Interview with Tex Logan, June 16, 2005
Project: Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project
Interview SummaryBenjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. talks about some of the artists and records that influenced him musically during his childhood and the various instruments he played in his adolescence. Logan talks about studying electrical engineering at MIT, being a research assistant, and becoming involved in bluegrass bands at the same time. He talks about specific songs that he wrote or recorded over the years, including "Christmas Time's A-Coming," "Black Mountain Rag," and "Come Along Jody," among others. He talks about his work with various artists, including the Lilly Brothers, Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper, Big Slim and Hawkshaw Hawkins, the Lane Brothers, Mike Seeger, and Bill Monroe. He talks about his career with Bell Labs and how they paid for him to attend Columbia University to earn his doctorate. He talks about playing in various bluegrass festivals, including Bean Blossom.
Interview KeywordBenjamin Franklin Tex Logan, Jr. (Artist) Logan, Fiddling Tex (Artist) Fiddling Tex Logan (Artist) Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin Tex (Artist) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Bell Laboratories Fiddle players Fiddlers Fiddles Cooper, Wilma Lee (Artist) Wilma Lee Cooper (Artist) Cooper, Stoney (Artist) Stoney Cooper (Artist) Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper and the Clinch Mountain Clan (Artist) Musical ability in children. Jerry & Sky and The Melody Men (Artist) Lilly Brothers (Artist) Seeger, Mike (Artist) Mike Seeger (Artist) Bean Blossom Festival, Indiana Monroe, Bill (Artist) Bill Monroe (Artist)
Interview LC SubjectBluegrass music. Bluegrass musicians Fiddle tunes. Musical ability. Musical instruments. Musicians Music--Instruction and study. Music--Performance. Musical groups. Records. Songs. Sound recordings. Bands (Music) Musical performance Radio programs. Radio stations. Popular music--Writing and publishing. Lyric writing (Popular music) Bluegrass festivals Music festivals.
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