Title

Can You Sing or Play Old-Time Music?: The Johnson City Sessions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2013

Description

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.