ALWAYS BEEN A RAMBLER  - G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter, Country Music Pioneers of Southern Appalachia     BOOK-GW

ALWAYS BEEN A RAMBLER - G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter, Country Music Pioneers of Southern Appalachia BOOK-GW

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Author - Josh Beckworth features never before published photographs and interviews with friends and relatives,Êthis bookÊchronicles for the first timeÊtheÊromantic intrigues andÊtragicÊdeaths that marked theirÊlivesÊandÊexploresÊthe Southern Appalachian culture that shaped their music.Ê G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter were two of the most influential artists in the early days of country music. Songs they popularized--"Tom Dooley," "Little Maggie," "Handsome Molly," and "Nine Pound Hammer"--are still staples of traditional music. Although the duo sold tens of thousands of records during the 1920s,Êthe details of their lives remain largely unknown.

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