01-21-09 Notes

01-21-09 Notes - January 21, 2009 Lecture 4: 1930s: Roy...

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January 21, 2009 Lecture 4: 1930s: Roy Acuff and the Opry Time frame of the 1930s: - bordered by the Great Depression and WWII - Role of entertainment within the depression: Change and Preservation: - second-generation country artists - imitation of established stars - meanwhile, the economic conditions dictated that music sold product - Three main areas of development: southeast radio shows, Texas western swing bands, and west coast singing cowboys in Hollywood. Musical Characteristics of the Southeast: - vocal harmony - protector of the string band tradition - better technology - increasing stability of the radio shows - White blues acts - "Brothers" acts - Radio stars Delmore Brothers - Alton Delmore (1908 - 1964) - vocal and guitar - Rabon Delmore (1916 - 1952) - vocal and tenor guitar - From northern Alabama
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"Blue Railroad Train" (1933) lyrics "Brown's Ferry Blues" (1933) lyrics "Brown's Ferry Blues" (1946) lyrics Blue Sky Boys Bill Bolick (vocal and mandolin) (1917-2008) Earl Bolick (vocal and guitar) (1919-1998)
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