9 - Country Music - 9 Country Music Roots of...

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9 - Country Music Roots of Hillbilly (Country) Music music-making originates in the rural SE U.S. working-class white musicians influenced by a wide variety of music-making Irish/Scottish/British folk songs, ballads, dance Spanish/Mexican songs African-American music minstrelsy, vaudeville, TPA, and more more a pure or untouched rural culture Ralph Peer record executive and talent scout signed: Fiddlin' John Carson, Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family coins “hillbilly music” Fiddlin' John Carson (1868-1949) fiddler/singer first “hillbilly” entertainer records 150+ tunes “The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane” “Hillbilly” Music wide variety of music marketed as “Old Time Music”, “Old Familiar Tunes” marked to white, working class rural consumers and recent urban mirgrants 1925: Ralph Peer coins “hillbilly music” conflicting images decadence, bigotry, regressive imagery traditional values of home, loved ones, religion
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