Interview with Tex Logan, June 16, 2005

Project: Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project

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Benjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, Jr. talks about some of the artists and records that influenced him musically during his childhood and the various instruments he played in his adolescence. 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 specific songs that he wrote or recorded over the years, including "Christmas Time's A-Coming," "Black Mountain Rag," and "Come Along Jody," among others. He talks about his work with various artists, including the Lilly Brothers, Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper, Big Slim and Hawkshaw Hawkins, the Lane Brothers, Mike Seeger, and Bill Monroe. He talks about his career with Bell Labs and how they paid for him to attend Columbia University to earn his doctorate. He talks about playing in various bluegrass festivals, including Bean Blossom.

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2018oh256_ibmm050

Interviewee Name

Tex Logan

Interview Date

2005-06-16

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Logan, Tex Interview by . 16 Jun. 2005. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Logan, T. (2005, June 16). Interview by . Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

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