New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Volume 12: Music

ISBN-10: 0807859087
ISBN-13: 9780807859087
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 1/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume inThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culturecelebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South. With nearly double the number of entries devoted to music in the originalEncyclopedia, this volume includes 30 thematic essays, covering topics such as ragtime, zydeco, folk music festivals, minstrelsy, rockabilly, white and black gospel traditions, and southern rock. And it features 174 topical and biographical entries, focusing on artists and musical outlets. From Mahalia Jackson to R.E.M., from Doc Watson to OutKast, this volume considers a diverse array of topics, drawing on the best historical and contemporary scholarship on southern music. It is a book for all southerners and for all serious music lovers, wherever they live.

Bill C. Malone is professor of history emeritus at Tulane University and author of many books, includingDon't Get Above Your Raisin': Country Music and the Southern Working Class.

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