Bluegrass Breakdown: The Making of the Old Southern Sound

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University of Illinois Press, 2003 - Počet stran: 308
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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.

 

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Bill Monroe
5
The Commerical Background
41
The Musical Moment
60
African Rhythms and
91
The Roots of Southern Song
115
Bluegrass and Jazz
157
Parlor Books the Phonograph
176
Ritual
200
The Landscape
226
Blackface Minstrelsy
249
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O autorovi (2003)

Robert Cantwell teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books include Ethnomimesis: Folklife and the Representation of Culture and When We Were Good: The Folk Revival.

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