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Polk C. Brockman Interview - Archie Green, August 11, 1961

From FT-4066 Side 1, Archie Green Collection (#20002), Southern Folklife Collection.
Note: This is an 18-minute excerpt from a much longer interview done by Archie Green and Ed Kahn in 1961. The excerpt has been divided into nine parts, to allow for easier downloading. (.MP3 Help)

 

"He was quite a character, everybody knew him, and referred to him as 'Fiddlin' John.'"
Listen to Brockman Interview Pt. 1
   
"Peer accompanied me back to Atlanta." Listen to Brockman Interview Pt. 2
   
"Let's let him play but don't let him sing." Listen to Brockman Interview Pt. 3
   
"We sold the records right up there in the hall, sold 'em just like hotcakes." Listen to Brockman Interview Pt. 4
   
"They didn't intend to catalogue the thing at all." Listen to Brockman Interview Pt. 5
   
"Some fellow had strayed in, a fellow named Henry Whitter." Listen to Brockman Interview Pt. 6
   
"They created a special series for this type of record." Listen to Brockman Interview Pt. 7
   
"Finally, he (Peer) decided on the idea of 'Hillbilly,' which more or less stuck." Listen to Brockman Interview Pt. 8
   
"There actually wasn't a category (for this music) mentioned or anything until this 'hillbilly' thing came up." Listen to Brockman Interview Pt. 9