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The WBT Briarhoppers : eight decades of a bluegrass band made for radio

Author: Tom Warlick; Lucy Warlick
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work tells the story of the WBT Briarhoppers, analyzing the band's history and its connection to the growth of American radio and radio advertising. It examines changes in culture and the group's contribution to country and bluegrass music. The work also discusses performers including the Tennessee Ramblers, The Johnson Family, and Bill and Charlie Monroe"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Warlick, Tom.
WBT Briarhoppers.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2008
(OCoLC)639550836
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Warlick; Lucy Warlick
ISBN: 9780786431441 078643144X
OCLC Number: 153580982
Description: vii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The 1920s : the big bang of country music --
The 1930s : Charles Crutchfield goes rabbit hunting --
The 1940s : the golden age of the WBT Briarhoppers --
The 1950s : Elvis who? --
The 1960s : this was a time for rock and roll --
The 1970s : the phoenix rises --
The 1980s : the Charlotte Country music story --
The 1990s : knockin' on heaven's door --
The 2000s : the WBT Briarhoppers at twilight.
Responsibility: Tom Warlick and Lucy Warlick ; foreword by Robert Inman.
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Based on firsthand interviews, this work tells the story of the WBT Briarhoppers. It analyzes the band's history and its connection to the growth of American radio and radio advertising. It also  Read more...

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"fascinating"--The Bluegrass Blabber; "required reading for anyone interested in Southern music...a labor of love"--Charlotte Observer; "'defiinitive...labor of love'...exhaustively researched and Read more...

 
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