Bluegrass: A History

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University of Illinois Press, 2005 - Music - 447 pages
Beginning with the musical cultures of the American South in the 1920s and 1930s, this title traces the genre through its pivotal developments during the era of Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys in the forties. It also describes early bluegrass' role in postwar country music, and its trials following the appearance of rock and roll.

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Rosenberg's book is the publisher's second excellent bluegrass history in two years. Robert Cantwell's Bluegrass Breakdown ( LJ 5/15/84) was a scholarly study of the music and its cultural roots ... Read full review

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Grammy Award winner Neil V. Rosenberg is professor emeritus of folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is the coauthor of Bluegrass Odyssey: A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1966-86.

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