07 August 1986

The Joe Smith Collection at the Library of Congress


Retired music executive Joe Smith accomplished a Herculean feat—he got more than 200 celebrated singers, musicians and industry icons to talk about their lives, music, experiences and contemporaries. In 2012 Smith donated this treasure trove of unedited sound recordings to the nation’s library.

In 1988 Dave gave an extensive interview which was recorded in two parts.

Part 1 click here.
Part 2 click here