Knoxville Sessions 1929-1930: Knox County Stomp[CD]
The Knoxville Sessions, 1929-1930: Knox County Stomp features the music made at two sessions conducted by Brunswick Records at downtown St. James Hotel-music remarkable both for it's variety and for the rarity of the records that preserved it. With this set, Bear Family Records completes the map of commercial recording in East Tennessee in the late 1920s and early 1930s. 'The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang Of Country Music' documented epoch-making sessions by Victor Records that launched the careers of Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family, while... The Johnson City Sessions, 1928-1929: Can You Sing Or Play Old-Time Music?' focused on Columbia Records' similar search for early country music talent in Appalachia, sessions that yielded many other seminal recordings. The Knoxville Sessions, 1929-1930: Knox County Stomp gathers together, for the first time, all the issued recordings made at the St. James Hotel, remastered from the original 78s-some of them so elusive that only single copies are known to exist. These 102 fascinating performances, on four CDs, are accompanied by a 156-page, LP-sized hardcover book containing essays on the history of Knoxville, the background to the sessions, and the individual artists, much of the material based on new research. The book is also filled with scores of rare photographs, many previously unpublished, as well as complete song lyrics and a detailed discography with 250 illustrations. - The Knoxville Sessions 1929 - 1930 - Knox Country Stomp. The Knoxville Sessions 1929 - 1930 - Knox Country Stomp 4-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 156-page hardcover book, 102 tracks. Total playing time approx. 300 minutes.
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