parlor music http://kbia.org en The 'Ancient Vibration' Of Parlor Music, Revived By Two Generations http://kbia.org/post/ancient-vibration-parlor-music-revived-two-generations Sometime in the mid-1960s — no one's really sure when — Lena Hughes walked into a recording studio, probably in Arkansas. What we do know is that she recorded 11 tunes on the guitar.<p>"It's kind of like listening to 1880," folklorist Howard Marshall says. "You kind of get a wonderful, ancient vibration."<p>Marshall wrote a book about traditional music in Missouri, called <em>Play Me Something Quick and Devilish.</em><p>"It's quite simple, which always mystifies people," Marshall says. "How can it be so simple and sound so good? Well, I think there's a message in that. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:19:00 +0000 Joel Rose 28471 at http://kbia.org The 'Ancient Vibration' Of Parlor Music, Revived By Two Generations