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Refugees: Woody Guthrie, “Lost Angeles,” and the Radicalization of Migrant Identity

Peter La Chapelle

in Proud to Be an Okie: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Migration to Southern California

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248885
eISBN:
9780520940000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248885.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter notes that the Okie country music adopted a broadly defined, newly urbanized form of producerism which extolled producers, those who worked for a living, while reserving its rancor for ... More


A Rambling Funny Streak: Woody Guthrie, Revolutionary Folk Song, and the Migrant Art of the Refrain

Edward P. Comentale

in Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037399
eISBN:
9780252094576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037399.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter uses the songs of Woody Guthrie to track a wider shift from regional song to national culture and, ultimately, pop idealism. It begins with Guthrie's own accounts of Oklahoma ... More


Decade Ends

Ronald D. Cohen

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628813
eISBN:
9781469628837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628813.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

Folk music performance and collecting entered the waning year of the 1930s with somewhat renewed vigor but with reduced federal government support. Of increasing importance, a group of professional ... More


Proud to Be an Okie: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Migration to Southern California

Peter La Chapelle

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248885
eISBN:
9780520940000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248885.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book brings to life the influential country music scene that flourished in and around Los Angeles from the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s to the early 1970s, taking us from Woody Guthrie's ... More


Woody Guthrie Emerges

Ronald D. Cohen

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628813
eISBN:
9781469628837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628813.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Folk music’s exposure, publications, and left-wing ties increased through 1937. The Popular Front, with its focus on the folk arts, melded with the New Deal’s cultural programs. John and Alan Lomax, ... More


Introduction

Peter La Chapelle

in Proud to Be an Okie: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Migration to Southern California

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248885
eISBN:
9780520940000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248885.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Beginning with Woody Guthrie and Merle Haggard, this chapter introduces the social movement of country music in Los Angeles. It follows the history of country music culture in Southern California ... More


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


Epilogue

Ronald D. Cohen

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628813
eISBN:
9781469628837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628813.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

While World War II, emerging full blown for the United States in December 1941, along with the rise of conservative politics, served to devastate the New Deal’s social, economic, and cultural ... More


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