Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers
Southern Culture and the Roots of Country Music

Bill C. Malone

Our foremost historian of country music recalls the lost worlds of pioneering fiddlers and pickers, balladeers, and yodelers

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"Goes a long way toward filling a bothersome hole in American musical history."
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"So succinct and well-documented, all the reader can do is believe it."
Lexington Herald-Leader


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In 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.
Series/imprint:
Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures

Page count: 168 pp.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.25

 



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List price: $22.95
978-0-8203-2551-4
9/1/2003

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Bill C. Malone, as a performer and a scholar, has been immersed in country music for most of his life. Now retired from Tulane University, he lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where he hosts a weekly radio show, "Back to the Country." He is the author of Country Music, U.S.A., Don't Get above Your Raisin', and other books.