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Uncle Art - The Pioneer of Country Music
Episode 331st January 2022 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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Among the artists Uncle Art Satherley discovered, signed or recorded during his career as a recording director for Columbia Records were Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, the Carter Family, Roy Acuff, Gene Autry, the Sons of the Pioneers, Bill Monroe, Lefty Frizzell and Marty Robbins. Satherley was credited with naming Wills’ signature tune “San Antonio Rose.” 

He also pushed blues music into the limelight with the likes of such major talents as Ma Rainey because he was one of the few in that era who just loved the music, regardless of who made it.


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(1) Miami Herald 11th Feb 1986

(2) Ancestry

(3) The Tennessean 2nd March 1958

(4) Nashwille Banner 3rd Feb 1958

(5) Country Music Hall of Fame Encyclopedia of Country Music, published by Oxford University Press

Bristol Plaques - Maurice Fells


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