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Roots and Refigurations

in Genre in Popular Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226350370
eISBN:
9780226350400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350400.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter investigates the role of genre in a contemporary revival culture. It evolves from a case study of the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and its representation of the American South ... More


Genre in Popular Music

Fabian Holt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226350370
eISBN:
9780226350400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350400.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The popularity of the motion picture soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? brought an extraordinary amount of attention to bluegrass, but it also drew its share of criticism from some aficionados who ... More


The Historical and Social Background of Transatlantic Roots Music Revivals

Jill Terry and Neil A. Wynn

in Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues, and National Identities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032882
eISBN:
9781617032899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032882.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides an overview of some of the major debates and issues about folk/roots music, and its meaning and place as a genre, identified by the collectors and authorities who both preserved ... More


Music at American Borders

in Genre in Popular Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226350370
eISBN:
9780226350400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350400.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter evaluates the work of genre in canons of “American music” and their discursive contexts. The notion of roots enjoyed a revival in the culture of American roots music in the 1990s, which ... More


Austin. It’s Music to Your Ears

Tracey E. W. Laird

in Austin City Limits: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199812417
eISBN:
9780199394319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812417.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

By 1980 Austin City Limits had established a strong presence both in Austin and on television. In the decades to come, the television show evolved through different musical emphases on country and ... More


Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues, and National Identities

Jill Terry and Neil A. Wynn (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032882
eISBN:
9781617032899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032882.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book presents a collection of essays on the debates about origins, authenticity, and identity in folk and blues music. The essays had their origins in an international conference on the ... More


Some Reflections on “Celtic” Music

Duck Baker

in Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues, and National Identities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032882
eISBN:
9781617032899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032882.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the reflections on Celtic music of Duck Baker, an American musician living in Britain who plays both U.S. and British roots music and fusions of the two. In so doing, Baker ... More


“Early Morning Blues”: The Early Years of the Transatlantic Connection

Paul Oliver

in Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues, and National Identities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032882
eISBN:
9781617032899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032882.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides a broad historical overview of the development and transatlantic movement of African American roots music from minstrelsy through to the blues. Some of those musical forms were ... More


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