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Fiddle Tunes from MississippiCommercial and Informal Recordings, 1920-2018$
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Harry Bolick and Tony Russell

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781496835796

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2022

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496835796.001.0001

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The Nations Brothers

The Nations Brothers

Chapter:
(p.460) The Nations Brothers
Source:
Fiddle Tunes from Mississippi
Author(s):

Harry Bolick

Tony Russell

T. DeWayne Moore

Joyce A. Cauthen

David Evans

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496835796.003.0033

Sheldon and Marshall Nations were from the Fair Oak Springs community, near Brookhaven, the county seat of Lincoln County. John Sheldon Nations (1910–85) played fiddle, and Marshall Dee Nations (1912–95) guitar. “A few of our tunes were our father’s,” Marshall wrote—one was “Magnolia One Step,” which his father called “Get Up In The Cool”—“but the others were our own compositions. My brother would sometimes take several old tunes, change them and put them together, making new ones, such as ‘Sales Tax Toddle.’”

Keywords:   Sheldon Nations, Marshall Nations, Lincoln County, Brunswick, H. C. Speir

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