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Jimmie Rodgers and the Hillbilly Yodel

Timothy E. Wise

in Yodeling and Meaning in American Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805805
eISBN:
9781496805843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805805.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter presents a musicological analysis of the yodeling of Jimmie Rodgers, the so-called Father of Country Music. It categorizes his yodeling styles and melodies into various types, labeled ... More


Early Commercial Era

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the dawn of Cajun recording. The Cajun community’s relationship to recording technology, the evolving nature of America’s recording industry, and Cajun music’s relationship to ... More


“Blue Yodel”: Jimmie Rodgers Victor 21142

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Jimmie Rodgers, “Blue Yodel”, white blues, yodelling, Ralph S. Peer, and Victor Records


The Disappearing of “Hawaiian” from American Music

John W. Troutman

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627922
eISBN:
9781469627946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627922.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

During the 1930s and 1940s, the Hawaiian steel guitar continued its ascendant popularity in the United States, with hundreds of thousands of students enrolling in Hawaiian guitar schools such as the ... More


Before Bluegrass (1920s–1946)

Kip Lornell

in Capital Bluegrass: Hillbilly Music Meets Washington, DC

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780199863112
eISBN:
9780190933685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199863112.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the country music scene prior to the development of bluegrass. Much of this discussion describes early radio performances, the scattered newspaper accounts of this music, and ... More


“The Roamin’ Musician”: Bill Tuttle Columbia 15697-D

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0052
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Bill Tuttle, “The Roamin’ Musician”, yodelling, Jimmie Rodgers, train songs


On the Trail of Folk Songs

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/9781469628813.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

By the 1920s, folk music, from a variety of sources, had numerous outlets in the United States, including books and articles by folk music collectors, commercial phonograph records and field ... More


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