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Bluegrass Breakdown: The Making of the Old Southern Sound (Music in American)

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Winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award Bluegrass Breakdown is an expansive foray into the makings of bluegrass. More than any other book of its kind, it gets to the roots of a uniquely American music that is deeply linked to working-class ideals and romanticism. Robert Cantwell engages the historical background, commercial origins, internal workings, and cultural and social significance of popular, old-time music to provide a unique musicological and sociological perspective. Well versed in the history of the tradition and equally as interested in those who listen to the music as in those who create it, Cantwell links bluegrass to its hillbilly roots in Appalachia and shows how the music was transformed by African American folk traditions, the influence of jazz, ragtime, blues, and country music, and the growth of radio and recording technology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252071171
Author:
Cantwell, Robert
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Location:
Urbana
Subject:
General
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Bluegrass music
Subject:
Bluegrass
Subject:
Country - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Country & Bluegrass - General
Subject:
Bluegrass music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Country
Subject:
MUSIC / Country
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Music in American life
Series Volume:
03-21
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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