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The Resource A good-natured riot : the birth of the Grand Ole Opry, Charles K. Wolfe

A good-natured riot : the birth of the Grand Ole Opry, Charles K. Wolfe

Label
A good-natured riot : the birth of the Grand Ole Opry
Title
A good-natured riot
Title remainder
the birth of the Grand Ole Opry
Statement of responsibility
Charles K. Wolfe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume is a study of the Grand Ole Opry from its beginning to 1940. The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee, that has presented the biggest stars of the genre since 1925. This detailed history and a group biography of the Opry's early years provides an account of the personalities, the music, and the social and cultural conditions that were such fertile ground for the growth of a radio show that was to become an essential part of American culture. The author traces the unsure beginnings of the Opry through its many incarnations, through cast tours of the South, the Great Depression, commercial sponsorship by companies like Prince Albert Tobacco, and the first national radio linkups. He gives colorful and engaging portraits of the motley assembly of the first Opry performers. With dozens of photographs and a complete roster of every performer and performance of these early Opry years, this work provides a full and authoritative portrayal of the colorful beginnings of WSM's barn dance program up to 1940, by which time the Grand Ole Opry had found its national audience and was poised to become the legendary institution that remains to this day
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wolfe, Charles K
Dewey number
791.44/72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3524
LC item number
.W64 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Country music
  • Country music
Label
A good-natured riot : the birth of the Grand Ole Opry, Charles K. Wolfe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-294), discography (p. 295) , and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A good-natured riot" -- Nashville in the 1920s -- Goin' uptown: Dr. Humphrey Bate, Dean of the Opry -- Uncle Jimmy Thompson -- "Sail away, ladies!": classic opry fiddlers -- "Take it away, Uncle Dave!" -- DeFord Bailey -- The hoedown bands -- Family tradition -- The original Nashville sound: Nashville's first recordings -- The first professionals: the Vagabonds -- The Dixieliners -- "When It's Time for the Whippoorwill to Sing": the Delmore Brothers -- "Dear Lesperdeezer": the first comedians -- September song": the late 1930s -- "The homespun voice of America": Roy Acuff and Bill Monroe -- Appendixes : 1. Judge Hay's valediction ; 2. The Opry roster, 1925-1940
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 312 pages
Isbn
9780826513311
Lccn
98040104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, pls.
System control number
  • ocm39727818
  • (OCoLC)39727818
Label
A good-natured riot : the birth of the Grand Ole Opry, Charles K. Wolfe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-294), discography (p. 295) , and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A good-natured riot" -- Nashville in the 1920s -- Goin' uptown: Dr. Humphrey Bate, Dean of the Opry -- Uncle Jimmy Thompson -- "Sail away, ladies!": classic opry fiddlers -- "Take it away, Uncle Dave!" -- DeFord Bailey -- The hoedown bands -- Family tradition -- The original Nashville sound: Nashville's first recordings -- The first professionals: the Vagabonds -- The Dixieliners -- "When It's Time for the Whippoorwill to Sing": the Delmore Brothers -- "Dear Lesperdeezer": the first comedians -- September song": the late 1930s -- "The homespun voice of America": Roy Acuff and Bill Monroe -- Appendixes : 1. Judge Hay's valediction ; 2. The Opry roster, 1925-1940
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 312 pages
Isbn
9780826513311
Lccn
98040104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, pls.
System control number
  • ocm39727818
  • (OCoLC)39727818

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