Estil C. Ball

Estil C. Ball

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Estil Cortez Ball (1913-1978) was an American singer-songwriter, fingerstyle guitarist, and country gospel and folk musician from Rugby in Grayson County, Virginia. From the mid-1950s until 1975, Ball performed with his wife Orna and their Friendly Gospel Singers in churches and on the radio, especially on WKSK (AM) in West Jefferson, North Carolina and WBOB (AM) in Galax, Virginia. Ball's first recordings were made by John A. Lomax on behalf of the Library of Congress at the 1937 Galax Fiddler's Convention in Galax, Virginia, where E.C. performed with his Rugby Gully Jumpers string band (named after Paul Warmack's Gully Jumpers). Lomax recorded the string band and several duets by E.C. and Orna. John's son Alan Lomax recorded Ball three years later, in 1941, at E.C.'s home in Rugby, Virginia, and there again in 1959.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136681099
  • 9786136681092