Fiddler's Curse - Revised and Updated 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. He spent his last years fiddling for tips in isolated taverns at the edge of the Everglades; and died all but unknown. 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. Johnny Cash; the tortured superstar who made the song a mainstream hit; quietly championed Rouse and earned the enmity of Wise. This trio's disparate legacies are here told – and forever linked with the legendary diesel steamliner.
“Fascinating ... a compelling story told in an artful and human way. The writing reads like the best fiction.”
– Gainesville Sun
| Media ||Softcover|
| Length x Width x Height||9 x 6 x 0.599 inches |
| Shipping Weight||1.81 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL1081|
| ISBN ||1574242148|
| EAN ||9781574242140|
| 1st Publication Date||07/2007|
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