Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers: Southern Culture and the Roots of Country Music
Bill C. MaloneISBN: 0820325511;
Book DescriptionIn this slim, lively book our foremost historian of country music recalls the lost worlds of pioneering fiddlers and pickers, balladeers and yodelers. As he looks at "hillbilly" music's pre-commercial era and its early popular growth through radio and recordings, Bill C. Malone shows us that it was a product not only of the British Isles but of diverse African, German, Spanish, French, and Mexican influences.
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