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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 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


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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