Please add our announcement:
In September 2003, ARSC member Eugene Earle donated his personal collection to The Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Earle Collection consists of over 60,000 78rpm discs extensively documenting blues, country and western, jazz, old-time and Hawaiian music. In the early 1960's, Earle and friend Ralph Rinzler were instrumental in discovering Arthel "Doc" Watson, a then unknown guitarist/singer from Western North Carolina. Earle recorded what became Doc's first records Old-Time Music at Clarence Ashley's Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (Folkways). Eugene Earle also founded the John Edwards Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization formed to preserve and promote American vernacular music in all its forms.
David Seubert wrote:
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