Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock 'n' Roll

Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock 'n' Roll

by Nick Tosches


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Celebrating the dark origins of our most American music, Country reveals a wild shadowland of history that encompasses blackface minstrels and yodeling cowboys; honky-tonk hell and rockabilly heaven; medieval myth and musical miscegenation; sex, drugs, murder; and rays of fierce illumination on Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others, famous and forgotten, whose demonology is America's own. Profusely and superbly illustrated, Country stands as one of the most brilliant explorations of American musical culture ever written.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306807138
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 08/01/1996
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 553,395
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Nick Tosches is the author of Hellfire, Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll, Power on Earth, Cut Numbers, Dino, and Trinities.


New York, New York

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Place of Birth:

Newark, New Jersey


High school

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