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Creating Country Music Fabricating Authenticity Mobi à 320 pages Download Ç Horticulturetrader ã ✽ Creating Country Music Fabricating Authenticity kindle Epub ❁ Author Richard A. Peterson – Horticulturetrader.co.uk In Creating Country Music Richard PetersoO sculpted the emerging country music scene More than just a history of the music and its performers this book is the first to explore what it means to be authentic within popular culturePeterson restores to the music a sense of fun and diversity and possibility that naive fans and performers miss Like Buck Owens Peterson knows there is no A pretty interesting book on the creating of the commercial country music industry It especially focuses on how authenticity was codified in certain types of clothing guitars beards etc so that performers had to appropriate them in order to claim the right to perform country music Most of the early country performers esp of the singing cowboy mold were actors or educated urbanites who had no connection to the Tennessee hills or farm country where real country music artists were supposedly from so their images had to be created to fit the ideal insteadThe book is a bit academic in tone though I never felt bored and there's not a lot of jargon The writing can be a little awkward and stilted at times I found myself wishing I could have edited it for flow and ease of reading But if you're interested in either the roots of country music or how authenticity and tradition are created rather than simply emerging organically from the past you'll probably like it

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Greater adventure or challenge than to 'act naturally' Ken Emerson Los Angeles Times Book ReviewA triumphal history and theory of the country music industry between 1920 and 1953 Robert Crowley International Journal of Comparative SociologyOne of the most important books ever written about a popular music form Timothy White Billboard Magazi five stars for value within the field of cultural sociology and ability to live up to that value; I confess three stars for my personal tastes

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Creating Country Music Fabricating AuthenticityIn Creating Country Music Richard Peterson traces the development of country music and its institutionalization from Fiddlin' John Carson's pioneering recordings in Atlanta in 1923 to the posthumous success of Hank Williams Peterson captures the free wheeling entrepreneurial spirit of the era detailing the activities of the key promoters wh Peterson recounts much of the same historical information concerning country music's development that Bill C Malone does with a twist It only concerns the genre's beginning in Atlanta in 1923 to Hank Williams's death thirty years later in 1953 and the angle being explored is how country music relates to itself in authenticity and image making If you've ever asked yourself Why did we decide that Hank Williams is 'country' than Eddy Arnold? for instance then this is the book for you Authenticity and image are two of the most central struggles in country music because the genre is founded upon 1 An assumption that the music should be real than other genres and 2 That there is an identity country artists should embody while also remaining original What constitutes realness and a viable identity that an artist should pattern themselves after to become acceptably authentic changes along with the taste of times argues Peterson For instance to perform hillbilly boogie music now would not be considered authentic but a reproduction because that style is outmoded To wear casual western wear like plaid shirts and cowboy hats is considered acceptably authentic country wear now but overalls and floppy hats are not even though that was what would have been authentic in the 30's Peterson charts these changes and examines the roles different major stars of the country field had in influencing the development the genre towards becoming the easily recognized industry it is today Highly recommended reading for those who want to dig into the why? behind what changes took place in country's history not just what happened