Virginia's Blues, Country, and Gospel Records, 1902-1943
An Annotated Discography
It is this historically important body of recordings from this unique period that forms the focus of Kip Lornell's study. In it he combines biographical sketches and bibliographies of the artists and groups with comprehensive discographies of each, covering not only the original 78-rpm issues but also American and foreign long-play releases. The entries incorporate new primary research and contemporary interviews with veterans of early recording sessions. Numerous vintage photographs are also included, some reproduced here for the first time.
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"A valuable compilation and in many respects a pioneering work."—Old Time Country
"With its wide range of information this book will be a valuable resource for scholars of popular music, ethnomusicology, and American studies. For those with a purely recreational interest, it will provide a delightful glimpse of these early recording artists who have left behind a rich slice of Virginia culture."—Sunday Independent [Ashland, KY]