Mudcat Café message #3170380 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38800   Message #3170380
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
14-Jun-11 - 07:59 AM
Thread Name: Info: Asa Martin
Subject: RE: Asa Martin
I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days with Asa at his homes in Irvine just two years or so before his passing, hearing stories about his long career in music and going through his very large collection of archival material, recordings, posters, photographs etc. I have often wondered what happened to all that material. Hopefully the folks at Berea or some other responsible body managed to save it. I recorded our conversation but unfortunately did not have the time to do a thorough interview. His story of the song 'Hot Corn, Cold Corn' involving David 'Stringbean' Akeman and Flatt & Scruggs was just one of several interesting items.
I was in touch with Asa'a grandson a short time back and understood that some if not all of Asa's archive material was still around including his instruments.
Betty if you have any knowledge on this matter I would be interested to know only beacause I would like to be re-assured that it hasn't all been lost.
He was an interesting man and very welcoming to us.