Tag Archives: Shelor Family

Highlights of the McConnell Library Appalachian Music Collection- The Bristol Sessions

In 1927, Texas fiddlers Eck Robertson and Henry Gilliland recorded a record for the Victor Talking Machine Company. ┬áThis was the first “country” record made and it ended up being very important, only the company dubbed the genre “hillbilly” music. … Continue reading

Posted in McConnell Highlights, music, people | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment