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By Loyal Jones

it truly is acknowledged that Bascom Lamar Lunsford might "cross hell on a rotten rail to get a folks song"―his Southern highlands folk-song compilations now represent one of many biggest collections of its variety within the Library of Congress―but he did even more than collect songs. He preserved and promoted the Appalachian mountain culture for generations of individuals, founding in 1928 the Mountain Dance and people pageant in Asheville, North Carolina, an annual occasion that has formed America's competition circulate. dependable Jones pens a full of life biography of a guy thought of to be Appalachian song royalty. He additionally encompasses a "Lunsford Sampler" of ballads, songs, hymns, stories, and anecdotes, plus a discography of his recordings.

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