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Bluegrass Unlimited (1966–1977)

Kip Lornell

in Capital Bluegrass: Hillbilly Music Meets Washington, DC

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780199863112
eISBN:
9780190933685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199863112.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Both as a radio program on WAMU-FM and as a specialized magazine, Bluegrass Unlimited informed local fans about “their” music. The impact of the radio show was local, but the magazine soon garnered ... More


Back Then It Was Called Hillbilly Music (1946–1957)

Kip Lornell

in Capital Bluegrass: Hillbilly Music Meets Washington, DC

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780199863112
eISBN:
9780190933685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199863112.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Bluegrass began to emerge as a subset of hillbilly music shortly after the close of World War II. However, both the terms “country” music and “bluegrass” were not commonly used until the late 1950s. ... More


Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues

Philip R. Ratcliffe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030086
eISBN:
9781617030093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030086.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Mississippi John Hurt (1892–1966) was “rediscovered” by blues revivalists in 1963, his musicianship and recordings transformed popular notions of prewar country blues. At seventy-one he moved to ... More


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