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Title:
Rural roots of bluegrass : songs, stories & history
Author:
Erbsen, Wayne.
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Publication Information:
Pacific, MO : Mel Bay, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
180 pages : illustrations, music ; 30 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786671342
Format :
Book

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Summary

Erbsen's book takes a deep look at bluegrass to discover its true roots. Included are the words and music to ninety-four songs, vintage photos, historical introductions and profiles of scores of musicians at the very core of bluegrass. The book contains tips on singing and playing, and includes accounts of the author's personal encounters with many of these legendary musicians.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 6
Introductionp. 7
Romancing the Rural Homesteadp. 9
The Roots of Bluegrass Musicp. 12
Tin Pan Alleyp. 19
The Roots of Gospel Musicp. 20
The Monroe Brothersp. 24
The National Barn Dancep. 26
Those Magic Crystalsp. 27
Charlie & Bill in the "Studio"p. 28
Bill Monroe and The Blue Grass Boysp. 29
Bill Monroe on the Opryp. 33
2 Cents Worth of Music Theoryp. 34
Transposingp. 35
Using a Capo to Transposep. 36
The Wheel of Transpositionp. 37
Singing with the Guitarp. 38
Singing with the Mandolinp. 39
Singing with the Banjop. 40
Backing up Songs with the Fiddlep. 41
Singing Harmonyp. 42
Before You Start Singingp. 43
A Beautiful Lifep. 44
All the Good Times Are Past and Gonep. 45
Amazing Gracep. 46
Angel Bandp. 47
Are You Tired of Me, Darling?p. 48
The Lilly Brothersp. 49
Banjo Pickin' Girlp. 50
Banks of the Ohiop. 51
Blue Ridge Mountain Bluesp. 52
Riley Puckettp. 53
Bury Me Beneath the Willowp. 54
Carter Familyp. 55
Careless Lovep. 57
Bradley Kincaidp. 58
Columbus Stockade Bluesp. 60
Cotton-Eyed Joep. 61
Cripple Creekp. 62
Cumberland Gapp. 63
Darling Coryp. 64
Dig a Hole in the Meadowp. 65
Don't Go Out Tonight, My Darlingp. 66
Don't Let Your Deal Go Downp. 67
Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblersp. 68
Don't This Road Look Rough and Rockyp. 70
Down in the Willow Gardenp. 71
Wade & J.E. Mainerp. 72
Wade Mainer and the Morris Brothersp. 74
Dream of the Miner's Childp. 76
Vernon Dalhartp. 77
Drifting Too Far From the Shorep. 78
East Virginiap. 79
Footmarks in the Snowp. 80
Girl I Loved in Sunny Tennessee, Thep. 82
Give Me the Roses Nowp. 83
Carolina Tar Heelsp. 84
Going to Georgiap. 85
Handsome Mollyp. 86
G.B. Grayson & Henry Whitterp. 87
He Will Set Your Fields on Firep. 88
I Wonder How the Old Folks Are at Homep. 89
I'll Be All Smiles Tonightp. 90
I'll Remember You in My Prayersp. 91
In the Pinesp. 92
Fiddlin' Arthur Smithp. 93
Jealous Loverp. 95
Jesse Jamesp. 96
Jimmie Brown the Paper Boyp. 97
John Hardyp. 98
Johnson Boysp. 99
Just Over in the Glorylandp. 100
Karl & Hartyp. 101
Katie Clinep. 102
Ernest V. "Pop" Stonemanp. 103
Katie Dearp. 104
Knoxville Girlp. 105
Leaning on the Everlasting Armsp. 106
Leather Britchesp. 107
Life's Railway to Heavenp. 108
Blue Sky Boysp. 109
Little Bessiep. 111
Fiddlin' John Carsonp. 112
Little Log Cabin in the Lanep. 113
Little Maggiep. 114
Little Rosewood Casketp. 115
Little Whitewashed Chimneyp. 116
Bill Cliftonp. 117
Lonesome Road Bluesp. 118
Snuffy Jenkinsp. 119
Long Journey Homep. 121
Lord, I'm Coming Homep. 122
Man of Constant Sorrowp. 123
Maple on the Hillp. 124
Mary of the Wild Moorp. 125
Midnight on the Stormy Deepp. 126
My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountainsp. 127
My Old Cottage Homep. 128
New River Trainp. 129
Nine Pound Hammerp. 130
Oh Those Tombsp. 132
Old Joe Clarkp. 133
Poor Ellen Smithp. 134
Precious Memoriesp. 135
Coon Creek Girlsp. 136
Pretty Pollyp. 137
Put My Little Shoes Awayp. 138
Rabbit in the Logp. 139
Red Rocking Chairp. 140
Red Wingp. 141
Reuben's Trainp. 142
Earl Scruggsp. 143
Roll in My Sweet Baby's Armsp. 145
Roll on Buddyp. 146
Roving Gamblerp. 148
Eck Robertsonp. 149
Sally Goodinp. 150
Seeing Nelly Homep. 151
Shady Grovep. 152
Shake Hands with Mother Againp. 153
Short Life of Troublep. 154
Sweet Sunny Southp. 155
The Callahan Brothersp. 156
They're at Rest Togetherp. 158
Turkey in the Strawp. 159
Unclouded Day, Thep. 160
Wabash Cannonballp. 161
Wait Till the Clouds Roll Byp. 162
Walk in Jerusalem Just like Johnp. 163
What Would You Give in Exchange?p. 164
When the Bees Are in the Hivep. 165
When You and I Were Young, Maggiep. 166
Where the Soul of Man Never Diesp. 167
White House Bluesp. 168
Whoa Mulep. 170
Samantha Bumgarner & Eva Davisp. 171
Wild Bill Jonesp. 172
Wildwood Flowerp. 174