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Unformatted text preview: Continuing F ragmentation of Rock: Part 2 Country Western Top 10 Country Songs #1 if I cant be number one in your life than number two on you Country music is a regional music MADE national In 50s there was a huge effort to make it a national thing Roots in South and West Categories of Country Music- Hillbilly (1920s) o Started making Hollywood Western movies swing started- Western Swing and Cowboy songs (1930s)- Bluegrass (1940s) o Bill Monroe, Allison Kraus - Nashville Sound (1950s) - Contemporary Country (1970s) o Really actually 3 diff types of country Pop country/country rock - ROMANT IC ISM Hard country neo-traditionalists TRADITIONAL, FIT FORMS - CLASSICAL Mixed country (fusion of the 2) also called middle-of-the- road Basics of a country song- Lyrics are the most important, they are stories of things with themes- Many written around HONKY TONKS (bars) o When they finish their songs they went and sat with the people, found out what was on their mind became subject matter for their songs Honky Tonk Themes- Love o I cheated myself out of you , Moe Bandy...
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2010 for the course MUSI 10073 taught by Professor Garwell during the Fall '08 term at TCU.
- Fall '08