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Thomas Clarence Ashley was an American singer and banjoist who helped popularize the Appalachian sound. In the following video, Mr. Ashley speaks to a reporter of the effort by New York music producers to bring the Appalachian sound to a larger audience by bringing the Appalachian artists to New York to record.
Ashley says: “They was lookin’ for something and