History Literature / SilverJohn

6th Jun '16 1:01:11 AM PaulA
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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: More than one of the stories was inspired by/named after an Appalachian folk song.


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* TitledAfterTheSong: Several of the stories are named after/inspired by Appalachian folk-tunes, including "Shiver in the Pines", "The Little Black Train" and "The Desrick on Yandro". John always sings at least a verse or two of the song in question, accompanying himself on his silver-strung guitar.
2nd Mar '16 2:04:00 AM Divra
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* RealPersonCameo: Several mountain musicians like [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bascom_Lamar_Lunsford Bascom Lamar Lunsford]] and Obray Ramsey make appearances.
22nd Dec '15 10:30:10 PM Geoduck
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A series of DarkFantasy stories by Creator/ManlyWadeWellman about a traveling musician named John who frequently finds himself battling supernatural menaces in the deep backwoods of Appalachia. Wellman had already written other OccultDetective stories, demonstrating a talent for weirdness and a quirky sense of humour, but these stories are additionally enlivened by Wellman's enduring interest in the folklore and folk music of backwoods America.

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A series of DarkFantasy stories by Creator/ManlyWadeWellman about a traveling musician named John who frequently finds himself battling supernatural menaces in the deep backwoods of Appalachia.UsefulNotes/{{Appalachia}}. Wellman had already written other OccultDetective stories, demonstrating a talent for weirdness and a quirky sense of humour, but these stories are additionally enlivened by Wellman's enduring interest in the folklore and folk music of backwoods America.
13th Oct '15 3:24:03 AM WillBGood
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* ShellShockedSenior: Anderson Newlands in "Old Devlins Was A-Waiting" is a veteran of UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar. John himself occasionally mentions that he's been to war in the past, and WordOfGod is that he was in Korea too.

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* ShellShockedSenior: ShellShockedVeteran: Anderson Newlands in "Old Devlins Was A-Waiting" is a veteran of UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar. John himself occasionally mentions that he's been to war in the past, and WordOfGod is that he was in Korea too.
17th Aug '15 10:43:06 PM foxley
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* RockMeAsmodeous: Usually inverted as it's implied John received his skills and silver-stringed guitar from a holy source. Played straight, however, in "Nine Yards of Other Cloth", where he is pitted against a man with an ebony fiddle from a very different source...

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* RockMeAsmodeous: RockMeAsmodeus: Usually inverted as it's implied John received his skills and silver-stringed guitar from a holy source. Played straight, however, in "Nine Yards of Other Cloth", where he is pitted against a man with an ebony fiddle from a very different source...
17th Aug '15 10:42:20 PM foxley
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* RockeMeAsmodeous: Usually inverted as it's implied John received his skills and silver-stringed guitar from a holy source. Played straight, however, in "Nine Yards of Other Cloth", where he is pitted against a man with an ebony fiddle from a very different source...

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* RockeMeAsmodeous: RockMeAsmodeous: Usually inverted as it's implied John received his skills and silver-stringed guitar from a holy source. Played straight, however, in "Nine Yards of Other Cloth", where he is pitted against a man with an ebony fiddle from a very different source...
17th Aug '15 10:41:46 PM foxley
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* RockeMeAsmodeous: Usually inverted as it's implied John received his skills and silver-stringed guitar from a holy source. Played straight, however, in "Nine Yards of Other Cloth", where he is pitted against a man with an ebony fiddle from a very different source...
28th Mar '15 1:34:09 PM StFan
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* MountainFolklore
15th Mar '15 8:45:34 PM PaulA
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* FantasyAmericana
29th Jan '15 5:31:43 PM MarkLungo
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A series of dark fantasy stories by Creator/ManlyWadeWellman about a traveling musician named John who frequently finds himself battling supernatural menaces in the deep backwoods of Appalachia. Wellman had already written other OccultDetective stories, demonstrating a talent for weirdness and a quirky sense of humour, but these stories are additionally enlivened by Wellman's enduring interest in the folklore and folk music of backwoods America.

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A series of dark fantasy DarkFantasy stories by Creator/ManlyWadeWellman about a traveling musician named John who frequently finds himself battling supernatural menaces in the deep backwoods of Appalachia. Wellman had already written other OccultDetective stories, demonstrating a talent for weirdness and a quirky sense of humour, but these stories are additionally enlivened by Wellman's enduring interest in the folklore and folk music of backwoods America.
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