lec 10 - The Birth of Bluegrass The 1920s: The 1930s: The...

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The Birth of Bluegrass The 1920s: The 1930s: The 1940s and 50s: By 1950, television was a major factor in media access Barn dances, specifically the Lousiana Hayride, Opry, and National Barn Dance are widely accessible and very popular. Record formats were changing The 1950s will also yield new musical styles Musically, if we back-track to about 1940, we can trace the emergence of another musical style. Precursors to Bluegrass: Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Blues" (1925) "Goodbye Sweet Liza Jane" (1930) Jimmie Rodgers "Blue Yodel #8" (1930) Uncle Dave Macon "Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel " (1927) Bill Monroe (1911 - 1996) Monroe Brothers: Charlie Monroe (1903 - 1975) and Bill Monroe (1911 - 1996), from Rosine, Kentucky area - 1936 RCA-Victor (Bluebird) contract (Eli Oberstein) "What Would You Give in Exchange for Your Soul " (1936) Bluegrass "There has been considerable debate over what constitutes bluegrass. .." - "music in the style of Bill Monroe"
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2009 for the course MUSIC 144 taught by Professor Neal during the Spring '09 term at UNC.

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