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Devil's Music, Holy Rollers and Hillbillies : How America Gave Birth to Rock and Roll (Paperback) (James

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Cosby explores the musical and cultural history of rock and roll and explains how the traditions of the poor and disenfranchised (both black and white) gave birth to the most popular musical genre of our time. Chapter titles include, Being Black; The Early Blues; The Delta and the Devil--and Freedom; The American Hillbilly and Country Music; and Memphis, Sun, and the Dawn of Rock. Of note are the first two chapters which discuss America in the 1950s and the juxtaposition between mass media, mass market, traditional family values, and rock music. There are a great many illustrations and photographs included, most notably of famous musicians of yesteryear such as Bessie Smith, T-Bone Walker, and Louis Jordan. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 254
Genre: Music, Social Science, History
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: James A. Cosby
Language: English
Street Date: May 19, 2016
TCIN: 51046783
UPC: 9781476662299
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-7920
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