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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...