Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock 'n' Roll (Google eBook)

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Da Capo Press, Aug 1, 2009 - Music - 304 pages
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Celebrating the dark origins of our most American music, Country reveals a wild shadowland of history that encompasses blackface minstrels and yodeling cowboys; honky-tonk hell and rockabilly heaven;
  

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Thela in the New World
2
Orpheus Gypsies and Redneck Rock n Roll
5
The Girl Singer
23
Loud Covenants
26
Emmett Miller 1
103
Yodeling Cowboys and Such
110
Emmett Miller 2
119
Stained Panties and Coarse Metaphors
121
West Virginia Hills Are in the Bronx Says Barn Barnum
158
Youre Going To Watch Me Kill Her
159
Cowboys and Niggers
163
Yeah But They Break If You Sit On Them
219
Northeast Mississippi 1953
238
Emmett Miller 3
240
Index
270
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About the author (2009)

Nick Tosches is the author of Hellfire, Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll, Power on Earth, Cut Numbers, Dino, and Trinities.

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