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13 – Honky Tonk sometimes called “hard country” harder-edged music (electric instruments, amplification) harder-edged lyrical themes instability, upheaval, urban migration unpredictability of relationships Hank Thompson “The Wild Side of Life” (1952) Texan singer, guitarist, performer music adapted from earlier country hit 3 months at #1 on country charts Kitty Wells “It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” Answer song (released later in 1952) plain, no-nonsense vocal approach Proto-feminitst message
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Unformatted text preview: places blame on married men 1 st #1 song by country female singer lyrics penned by male songwriter Hank Williams (1923-1953) extremely popular honky tonk performer influential songwriter draws on hillbilly music, blues tradition working-class themes of honky tonk life tales of urban mirgants loss, dislocation, temptations Move it On Over (1949) comic narrative with bluesy feel relationship problems man sent o the doghouse call-and-response heavy black beat (1 2 3 4 ) example of Country-Western influence on rock 'n' roll...
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