Art Satherley

Date: 1974 October 15
Length: 94 min.
Call Number: OH164


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 October 15
(1 hour, 34 minutes)
Pioneer music industry executive Art Satherley talks about his experiences as he scouted and recorded country and blues talent during the formative years of the recording industry. Discussion includes the role of Sears-Roebuck in spreading country music; and memories of working with various country and blues artists.