J.E. Mainer

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    Watermelon On The VineJ.E. Mainer
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    Miss Me When I'm GoneJ.E. Mainer
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    Run MountainJ.E. Mainer
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    The Country BluesJ.E. Mainer
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    Mississippi SawyerJ.E. Mainer

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        Mainer's Mountaineers, with their leader J.E. Mainer on fiddle, were one of the most popular string bands of the 1930s. They formed an important link between old-time string music and bluegrass, and their musical life exemplified several important aspects of the musical culture of the mountain southeast: the importance of the brother duet, the early link between country music and radio advertising, and the prevalence of turn-of-the-century sentimental song in the repertories of ... Read more

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