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Rural Roots of Bluegrass: Songs, Stories & History Paperback – September 1, 2003
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I never did become a musician. But I have maintained my life long love for music and especially the rural old timey songs of my Appalachian family roots. So I was thrilled to find this outstanding collection of lyrics and sheet music. Now I can look up the words to "In The Pines" and "Shady Grove" that I could never quite figure out on my own. But best of all is the wealth of information that is provided on early performers such as Wade Mainer and Ernest "Pop" Stoneman. Bill Monroe liked to take all the credit for "inventing" bluegrass. But clearly this music had roots that preceded the Bluegrass Boys and Erbsen does a fine job of telling us more about these lesser known performers and their music. Highly recommended for any fan of bluegrass or old timey music.
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Great book. Exactly as described, and the layout is so easy to follow making the read more enjoyable.Published 16 months ago by msgator
Gift for my wife, the musician. She says this is fabulous both from the musical-history perspective and the personalities.Published 19 months ago by SpinDoctor
Lyrics, basic music scores and chords, and stories behind the songs. It's all here.
175 pages of songs and the history of the songs. Read more
Wayne has truly lived it and it's always good to read and use his books and techniques. I especially love his humor, it is true Southern humor.Published on February 11, 2014 by Monika