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Clarence Horton Greene
Clarence Horton Greene (June 26, 1894 – October 22, 1961) was an American musician and recording artist, noted for his fiddle and guitar work, and a pioneer in country music of the 1920s.Contents1 Biography 2 See also 3 References3.1 General 3.2 Notes4 External linksBiography[edit] Greene was born in Cranberry Gap, North Carolina, United States to James H. and Sarah (nee Pritchard) Greene; the 7th child of 8.He was a naturally gifted musician, in his teens he played fiddle in the Greene Brothers String Band, which also featured his brother Baxter Greene on fiddle. Greene played with numerous musical ensembles in the mountains of Western North Carolina
North Carolina
and Northeastern Tennessee, and once beat Jimmie Rodgers in a guitar-picking contest
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Fiddle
A fiddle is a bowed string musical instrument, most often a violin.[1] It is a colloquial term for the violin, used by players in all genres including classical music. Fiddle
Fiddle
playing, or fiddling, refers to various styles of music. The fiddle is part of many traditional (folk) styles of music which are aural traditions, taught 'by ear' rather than via written music.[2] Although violins and fiddles are essentially synonymous, more primitively constructed and smaller violins are more likely to be called fiddles
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Country Music
Country music
Country music
(/ˈkʌntri/), also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.[1] It takes its roots from genres such as folk music (especially Appalachian folk music) and blues. Country music
Country music
often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms, folk lyric and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, steel guitars (such as pedal steels and dobros), and fiddles as well as harmonicas.[2][3][4] Blues
Blues
modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history.[5] According to Lindsey Starnes, the term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music; it came to encompass Western music, which evolved parallel to hillbilly music from similar roots, in the mid-20th century
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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SNAC
SNAC, or Social Networks and Archival Context, is an online effort for discovering, locating, and using distributed historical records started by a collaboration of United States-based organizations. It was established in 2010, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA),[1] California Digital Library (CDL), Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) at the University of Virginia and the University of California, Berkeley School of Information.[2][3] See also[edit] Archival Resource Key (ARK)References[edit]^ Ferriero, David (2015-08-18). "Introducing SNAC". National Archives - AOTUS blog. Retrieved 2017-05-08.  ^ "SNAC: Social Networks and Archival Context". socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu. Retrieved 2017-05-08.  ^ Larson, Ray R.; Pitti, Daniel; Turner, Adrian (2014)
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MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
is a project that aims to create an open data music database that is similar to the freedb project. MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the Compact Disc Database (CDDB), a database for software applications to look up audio CD (compact disc) information on the Internet. MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata (this is information about the performers, artists, songwriters, etc.) storehouse to become a structured open online database for music.[5][6] MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
captures information about artists, their recorded works, and the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track titles, and the length of each track. These entries are maintained by volunteer editors who follow community written style guidelines
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Old-time Music
Old-time music
Old-time music
is a genre of North American
North American
folk music. It developed along with various North American
North American
folk dances, such as square dancing, clogging, and buck dancing
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Bristol Sessions
The Bristol Sessions are considered by some as the "Big Bang" of modern country music.[1], though in a 2015 roundtable discussion published in the periodical The Appalachian Journal several music scholars examined the "Big Bang" myth and suggested that other early recording sessions were equally important to the rise of country music. The Bristol Sessions were held in 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee
Bristol, Tennessee
by Victor Talking Machine Company
Victor Talking Machine Company
producer Ralph Peer. Bristol was one of the stops on a two-month, $60,000 trip that took Peer through several major southern cities and yielded important recordings of blues, ragtime, gospel, ballads, topical songs, and string bands.[2] The Bristol Sessions marked the commercial debuts of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family
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Mike Seeger
Mike Seeger (August 15, 1933 – August 7, 2009) was an American folk musician and folklorist. He was a distinctive singer and an accomplished musician who played autoharp, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, guitar, mouth harp, mandolin, dobro, jaw harp, and pan pipes.[1][2] Seeger, a half-brother of Pete Seeger, produced more than 30 documentary recordings, and performed in more than 40 other recordings. He desired to make known the caretakers of culture that inspired and taught him.[3]Contents1 Family and early life 2 Musical career 3 Discography3.1 Recordings with the New Lost City Ramblers 3.2 Recording with Strange Creek Singers4 Selected films featuring Mike Seeger 5 References 6 External linksFamily and early life[edit] Seeger was born in New York and grew up in Maryland and Washington D.C
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The Allen Brothers (American Duo)
The Allen Brothers (Austin Allen born February 7, 1901 - died January 5, 1959 and Lee Allen born June 1, 1906 - died February 24, 1981) were an American country music duo popular in the 1920s and 1930s
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Copyright
Copyright
Copyright
is a legal right created by the law of a country that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution. This is usually only for a limited time. The exclusive rights are not absolute but limited by limitations and exceptions to copyright law, including fair use. A major limitation on copyright is that copyright protects only the original expression of ideas, and not the underlying ideas themselves.[1][2] Copyright
Copyright
is a form of intellectual property, applicable to certain forms of creative work. Some, but not all jurisdictions require "fixing" copyrighted works in a tangible form
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Ida Cox
Ida Cox (born Ida M. Prather, February 26, 1888[1] or 1896 – November 10, 1967[2]) was an American singer and vaudeville performer, best known for her blues performances and recordings. She was billed as "The Uncrowned Queen of the Blues".[3]Contents1 Childhood and early career 2 Personal life 3 Gaining popularity 4 Recording career 5 Raisin' Cain 6 Later career and comeback 7 Singing style 8 Independent spirit 9 Legacy and cultural significance 10 Discography 11 References 12 External linksChildhood and early career[edit] Cox was born Ida M
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Johnson City, Tennessee
Johnson City
City
is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Tennessee, with most of the city being in Washington County
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Blind Lemon Jefferson
Lemon Henry "Blind Lemon" Jefferson (September 24, 1893 – December 19, 1929)[1] was an American blues and gospel singer, songwriter, and musician
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Walter Davis (blues)
Walter Davis (March 1, 1911[1] or 1912[2] – October 22, 1963)[1] was an African-American
African-American
blues singer, pianist, and songwriter who was one of the most prolific blues recording artists from the early 1930s to the early 1950s. Davis had a rich singing voice that was as expressive as the best of the Delta blues
Delta blues
vocalists. His best-known recording, a version of the train blues standard "Sunnyland Blues",[3] released in 1931, is more notable for the warmth and poignancy of his singing than for his piano playing.[4] His best-known songs included "Come Back Baby", "Ashes in My Whiskey" and "Blue Blues".[5] Davis was sometimes billed as "Hooker Joe".[3] He was unrelated to the jazz pianist Walter Davis, Jr.Contents1 Biography 2 Legacy 3 References 4 Sources 5 External linksBiography[edit] Davis was born on a farm in Grenada, Mississippi.[1][6] He ran away from home at about 13 years of age, landing in St
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Jimmie Rodgers (country Singer)
James Charles Rodgers (September 8, 1897 – May 26, 1933), professionally Jimmie Rodgers, was an American country, blues and folk singer, songwriter and musician in the early 20th century, known most widely for his rhythmic yodeling. Rodgers, along with his contemporaries the Carter Family, was among the first country music stars, cited as an inspiration of many artists and an inductee into numerous Halls of Fame
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