WEST VIRGINIA'S TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC by Ivan Tribe BOOK: WV

WEST VIRGINIA'S TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC by Ivan Tribe BOOK: WV

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Long time Bluegrass and country researcher Ivan Tribe is the writer and editor of this neat little booklet that features a huge collection of photos in its 128 pages. (A similar book on Kentucky musicians came out some time ago, also from the same publisher, Arcadia Publishing, a South Carolina company). Mr. Tribe's commentary and photo captions are on the money and valuable, and any fan of West Virginia old-time, Bluegrass and Country music should really enjoy this book. Among the musicians found in these pages are such names as Bill Cox, The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, The Lilly Brothers, Clark Kessinger, Melvin Wine, Jenes Cottrell, Molly O'Day, Mel & Stan, Doc Williams, Buddy Starcher, Wilma Lee And Stoney Cooper, Lee Moore, Kathy Mattea, Hazel Dickens, The Bailes Brothers, Speedy Krise, Don Stover and Grandpa Jones, among dozens of others. Yes, not all of these musicians were West Virginia natives, but they all performed extensively within the state, many on local radio stations in the 1930s to 1960s. A really nice collection, with informative notes and captions. BY IVAN M. TRIBE AND JACOB L. BAPST, FOREWORD BY BUDDY GRIFFIN. Softback