Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Tex Logan, June 16, 2005

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries

 

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00:00:00 - Introduction

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Partial Transcript: Well, why don't you introduce yourself and tell us where we are and we'll just--

Segment Synopsis: Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. is introduced. He talks briefly about his career at AT&T and Bell Labs since his graduation from MIT.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); 1956; AT&T; Bell Laboratories; Bell Labs; Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Madison (N.J.); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Math books; Retirement

Subjects: AT & T (Firm); AT & T Bell Laboratories.; Education, Higher; Employment; Occupations.; Professions.

00:02:21 - Childhood and early interest in music

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Partial Transcript: Well, tell us about, uh, where you were born and--

Segment Synopsis: Logan describes his childhood in Texas through his education at Texas Tech University. He talks about his parents' occupations. He talks about his family members' interest in music, as well as the various instruments he played in his adolescence.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Alabama style fiddling; Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Big Spring (Tex.); Born; Breakdowns; Brothers; Coahoma (Tex.); Electrical engineering; Family; Fathers; Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Guitar players; Guitars; High school bands; High schools; June 6, 1927; Learning to play; Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Lubbock (Tex.); Lumber yards; Mail carriers; Mandolin players; Mandolins; Mothers; Music teachers; Parents; Sisters; Teachers; Texas Tech University; Trumpets; Violins

Subjects: Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music--Instruction and study.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability in children.; Musical ability.; Musical families; Musical instruments.; Musicians

00:06:39 - Early musical influences

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Partial Transcript: My last year in high school I think it was, I was walking home from school...

Segment Synopsis: Logan talks about some of the artists and records that influenced him musically during his childhood.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Arkansas Traveler (Song); Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Bill Monroe (Artist); Breakdowns; Clayton McMichen (Artist); Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Grand Ole Opry (Radio program); Influences; Katy Hill (Song); Learning to play; Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Magness, Tommy (Artist); McMichen, Clayton (Artist); Monroe, Bill (Artist); Record stores; Tommy Magness (Artist)

Subjects: Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music--Instruction and study.; Musical ability in children.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musicians; Records.; Songs.; Sound recordings.

00:13:08 - Playing bluegrass music while at MIT

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Partial Transcript: Well, let's see. I went, I went off to college...

Segment Synopsis: 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 playing with Jerry & Sky and The Melody Men at square dances and on the radio.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Albany (N.Y.); Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Best, Dick; Boston (Mass.); Colleges; Dick Best; Electrical engineering; Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Hillbilly music; Inventions; Jamborees; Jerry & Sky and The Melody Men (Artist); Jobs; Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Research assistants; Square dances; Unions; WMEX (Radio station); Western music

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians; Radio programs.; Radio stations.

00:23:46 - WWVA radio show

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Partial Transcript: I caught a train to Dallas and hitchhiked out home and, uh, I wound up...

Segment Synopsis: Logan talks about how he came to play on WWVA with the Lilly Brothers, Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper, and Big Slim and Hawkshaw Hawkins.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Belcher, Finley Duncan “Red” (Artist); Belcher, Red (Artist); Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Big Slim The Lone Cowboy (Artist); Cooper, Stoney (Artist); Cooper, Wilma Lee (Artist); Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Finley Duncan “Red” Belcher (Artist); Fired; Harold Franklin Hawkins (Artist); Hawkins, Harold Franklin (Artist); Hawkins, Hawkshaw (Artist); Hawkshaw Hawkins (Artist); Jobs; Jones, Ralph; Lilly Brothers (Artist); Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Pneumonia; Radio shows; Ralph Jones; Red Belcher (Artist); Sales; Sponsors; Stoney Cooper (Artist); Texas; WWVA (Radio station); Wheeling (W. Va.); Wife; Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper and the Clinch Mountain Clan (Artist); Wilma Lee Cooper (Artist)

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians; Radio programs.; Radio stations.

00:29:31 - Graduating from MIT and working with Stoney Cooper

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Partial Transcript: I don't know, it's just--well, we were out late...

Segment Synopsis: Logan talks about quitting music briefly to finish his master's degree at MIT. He talks about playing with Stoney Cooper during the summers. He talks about his deferment from the military draft.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Atomic bombs; Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); College degrees; Columbia University; Cooper, Stoney (Artist); Draft deferment; Draft notice; Electronics designers; Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Full-time musicians; Graduation; Guilty; I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow (Song); Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Masters degrees; Military draft; Parents; Quitting; Recording sessions; Research assistants; Stoney Cooper (Artist); Summers; Texas Tech University; Twin fiddles; Wheeling (W. Va.)

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians; Records.; Songs.; Sound recordings.; Sound studios; Sound--Recording and reproducing

00:35:37 - Recording "Christmas Time's A-Coming"

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Partial Transcript: Well, well I was working with Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper...

Segment Synopsis: Logan talks about learning the tune for "Christmas Time's A-Coming" and adding his own lyrics. He talks about the unique tuning he used on the song, and tells the story of why he did not end up recording it with Bill Monroe. He talks about the various artists who have recorded the song over the years.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Accidents; Appreciation; Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Benny Martin (Artist); Bill Monroe (Artist); Christmas Time's A-Coming (Song); Concerts; Cooper, Wilma Lee (Artist); Cover songs; Driving; Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Gigs; Gordon Terry (Artist); Graves, Uncle Josh Burkett “Buck” (Artist); Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Lyrics; Martin, Benny (Artist); Monroe, Bill (Artist); Regrets; Shows; Songwriting; Terry, Gordon (Artist); Thanks; Tuning; Uncle Josh Burkett “Buck” Graves (Artist); Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper and the Clinch Mountain Clan (Artist); Wilma Lee Cooper (Artist)

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Lyric writing (Popular music); Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians; Popular music--Writing and publishing.; Records.; Songs.; Sound recordings.; Sound studios; Sound--Recording and reproducing

00:47:12 - "Black Mountain Blues"

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Partial Transcript: So, where are we?

Segment Synopsis: Logan talks about the unique tuning he used on the song "Black Mountain Blues."

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Arnim LeRoy "Curly" Fox (Artist); Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Big Howdy Forrester (Artist); Black Mountain Blues (Song); Black Mountain Rag (Song); Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Forrester, Big Howdy (Artist); Forrester, Howdy (Artist); Fox, Arnim LeRoy "Curly" (Artist); Georgia Slim Rutland (Artist); Grand Ole Opry (Radio program); Howdy Forrester (Artist); Jerry & Sky and The Melody Men (Artist); KRLD (Radio station); Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Pitch; Rutland, Georgia Slim (Artist); Songwriting; Tuning

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians; Radio programs.; Radio stations.; Records.; Songs.; Sound recordings.; Sound studios; Sound--Recording and reproducing

00:52:47 - Working with the Lane Brothers

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Partial Transcript: Uh, so, let's see. What next happened to me?

Segment Synopsis: Logan talks more about his deferment from the military draft. He talks about how he met the Lane Brothers and began playing with them. He talks about the jingle they wrote for radio station WCOP. He talks about how Hawkshaw Hawkins became popular in the area after he played "Rattlesnakin' Daddy" on WCOP.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Ads; Advertisements; Airplay; Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Bill Monroe (Artist); Bragg, Nelson; Concerts; Country music; DJs; Deejays; Disc jockeys; Draft notice; Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Friends; Gigs; Guided missiles; Harold Franklin Hawkins (Artist); Hawkins, Harold Franklin (Artist); Hawkins, Hawkshaw (Artist); Hawkshaw Hawkins (Artist); Hayloft Jamboree (Radio program); Income; Jingles; Joe Val (Artist); Lane Brothers (Artist); Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Mohawk Ranch (Venue); Monroe, Bill (Artist); Nelson Bragg; Payment; Popularity; Rattlesnakin' Daddy (Song); Research; Shows; Tours; Val, Joe (Artist); WCOP (Radio station); Wages

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians; Radio programs.; Radio stations.

01:00:50 - Working with the Lilly Brothers and Don Stover

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Partial Transcript: Well, Frank got drafted.

Segment Synopsis: Logan talks about how he came to work with the Lilly Brothers and Don Stover, and naming themselves the Confederate Mountaineers. He talks about the popularity of bluegrass in the Boston area.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Audience; Awareness; Bea Lilly (Artist); Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Bill Keith (Artist); Boston (Mass.); Cline, Curly Ray (Artist); Confederate Mountaineers (Artist); Curly Ray Cline (Artist); Don Stover (Artist); Drafted; Everett Lilly (Artist); Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Flatt and Scruggs (Artist); Frank Lane (Artist); Guitar players; Jim Rooney (Artist); Keith, Bill (Artist); Lane, Frank (Artist); Lane, Pete (Artist); Lilly Brothers (Artist); Lilly, Bea (Artist); Lilly, Everett (Artist); Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Military draft; Northeast; Pete Lane (Artist); Popularity; Replacements; Rooney, Jim (Artist); Stover, Don (Artist); WCOP (Radio program)

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians; Radio programs.; Radio stations.

01:09:12 - Working at Bell Labs and studying at Columbia University

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Partial Transcript: So, uh, the next thing that happened was our, our first daughter was born in '52.

Segment Synopsis: Logan talks about the difficulty of his schedule as a musician which led to him leaving music to have a career with Bell Labs. He talks about how they paid for him to attend Columbia University to earn his doctorate.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); 1965; Bell Laboratories; Bell Labs; Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Clement, Jack (Artist); Columbia University; Daughters; Doctoral degrees; Doctoral thesis; Doctorates; Engineers; Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Graduation; Harold Franklin Hawkins (Artist); Hawkins, Harold Franklin (Artist); Hawkins, Hawkshaw (Artist); Hawkshaw Hawkins (Artist); Hayloft Jamboree (Radio program); Highpass functions; Jack Clement (Artist); Jobs; Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Managers; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Math; Recruitment; Schedules; Wife

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Music--Performance.; Musical groups.; Musical performance; Musicians; Radio programs.

01:14:33 - Television show with the Lilly Brothers / Recording with Mike Seeger

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Partial Transcript: Now things started happening then: bluegrass festivals.

Segment Synopsis: Logan briefly mentions his television show with the Lilly Brothers. He talks about playing bluegrass festivals with Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper. He talks about how he came to work with Mike Seeger on his album, "Mountain Music Bluegrass Style."

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Bell Laboratories; Bell Labs; Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Boston (Mass.); Carlton Haney; Concerts; Cooper, Wilma Lee (Artist); Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Films; Gigs; Haney, Carlton; Katy Hill (Song); Lilly Brothers (Artist); Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Mike Seeger (Artist); Mountain Music Bluegrass Style (Album); Natchez Under the Hill (Song); Radio shows; Seeger, Mike (Artist); Shows; Sunset Park (Venue); TV shows; Television shows; Tuning; WGBH (Radio station); Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper and the Clinch Mountain Clan (Artist); Wilma Lee Cooper (Artist)

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass festivals; Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music festivals.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians; Radio programs.; Radio stations.; Records.; Songs.; Sound recordings.; Sound studios; Sound--Recording and reproducing

01:18:58 - Newport Folk Festival and bluegrass festivals

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Partial Transcript: I guess that--the next thing that happened, I guess, partly responsible for that record was for me to get, uh, let's see, invited on the Newport Folk Festival the first time.

Segment Synopsis: Logan talks about playing the Newport Folk Festival and introducing Byron Berline to Bill Monroe. He talks about bluegrass parties that he threw that became a huge event. He talks about other bluegrass festivals.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Berline, Byron (Artist); Berryville (Va.); Bill Monroe (Artist); Byron Berline (Artist); Carlton Haney; Emcees; Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Haney, Carlton; Job offers; Jobs; Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Mac Wiseman (Artist); Military draft; Monroe, Bill (Artist); New Lost City Ramblers (Artist); Newport Folk Festival; Parties; Ralph Rinzler (Artist); Rinzler, Ralph (Artist); Texas­ style fiddling; Wiseman, Mac (Artist)

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass festivals; Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music festivals.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians

01:29:45 - Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival / Pete Rowan

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Partial Transcript: Well, uh, what happened?

Segment Synopsis: Logan talks about the Bean Blossom Festival and the beans he cooked at the festival. He talks about playing with Pete Rowan at Bean Blossom, which led to them forming a partnership.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Barry Mitterhoff (Artist); Bean Blossom Festival, Indiana; Beans; Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Bill Monroe (Artist); Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival; Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys (Artist); Cooking; Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Food; Green Grass Gringos (Artist); Grier, Lamar (Artist); International touring; International tours; Jamborees; Lamar Grier (Artist); Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Mitterhoff, Barry (Artist); Monroe, Bill (Artist); Parties; Peter Rowan (Artist); Rowan, Peter (Artist); Touring; Tours

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass festivals; Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music festivals.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians

01:36:19 - Various bands he played with

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Partial Transcript: Then--so, uh, Barry and Danny Weiss, I put together a band and called them the Northeast Seaboard Blues Band.

Segment Synopsis: Logan briefly mentions other bands he has played with.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Arnold, Jimmy (Artist); Barry Weiss (Artist); Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Danny Weiss (Artist); David Grier (Artist); Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Grier, David (Artist); Jimmy Arnold (Artist); Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Northeast Seaboard Blues Band (Artist); Peter Rowan (Artist); Rowan, Peter (Artist); Weiss, Barry (Artist); Weiss, Danny (Artist)

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians

01:39:29 - Quitting fiddle playing

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Partial Transcript: My brother Sam, uh--I was--I really quit playing the fiddle then.

Segment Synopsis: Logan talks about how pain in his fingers caused him to quit fiddling, which led to feelings of depression and isolation.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Depression; Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Fingers; Friends; Health issues; Isolation; Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Math books; Music industry; Quitting

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians

01:42:01 - "Come Along Jody"

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Partial Transcript: Well, oh yeah. "Come Along Jody" I want to get--that's another thing that I want to mention.

Segment Synopsis: Logan talks about writing the song, "Come Along Jody" for his daughter. He talks about a miscommunication that occurred when Fletcher Bright asked if he could record it. He talks about the confusion caused when he tried to publish the song.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP); Arnim LeRoy "Curly" Fox (Artist); Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Bessie Logan; Bluegrass '98 (Album); Bright, Fletcher (Artist); Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI); Carlini, Johnny (Artist); Come Along Jody (Song); Daughters; Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Fletcher Bright (Artist); Fox, Arnim LeRoy "Curly" (Artist); Garden State Publishers; Glaser, Matt (Artist); Jody Logan; Johnny Carlini (Artist); Logan, Bessie; Logan, Jody; Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Matt Glaser (Artist); Publishing; Songwriting

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass festivals; Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Lyric writing (Popular music); Music festivals.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians; Popular music--Writing and publishing.; Radio programs.; Radio stations.; Records.; Songs.; Sound recordings.; Sound--Recording and reproducing

01:48:00 - Unreleased record

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Partial Transcript: So you've written quite a few music--quite a few fiddle tunes.

Segment Synopsis: Logan talks about a record that was supposed to be produced by Sam Bush but was never released.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Audition tapes; Baldassari, Butch (Artist); Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Bush, Sam (Artist); Butch Baldassari (Artist); Carlini, Johnny (Artist); Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Johnny Carlini (Artist); Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Producers; Producing; Rehearsals; Sam Bush (Artist); Songwriting

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians; Records.; Songs.; Sound recordings.; Sound studios; Sound--Recording and reproducing

01:52:54 - Fiddle collections

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Partial Transcript: --about your daddy.

Segment Synopsis: Logan talks about his father's fiddle collection. He talks about some of his favorite fiddles, and tells the stories of how they were broken over the years. He talks more about his unique tuning.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Alan Munde (Artist); Bea Lilly (Artist); Bean Blossom Festival, Indiana; Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Benny Martin (Artist); Books; Boston (Mass.); Breaking; Broken; Carr, Joe (Artist); Christmas Time's A-Coming (Song); Collectors; Don Stover (Artist); Fathers; Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Instrument collections; Jerry & Sky and The Melody Men (Artist); Joe Carr (Artist); Lilly, Bea (Artist); Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Martin, Benny (Artist); Munde, Alan (Artist); Plaza Bar (Venue); Plazac fiddle; Prairie Nights to Neon Lights: The Story of Country Music in West Texas (Book); Repairs; Sound; Stover, Don (Artist); Thanks; Tone; Trades; Trading; Tuning

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass festivals; Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music festivals.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians; Radio programs.; Radio stations.; Records.; Songs.; Sound recordings.; Sound studios; Sound--Recording and reproducing

01:58:59 - Pioneering fiddle licks

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Partial Transcript: Well have you--did you pioneer any licks on the fiddle, uh, that, that you can brag about?

Segment Synopsis: Logan talks about some of his pioneering fiddle licks on songs like "Come Along Jody." He talks about meeting Richard Green and talks about other great fiddle players. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: "Fiddling" Tex Logan (Artist); Albums; Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. (Artist); Bluegrass museums; Bobby Osborne (Artist); Come Along Jody (Song); David Grisman (Artist); Fiddle players; Fiddlers; Fiddles; Greene, Richard (Artist); Grisman, David (Artist); International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA); Katy Hill (Song); Learning to play; Logan, Jr., Benjamin Franklin "Tex" (Artist); Logan, “Fiddling” Tex (Artist); Mike Seeger (Artist); Mountain Music Bluegrass Style (Album); Osborne, Bobby (Artist); Osborne, Sonny (Artist); Richard Greene (Artist); Scotty Stoneman (Artist); Seeger, Mike (Artist); Sonny Osborne (Artist); Stoneman, Scotty (Artist); Teaching; Tuning

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bluegrass music.; Bluegrass musicians; Fiddle tunes.; Music--Instruction and study.; Music--Performance.; Musical ability.; Musical families; Musical groups.; Musical instruments.; Musical performance; Musicians; Records.; Songs.; Sound recordings.; Sound--Recording and reproducing