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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 Forewords by Marty Stuart and John Hartford : Book/Bonus CD : # 282
Orange Blossom Boys : The Untold Story of Ervin T. Rouse, Chubby Wise and the World's Most Famous Fiddle Tune : by Randy Noles Forewords by Marty Stuart and John Hartford : Book/Bonus CD : # 282


 
Orange Blossom Boys : The Untold Story of Ervin T. Rouse, Chubby Wise and the World's Most Famous Fiddle Tune : by Randy Noles Forewords by Marty Stuart and John Hartford : Book/Bonus CD : # 282

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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 Forewords by Marty Stuart and John Hartford, : Orange Blossom Boys : Randy Noles : Book Series : Softcover with CD : Book/Bonus CD : Published by Centerstream Publications : # 282
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Orange Blossom Boys by : Orange Blossom Boys : 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 Florida 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. This fascinating book uncovers how their legacies are forever linked with the legendary diesel streamliner which inspired the tune six decades ago; as it roared through American history; bringing wonder and hope to every stop. Includes a Collector's CD of rare; unreleased original recordings of “Orange Blossom Special” by Bluegrass Etc.; Byron Berline; Dennis Caplinger; Buddy Emmons; John Henry Gates; The Hellcasters; Gary Morse; Benny Martin and Mike Stevens. Also features the original Rouse Brothers recording from 1939; a live performance by Chubby Wise; and six vintage bonus tracks.

Randy Noles is a publisher of city/regional magazines in Florida. During his 25-year career; he has won awards for investigative reporting; feature writing and commentary. Born in Tuscaloosa; AL; he has lived in Orlando since 1967. He is married and has two children.

“If you go back and listen to Ervin and Gordon Rouse's original 1939 recording; it's easy to hear 'Orange Blossom Special''s beauty; elegance and power. It bonds the romance of rambling around on trains with the mystique of a far-away land known as Florida. It is pure country music; it is pure Americana.”

from the foreword by Marty Stuart

          PRODUCT INFORMATION

PublisherCenterstream Publications
Media Softcover with CD
Format Book/Bonus CD
Pages256
Length x Width x Height9 x 6 x 0.652   inches
Shipping Weight2.05 pounds
East Coast Music Product Code ZHL282
UPC Code73999647211
ISBN 1574241044
EAN 9781574241044
1st Publication Date07/2002