01-16-09 Notes

01-16-09 Notes - January 16, 2007 Lecture 3: The Big Bang...

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January 16, 2007 Lecture 3: The Big Bang Theory of Country Music Producer: Ralph S. Peer (1892-1960) - Lined up a trip to Bristol, Charlotte, and Savannah - the "Bristol Sessions" - July and August, 1927, in a Tennessee-Virginia border town Jimmie Rodgers (1897 - 1933) - "America's Blue Yodeler" and "The Singing Brakeman" - first recording: "The Soldier's Sweetheart" (1927) - solo performer: vocal and guitar, his "blue yodels" repertoire "Blue Yodel " (1927) lyrics "Blue Yodel #8" (1930) - pop-influenced ensembles "Any Old Time" (1929) "Waiting for a Train" (1928) In the Jailhouse Now (1928) - significant musical collaborations: "Peach Pickin' Time Down in Georgia" (1932) - with Clayton McMichen, fiddle "Blue Yodel #9 " (1930) - with Louis Armstrong and Lil Hardin Armstrong "Jimmie Rodgers Visits the Carter Family" (1931) - recorded in Louisville, Kentucky - different characters - cowboy, brakeman, dapper performer "The Yodeling Ranger" (1933) - repertoire included maudlin, old-time style pieces (often newly composed)
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