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Linthead Stomp: The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South / Edition 1
     

Linthead Stomp: The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South / Edition 1

by Patrick Huber
 

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ISBN-10: 0807832251

ISBN-13: 9780807832257

Pub. Date: 10/20/2008

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

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 bustling cities and towns of the Piedmont South. No group contributed more to the commercialization of early country music than southern factory workers. In Linthead

Overview

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 bustling cities and towns of the Piedmont South. No group contributed more to the commercialization of early country music than southern factory workers. In Linthead Stomp, Patrick Huber explores the origins and development of this music in the Piedmont's mill villages.

Huber offers vivid portraits of a colorful cast of Piedmont millhand musicians, including Fiddlin' John Carson, Charlie Poole, Dave McCarn, and the Dixon Brothers, and considers the impact that urban living, industrial work, and mass culture had on their lives and music. Drawing on a broad range of sources, including rare 78-rpm recordings and unpublished interviews, Huber reveals how the country music recorded between 1922 and 1942 was just as modern as the jazz music of the same era. Linthead Stomp celebrates the Piedmont millhand fiddlers, guitarists, and banjo pickers who combined the collective memories of the rural countryside with the upheavals of urban-industrial life to create a distinctive American music that spoke to the changing realities of the twentieth-century South.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807832257
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/20/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 King of the Mountaineer Musicians: Fiddlin' John Carson
2 Rough and Rowdy Ways: Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers
3 Cain't Make a Living at a Cotton Mill: Dave McCarn
4 A Blessing to People: The Dixon Brothers, Howard and Dorsey
Epilogue
Appendix A. Directory of Southern Textile Workers Who Made Hillbilly Recordings, 1923-1942
Appendix B. Discography of Southern Textile Workers' Commercial Recordings, 1923-1942, Reissued on CD
Notes
Bibliography
Discography
Acknowledgments
Index

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