Well Said: The Southern Folklife Collection and Yep Roc Records

April 20, 2017

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

This Saturday on Record Store Day, the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) and Yep Roc Records, based in Hillsborough, N.C., will release an archival recording from the SFC: Dolly Parton’s first single “Puppy Love.” It is the first release in a partnership that will make rare musical history available to listeners.

Dolly Parton

The Southern Folklife Collection and YepRoc Records will re-release Dolly Parton’s first single, “Puppy Love,” on Saturday, April 22, which is Record Store Day.

UNC’s award-winning podcast, Well Said, recently spoke with Steve Weiss, the curator of the Southern Folklife Collection, about the upcoming record release and the partnership with YepRoc.

Copies of “Puppy Love” will be available only in participating record stores. Subsequent releases will be available on compact disc, vinyl and from digital providers. A compilation of classic Cajun music will be the next release on September 22.

Read a transcript of this episode. A version of this story originally appeared on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s website.

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