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DeFord Bailey: A Legend Lost Photos of DeFord Bailey Courtesy of, L-R: Dennis Wile; Les Leverett; David Morton
 
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Joy Holly
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Kathy Conkwright
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DeFord Bailey: A Legend Lost
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Text Sources:

David C. Morton with Charles K. Wolfe, DeFord Bailey: A Black Star in Early Country Music (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1991)

Charles K. Wolfe “Hillbilly Fever, The Lost Tradition of Black String Bands,” No Depression, May/June 2002, p. 112.


Images (Photos & Illustrations):

Courtesy of David Morton Personal Collection

Courtesy of Les Leverett

Copyright Dennis Wile Photography

MTSU Center for Popular Music

Tennessee State Library Archives, "Looking Back"


Audio Clips:

Courtesy of The Legendary DeFord Bailey and Tennessee Folklore Society (http://www.middleenglish.org/tennfolk/)

Courtesy of The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum


Related Resources:

From NPR's All Things Considered®:
Lost and Found Sound Presents
PAN AMERICAN BLUES: Radio Stories from Nashville
WSM Radio - The Birth of The Grand Ole Opry - DeFord Bailey "The Harmonica Wizard"
http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound/stories/001124.stories.html


 

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