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Collection Number: 20189

Collection Title: Ethel Park Richardson Radio Show Recording, 1934

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Abstract The recording on audio cassette tape is a copy of two radio shows, "Pretty Polly" and "Little Rosewood Casket," broadcast on NBC Radio in 1934 for the program "Hillbilly Heart-Throbs." Created and produced by song collector Ethel Sloan Park Richardson (1883-1968) of Tennessee, "Hillbilly Heart-Throbs" featured song stories, mountain ballads, and guest musical artists. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Richardson, Ethel Park.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Ethel Park Richardson Radio Show Recording #20189, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Ethel Sloan Park Richardson (1883-1968) from Decherd, Tenn., created and produced the NBC Radio program "Hillbilly Heart-Throbs" from 1933 to 1942. In 1955, she published American Mountain Songs, a compilation of more than 60 songs, both sacred and secular, from the southern highlands. In 2014, her grandson, Jonathan Guyot Smith (1946- ) released a music cd also titled American Mountain Songs. Smith donated this recording to the Southern Folklife Collection.

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