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Country Music and the Rise of “Ezra K. Hillbilly” in Interwar America

Anthony Harkins

in Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189506
eISBN:
9780199788835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189506.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the role of “hillbilly” in commercially recorded rural white music, by the early 1930s commonly (although often disparagingly) labeled “hillbilly music”. The hillbilly image in ... More


The Corny-ness of the Folk

David Brackett

in Categorizing Sound: Genre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520248717
eISBN:
9780520965317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248717.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

Country music in the late 1930s was more disconnected from the mainstream than swing. Appearing initially only in cover versions of songs by crooners, or in the recordings of “singing cowboys,” ... More


Economics and the Invention of Hillbilly Records in the South

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the early history of the phonograph and recorded music, if not in the minds and performance practices of all vernacular musicians, blues and hillbilly music should receive separate consideration; ... More


Hillbilly Music and the Phonograph

Tracey E. W. Laird

in Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots of Music along the Red River

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167511
eISBN:
9780199850099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167511.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The early decades of the 20th century was a time of progress for the United States. Shreveport played a vital part in the story of the rise of the phonograph industry. After advances in research into ... More


King of the Mountaineer Musicians: Fiddlin' John Carson

Patrick Huber

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832257
eISBN:
9781469606217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886786_huber.5
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on “Fiddlin' John” Carson's debut record, which marked the advent of what OKeh would soon designate as a new field of recorded commercial music called “hillbilly music,” or, less ... More


The Newness of Old-Time Music

David Brackett

in Categorizing Sound: Genre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520248717
eISBN:
9780520965317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248717.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

The early history of what would eventually be called “country music” drew on many of the same ideas about genre and audience that had been developed in the marketing of foreign music and race music. ... More


Popular Recorded Music within the Context of National Life

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

More than we used to realize, the phonograph and recorded music served to stimulate collective memories among Americans of different social and ethnic backgrounds, who were, like the few large ... More


The Lost Highway

John Milward

in Americanaland: Where Country & Western Met Rock 'n' Roll

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043918
eISBN:
9780252052811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043918.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines Hank Williams, who was the greatest country artist in history. He put the poetry into hillbilly music and influenced innumerable country, rock, and Americana songwriters. His ... More


That Ghastly Saxophone

Felix Harcourt

in Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226376158
eISBN:
9780226376295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376295.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the Ku Klux Klan in the context of American music history, arguing that the idea of the 1920s as “Jazz Age” is a pernicious cultural myth. Many vocally hated jazz, with Klan ... More


Rock ’n’ Roll

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the romantic genealogy of rock 'n' roll and how its style resulted from the happy integration of white hillbilly music with black “race music” or, as it came to be known in the ... More


The Grigg Family and the Taylor-Griggs Melody Makers: The History of a North Louisiana String Band

Monty Brown

in Shreveport Sounds in Black and White

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110416
eISBN:
9781604733037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110416.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents an article by Monty Brown that first appeared in the 1988 volume of Louisiana Folklife, and which recounts the history of an Ark-La-Tex musical family dating back into the ... More


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