ROOTS OF BLUEGRASS (THE): The Complete Bascom Lamar Lunsford Story


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The Complete Bascom Lamar Lunsford Story
Hoffman, David - Television Director

Playing Time: 00:52:39
Catalogue Number: MVD5319D
UPC: 760137531999

Bascom Lamar Lunsford started it all. This film tells his story and includes music, clog and square dancing, never before seen footage from Southern musicians, as well as Bluegrass and Mountain music legends.

Lunsford spent his life hunting down the songs, dances and unknown performers of the Appalachian region. He fought to bring dignity to "hillbilly music" and this made him a folk hero. He recorded thousands of songs for the Smithsonian. In the summer of 1928, he created Bluegrass Festivals by founding his first Asheville Mountain Dance and Folk Festival.

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