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Park Ranger Saves Tennessee Mountain Music

Today you can find almost any obscure song or historical recording online, but that wasn’t always the case. Traditional American music - bluegrass, Country, folk songs, blues - was being lost when the performers who knew the oldest songs died.. This loss prompted Congress to pass the American Folklife Preservation Act in 1976. One of the first to take up the challenge of preserving old songs from the hills and remote Appalachian communities was a young Tennessee park ranger named Bobby...

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