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By 1935, he [Charles Seeger] was writing for a small Marxist journal called Music Vanguard that "fine art" music was the property of the dominant classes, for which it was made. Pop music was a bastardization of the "fine art" tradition; it was "crumbs from the table of the rich and powerful . . . combined with various story elements". But folk music was the music of the proletariat and, therefore, inherently progressive - from Woody Guthrie - A Life, by Joe Klein

Author Topic: In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers and the Roots of American Music  (Read 1195 times)

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Offline jphauser

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In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers and the Roots of American Music  by Ben Wynne to be released in October
http://lsupress.org/books/detail/in-tune/

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Re: In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers and the Roots of American Music
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 05:09:52 PM »
I have a copied but am immersed in On Highway 61,  Available at Amazon and other booksellers as is another book on my immediate reading list Louisville Jug Music: From Earl McDonald to the National Jubilee
Sep 23, 2014
by Michael Jones
So my escape from the Holly Daze is reading about the music.

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Re: In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers and the Roots of American Music
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014, 10:56:49 PM »
Yeah, I saw the Jugband book among the related items, and I am almost more intrigued by that myself.

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Re: In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers and the Roots of American Music
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2014, 11:07:07 PM »
In years gone by there has been discussions at Wennie concerning the progress of a book that Pen Bogert had been researching for a couple of decades entitled Hidden History: The Story of Blues in Louisville. I last had contact with him in 2006 but an email to him yesterday has bounced back.

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I'd completely forgot about yet another stillborn jug band publication (1971) which eventually saw light of day only as an 80 page booklet. Attached is a scan of the introduction. (click image to zoom)
« Last Edit: December 02, 2014, 11:40:46 PM by Bunker Hill »

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Re: In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers and the Roots of American Music
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2015, 12:03:36 PM »
Just saw "In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music" in Amazon and the reviews look excellent.  Anybody read it, and, if so, is it worth a call to Santa?

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