Could a song title have different melodies assigned to it over the years?
If so, how many of them are out there?
>>> Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]> 10/13/2009 2:20 PM >>>
Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942 (Paperback)
by Tony Russell Bob Pinson
Best wishes, Thomas.
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] country music first recordings
I've been a judge at a local "old-time fiddler's contest" for many
years, and there has always been controversy about some tunes.
Typically, we only allow tunes that originated at least 75 years ago
(we're a little more lenient with the term "old-time"). I can get
fooled by an unusual "new" tune, and ballads are even worse. This year
we had a disagreement that spilled over into some debate among the
judges, contestants, and organizers, so I'm trying to remove some of the
guess-work. Here's my question:
What is the best written source for determining the earliest recording
of a piece of music loosely dubbed "country?" It needs to be affordable
to an individual, indexed and somewhat portable. Online would be OK if
Any leads would be very much appreciated.
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