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Unformatted text preview: to, or subtract from, the songs original lyrical meaning? How does Wells version further alter the melodys accumulated meaning? What other kinds of songs, including but also beyond Country, apply layers of meaning in similar ways? Given bluegrasss origins, how have bluegrass musicians established and traded on the notion of authenticity? (How would Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys have come across if they were wearing business suits on-stage?) How did the Memphis sound (e.g., Walkin After Midnight) alter Countrys portrayal of cultural authenticity, and why? In what ways was this a good idea and in what ways a bad one? Spring 2008...
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- Spring '08