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Ashley, Thomas Clarence

Charles K. Wolfe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Strings. 886 words.

Ashley, Thomas Clarence (29 September 1895–02 June 1967), folk singer and instrumentalist, was born Clarence Earl McCurry in Bristol, Virginia, the son of George McCurry, a bartender, and...

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Bellamy, Peter Franklyn

Ken Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music. 1272 words.

Bellamy, Peter Franklyn (1944–1991), folk-singer, was born on 8 September 1944 at 23 Knole Road in Bournemouth, the fourth of five children. Shortly afterwards his parents, Richard Reynell...

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Boggs, Dock

Charles K. Wolfe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Strings. 959 words.

Boggs, Dock (07 February 1898–07 February 1971), folk singer and banjoist, was born Moran Lee Boggs in West Norton, Virginia. His father worked as a blacksmith and carpenter. He grew up in...

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Bumgarner, Samantha

Charles K. Wolfe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Strings. 1139 words.

Bumgarner, Samantha (30 October 1878–24 December 1960), folksinger and instrumentalist, was born Samantha Biddix in Jackson County, North Carolina, the daughter of Has Biddix, a well-known...

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Campbell, Ian

Ken Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Composition. 1060 words.

Campbell, Ian (1933–2012), folk singer and songwriter, was born on 10 June 1933 at 89 Skene Street, Aberdeen, the son of David Dunn Campbell, fish worker and later a trade union official,...

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Carson, John

Richard Carlin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Strings; Country and Western Music. 859 words.

Carson, John (23 March 1868–11 December 1949), early country fiddler, vocalist, and entertainer, known professionally as “Fiddlin’ ” John, was born in Fannin County, Georgia, the son of...

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Carter, Sydney Bertram

Ken Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Composition. 2012 words.

Carter, Sydney Bertram (1915–2004), songwriter and journalist, was born on 6 May 1915 at 36 St Paul's Road, Canonbury, London, the son of Bertram Rust Carter, a jeweller's sundryman's...

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Close-up: songs, strums, and ceremonies

in Folk Music

January 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music. 7358 words.

‘Close-ups: songs, strums, and ceremonies’ uses examples to summarize folk music's structure, style and meaning. Both the Afghan falak and Yiddish song of longing both use four line stanzas...

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Cockerham, Fred

Richard Carlin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Strings. 680 words.

Cockerham, Fred (03 November 1905–08 July 1980), banjo player, fiddler, and singer, was born in Round Peak, North Carolina, near the Virginia border, the son of Elias Cockerham and Betty...

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Collecting and circulating

in Folk Music

January 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music. 5594 words.

‘Collecting and circulating’ outlines the effects that the recording, collection and cuirculation of folk music had on the genre. Cultures reacted differently to the recording of their...

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