indiana, and later also for Paramount and American Record Companies. Active professionally through 1934 when he made many stage appearances throughout Kentucky including radio appearances, and, in 1974, a concert held at Berea College. From the description of Papers, 1910-1938. (Berea College). WorldCat record id: 50134721 ...

Smith, Lloyd Mayne. (person)

Sons of the Pioneers (corporateBody)

The Sons of the Pioneers was one of the leading vocal and instrumental groups in Western music. They were especially known for their harmonies, songwriting, and musicianship. In addition to their creative success, the Pioneers were among the longest lasting groups in the history of country music, celebrating 65 years of continuous performances in 1998. Over the years, the members of the group included Pat Brady, Ken Carson, Ken Curtis, Tommy Doss, Hugh Farr, Karl Farr, Shug Fisher, Luther Nallie...

Surter, Don. (person)

Zeltins, Yuris. (person)

Wells, Kitty (person)

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...

Randolph, Vance, 1892-1980 (person)

Author and folklorist. From the description of Vance Randolph book typescripts, 1947-1953. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84232113 The Collector Vance Randolph was a self-educated folklorist who made a living as a professional writer. Born in Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1892, he was educated as a scientist: as an undergraduate, he studied biology, and then in graduate school at Clark University, in psychology. As a graduate stu...

Rogers, Roy, 1911-1998 (person)

Steeley, Red, 1893-1968 (person)

Scott, Tommy (person)

Scruggs, Earl (person)

Influential banjo player and bluegrass pioneer. Born January 6, 1924. Full name: Earl Eugene Scruggs. Important musical innovator, his thumb-and-two-finger banjo picking style became an essential building block of bluegrass. Member, Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, 1945-1948. Performed as Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, 1948-1969. In 1969 he formed the Earl Scruggs Revue with his sons. Member, International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. ...

Watson, Doc (person)

Doc Watson (1923- ), Anglo-American guitarist, of Deep Gap, N.C., winner of four Grammy music industry awards, and considered by many to be the foremost player of the flat-picking guitar style. From the description of John Edwards memorial collection, 1963-1965. WorldCat record id: 27190383 ...

Sullivan Family (Musical group) (corporateBody)

Rutherford, Leonard W (person)

Stanley Brothers (corporateBody)

Skillet Lickers (corporateBody)

Updegrove, Charles. (person)

Reeves, Jim. (person)

Stoneman, Ernest V. (person)

Sizemore, Gordon. (person)

Thomasson, Benny, 1909-1984 (person)

Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009 (person)

Anglo-American early country musician Ernest V. Stoneman of Virginia; fiddler Charlie Bowman, originally from Tennessee; guitarist Sam McGee of Franklin, Tenn.; early country and cowboy musician Edward L. Crain of Texas; banjo player Doc Walsh, member of the Carolina Tar Heels; harmonica player Garley Foster; fiddler Alonza Elvis ("Tony") Alderman of Virginia; arranger Irene Spain; talent scout Polk Brockman; early country musician Wilber Ball of Kentucky; Blake Gardner and Bill Knapke; early co...

Watts, Wilmer, 1897-1943 (person)

Travis, Merle (person)

Guitarist, songwriter, and performer. Born November 29, 1917. Died October 20, 1983. Full name: Merle Robert Travis. As a leading exponent of the thumb-style guitar technique, his innovative style influenced generations of guitar players. Songwriting credits include the classics "Sixteen Tons," "Dark as a Dungeon," and "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)." Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview ...

Stoneman Family (Musical group) (corporateBody)

Reeves, Goebel, 1899-1959 (person)

Wagoner, Porter (person)

Rodgers, Jimmie, 1897-1933 (person)

White, John I. (John Irwin), 1902-1992 (person)

John I. White (1902-1992) was a writer, singer of cowboy songs, radio personality, and map draftsman. His singing career culminated when he played his guitar and sang as "The Lonesome Cowboy" on the NBC radio drama "Death Valley Days" sponsored by Twenty-Mule-Team Borax from 1929-1936. He maintained a lifelong interest in cowboy songs and the American West, researching and writing articles and two books on this and other topics. From the description of John I. White papers, 1889-1994...

Vern & Ray (corporateBody)

Thompson, Glenda, 1934- (person)

Robbins, Marty (person)

Country performer. Born September 26, 1925. Died December 8, 1982. Real name: Martin David Robinson. Legendary singer, songwriter, and recording artist. Longtime Grand Ole Opry star. Achieved hits on the Billboard charts every year from 1952-1983. His songwriting credits include the Grammy Award winning songs "El Paso," and "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife." Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview with...

Williams, Doc, 1914-2011 (person)

Country performer. Born June 26, 1914. Real name: Andrew John Smik, Jr. Performer and recording artist whom, with his band the Border Riders, performed throughout the Northeast and Eastern Canada from the late 1930s-1990s. Joined the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree in 1937. In 1946 his wife, Chickie (born February 13, 1919), joined the band. In 1947 formed Wheeling Records. Creator of the Doc Williams Guitar Course. From the description of Oral history interview with Doc Williams; 1977 Januar...

Shepard, Jean, 1933- (person)

Sprague, Carl T., 1895-1979 (person)

Riendeau, Louis. (person)

Thompson, Tommy, 1937-2003 (person)

Tommy Thompson (1937-2003) was a founding member of both the Hollow Rock String Band and the Red Clay Ramblers, as well as a playwright, composer, and actor. From the description of Tommy Thompson collection, 1970s-2002. WorldCat record id: 64663469 Tommy Thompson (1937-2003) was a founding member of both the Hollow Rock String Band and the Red Clay Ramblers, as well as a playwright, composer, and actor. In the mid-1960s, Thompson was a regular attendee at the F...

Red Clay Ramblers. (corporateBody)

Williams, Hank, 1923-1953 (person)

Hank Williams (b. September 17, 1923, Mt. Olive, AL–d. January 1, 1953, Oak Hill, WV) was an American singer-songwriter. Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously). Born in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama, Williams relocated to Georgiana with his family, where he met Rufus Payne. Payne had a major influence on Williams' later musical style, along with Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb. The songs he wrote and recorded have been covered by numerous artists and have been hits in vari...

Wills, Bob, 1905-1975 (person)

James Robert (Bob) Wills (1905-1975), a Texas-born musician, melded frontier fiddle music, blues, and jazz to create Western swing. In 1929, he moved to Fort Worth and organized a band called the Light Crust Doughboys. In 1934 he moved to Oklahoma where he formed the Texas Playboys and broadcast on radio station KVOO. Wills also made 19 movies in Hollywood, became a national figure in popular music, and received a Grammy award. He dies in 1975 and is buried in Tulsa, Oklahoma. From t...

Whistler and His Jug Band (corporateBody)

Southern, Hal (person)

Taylor, James, 1948- (person)

Ritter, Tex (person)