Linthead Stomp by Patrick Huber
The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South

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Contrary to popular belief, the roots of American country music do not lie solely on southern farms or in mountain hollows. Rather, much of this music recorded before World War II emerged from the bustling cities and towns of the Piedmont South. No group contributed more to the commercialization of early country music than southern factory workers. Huber explores the origins and development of this music in the Piedmont's mill villages and offers vivid portraits of a colorful cast of Piedmont millhand musicians, including Fiddlin' John Carson, Charlie Poole, Dave McCarn, and the Dixon Brothers.

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Patrick Huber is associate professor of history at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is coauthor of The 1920s: American Popular Culture through History.
Published October 20, 2008 by University of North Carolina Press. 440 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Linthead. US dial., a worker in a cotton mill; (in contemptuous use) a person of whom one disapprove...The roots of Roots Music.

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Most of them recorded a couple sides in a single recording session, then never recorded again.

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