9+hillbilly-music-upload - Roots of Hillbilly (Country)...

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Roots of Hillbilly (Country) Music • Music-making Originates in the Rural Southeast U.S. • Working-class white musicians • Influenced by a WIDE variety of music • Irish/Scottish/British folk songs, ballads, dance • Spanish/Mexican songs • African American music • Minstrelsy, vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley, and more • Not a pure or untouched rural culture
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Ralph Peer Record Executive and Talent Scout who signs: Fiddlin’ John Carson Jimmie Rodgers The Carter Family coins “hillbilly music”
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Fiddlin’ John Carson (1868-1949) Fiddler / singer First “hillbilly” entertainer Records 150+ tunes
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“The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane” (1871; rec. 1923) First Verse: Now I'm getting old and feeble and I cannot work no more That rusty bladed hoe I’ve laid to rest. Ol' massa and ol' missus, they are sleeping side by side Their spirits now are roaming with the blest. Things have changed about the place now And the darkies they have gone.
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course MUSICOLOGY 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.

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