Art Satherley

Date: 1975 March 26
Length: 114 min.
Call Number: OH404


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

1975 March 26
(1 hour, 54 minutes)
Pioneer music industry executive Art Satherley recalls different experiences from his career. Discussion includes breaking open the country market; comments on his work with various artists; and memories from the early years of the recording industry.