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Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music: 34 Historic Songs, Ballads, and Instrumentals Recorded in the Great Smoky Mountains by "Song Catcher" Joseph S. Hall (review)

Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music: 34 Historic Songs, Ballads, and Instrumentals Recorded in the... reCorDING reVIeWS Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music: 34 Historic Songs, Ballads, and Instrumentals Recorded in the Great Smoky Mountains by "Song Catcher" Joseph S. Hall. Various artists. Compiled by Ted olson. liner notes by michael montgomery and Ted olson. 2010. Great Smoky mountains association 200923. over the course of the last decade, reissues of early american commercial country music, both popular and obscure, have become more affordable and available than ever before (mostly through the efforts of various european labels). OldTime Smoky Mountain Music, compiled and annotated by two prominent scholars in the field of appalachian studies, enhances these reissues with a refreshing alternative: a select group of thirty-four noncommercial recordings from appalachia's Great Smoky mountains, all collected in 1939. at a time when american old-time music appears increasingly in the academy, inspiring curricula and ensembles everywhere from community colleges to Ivy league institutions, such a release stirs excitement, playfully rekindling the myth of undiscovered, authentic mountain music.1 following its inauguration in 1934, Great Smoky mountains National Park began a controversial process of "purchasing" land. The main obstacle here remained human: many people lived inside the proposed 500,000-acre park. In an effort to appease concerns and protests about displacing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music: 34 Historic Songs, Ballads, and Instrumentals Recorded in the Great Smoky Mountains by "Song Catcher" Joseph S. Hall (review)

American Music , Volume 29 (3) – Nov 12, 2011

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reCorDING reVIeWS Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music: 34 Historic Songs, Ballads, and Instrumentals Recorded in the Great Smoky Mountains by "Song Catcher" Joseph S. Hall. Various artists. Compiled by Ted olson. liner notes by michael montgomery and Ted olson. 2010. Great Smoky mountains association 200923. over the course of the last decade, reissues of early american commercial country music, both popular and obscure, have become more affordable and available than ever before (mostly through the efforts of various european labels). OldTime Smoky Mountain Music, compiled and annotated by two prominent scholars in the field of appalachian studies, enhances these reissues with a refreshing alternative: a select group of thirty-four noncommercial recordings from appalachia's Great Smoky mountains, all collected in 1939. at a time when american old-time music appears increasingly in the academy, inspiring curricula and ensembles everywhere from community colleges to Ivy league institutions, such a release stirs excitement, playfully rekindling the myth of undiscovered, authentic mountain music.1 following its inauguration in 1934, Great Smoky mountains National Park began a controversial process of "purchasing" land. The main obstacle here remained human: many people lived inside the proposed 500,000-acre park. In an effort to appease concerns and protests about displacing

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Nov 12, 2011

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