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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (October 20, 2008)
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opposite to renowned trust, the roots of yankee nation song don't lie completely on southern farms or in mountain hollows. relatively, a lot of this song recorded earlier than global conflict II emerged from the bustling towns and cities of the Piedmont South. No workforce contributed extra to the commercialization of early state song than southern manufacturing facility employees. In Linthead Stomp, Patrick Huber explores the origins and improvement of this track within the Piedmont's mill villages. Huber deals brilliant snap shots of a colourful solid of Piedmont millhand musicians, together with Fiddlin' John Carson, Charlie Poole, Dave McCarn, and the Dixon Brothers, and considers the impression that city dwelling, business paintings, and mass tradition had on their lives and tune. Drawing on a extensive variety of resources, together with infrequent 78-rpm recordings and unpublished interviews, Huber unearths how the rustic track recorded among 1922 and 1942 used to be simply as sleek because the jazz track of an analogous period. Linthead Stomp celebrates the Piedmont millhand fiddlers, guitarists, and banjo pickers who mixed the collective stories of the agricultural geographical region with the upheavals of urban-industrial existence to create a particular American song that spoke to the altering realities of the twentieth-century South.