Well Said: The Southern Folklife Collection and Yep Roc Records

In this week's podcast, Steve Weiss, the curator of the Southern Folklife Collection, talks about Carolina's home to nearly a quarter of a million recordings of music including the first record by Dolly Parton.

Part of the Wilson Special Collections Library, Carolina’s Southern Folklife Collection is home to nearly a quarter of a million recordings of music ranging from blues and folk to gospel and rock-and-roll.

Beginning this weekend, on Record Store Day, the Southern Folklife Collection and Yep Roc Records will be releasing rare archival recordings from its collections — starting with Dolly Parton’s first single “Puppy Love.”

In this week’s episode, we talk about the collection’s partnership with the local record label and the upcoming record release with Steve Weiss, the curator of the Southern Folklife Collection.

Read a transcript of this episode.

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