Country Music History Summary

Country Music History Summary - Country Music History...

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Country music came from humble origins. It came to America in pieces of folk tradition from England and on slave ships from Africa. It grew up poor and isolated in the mountains of Appalachia, and it grew up sun baked and worn down in the rural South. It blew across the plains and deserts of Texas, and it rode the rails from coast to coast. The music sounded a little different from place to place, but it was decidedly rural and tied to the past wherever you went. It was tradition. Then in 1923, tradition went into business. A record company man with an ear for talent and a head for new markets recorded a champion fiddler down in Georgia on the suggestion of a local enthusiast. "Little Log Cabin in the Lane" by Fiddlin' John Carson became a regional hit for Okeh records, and Okeh's A&R (artist and repertory) man Ralph Peer became convinced that a market for "hillbilly" music existed. Peer made it his work over the next decade to find and
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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