All that glitters : country music in America / edited by George H. Lewis

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Subjects: Country music--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c1993
Series: Popular music series
Popular music series
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: 340 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: I. Introduction 1
II. Lighting Up The Purple Sky: Roots of Modern Country 7
Mimesis in Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Music / Robert Cantwell 9
Age, the Body and Experience in the Music of Hank Williams / Richard Leppert, George Lipsitz 22
Patsy Cline, Musical Negotiation, and the Nashville Sound / Joli Jensen 38
Elvis, Country Music and the South / Bill C. Malone 51
III. Waltz Across Texas: Local and Regional Forms and Influences 59
Local Styles and County Music: An Introductory Essay / Paul Fryer 62
Country Music and the 'Southernization' of America / James C. Cobb 75
Romantic Regionalism and Convergent Culture in Central Texas / Nicholas R. Spitzer 87
Mexican Musical Influences on Country Songs and Styles / George H. Lewis 94
A Tombstone Every Mile: Country Music In Maine / George H. Lewis 102
IV. There'll Always Be A Honky-Tonk Somewhere: Country Culture 116
Honky-Tonking: Mass Mediated Culture Made Personal / Joli Jensen 118
Split Subjectivity in Country Music and Honky-Tonk Discourse / Aaron A. Fox 131
Alienation and Single Musicians on the Honky-Tonk Circuit / Karl Neuenfeldt 140
V. Nashville Skyline: The Business Of Country Music 149
Country Music - Popular or Folk? / Neil V. Rosenberg 151
The Commercial Art World of Country Music / George H. Lewis 161
Characteristics of Successful and Unsuccessful Country Music Songs / Charles Jaret 174
Function in the Country Song "Tight Fittin' Jeans" / John H. Planer 186
VI. Reasons For Rhymers: Sensibllity, Emotion and Country Values 196
Country Music and American Values / John Buckley 198
Tension, Conflict and Contradiction in Country Music / George H. Lewis 208
Engendering Narratives of Lament in Country Music / Katie Stewart 221
Romantic Narcissism In "Outlaw" Cowboy Music / Michael Dunne 226
VII. The Streets of Bakersfield (The Lights of Baltimore): Personal, Political and Social Issues 239
Images of Women and Men in Country Music / Karen A. Saucier 241
Forbidden Fruit: Interracial Love Affairs in Country Music / Stephen I. Thompson 259
Country Music and Organized Religion / Jimmie N. Rogers, Stephen A. Smith 270
Populist Ideology and Country Music / Jock Mackay 285
VIII. If Wishes Were Changes: Country at the Crossroads 305
The Old Sound Of New Country / Ken Tucker 308
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? / David Gales 314
Alison Krauss and the Contemporary-Traditional Conflict in Modern Bluegrass / Mark Fenster 317
Rosanne Cash Walks Her Own Line / Jan Hoffman 329
IX. Contributors 339
Alternate Titles: Country music in America
Additional Authors: Lewis, George H
Notes: LCCN: 92074544
ISBN: 0879725737
ISBN: 0879725745 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references
OCLC Number: 27862830
ISBN/ISSN: 0879725737