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Collection Number: 20207

Collection Title: R. Bryce Workman Reminiscences of Robert Moses Workman, undated

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Abstract Reminiscences by author R. Bryce Workman of Harpers Ferry, W.V., are excerpts from his longer piece titled "Reflections of a Transplanted Tarheel" that focus on his father Robert Moses Workman (1907-1980). The elder Workman, a fiddler who performed under the name Uncle Henry, played with North Carolina string bands the Silver Hill Buddies, Arizona Wildcats, and Happy Hillbillies in the 1930s, frequently as guests on WFMR radio broadcast from High Point, N.C. The reminiscences include reproductions of photographs featuring Robert Moses Workman and his string bands. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Workman, R. Bryce.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the R. Bryce Workman Reminiscences of Robert Moses Workman #20207, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Author R. Bryce Workman of West Virginia is the son of North Carolina fiddler Robert Moses Workman (1907-1980) who performed with string bands the Silver Hill Buddies, Arizona Wildcats, and Happy Hillbillies on WMFR radio in High Point, N.C., in the 1930s. According to bluegrass musician and author Bob Carlin, Workman was a "trick" fiddler who played the instrument behind his head and in other non-traditional positions.

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