NOT IN STOCK
Subtitled: Cotton Mill Songs & Hillbilly Blues 1927-1931. "Gastonia Gallop is a vivid portrait of music heard in the mill villages of Gaston County, North Carolina during the years 1927-1931. Amid an emerging world of factory whistles, clattering machines, and low-wage labor, local textile workers created a vibrant new music that provided the foundation for today's country music. Included are protest songs, ragtime tunes, Tin Pan Alley songs, minstrel pieces, ballads and blues by masters of the guitar, banjo, harmonica, and mandolin. Here are 24 tracks, expertly remastered and accompanied by a 24-page full-color booklet with detailed history, rare photographs, and full discography. 'The massive brick hulks of many of the old textile mills now stand silent, boarded up and abandoned, but echoes of the distinctive hillbilly music that millhands in Gaston County and all across the Piedmont South forged on radio and records during the 1920s and 1930s continue to reverberate throughout the United States and, indeed, the world.' -- Patrick Huber, author, Linthead Stomp, The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South"