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Journal of the American Musicological Society (2020) 73 (1): 53–94.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Samuel Parler DeFord Bailey (1899–1982), an African American harmonica virtuoso, performed regularly on the Grand Ole Opry radio program from 1926 to 1941 and afterward fell into obscurity. Decades later, however, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (2005), overseen by the Country...
Journal of the American Musicological Society (2016) 69 (2): 477–524.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Sumanth Gopinath; Anna Schultz In the 1940s “Kentucky” was the greatest hit of Karl and Harty, one of radio's most popular country music duos during the heyday of live hillbilly music in Chicago. Soon after it was released in 1941, aspects of “Kentucky” were already being forgotten—indeed, were...