Knoxville's 'Merry-Go-Round,' Ciderville and...: The East Tennessee Country Music Scene

Knoxville's 'Merry-Go-Round,' Ciderville and...: The East Tennessee Country Music Scene

by Ruth White

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Overview

The author conducts an historic ride thru yesteryear’s East Tennessee scene, focusing on the lost story of WNOX- and WROL-Knoxville’s pioneering efforts on behalf of country and bluegrass music, while launching artists, musicians and songwriters, many destined for star status. Including biographies of various entertainers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990810537
Publisher: Nova Books Nashville
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Series: American Arts Culture Series
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS:
Dedication iii
Prelude iv
Foreword v
Intro: In The Beginning ix
Ciderville Apple Recipe 24

Part One - Our Appalachian Heritage
1 - Blazing the Trail To Knoxville 1
2 - WNOX and Mid-Day Merry-Go-Round 4
3 - Lowell Blanchard 9
4 - Ciderville and David West 14
5 - David Farmer 26

Part Two - The Artists
6 - The Music Makers 32
7 - Roy Acuff 33
8 - Chet Atkins 39
9 - The Butlers 45
10 - Archie Campbell 47
11 - Cliff Carlisle 50
12 - Bill Carlisle 53
13 - Martha Carson 56
14 - The Carters 59
15 - Cowboy Copas 62
16 - Don Gibson 64
17 - Homer & Jethro 68
18 - Sonny James 71
19 - JamUp & Honey 74
20 - Pee Wee King 76
21 - Louvin Brothers 79
22 - Molly O'Day 81
23 - Carl Smith 84
24 - Kitty Wells and Johnnie & Jack 88

Part Three - The Musicians And Others
25 - The Musician And Others 102
26 - The Two Tonys - Cianciola and Musco 103
27 - Jimmy Elrod 105
28 - Lois Johnson 107
29 - Pete Kirby 108
30 - Red Kirk 110
31 - George (Speedy) Krise 113
32 - Ray R. Myers 115
33 - Murray Nash 117
34 - Arthur Q. Smith 119
35 - Frank Smith 121
36 - Stoney Stonecipher 123
37 - Clell Summey 124
38 - Sunshine Slim Sweet 126
39 - Bonnie Lou & Buster 128
40 - Special Added Attractions 130
41 - Luke Brandon and Howard White 132
42 - The Afterglow 138

Down Memory Lane 95
Acknowledgments 141
Bibliography 142
Publisher's Acknowledgments 142
About the Author 143
Index 145

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