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Rough and Rowdy Ways: Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers

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.6
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter illustrates how, as early as 1924, the hard-drinking textile millhand Charlie Poole was already broadcasting his high-spirited, percussive dance music throughout the mountains of ... More


Linthead Pop: Charlie Poole, the Father of Mill-Town Rock (and the First Rock Star)

David Menconi

in Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469659350
eISBN:
9781469659374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659350.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Charles Cleveland “Charlie” Poole was a banjo-playing mill laborer who lived an eventful life before passing at age 39 from one alcohol binge too many. He was arguably the most important musician to ... 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


“Flop Eared Mule”/“Lynchburg Town”: The Highlanders Paramount 3171

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0039
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses The Highlanders, “Flop Eared Mule”, “Lynchburg Town”, stringband, Paramount Records, Charlie Poole, old-time music


The Piedmont’s Rich Musical Soil

Thomas Goldsmith

in Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Making of an American Classic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042966
eISBN:
9780252051821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042966.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

The piedmont areas of North and South Carolina provided much of the music that Earl Scruggs heard in his youth. After hearing the music of banjoists such as Charlie Poole, Snuffy Jenkins, Fisher ... More


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