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Cajun Swing 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/9780195343069.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

The historical and cultural forces pushing together traditional Cajun, hillbilly, western swing, jazz, and American popular music, and the musical synthesis that ensued, form the foundation of this ... More


“Bob Wills is Still the King”: Progressive Country and the Revival of Western Swing

Travis D. Stimeling

in Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199747474
eISBN:
9780199896981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747474.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The members of Asleep at the Wheel and fiddler Alvin Crow undertook systematic studies of western swing music, collecting original recordings and anthologies, transcribing solos, recording cover ... More


A Heterogeneous Tradition

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/9780195343069.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Bayou Country’s musical terrain and the cultural and historical undercurrents that expanded the genre’s repertoire, stylistic range, and instrumental conventions are outlined in this chapter. Three ... More


Carolina Cotton: Yodeling Virtuosity and Theatricality in California Country Music

Stephanie Vander Wel

in Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls: Women's Country Music, 1930-1960

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043086
eISBN:
9780252051944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043086.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter 4 shifts the subject matter to 1940s California country music and connects the musical career of Carolina Cotton to the vibrancy and theatricality of that scene. Cotton emerged as a ... More


Rose Maddox: Roadhouse Singing and Hillbilly Theatrics

Stephanie Vander Wel

in Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls: Women's Country Music, 1930-1960

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043086
eISBN:
9780252051944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043086.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter 5 continues to explore the themes of theatricality and vocal performance in California country music by focusing on Rose Maddox as a member of her family band and as a solo recording artist ... More


Louisiana’s Honky-Tonk Man: Buddy Jones, 1935–41

Donald Lee Nelson

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/9781934110416.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter profiles western swing/honky-tonk guitarist Buddy Jones, who, in the 1930s, recorded nearly seventy selections for the Decca Record Company. From Jones’s beginnings as one of the many ... More


“Chinatown, My Chinatown”: Milton Brown and His Brownies Decca 5166

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/9780190091187.003.0067
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Milton Brown & His Brownies, “Chinatown, My Chinatown”, Western Swing, stringband, Decca Records, and Bob Wills


Passing Pappy’s Biscuits: Dynamics of Uneven Modernization in Regional Radio Voices

Alexander Russo

in Music and the Broadcast Experience: Performance, Production, and Audiences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199314706
eISBN:
9780190619541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314706.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines The Hillbilly Boys and other programs like it in the context of the musical genre of western swing, radio advertising, consumer culture, and the Depression-era culture of ... More


“Truck Driver’s Blues”: Cliff Bruner and His Boys Decca 5725

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/9780190091187.003.0077
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Cliff Bruner & His Boys, “Truck Driver’s Blues”, Ted Daffan, topical songs, occupational songs, Western Swing, honkytonk music, and Decca Records


“New San Antonio Rose”: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Vocalion/Okeh 05694

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/9780190091187.003.0078
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, “New San Antonio Rose”, Western Swing, and Art Satherley


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