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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Volume 12: Music / Edition 1
     

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Volume 12: Music / Edition 1

by Bill C. Malone, Charles Reagan Wilson
 

ISBN-10: 0807859087

ISBN-13: 9780807859087

Pub. Date: 01/01/2009

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of

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Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South.

With nearly double the number of entries devoted to music in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 30 thematic essays, covering topics such as ragtime, zydeco, folk music festivals, minstrelsy, rockabilly, white and black gospel traditions, and southern rock. And it features 174 topical and biographical entries, focusing on artists and musical outlets. From Mahalia Jackson to R.E.M., from Doc Watson to OutKast, this volume considers a diverse array of topics, drawing on the best historical and contemporary scholarship on southern music. It is a book for all southerners and for all serious music lovers, wherever they live.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807859087
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,113,792
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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