Social Science

Ghosts of the Bluegrass

Ghosts of the Bluegrass

Author: James McCormick

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813173566

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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In Ghosts of the Bluegrass, James McCormick and Macy Wyatt present stories of Kentucky ghosts past and present. Some of the tales are set in rural areas, but many take place in urban areas such as the haunted house on Broadway in downtown Lexington and in buildings on the University of Kentucky campus, where Adolph Rupp is said to have conversed with the deceased biology professor Dr. Funkhouser. This volume contains chapters on haunted places, poltergeists, communication with the dead, and ghosts who linger to resolve unfinished business from their past lives, as well as a chapter about ghosts who reveal themselves through lights, changes in temperature, or sound. The book even features a chilling account by a nineteenth-century family haunted in their Breckinridge County home. Whether witnesses believe that a spirit has come to protect those it left behind or to complete an unfinished task, ghostly appearances remain a mystery. As McCormick and Wyatt point out, there are no right or wrong answers when it comes to the supernatural. One thing is certain: these tales will bring pleasure and perhaps a goose bump or two to the reader interested in ghost stories and folklore in the Kentucky tradition.
Social Science

Tales of Kentucky Ghosts

Tales of Kentucky Ghosts

Author: William Montell

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813173870

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 188

A good ghost story can make your hair stand on end, your palms sweat, and your heart race. The bone-chilling collection Tales of Kentucky Ghosts presents more than 250 stories that do just that. In his new book, William Lynwood Montell has assembled an entertaining and diverse array of tales from across the commonwealth that will keep you checking under the bed every night. The first-person accounts in this collection showcase folklore that Montell has drawn from archives, family stories, and oral traditions throughout Kentucky. The stories include that of the ghost bride of Laurel County, who appears each year on the anniversary of her wedding day; the tale of the murdered worker who haunts the Simpson County home of his killer and former employer; and the account of the lost mandolin that plays itself in a house in Graves County. These and many other chilling stories haunt the pages of Tales of Kentucky Ghosts. In the tradition of Montell’s previous Kentucky ghost books (Ghosts across Kentucky and Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky), Tales of Kentucky Ghosts brings together a variety of terrifying narratives that not only entertain and frighten but also serve as a unique record of Kentucky’s rich heritage of storytelling.
Language Arts & Disciplines

What Happens Next? Contemporary Urban Legends and Popular Culture

What Happens Next? Contemporary Urban Legends and Popular Culture

Author: Gail de Vos

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598846348

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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This fascinating book uncovers the history behind urban legends and explains how the contemporary iterations of familiar fictional tales provide a window into the modern concerns—and digital advancements—of our society. • Extended examples of the literature and references to contemporary legends • Relevant, insightful comments from seasoned authors in the genre • A comprehensive overview of recent available research • A list of Internet sites that debunk or confirm urban legends

Cincinnati Magazine

Cincinnati Magazine

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Page: 238

View: 318

Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.
Music

Bluegrass

Bluegrass

Author: Neil V. Rosenberg

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252072456

Category: Music

Page: 516

View: 115

The twentieth anniversary paperback edition, updated with a new preface Winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association Distinguished Achievement Award and of the Country Music People Critics' Choice Award for Favorite Country Book of the Year Beginning with the musical cultures of the American South in the 1920s and 1930s, Bluegrass: A History traces the genre through its pivotal developments during the era of Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys in the forties. It describes early bluegrass's role in postwar country music, its trials following the appearance of rock and roll, its embracing by the folk music revival, and the invention of bluegrass festivals in the mid_sixties. Neil V. Rosenberg details the transformation of this genre into a self-sustaining musical industry in the seventies and eighties is detailed and, in a supplementary preface written especially for this new edition, he surveys developments in the bluegrass world during the last twenty years. Featuring an amazingly extensive bibliography, discography, notes, and index, this book is one of the most complete and thoroughly researched books on bluegrass ever written.
History

More Kentucky Ghost Stories

More Kentucky Ghost Stories

Author: Michael Paul Henson

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN: 1570720444

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 572

“Probably no section of the country can rightly claim more mystifying, more intriguing, or more enduring ghost stories and unexplained phenomena than Kentucky.” With this statement, based on years of personal research and investigation, the author presents his second collection of such tales from the Bluegrass State.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky

Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky

Author: William Montell

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813122279

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 324

View: 956

The bestselling author of "Ghosts Across Kentucky" now presents an all-new collection of amazing ghost stories of the state.
Music

Bluegrass in Baltimore

Bluegrass in Baltimore

Author: Tim Newby

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786494392

Category: Music

Page: 244

View: 359

With an influx of Appalachian migrants who came looking for work in the 1940s and 1950s, Baltimore found itself populated by some extraordinary mountain musicians and was for a brief time the center of the bluegrass world. Life in Baltimore for these musicians was not easy. There were missed opportunities, personal demons and always the up-hill battle with prejudice against their hillbilly origins. Based upon interviews with legendary players from the golden age of Baltimore bluegrass, this book provides the first in-depth coverage of this transplanted-roots music and its broader influence, detailing the struggles Appalachian musicians faced in a big city that viewed the music they made as the "poorest example of poor man's music."
Music

Bluegrass Breakdown

Bluegrass Breakdown

Author: Robert Cantwell

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252071174

Category: Music

Page: 338

View: 444

Bluegrass music is an original characterization, simply called a 'representation, ' of traditional Appalachian music in its social form.
Juvenile Fiction

The Stig and the Silver Ghost

The Stig and the Silver Ghost

Author: Jon Claydon

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848126725

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 275

Bunsfold, Surrey, and the nights are drawing in. And something wicked this way comes. A thick fog descends on the town and refuses to disperse. Is a malign spectre really afoot in the town? Or just mass paranoia? The junior Top Gear gang - Sam, Buster, Cabriola and Ford - have a theory. Four hundred years ago to the week, the God-fearing and righteous villagers of Bunsfolde burnt a sinister crone who lived deep in the woods - and she appears to be making a return. But are the sightings simply publicity ruses engineered by the Cruiser Corps? Or has the ghost of the old crone really risen to seek revenge on the descendants of her village persecutors? What greater scheme does PT Cruiser have up his sleeve? The junior Top Gear gang investigate - with the help of one very special white-suited chap stepping in just when he is needed - to race, and to save humanity ...
Social Science

Ghost Dancing on the Cracker Circuit

Ghost Dancing on the Cracker Circuit

Author: Rodger Lyle Brown

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604738901

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

View: 650

A look into deep communal meanings that emerge is small towns stage their annual festivals.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Kentucky Book of the Dead

Kentucky Book of the Dead

Author: Keven McQueen

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614234388

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 135

View: 946

This illustrated compendium by the author of Horror in the Heartland reveals macabre tales of death, hauntings and unexplained events in Kentucky’s past. Author Keven McQueen specializes in uncovering local legends, strange-but-true incidents, and outright hoaxes that newspapers of the past found fit to print. In his Kentucky Book of the Dead, McQueen resurrects creepy stories of life and death in the Bluegrass State, each presented with commentary as well as line drawing by illustrator Kyle McQueen. In these pages, readers will discover the Grim Reaper's creative side, meet the disgusting ghosts of Louisville, and find out more than they to know about old-fashioned embalming techniques. Kentucky Book of the Dead is by turns spine-tingling and entertaining, engrossing and just plain gross