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The Bristol sessions : writings about the big bang of country music

Author: Ted Olson; Charles K Wolfe
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2005.
Series: Contributions to southern Appalachian studies, 12.
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"These 19 essays offer an examination and reevaluation of the Bristol sessions--from their germination, to the actual sessions, to their place in history and continuing influence"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bristol sessions.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2005
(OCoLC)639591553
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Olson; Charles K Wolfe
ISBN: 0786419458 9780786419456
OCLC Number: 57579465
Description: ix, 296 p. : ill., map, music ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Before the Bristol sessions. Early sound recording technology and the Bristol sessions / Eric Morritt --
pt. 2. The Bristol sessions. The legend that Peer built : reappraising the Bristol sessions / Charles K. Wolfe ; The Bristol sessions : the cast of characters / Charles K. Wolfe ; Jimmie Rodgers and the Bristol sessions / John Lilly ; Something old, something new : the Carter Family's Bristol sessions recordings / Katie Doman --
The Blackard-Shelor story : biography of a hillbilly string band / Tom Carter ; Gospel according to Bristol : the life, music and ministry of Ernest Phipps / Brandon Story ; The life of Alfred G. Karnes / Donald Lee Nelson ; The life of Blind Alfred Reed / The Rounder Collective ; The West Virginia coon hunters : on the trail of a lost mountain state string band / John Lilly --
pt. 3. Remembering the Bristol sessions. Discovery of the first hillbilly great / Ralph Peer ; My husband, Jimmie Rodgers / Carrie Rodgers ; Before the myth was born : Claude Grant of the Tenneva Ramblers remembers Jimmie Rodgers / Richard Blaustein ; I remember Daddy / Gladys Carter Millard ; My memories of the Bristol sessions / Mabel Phelps Morrell --
pt. 4. Musicological studies of the Bristol sessions. Ernest Stoneman's 1927 session : hillbilly recordings of gospel hymns / Jocelyn Neal ; On the vanguard of change : Jimmie Rodgers and Alfred G. Karnes in Bristol, 1927 / Thomas Townsend --
pt. 5. After the Bristol sessions. The rest of the story : other early recording sessions in the tri-cities area / Charles K. Wolfe ; The birthplace of country music, 75 years later : the cradle still rocks / Ted Olson and Ajay Kalra.
Series Title: Contributions to southern Appalachian studies, 12.
Responsibility: edited by Charles K. Wolfe and Ted Olson.
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