Old-time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes
University Press of Kentucky, 2001 - 245 pages
The South has always been one of the most distinctive regions of the United States, with its own set of traditions and a turbulent history. Although often associated with cotton, hearty food, and rich dialects, the South is also noted for its strong sense of religion, which has significantly shaped its history. Dramatic political, social, and economic events have often shaped the development of southern religion, making the nuanced dissection of the religious history of the region a difficult undertaking. For instance, segregation and the subsequent civil rights movement profoundly affected churches in the South as they sought to mesh the tenets of their faith with the prevailing culture. Editors Walter H. Conser and Rodger M. Payne and the book’s contributors place their work firmly in the trend of modern studies of southern religion that analyze cultural changes to gain a better understanding of religion’s place in southern culture now and in the future. Southern Crossroads: Perspectives on Religion and Culture takes a broad, interdisciplinary approach that explores the intersection of religion and various aspects of southern life. The volume is organized into three sections, such as “Religious Aspects of Southern Culture,” that deal with a variety of topics, including food, art, literature, violence, ritual, shrines, music, and interactions among religious groups. The authors survey many combinations of religion and culture, with discussions ranging from the effect of Elvis Presley’s music on southern spirituality to yard shrines in Miami to the archaeological record of African American slave religion. The book explores the experiences of immigrant religious groups in the South, also dealing with the reactions of native southerners to the groups arriving in the region. The authors discuss the emergence of religious and cultural acceptance, as well as some of the apparent resistance to this development, as they explore the experiences of Buddhist Americans in the South and Jewish foodways. Southern Crossroads also looks at distinct markers of religious identity and the role they play in gender, politics, ritual, and violence. The authors address issues such as the role of women in Southern Baptist churches and the religious overtones of lynching, with its themes of blood sacrifice and atonement. Southern Crossroads offers valuable insights into how southern religion is studied and how people and congregations evolve and adapt in an age of constant cultural change.
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African American African American fiddler Alan and Elizabeth Alfred Bailey Alva Greene banjo Berea College Bob Butler Bruce Greene Buddy Thomas cassette Clyde Davenport D.K. Wilgus dance Davis Unlimited Disc Doc Roberts Ed Haley Elizabeth Lomax Estill Bingham Fiddle tuned AEae Field recording Glen Salyer Grover Salyer Haley Hiram Stamper Home recording Hornpipe Isham Monday Jabbour Jeff Todd Titon Jim Bowles John Harrod John Masters John Salyer Kentucky fiddlers Kentucky old-time Key of G LC AFS Luther Strong Magoffin County Manon Campbell Marimac Mark Wilson melody Monticello Mountain northeastern Notation Notes old-time music old-time tunes Owen Snake Phillips Published recording recorded by Alan recorded by Bob recording by Bruce recording by Jeff recording by John repertoire Roger Cooper Rounder Records Salyersville Sammie Walker Santford Kelly source musician southeastern Kentucky standard tuning string band tucky Unpublished recordings—Kentucky Walter McNew Wayne County
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Page 20 - I soon forgot the strangeness of his method of playing, however, for my heart leapt with joy as he reproduced the wonderful old melody, and I realized that it had come true! The intervals were exactly as he had sung them, and in my music pad I had one of the most remarkable melodies I had ever encountered in the entire literature of music!
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