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All that glitters : country music in America

Author: George H Lewis
Publisher: Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1993.
Series: Popular music series.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
All that glitters.
Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)891403094
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George H Lewis
ISBN: 0879725737 9780879725730 0879725745 9780879725747
OCLC Number: 27862830
Description: 340 pages : tables ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Introduction --
II. Lighting up the purple sky: roots of modern country --
Mimesis in Bill Monroe's bluegrass music / Robert Cantwell --
Age, the body and experience in the music of Hank Williams / Richard Leppert and George Lipsitz --
Patsy Cline, musical negotiation, and the Nashville sound / Joli Jensen --
Elvis, country music and the South / Bill C. Malone --
III. Waltz across Texas: local and regional forms and influences --
Local styles and country music: an introductory essay / Paul Fryer --
Country music and the southernization of America / James C. Cobb --
Romantic regionalism and convergent culture in central Texas / Nicholas R. Spitzer --
Mexican musical influences on country songs and styles / George H. Lewis --
A tombstone every mile: country music in Maine / George H. Lewis --
IV. There'll always be a honky-tonk somewhere: country culture --
Honky-tonking: mass mediated culture made personal / Joli Jensen --
Split subjectivity in country music and honky-tonk discourse / Aaron A. Fox --
Alienation and single musicians on the honky-tonk circuit / Karl Neuenfeldt --
V. Nashville skyline: the business of country music --
Country music: popular or folk? / Neil V. Rosenberg --
The commercial art world of country music / George H. Lewis --
Characteristics of successful and unsuccessful country music songs / Charles Jaret --
Function in the country song "Tight Fittin' Jeans" / John H. Planer --
VI. Reasons for rhymers: sensibility, emotion and country values --
Country music and American values / John Buckley --
Tension, conflict and contradiction in country music / George H. Lewis --
Engendering narratives of lament in country music / Katie Stewart --
Romantic narcissism in "outlaw" cowboy music / Michael Dunne --
VII. The streets of Bakersfield (the lights of Baltimore): personal, political and social issues --
Images of women and men in country music / Karen A. Saucier --
Forbitten fruit: interracial love affairs in country music / Stephen I. Thompson --
Country music and organized religion / Jimmie N. Rogers and Stephen A. Smith --
Populist ideology and country music / Jock Mackay --
VIII. If wishes were changes: country at the crossroads --
The old sound of new country / Ken Tucker --
Are you sure Hank done it this way? / David Gates --
Alison Krauss and the contemporary-traditional conflict in modern bluegrass / Mark Fenster --
Rosanne Cash walks her own line / Jan Hoffman.
Series Title: Popular music series.
Responsibility: edited by George H. Lewis.

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