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Posted By: Art Thieme
23-Mar-09 - 12:48 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Archie Green (22 March 2009)-Memorial Jun 21
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Green
The University of Chicago Folk Festival---He and I were walking around the campus between festival sessions in 1961 or '62. I was real young--20 or 21 years old and I couldn't get the idea of what he was trying to tell me about how to write a paper with substance on a particular song. So Archie gave me a copy of one of his own papers on the Carter Family and their song "The Coal Miner's Blues." I'm holding it right now having just retrieved it from being inserted inside the voluminous book he wrote---ONLY A MINER. (University Of Illinois Press) That small pamphlet became a primer for me to look at when I was serious about writing any treatise on other songs.

I have good memories of Archie Green. Definitely, he was important to me as an early influence. Thanks Mr. Green!

Art Thieme