Module 1, Country notes

Module 1, Country notes - Roots of Country Early 1900s...

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Roots of Country Early 1900s Appalachian roots; the south and the Midwest was the center of this musical activity Predominated by string bands Influenced by black styles of fiddle and guitar (and banjo, which is African in origin) Strong influence of church music, gospel and hymns (vocal harmonies) As radio and recordings become more popular (1920’s), the emphasis shifted more strongly toward vocals The Carter* Family AP Carter, fiddle; Sara and Maybelle Carter, autoharp and guitar o AP and partner- folklorist, ethnomusicologist, folksong collector o Maybelle and daughters continued to record until 1970’s o Maybelle’s daughter June married John Cash Began recording in 1927 for Ralph Peter* at the Bristol Sessions* Jimmie Rodgers First true “country star” Born 1897 in Mississippi, moved to Texas famous for “yodel” Suffered from tuberculosis, died in 1933 at age 36 Bluegrass (characteristics): Bluegrass pioneer, Bill Monroe b.1911 Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2010 for the course MUHL 3310 taught by Professor Vela during the Spring '08 term at Texas Tech.

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