Creating Country Music Fabricating Authenticity

ISBN-10: 0226662853

ISBN-13: 9780226662855

Edition: 1999

Authors: Richard A. Peterson

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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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List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Acknowledgments: A Note on Method
Introduction: Finding Country Authenticity
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
Fabricating the Image of Authenticity
Old-Timer Image of Authenticity
Hillbilly Image of Authenticity
Cowboy Image of Authenticity Gallery 2 Geezers, Hillbillies, and Cowboys
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
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"
Authenticity and the Future of Country Music
Authenticity: A Renewable Resource
Can the Circle Be Unbroken? Notes References Credits General Index Song
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