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1920s: A Decade of Change
by Silverstein, Barrett A. Have you ever heard the phrase “the roaring twenties?” Also known as the Jazz Age, the decade of the 1920s featured economic prosperity and carefree living for many. The decade began with a roar and [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina: Kinston Area
by . African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina: Kinston Area by the North Carolina Arts Council. Originally published in African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina, [...] (from North Carolina Arts Council.)
Arthur Smith and the Crackerjacks
by Morton, Hugh M. Arthur Smith and the Crackerjacks posing with instruments at "Singing on the Mountain" gospel festival, Grandfather Mountain, NC. Left to Right: Ralph Smith (accordion), Sonny Smith (guitar), Arthur [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Balinese gamelan musicians perform
by Freeman, Margery. Balinese gamelan musicians perform Balinese gamelan musicians perform, as seen from the rear side of the orchestra. Two men, wearing red pants, long-sleeved blue shirts, and red and gold embroidered [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Ballad of Tom Dooley
by Mitchell, Thornton W. Thomas C. Dula was born in Wilkes County on 20 June 1844, the son of Mary Dula. In 1862 he enlisted in the 42nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, as a private. Dula was captured at Kinston and was a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Banjo Statue
by . Close-up of a statue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, showing a hand playing a banjo. The statue pays tribute to Stephen Foster, who penned many classic American songs, including "Oh, Susanna" and [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and George Pegram
by Morton, Hugh M. This black and white photograph shows a musical performance by Bascom Lamar Lunsford (left) and George Pegram (right), both playing banjo, at "Singing on the Mountain" gospel festival, Grandfather [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Blind Boy Fuller monument
by . A monument to the late local bluesman Blind Boy Fuller stands on the American Tobacco Trail in Durham, North Carolina. The monument reads: Blind Boy Fuller 1907-1941 (aka Fulton Allen) Most [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Bluegrass Music
by Simpson, Bland, Menius, Arthur C., III. Whether lightning-paced and exuberant or slow and mournful, the songs of bluegrass music are immediately recognizable by their tight vocal harmonies; precisely arranged string band instrumentation [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blues
by Holden, Charles J., Baker, Bruce E. North Carolina boasts significant contributions to the musical tradition known as the blues. Throughout its formative decades, the blues was the music of solo artists rather than groups, with the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (V-Disc)
by . Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (V-Disc)A 78-rpm "V Disc" produced by the U.S. Government to entertain troops during World War II features "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," sung by the Andrews [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Brevard Music Center
by Patteson, Angelyn H. Brevard Music Center, often called the "Summer Music Capital of the South," is the site of an annual festival featuring musicals, operas, symphonies, and choral programs that attracts thousands of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chautauqua
by Powell, William S. Chautauqua was an adult educational program established in 1874 by leaders of the Methodist Episcopal church on the shores of Lake Chautauqua, N.Y. From this base, programs spread to many parts of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Classical Music
by Williams, Wiley J., Foote, Margaret, Boyer, Miriam, Sherwood, Mary Bates. Classical Music by Margaret Foote and Wiley J. Williams, 2006 Additional research provided by Miriam Boyer and Mary Bates Sherwood. See also: Brevard Music Center; Eastern Music [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cotten, Elizabeth Nevills
by Hill, Michael. Cotten, Elizabeth Nevills [Libba] By Michael Hill Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Country Music
by Baker, Bruce E., Stephenson, Shelby. Country music is a distinctively American form of popular music based on traditional, southern, Anglo-American folk music and influenced to some extent by the blues. North Carolinians played a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Donald MacDonald's Highland Fling
by Morton, Hugh M. Donald MacDonald's Highland FlingDonald MacDonald dancing the Highland Fling while a girl plays accordion at first Highland Games in 1956 near Grandfather Mountain, [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Dulcimer
by Troxler, Carole W. Dulcimer by Carole Watterson Troxler, 2006 Settlement schools in the southern Appalachian Mountains at the start of the twentieth century nurtured elements of mountain culture they believed [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eastern Music Festival
by Williams, Jeaneane. The Eastern Music Festival (EMF), established on the Guilford College campus in Greensboro in 1962, is one of the most acclaimed music educational camps and festivals in the United States. Originally [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
El festival internacional oficial
by . Extraído de Libro de hechos de El Viejo Estado del Norte. La propiedad literaria 2011 por la Oficina de Archivos e Historia de Carolina del Norte, Departamento de Recursos Culturale de [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
Fiddle player Benton Flippen
by . Fiddle player Benton FlippenFiddler Benton Flippen holds his fiddle, standing in front of a case full of trophies. Flippen was born and raised in Surry County, North Carolina, and has played [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Fisk Jubilee Singers sheet music folio
by . Cover of a sheet music folio entitled "Songs of the Jubilee Singers from Fisk University." The Fisk Jubilee Singers were a group of African American singers at Fisk University in Tennessee who sang [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Folk Music- Part 1: Introduction
by Troxler, Carole W., Williams, Wiley J., Baker, Bruce E. Folk Music by Bruce E. Baker and Carole Watterson Troxler, 2006 Additional research provided by Wiley J. Williams. See also:"Ballad of Tom Dooley"; Mountain Dance and Folk Festival; [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Folk Music- Part 2: Ballads and Balladists of North Carolina
by Troxler, Carole W., Williams, Wiley J., Baker, Bruce E. Folk Music by Bruce E. Baker and Carole Watterson Troxler, 2006; Revised by SLNC Government and Heritage Library, July 2023 Additional research provided by Wiley J. Williams. See [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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