Details of the posts that have been updated, upgraded or revised this spring.
The Hill Billies, and the musical genre named after them.
By naming a Virginia string Band "The Hill Billies", Ralph Peer accidentally gave a name to an yet-unnamed-by-the-music-industry musical genre.
Dance ! Tonight ! …at the barn !
...or more acurately: dance tonight at home, just like at the barn parties ! Thanks to recorded fiddle tunes with calls and the WLS National Barn Dance artists.
The John Lomax legacy: field recordings for the preservation of folk songs.
John Lomax was the first to record folk songs in the wild in the early 10's. He opened the way for many other folklorists and ethnomusicologists around the world, desperate to save local cultures that could quickly disapear.
First year celebration !
There is not much to celebrate: one year of work isn't that important. Though I wanted to look back at the records I wanted to own when I started collecting, or at those wich gave me the will to collect.
Odd coupling on a Bluebird record.
Jazz and Country are not usually coupled together...
Forgotten Balladeers : Arthur Tanner
Gid Tanner's young brother had his own career but most of his recordings have not been properly reissued, or reissued at all.
Forgotten balladeers: The Arkansas Woodchopper
Famous on radios shows for years, Luther Ossenbrink's recordings remain unreissued. Read also about Supertone Records. Updated on 05/25/2019
Forgotten Balladeers : “Peg” Morland
"Peg" Morland is unknown today but recorded 20 sides for Victor between 1928 and 1930. Updated on 01/2022
Len Spencer and Parke Hunter on Leeds
A traditional country song on an uncommon, colorful, short-lived label of the early 20th century.