Coal Digging Blues Songs of West Virginia Miners (West Virginia University Sound Archive) by Mark Allan Jackson

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Published by West Virginia University Press .

Written in English

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  • Reference,
  • Music,
  • Recorded Music,
  • Folk,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Genres & Styles - General

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FormatAudio CD
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8812896M
ISBN 101933202114
ISBN 109781933202112
OCLC/WorldCa76783720

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Book Description Coal Digging Blues: Songs of West Virginia Miners, compiled by Mark Allan Jackson, is the eighth addition to the WVU Press Sound Archive series. Drawing upon gospels, blues, and country musical influences, the musicians on this compilation explicate the hardships and hopes of Great Depression-era West Virginia coal miners.5/5(1).

Coal Digging Blues: Songs of West Virginia Miners, compiled by Mark Allan Jackson, is the eighth addition to the WVU Press Sound Archive g upon gospels, blues, and country musical influences, the musicians on this compilation explicate the hardships and hopes of Great Depression-era West Virginia coal : West Virginia University Press.

Coal Digging Blues: Songs of West Virginia Miners, compiled by Mark Allan Jackson, is the eighth addition to the WVU Press Sound Archive series. Drawing upon gospels, blues, and country musical influences, the musicians on this compilation explicate the hardships and hopes of Great Depression-era West Virginia coal miners.

We've all heard 'Sixteen Tons' and gleaned small bits from PBS documentaries and sound bite histories of the miners struggles, But these gospels and bituminous blues, drawn from the extensive and exhaustive field recordings collected by the late folklorist George Corson, present the Great Depression-era West Virginia coal miners in the stark light of their daily lives.

Coal Digging Blues book Jerrell Stanley provides the title track, Coal Digging Blues and the notes suggest that this shows the strong influence of Jimmie Rodgers. It’s true to some extent, in that he uses - in that song - the familiar blues structure and the short bursts of yodelling between verses, but I reckon there’s much more to Stanley than that.

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