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作者 Spottswood, Dick
書名 Banjo on the Mountain : Wade Mainer's First Hundred Years
出版項 Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2010
©2010
國際標準書號 9781604734997 (electronic bk.)
9781604734980
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (152 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
系列 American Made Music
American Made Music
附註 Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- The Wade Mainer Story -- Wade Mainer's Banjo Playing -- Photos, Letters, and Memories -- Broadcast Chronology -- Discography -- Index
Wade Mainer (b. 1907) is believed to be the longest-lived country entertainer ever. His banjo lessons began in childhood and he played informally into his adult years, when he joined his brother, fiddler J. E. Mainer (1898-1971), in Mainer's Mountaineers. Music became their ticket out of the cotton mills in 1934. At the time, country styles were swiftly evolving from community-based performance into mass-market broadcast via radio, records, and the silver screen. Mainer's Mountaineers attracted radio sponsors and touring opportunities, allowing the brothers to become full-time musicians. Eventually Wade Mainer formed his own band, the Sons of the Mountaineers. His success secured a permanent place for the fiddle and banjo sound in country music, sustained that sound's popularity throughout the 1930s, and created the foundation upon which Bill Monroe and his disciples would spread bluegrass music in the 1940s. Banjo on the Mountain features Wade's own words and recollections from a lifetime in music and an exciting career that included a command performance at the White House for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and a key role in The Old Chisholm Trail , a 1944 BBC-sponsored radio play for American troops and embattled English civilians. The volume is rich in photographs and documents, thanks to Wade and Julia Mainer's careful custodianship of letters, professional photos and family snapshots, posters, songbooks, flyers, and other priceless curios
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Spottswood, Dick Banjo on the Mountain : Wade Mainer's First Hundred Years Jackson : University Press of Mississippi,c2010 9781604734980
主題 Mainer, Wade, -- 1907-2011.;Country musicians -- United States -- Biography.;Banjoists -- United States -- Biography
Electronic books
Alt Author Wade, Stephen
Wade, Stephen
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