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Notes 13, 14 - 13. Country Music as Folk Music, Country...

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13. Country Music as Folk Music, Country Music as Novelty Country music in its modern, commercial form began in the 1920s as a mix of separate genres: o Ballads derived from British Isles traditional music o String band music o Fiddle tunes o Hymns o Blues Early category was “hillbilly” initially used by rural, white southerners and then adopted by music executives New genres of country music emerged in the 1930s o Western swing o Honky-tonk Western Swing o arose from fiddle-led, string band dance music and big band wing o broke with tradition by using drums o features amplified guitars, horns, piano, bass and fiddle Honky-Tonk o Features amplified guitars o Stars of 1930s and 40s: Ernest Tubb, Cliff Bruner and Ted Daffan In the 1940s, honky-tonk and western swing produced “crossover’ hits Country music was influence by mainstream popular music in terms of songwriting conventions, instrumentation and rhythm In 1945 the name changed to “American folk” and in 1949 finally settled on
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