August 1 & 4, 1927, have proven to be incredibly important dates in the history of American music. These were the days that, respectively, the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers were “discovered” and recorded for the first time.
Seeing as I have already written about these events, allow me to direct you to my archives.
If you look over to the right of this post, you will see the heading: Archives.
Beneath the heading, in blue, is the link: May 2010.
Click on that and you will go to the (long) page containing my posts for the month of May.
Scroll down until you come upon “The Big Bang of Country Music” from May 14, 2010 and the next one: “Yesterday in Music History: Maybelle Carter” from May 11, 2010.
Pause, read and, I hope, enjoy.
Be warned! You might get distracted on this journey and want to read my other May posts on T-Bone Walker or Bob Dylan or the song “Maybellene.” Hey, you can still leave a comment and share your favorite Bob Dylan song or tell what single song changed your life!
Do, at the least, read about the Bristol Sessions. They were, indisputably, an astronomical event that happened… (fanfare, please)… on these days in music history.
This sure is one well organized source of musical information. I thought that Les Paul, who developed the electric guitar, ‘mattered’ (?)
Last weekend, PBS ran several of their “American Experience” shows in a row, all showcasing the 30’s. One was entitled “Riding The Rails”, focusing on the young men and woman who took to the hobo life during the Depression. They used several Jimmie Rodgers’ songs as soundtrack to that show….