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The term country music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres. The origins of country music are found in the folk music of working class Americans, who blended popular songs, Irish and Celtic fiddle tunes, traditional English ballads, cowboy songs and the musical traditions of various groups of European immigrants. Immigrants to the southern Appalachian Mountains of eastern North America brought the music and instruments of Europe along with them for nearly 300 years. Country music was “introduced to the world as a Southern phenomenon.
First Generation Country Music
The first generation emerged in the early 1920s, with Atlanta’s music scene playing a major role in launching country’s earliest recording artists. New York City record label Okeh Records began issuing hillbilly music records by Fiddlin’ John Carson as early as 1923, followed by Columbia Records (series 15000D “Old Familiar Tunes”) (Samantha Bumgarner) in 1924 and RCA Victor Records in 1927 with the first famous pioneers of the genre Jimmie Rodgers and the first family of country music The Carter Family. Many “hillbilly” musicians, such as Cliff Carlisle, recorded blues songs throughout the 1920s.
The first commercial recordings of what was considered instrumental music in the traditional country style were “Arkansas Traveler” and “Turkey in the Straw” by fiddlers Henry Gilliland & A.C. (Eck) Robertson on June 30, 1922, for Victor Records and released in April 1923. Columbia Records began issuing records with “hillbilly” music (series 15000D “Old Familiar Tunes”) as early as 1924. (Wikipedia)
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