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King of the Mountaineer Musicians: Fiddlin' John Carson

Patrick Huber

in Linthead Stomp: The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832257
eISBN:
9781469606217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886786_huber.5
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on “Fiddlin' John” Carson's debut record, which marked the advent of what OKeh would soon designate as a new field of recorded commercial music called “hillbilly music,” or, less ... More


Thought I Had Your Heart Forever: Death, Detachment, and the Modernity of Early Country Music

Edward P. Comentale

in Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037399
eISBN:
9780252094576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037399.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter shows how country music provided emotional bearing for an entire region gripped by processes of change. It presents country song as a dynamic phenomenon of space and time, one that ... More


Linthead Stomp: The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South

Patrick Huber

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832257
eISBN:
9781469606217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886786_huber
Subject:
Music, History, American

Contrary to popular belief, the roots of American country music do not lie solely on southern farms or in mountain hollows. Rather, much of this music recorded before World War II emerged from the ... More


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