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Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Tony Russell


Music historian Tony Russell explores a collection of records of early country music from the 1920s and ’30s, unlocking and revealing their hidden stories. The seventy-eight essays on selected 78rpm discs explain what they tell us about the musicians who sang and played the songs and tunes, the listeners who absorbed them, and the development of the genre—old-time music—in which they found a home. To illuminate their world, the author details how they were recorded, the intentions and interventions of the companies that made the recordings, and their fates once they were issued. There are song ... More

Keywords: old-time country music, the American South, social history, phonograph recording history, topical songs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190091187
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190091187.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Russell, author
Music Historian

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