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Bluegrass bluesman Josh Graves : a memoir

Author: Josh Graves; Fred Bartenstein
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2012] ©2012
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A pivotal member of the hugely successful bluegrass band Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, Dobro pioneer Josh Graves was a living link between bluegrass music and the blues. In lively anecdotes, Graves describes the climate in which bluegrass music emerged during the 1940s. Graves' accounts of daily life on the road through the 1950s and 1960s bring to life the world of an American troubadour and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Josh Graves; Josh Graves
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josh Graves; Fred Bartenstein
ISBN: 9780252078644 0252078640
OCLC Number: 781594052
Description: xiii, 133 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1927-1942, a Tennessee childhood --
1942-1955, a musical apprenticeship --
1955-1969, Part 1, Foggy Mountain Boy --
1955-1969, Part 2, life on the road and the breakup --
1969-1994, king of the dobro --
A man of many talents --
Reflections on bluegrass old and new --
A family musical legacy --
Testimony from Josh Graves's contemporaries and those he influenced --
Appendix A : Josh, "Julie," and "Cliff" (with the Seahorse Inlay), the two main instruments played by Josh Graves between 1956 and 2006 / Bobby Wolfe --
Appendix B : Josh's repertoire : tunes and songs he featured while a member of the Foggy Mountain Boys, 1955-1969 / Stacy Phillips.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: edited by Fred Bartenstein ; foreword by Neil Rosenberg.

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