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Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock 'n' Roll

Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock 'n' Roll

by Nick Tosches

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Overview

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: 9780786750986
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 08/05/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 891,144
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Nick Tosches is from Newark, New Jersey. He is the author of four previous novels, Me and the Devil, In the Hands of Dante, Cut Numbers, and Trinities. His nonfiction works include Where Dead Voices Gather, The Devil and Sonny Liston, Dino, Power on Earth, Hellfire, Country, and Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll. He lives in New York City.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

1949

Place of Birth:

Newark, New Jersey

Education:

High school

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