Can You Sing or Play Old-Time Music?: The Johnson City Sessions
Excerpt: Ralph Peer’s 1927 Bristol Sessions were revolutionary in their influence, but the Johnson City Sessions recordings, overseen by Columbia’s pioneering A&R scout Frank B. Walker, reflect Walker’s more eclectic tastes and keener sense of humor. Indeed, the recordings from the Johnson City Sessions provide a distinctly different portrayal of Appalachian music.
Olson, Ted. 2013. Can You Sing or Play Old-Time Music?: The Johnson City Sessions. Appalachian History [blog]. http://www.appalachianhistory.net/2013/10/can-you-sing-or-play-old-time-music-the-johnson-city-sessions.html