John Edwards memorial collection, 1959-1963.


John Edwards memorial collection, 1959-1963.

Interviews with and music of Anglo-American early recording musicians A.C. ("Eck") Robertson (b. 1887), fiddler from Texas; Clayton McMichen (1900-1970), fiddler for the Skillet Lickers and other groups, from Georgia; Maybelle Carter (1909-1978), singer and guitarist for the Carter Family, from Virginia; Walter Bailes, early bluegrass singer; and Ernest Tubb (1914-1984), country musician from Texas. The artists discuss their music and play tunes. Ernest Tubb also gives a detailed description of the influence of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Rodgers on his music.

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