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Creating country music : fabricating authenticity

Author: Richard A Peterson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work traces the development of country music and its institutionalization from Fiddlin' John Carson's pioneering recordings in Atlanta in 1923 to the posthumous success of Hank Williams.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Peterson
ISBN: 0226662845 9780226662848 9780226662855 0226662853
OCLC Number: 36423515
Description: xiv, 306 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Finding country authority --
pt. 1. Making the music commercial. Atlanta : birthplace of commercial country music --
Renewable tradition : the Carter family and Jimmie Rodgers --
Gallery 1 : The folk vs. pop look --
pt. 2. Fabricating the image of authenticity. Old-timer image of authenticity --
Hillbilly image of authenticity --
Cowboy image of authenticity --
Gallery 2 : Geezers, hillbillies, and cowboys --
pt. 3. Radio-made country music in the 1930s. The Barn Dance in the air --
Radio station barnstorming --
Soft shell vs. hard core : the Vagabonds vs. Roy Acuff --Gallery 3 : The evolving hard-core and soft-shell looks --
pt. 4. Making country reproducible. Honky-tonk firmament : lives, music, lyrics --
Hank Williams as the personification of country music --
Gallery 4 : Iconic country --
Creating a field called "country" --
pt. 5. Authenticity and the future of country music. Authenticity : a renewable resource --
Can the circle be unbroken?
Responsibility: Richard A. Peterson.
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Country music dominates American radio. Evoking images of rural poverty and small-town morality, it has been marketed successfully to an eager international audience. This history of American country  Read more...

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