Pure Country Leon Kagarise Archives 1961 to 1971
|Author:||Gordon and Dean|
out of print
Offers a front row ticket to a moment when scores of artists came into their prime and 'hillbilly music' transformed into a popular national phenomenon. In the 50s and 60s, in outdoor parks throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania, rural families paid $1 a cartload and picnicked under the trees as music stars performed. With an artful eye and the passion of an avid fan, Leon Kagarise amassed an archive of 4000 hours of live recordings and hundreds of vibrant, candid colour photographs. A fascinating and lively history of the golden age of country and bluegrass music.