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Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music

Jennifer C. Lena

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150765
eISBN:
9781400840458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150765.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Why do some music styles gain mass popularity while others thrive in small niches? This book explores this question and reveals the attributes that together explain the growth of twentieth-century ... More


A Satisfied Mind

Nathan D. Gibson and Don Pierce

in The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738308
eISBN:
9781621037620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738308.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores the decline of the bluegrass music that was popularized by Don Pierce of Starday Records. Despite of the success of Starday financially, the slow decline of bluegrass music ... More


Industrial Strength Bluegrass: Southwestern Ohio's Musical Legacy

Fred Bartenstein and Curtis W. Ellison (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043642
eISBN:
9780252052538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043642.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the twentieth century, hundreds of thousands of migrants seeking economic opportunities relocated from the Appalachian region to southwestern Ohio. They brought mountain and gospel music with ... More


Epilogue: September 2013

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/9781469659350.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, American

When the International Bluegrass Music Association moved its World of Bluegrass festival to Raleigh in 2013, it seemed to acknowledge North Carolina’s under-appreciated role in bluegrass history -- ... More


Joining Bill Monroe

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/9780252042966.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

Earl Scruggs joined the Grand Ole Opry, the high-profile country-music radio show, in December 1945. Although some were skeptical that he’d fit in, Scruggs turned out to be a necessary counterpoint ... More


Working as a Blue Grass Boy

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/9780252042966.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

After joining Bill Monroe in 1945, Earl Scruggs was to became part of a famous ensemble known as the “classic” Blue Grass Boys. Along with Monroe, guitarist-singer Lester Flatt, fiddler Chubby Wise, ... More


A Concise History of Kentucky

James C. Klotter and Freda C. Klotter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124988
eISBN:
9780813135298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124988.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

To most people, the word “Kentucky” is likely to inspire thoughts of Derby Day, burley tobacco fields, feuding Appalachian families, coal mines, and Colonel Sanders' famous fried chicken. There is ... More


. Lonesome Melodies

David W. Johnson

in Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036460
eISBN:
9781617036477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036460.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the Stanley Brothers’ contract with Columbia Records, signed in October 1948; their Columbia recordings; the evolution of their high baritone sound and instrumental sound; the ... More


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