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Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain BreakdownThe Making of an American Classic

Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Making of an American Classic

Thomas Goldsmith

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042966
eISBN:
9780252051821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042966.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Earl Eugene Scruggs (1924-2012) came from the hills of North Carolina and learned the banjo from the days he was too small to hold it properly. While still a schoolboy in Boiling Springs, North ... More

Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and CowgirlsWomen's Country Music, 1930-1960

Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls: Women's Country Music, 1930-1960

Stephanie Vander Wel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043086
eISBN:
9780252051944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043086.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Well before the success of Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, female artists were integral to the commercial expansion and aural reception of country music. Women in early country music took on and ... More

Hot Feet and Social ChangeAfrican Dance and Diaspora Communities

Hot Feet and Social Change: African Dance and Diaspora Communities

Kariamu Welsh, Esailama G.A. Diouf, and Yvonne Daniel (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042959
eISBN:
9780252051814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042959.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

The popularity and profile of African dance have exploded across the African diaspora in the last fifty years. Hot Feet and Social Change presents traditionalists, neo-traditionalists, and ... More

Island GospelPentecostal Music and Identity in Jamaica and the United States

Island Gospel: Pentecostal Music and Identity in Jamaica and the United States

Melvin L. Butler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042904
eISBN:
9780252051760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042904.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

For Jamaican Pentecostal Christians, music is a form of worship that opens pathways to the Spirit and brings about deliverance from sin. It is also a way of drawing and transcending boundaries, as ... More

Musical Ethics and IslamThe Art of Playing the Ney

Musical Ethics and Islam: The Art of Playing the Ney

Banu Senay

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043024
eISBN:
9780252051883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043024.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

At the heart of this study is a musical practice that occupies a significant place in the contemporary public soundscape of Turkey: the art of playing the ney. Intimately connected with Sufism in ... More

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