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Country Music, U.S.A.: Second Revised Edition

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Publisher Comments:

From reviews of the first edition: The most accurate, complete and serious study of country music ever published.--Nashville TennesseanIt will stand as a basic source of reference on country music for many years to come--probably forever.--Stereo ReviewA splendid book...impressively documented, and...beautifully written.--Journal of Southern History

From reviews of the revised edition: Malone has done something that most readers thought was impossible and that is to actually improve what most of us thought was a perfect book.--Country Music NewsFor almost two decades, Bill Malone's Country Music, U.S.A. has stood as the book in its field; this new edition secures that position. Scholars, music lovers, and general readers will all find it rewarding, whether for the first or second time.--Journal of the WestA book to be read, re-read, and savored.--Southwest Review

Since its first publication in 1968, Bill C. Malone's Country Music, U.S.A. has won universal acclaim as the definitive history of American country music. Starting with the music's folk roots in the rural South, it traces country music from the early days of radio to the beginning of the twenty-first century. This second revised edition includes an extensive new chapter that continues the story from 1985 to 2000, along with an annotated listing of books and recordings which came out during that time.

Synopsis:

Described as the Bible for country music history and scholarship on its original publication, it is quite simply the cornerstone--and a highly readable one at that--of any shelf devoted to the country's Southern/Western rural class music and should be in any library of America's music heritage. — Texas Books in Review

From reviews of the first edition: The most accurate, complete and serious study of country music ever published. — Nashville Tennessean It will stand as a basic source of reference on] country music for many years to come-- probably forever. — Stereo Review A splendid book...impressively documented, and...beautifully written. — Journal of Southern History

From reviews of the revised edition: Malone] has done something that most readers thought was impossible and that is to actually improve what most of us thought was a perfect book. — Country Music News For almost two decades, Bill Malone's Country Music, U.S.A. has stood as the book in its field; this new edition secures that position. Scholars, music lovers, and general readers will all find it rewarding, whether for the first or second time. — Journal of the West A book to be read, re-read, and savored. — Southwest Review

Since its first publication in 1968, Bill C. Malone's Country Music, U.S.A. has won universal acclaim as the definitive history of American country music. Starting with the music's folk roots in the rural South, it traces country music from the early days of radio to the beginning of the twenty-first century. This second revised edition includes an extensive new chapter that continues the story from 1985 to 2000, along with anannotated listing of books and recordings which came out during that time.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references, and indexes.

Synopsis:

Since its first publication in 1968, Bill C. Malone's Country Music, U.S.A. has won universal acclaim as the definitive history of American country music. Starting with the music's folk roots in the rural South, it traces country music from the early days of radio to the beginning of the twenty-first century. This second revised edition includes an extensive new chapter that continues the story from 1985 to 2000, along with an annotated listing of books and recordings which came out during that time.

Table of Contents

  1. The folk background before commercialism
  2. The early period of commercial hillbilly music
  3. The first country singing star : Jimmie Rodgers
  4. Country music during the depression
  5. The cowboy image and the growth of western music
  6. The war years : the national expansion of country music
  7. The boom period : the emergence of a big business, 1946-1953
  8. The development of country-pop music and the Nashville sound
  9. The reinvigoration of modern country music, 1960-1972
  10. Bluegrass
  11. Country music, 1972-1984
  12. Tradition and change : country music, 1985-2002.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292752627
Author:
Malone, Bill C.
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Country music
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Country - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Country & Bluegrass - General
Subject:
Country music -- History and criticism.
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
70-0079
Publication Date:
November 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
646
Dimensions:
8.80x6.78x1.34 in. 1.96 lbs.

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Country Music, U.S.A.: Second Revised Edition
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Product details 646 pages University of Texas Press - English 9780292752627 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Described as the Bible for country music history and scholarship on its original publication, it is quite simply the cornerstone--and a highly readable one at that--of any shelf devoted to the country's Southern/Western rural class music and should be in any library of America's music heritage. — Texas Books in Review

From reviews of the first edition: The most accurate, complete and serious study of country music ever published. — Nashville Tennessean It will stand as a basic source of reference on] country music for many years to come-- probably forever. — Stereo Review A splendid book...impressively documented, and...beautifully written. — Journal of Southern History

From reviews of the revised edition: Malone] has done something that most readers thought was impossible and that is to actually improve what most of us thought was a perfect book. — Country Music News For almost two decades, Bill Malone's Country Music, U.S.A. has stood as the book in its field; this new edition secures that position. Scholars, music lovers, and general readers will all find it rewarding, whether for the first or second time. — Journal of the West A book to be read, re-read, and savored. — Southwest Review

Since its first publication in 1968, Bill C. Malone's Country Music, U.S.A. has won universal acclaim as the definitive history of American country music. Starting with the music's folk roots in the rural South, it traces country music from the early days of radio to the beginning of the twenty-first century. This second revised edition includes an extensive new chapter that continues the story from 1985 to 2000, along with anannotated listing of books and recordings which came out during that time.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references, and indexes.
"Synopsis" by , Since its first publication in 1968, Bill C. Malone's Country Music, U.S.A. has won universal acclaim as the definitive history of American country music. Starting with the music's folk roots in the rural South, it traces country music from the early days of radio to the beginning of the twenty-first century. This second revised edition includes an extensive new chapter that continues the story from 1985 to 2000, along with an annotated listing of books and recordings which came out during that time.
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