"The Bristol Sessions" by Charles Wolfe & Ted Olson
Edited by Charles Wolfe (McFarland Press, 2005) 296 pp, Softbound. A close look at the historic recording sessions in 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee that started the amazing careers of Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family, Ernest Stoneman and others. The book is broken into 19 chapters by various writers and covers such other musicians as Alfred Karnes, Ernest Phipps and Blind Alfred Reed among others. An excellent & informative work.