Concise Summary: The Green Grass Clogging

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The Green Grass Cloggers

Introduction:
Considering that clogging has always been of interest to me, I decided to research the Green Grass Cloggers for my annotated bibliography. I have danced nearly my entire life, exploring styles such as ballet, jazz, and tap, except clogging. Tap and clogging are similar yet very different. I hope to learn more about the Green Grass Cloggers and what clogging is all about.

Book:
Jamison, P. (2015). Hoedowns, reels, and frolics: Roots and branches of Southern Appalachian dance.

Concise Summary:
In Hoedowns, reels, and frolics: Roots and branches of Southern Appalachian dance, Phil Jamison discusses past and present types of dance practiced in southern Appalachia. When talking about clogging, Phil Jamison
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E. (2012). Green Grass Cloggers: Folk Dance Group. North Carolina Folklore Journal, 59(2), 26.

Concise Summary:
In Green Grass Cloggers: Folk Dance Group, Leanne Smith discusses how popular and unique the Green Grasses Cloggers are. At first, some people didn 't want to categorize their style as clogging or folk because of their origin, appearance, and they hadn 't been taught from locals. But the group got attention from musicians who admired their creative style and pushed for people to learn from them.

Critical Commentary:
After reading this scholarly journal, an individual can get a better understanding of the Green Grass Cloggers. This source had a lot of information on the Green Grass Cloggers and seemed to focus on why they are so well-known and respected. Novices would find this source accessible. Since it’s a scholarly journal, an individual can trust that the information is reliable. The journal was a quick and easy read. This source has been very helpful in researching the Green Grass
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(2015). Carry It On... Live!. Old-Time Herald, 14(1), 47-48.

Concise Summary:
The Fiddler Magazine discusses a show called Carry It On...Live!, which is about the Wheatland Music Festival’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. Some of the cast dancers in the show were inspired by the Green Grass Cloggers and some were even part of the Green Grass Cloggers. Many people have been inspired by the Green Grass Cloggers because they truly love what they do and this show includes that love.

Critical Commentary:
The Fiddler Magazine provides an excellent example of how the Green Grass Cloggers effect people. Carry It On...Live was not only put on to celebrate, but to inspire others the way the Green Grass Cloggers inspired many in the 1970’s. The magazine deals with a particular aspect of the Green Grass Cloggers, which is their effect on others. The section of the magazine was quick and easy to read. Also since it was a popular magazine, it was definitely
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