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Fiddler’s Curse - Revised and Updated

by Randy Noles, Forewords by Marty Stuart and John Hartford
One of the most bizarre stories in all of popular music is the history of the “Orange Blossom Special,” arguably the century’s best-known fiddle tune. Here revealed is the tale of its feuding owners, Rouse and Wise, and Johnny Cash, who made the song a mainstream hit. This trio’s disparate legacies are here told - and forever linked with the legendary diesel steamliner.
00001081(224 pages) $14.95
 
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Orange Blossom Boys

The Untold Story of Ervin T. Rouse, Chubby Wise and the World's Most Famous Fiddle Tune
by Randy Noles
One of the most bizarre stories in all of popular music is the history of "Orange Blossom Special," arguably the century's best-known fiddle tune. The man credited with its ownership, Ervin T. Rouse, endured tragedy, alcoholism and mental illness. The man who claimed co-ownership, Chubby Wise, achieved fame as the seminal fiddler of the bluegrass genre, but struggled to overcome personal demons and to heal the scars of childhood abandonment and abuse. This fascinating book uncovers how their legacies are forever linked with the legendary diesel streamliner which inspired the tune. The CD includes several recordings of this historic song.
00000282Book/Bonus CD (214 pages) $24.95
 
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