Fiddler's Dream

Fiddler's Dream

Old-time, Swing, and Bluegrass Fiddling in Twentieth-Century Missouri

Book - 2017
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In this sequel to Howard Marshall's earlier book on old-time fiddlers in Missouri, Play Me Something Quick and Devilish , the author uses oral history, archival photographs, and transcriptions of selected tunes to trace the evolution of traditional fiddle music in Missouri from the early 1920s to the abrupt changes in American society and traditional music in the 1960s. The book focuses on fiddle music in everyday life at music parties, dances, pie suppers, festivals, contests, and oprys. Marshall's wealth of knowledge, gained through a lifetime of involvement in Missouri fiddle traditions, gives the book exceptional richness and depth.

This book includes a CD with 30 archival recordings from 1939 to 2015, produced by Voyager Records.

A Missouri Humanities Council grant helped fund the production of this book.
Published: Columbia, Missouri :, University of Missouri Press ;, [2017]
ISBN: 9780826221216
0826221211
Branch Call Number: 787.2162 MAR
Characteristics: xix, 427 pages :,illustrations, map, music ;,25 cm +,1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in).

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