Art Satherley

Date: 1974 June 30
Length: 153 min.
Call Number: OH163


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®.

Interview Summary

1974 June 30
(2 hours, 33 minutes)
Pioneer music industry executive Art Satherley talks about his career. Discussion includes his experiences scouting and recording blues talent; his experiences scouting and recording country talent; and memories of his work with numerous artists, including John Lair and the Cumberland Ridge Runners, George Gobel, Bob Wills, Roy Acuff, Cliff Carlisle, Lead Belly, and Curt Massey.