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Depression FolkGrassroots Music and Left-Wing Politics in 1930s America

Depression Folk: Grassroots Music and Left-Wing Politics in 1930s America

Ronald D. Cohen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628813
eISBN:
9781469628837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628813.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The role of folk music, broadly defined, during the trying years of the Great Depression in the United States, 1929–40, with a particular focus on the role of left-wing political groups and ... More

Kika KilaHow the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music

Kika Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music

John W. Troutman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627922
eISBN:
9781469627946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627922.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Since the nineteenth century, the distinct tones of kika kila, the Hawaiian steel guitar, have defined the island sound. Here historian and steel guitarist John W. Troutman offers the instrument's ... More

Linthead StompThe Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South

Linthead Stomp: The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South

Patrick Huber

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832257
eISBN:
9781469606217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886786_huber
Subject:
Music, History, American

Contrary to popular belief, the roots of American country music do not lie solely on southern farms or in mountain hollows. Rather, much of this music recorded before World War II emerged from the ... More

Pressed for All TimeProducing the Great Jazz Albums from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to Miles Davis and Diana Krall

Pressed for All Time: Producing the Great Jazz Albums from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to Miles Davis and Diana Krall

Michael Jarrett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630588
eISBN:
9781469630601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630588.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

In histories of music and audio technologies, and particularly in narratives about jazz, record producers tend to fall by the wayside. They're seldom acknowledged and generally unknown. But without ... More

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