Country Music Originals: The Legends and the Lost by Tony Russell

By Tony Russell

During this gleaming assortment, "roots" track authority Tony Russell deals shiny photographs of the boys and ladies who created kingdom song, the artists whose lives and songs shaped the wealthy culture from which Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Dixie Chicks, and such a lot of others have drawn their suggestion. incorporated listed here are not just such significant figures as Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter relations, Fiddlin' John Carson, Charlie Poole, and Gene Autry, who placed nation song on America's cultural map within the Twenties and '30s, yet many desirable lesser-known figures to boot, comparable to Carson Robison, Otto grey, Chris Bouchillon, Emry Arthur and dozens extra, lots of whose tales are informed right here for the 1st time. To map a number of the winding, untraveled roads that attach modern day tune to its ancestors, Russell attracts upon new study and infrequent resource fabric, resembling modern newspaper experiences and journal articles, web family tree websites, and his personal interviews with the musicians or their households. the result's a full of life mixture of colourful stories and anecdotes, precious modern money owed of performances, illuminating social and ancient context, and well-grounded serious judgment. The essays are better through greater than 2 hundred illustrations, lots of them seldom noticeable and a few by no means earlier than released, together with artist pictures, checklist labels, track sheets, newspaper clippings, cartoons, ads, and journal covers, recreating the appear and feel of the complete tradition of nation track. each one essay comprises to boot a playlist of instructed and at present on hand recordings for every artist. kingdom song Originals is a set of gem stones to be able to pride the aficionado and first-time fanatic in addition to the coed of yankee people tune.

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Like Jimmie Rodgers, he aimed to play his way out of hillbilly music and into something more Kelly Harrell respectable, and he persuaded Columbia to let him record some ragtime banjo solos. They were studied and lifeless, and the company wanted no more of them. Poole returned to what he did best, translating the peppy spirit of the Jazz Age into animated, swinging stringband music. For five years he rampaged through Appalachia, playing for mill workers and coal miners, in bootleggers’ joints and red-light districts, and at high-school graduation days.

Here too are Hillsville, Fries, Mt. Airy, Independence: to the casual traveler, insignificant mountain hamlets or textile mill towns, but to A Playlist • “You Ain’t Talkin’ to Me”: Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music (Columbia/Legacy C3K 92780 3CD) [within the faux-cigar-box packaging are not only many of Poole’s finest sides, together with work by contemporaries such as Kelly Harrell and the Red Fox Chasers, but examples of Poole’s repertoire by popular singers of a generation before, made in the dawn light of the early recording industry] • Old Time Songs (County CO-CD-3501) • Volume Two (County CO-CD-3508) • Volume 3 (County CO-CD-3516) • Charlie Poole (JSP JSP 7734 4CD) (Author’s collection) 22 Kelly Harrell the music lover, places resonant with history.

1 (Yazoo 2039): “John Hardy” (with the Sweet Brothers), “The Fate of Talmadge Osborne” 12 Uncle Dave Macon Uncle D av e M a c o n (1870–1952) n November 6, 1925, Uncle Dave Macon and his sidekick, Fiddlin’ Sid Harkreader, played a benefit for the Nashville police force. When he came on stage, Uncle Dave “confessed to some embarrassment,” said a newspaper account, that he missed having a fireplace to spit in, as he would if he were at home. ” The concert was at the Ryman Auditorium, later the home of the Grand Ole Opry, and was broadcast over WSM, the Nashville station O (Author’s collection) that carries the Opry to this day.

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