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

Stephanie Vander Wel

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780252043086

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252043086.001.0001

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Music in American Life

Music in American Life

Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls

Stephanie Vander Wel

University of Illinois Press

Only a Miner: Studies in Recorded Coal-Mining Songs Archie Green

Great Day Coming: Folk Music and the American Left R. Serge Denisoff

John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works Paul E. Bierley

The Hell-Bound Train: A Cowboy Songbook Glenn Ohrlin

Oh, Didn’t He Ramble: The Life Story of Lee Collins, as Told to Mary Collins Edited by Frank J. Gillis and John W. Miner

American Labor Songs of the Nineteenth Century Philip S. Foner

Stars of Country Music: Uncle Dave Macon to Johnny Rodriguez Edited by Bill C. Malone and Judith McCulloh

Git Along, Little Dogies: Songs and Songmakers of the American West John I. White

A Texas-Mexican Cancionero: Folksongs of the Lower Border Américo Paredes

San Antonio Rose: The Life and Music of Bob Wills Charles R. Townsend

Early Downhome Blues: A Musical and Cultural Analysis Jeff Todd Titon

An Ives Celebration: Papers and Panels of the Charles Ives Centennial Festival-Conference Edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Vivian Perlis

Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War Dena J. Epstein

Joe Scott, the Woodsman-Songmaker Edward D. Ives

Jimmie Rodgers: The Life and Times of America’s Blue Yodeler Nolan Porterfield

Early American Music Engraving and Printing: A History of Music Publishing in America from 1787 to 1825, with Commentary on Earlier and Later Practices Richard J. Wolfe

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Long Steel Rail: The Railroad in American Folksong Norm Cohen

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Oscar Sonneck and American Music Edited by William Lichtenwanger

Bluegrass Breakdown: The Making of the Old Southern Sound Robert Cantwell

Bluegrass: A History Neil V. Rosenberg

Music at the White House: A History of the American Spirit Elise K. Kirk

Red River Blues: The Blues Tradition in the Southeast Bruce Bastin

Good Friends and Bad Enemies: Robert Winslow Gordon and the Study of American Folksong Debora Kodish

Fiddlin’ Georgia Crazy: Fiddlin’ John Carson, His Real World, and the World of His Songs Gene Wiggins

America’s Music: From the Pilgrims to the Present (rev. 3d ed.) Gilbert Chase

Secular Music in Colonial Annapolis: The Tuesday Club, 1745–56 John Barry Talley

Bibliographical Handbook of American Music D. W. Krummel

Goin’ to Kansas City Nathan W. Pearson Jr.

“Susanna,” “Jeanie,” and “The Old Folks at Home”: The Songs of Stephen C. Foster from His Time to Ours (2d ed.) William W. Austin

Songprints: The Musical Experience of Five Shoshone Women Judith Vander

“Happy in the Service of the Lord”: Afro-American Gospel Quartets in Memphis Kip Lornell

Paul Hindemith in the United States Luther Noss

“My Song Is My Weapon”: People’s Songs, American Communism, and the Politics of Culture, 1930–50 Robbie Lieberman

Chosen Voices: The Story of the American Cantorate Mark Slobin

Theodore Thomas: America’s Conductor and Builder of Orchestras, 1835–1905 Ezra Schabas

“The Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing” and Other Songs Cowboys Sing Collected and Edited by Guy Logsdon

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Discoursing Sweet Music: Brass Bands and Community Life in Turn-of-the-Century Pennsylvania Kenneth Kreitner

Mormonism and Music: A History Michael Hicks

Voices of the Jazz Age: Profiles of Eight Vintage Jazzmen Chip Deffaa

Pickin’ on Peachtree: A History of Country Music in Atlanta, Georgia Wayne W. Daniel

Bitter Music: Collected Journals, Essays, Introductions, and Librettos Harry Partch; edited by Thomas McGeary

Ethnic Music on Records: A Discography of Ethnic Recordings Produced in the United States, 1893 to 1942 Richard K. Spottswood

Downhome Blues Lyrics: An Anthology from the Post–World War II Era Jeff Todd Titon

Ellington: The Early Years Mark Tucker

Chicago Soul Robert Pruter

That Half-Barbaric Twang: The Banjo in American Popular Culture Karen Linn

Hot Man: The Life of Art Hodes Art Hodes and Chadwick Hansen

The Erotic Muse: American Bawdy Songs (2d ed.) Ed Cray

Barrio Rhythm: Mexican American Music in Los Angeles Steven Loza

The Creation of Jazz: Music, Race, and Culture in Urban America Burton W. Peretti

Charles Martin Loeffler: A Life Apart in Music Ellen Knight

Club Date Musicians: Playing the New York Party Circuit Bruce A. MacLeod

Opera on the Road: Traveling Opera Troupes in the United States, 1825–60 Katherine K. Preston

The Stonemans: An Appalachian Family and the Music That Shaped Their Lives Ivan M. Tribe

Transforming Tradition: Folk Music Revivals Examined Edited by Neil V. Rosenberg

The Crooked Stovepipe: Athapaskan Fiddle Music and Square Dancing in Northeast Alaska and Northwest Canada Craig Mishler

Traveling the High Way Home: Ralph Stanley and the World of Traditional Bluegrass Music John Wright

Carl Ruggles: Composer, Painter, and Storyteller Marilyn Ziffrin

Never without a Song: The Years and Songs of Jennie Devlin, 1865–1952 Katharine D. Newman

The Hank Snow Story Hank Snow, with Jack Ownbey and Bob Burris

Milton Brown and the Founding of Western Swing Cary Ginell, with special assistance from Roy Lee Brown

Santiago de Murcia’s “Códice Saldívar No. 4”: A Treasury of Secular Guitar Music from Baroque Mexico Craig H. Russell

The Sound of the Dove: Singing in Appalachian Primitive Baptist Churches Beverly Bush Patterson

Heartland Excursions: Ethnomusicological Reflections on Schools of Music Bruno Nettl

Doowop: The Chicago Scene Robert Pruter

Blue Rhythms: Six Lives in Rhythm and Blues Chip Deffaa

Shoshone Ghost Dance Religion: Poetry Songs and Great Basin Context Judith Vander

Go Cat Go! Rockabilly Music and Its Makers Craig Morrison

’Twas Only an Irishman’s Dream: The Image of Ireland and the Irish in American Popular Song Lyrics, 1800–1920 William H. A. Williams

Democracy at the Opera: Music, Theater, and Culture in New York City, 1815–60 Karen Ahlquist

Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians Virginia Waring

Woody, Cisco, and Me: Seamen Three in the Merchant Marine Jim Longhi

Behind the Burnt Cork Mask: Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture William J. Mahar

Going to Cincinnati: A History of the Blues in the Queen City Steven C. Tracy

Pistol Packin’ Mama: Aunt Molly Jackson and the Politics of Folksong Shelly Romalis

Sixties Rock: Garage, Psychedelic, and Other Satisfactions Michael Hicks

The Late Great Johnny Ace and the Transition from R&B to Rock ’n’ Roll James M. Salem

Tito Puente and the Making of Latin Music Steven Loza

Juilliard: A History Andrea Olmstead

Understanding Charles Seeger, Pioneer in American Musicology Edited by Bell Yung and Helen Rees

Mountains of Music: West Virginia Traditional Music from Goldenseal Edited by John Lilly

Alice Tully: An Intimate Portrait Albert Fuller

A Blues Life Henry Townsend, as told to Bill Greensmith

Long Steel Rail: The Railroad in American Folksong (2d ed.) Norm Cohen

The Golden Age of Gospel Text by Horace Clarence Boyer; photography by Lloyd Yearwood

Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man Howard Pollack

Louis Moreau Gottschalk S. Frederick Starr

Race, Rock, and Elvis Michael T. Bertrand

Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage Albert Glinsky

Poetry and Violence: The Ballad Tradition of Mexico’s Costa Chica John H. McDowell

The Bill Monroe Reader Edited by Tom Ewing

Music in Lubavitcher Life Ellen Koskoff

Zarzuela: Spanish Operetta, American Stage Janet L. Sturman

Bluegrass Odyssey: A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1966–86 Carl Fleischhauer and Neil V. Rosenberg

That Old-Time Rock & Roll: A Chronicle of an Era, 1954–63 Richard Aquila

Labor’s Troubadour Joe Glazer

American Opera Elise K. Kirk

Don’t Get above Your Raisin’: Country Music and the Southern Working Class Bill C. Malone

John Alden Carpenter: A Chicago Composer Howard Pollack

Heartbeat of the People: Music and Dance of the Northern Pow-wow Tara Browner

My Lord, What a Morning: An Autobiography Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson: A Singer’s Journey Allan Keiler

Charles Ives Remembered: An Oral History Vivian Perlis

Henry Cowell, Bohemian Michael Hicks

Rap Music and Street Consciousness Cheryl L. Keyes

Louis Prima Garry Boulard

Marian McPartland’s Jazz World: All in Good Time Marian McPartland

Robert Johnson: Lost and Found Barry Lee Pearson and Bill McCulloch

Bound for America: Three British Composers Nicholas Temperley

Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890–1919 Tim Brooks

Burn, Baby! BURN! The Autobiography of Magnificent Montague Magnificent Montague with Bob Baker

Way Up North in Dixie: A Black Family’s Claim to the Confederate Anthem Howard L. Sacks and Judith Rose Sacks

The Bluegrass Reader Edited by Thomas Goldsmith

Colin McPhee: Composer in Two Worlds Carol J. Oja

Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture Patricia R. Schroeder

Composing a World: Lou Harrison, Musical Wayfarer Leta E. Miller and Fredric Lieberman

Fritz Reiner, Maestro and Martinet Kenneth Morgan

That Toddlin’ Town: Chicago’s White Dance Bands and Orchestras, 1900–1950 Charles A. Sengstock Jr.

Dewey and Elvis: The Life and Times of a Rock ’n’ Roll Deejay Louis Cantor

Come Hither to Go Yonder: Playing Bluegrass with Bill Monroe Bob Black

Chicago Blues: Portraits and Stories David Whiteis

The Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa Paul E. Bierley

“Maximum Clarity” and Other Writings on Music Ben Johnston, edited by Bob Gilmore

Staging Tradition: John Lair and Sarah Gertrude Knott Michael Ann Williams

Homegrown Music: Discovering Bluegrass Stephanie P. Ledgin

Tales of a Theatrical Guru Danny Newman

The Music of Bill Monroe Neil V. Rosenberg and Charles K. Wolfe

Pressing On: The Roni Stoneman Story Roni Stoneman, as told to Ellen Wright

Together Let Us Sweetly Live Jonathan C. David, with photographs by Richard Holloway

Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story Diane Diekman

Air Castle of the South: WSM Radio and the Making of Music City Craig P. Havighurst

Traveling Home: Sacred Harp Singing and American Pluralism Kiri Miller

Where Did Our Love Go? The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound Nelson George

Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky-Tonk Angels: The Women of Barn Dance Radio Kristine M. McCusker

California Polyphony: Ethnic Voices, Musical Crossroads Mina Yang

The Never-Ending Revival: Rounder Records and the Folk Alliance Michael F. Scully

Sing It Pretty: A Memoir Bess Lomax Hawes

Working Girl Blues: The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens Hazel Dickens and Bill C. Malone

Charles Ives Reconsidered Gayle Sherwood Magee

The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance Edited by Chad Berry

Country Music Humorists and Comedians Loyal Jones

Record Makers and Breakers: Voices of the Independent Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneers John Broven

Music of the First Nations: Tradition and Innovation in Native North America Edited by Tara Browner

Cafe Society: The Wrong Place for the Right People Barney Josephson, with Terry Trilling-Josephson

George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait Walter Rimler

Life Flows On in Endless Song: Folk Songs and American History Robert V. Wells

I Feel a Song Coming On: The Life of Jimmy McHugh Alyn Shipton

King of the Queen City: The Story of King Records Jon Hartley Fox

Long Lost Blues: Popular Blues in America, 1850–1920 Peter C. Muir

Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music Photographs from the Great Depression Rich Remsberg

Restless Giant: The Life and Times of Jean Aberbach and Hill and Range Songs Bar Biszick-Lockwood

Champagne Charlie and Pretty Jemima: Variety Theater in the Nineteenth Century Gillian M. Rodger

Sacred Steel: Inside an African American Steel Guitar Tradition Robert L. Stone

Gone to the Country: The New Lost City Ramblers and the Folk Music Revival Ray Allen

The Makers of the Sacred Harp David Warren Steel with Richard H. Hulan

Woody Guthrie, American Radical Will Kaufman

George Szell: A Life of Music Michael Charry

Bean Blossom: The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festivals Thomas A. Adler

Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J. D. Crowe Marty Godbey

Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins Diane Diekman

Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music John Caps

The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience Stephen Wade

Then Sings My Soul: The Culture of Southern Gospel Music Douglas Harrison

The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More! Edited by Helena Simonett

Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir Josh Graves, edited by Fred Bartenstein

One Woman in a Hundred: Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra Mary Sue Welsh

The Great Orchestrator: Arthur Judson and American Arts Management James M. Doering

Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer David C. Paul

Southern Soul-Blues David Whiteis

Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song Edward P. Comentale

Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass Murphy Hicks Henry

Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline Warren R. Hofstra

William Sidney Mount and the Creolization of American Culture Christopher J. Smith

Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker Chuck Haddix

Making the March King: John Philip Sousa’s Washington Years, 1854–1893 Patrick Warfield

In It for the Long Run Jim Rooney

Pioneers of the Blues Revival Steve Cushing

Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s Ronald D. Cohen and Rachel Clare Donaldson

Blues All Day Long: The Jimmy Rogers Story Wayne Everett Goins

Yankee Twang: Country and Western Music in New England Clifford R. Murphy

The Music of the Stanley Brothers Gary B. Reid

Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels James Revell Carr

Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project in the West Peter Gough

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography Michael Hicks

The Man That Got Away: The Life and Songs of Harold Arlen Walter Rimler

A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music Robert M. Marovich

Blues Unlimited: Essential Interviews from the Original Blues Magazine Edited by Bill Greensmith, Mike Rowe, and Mark Camarigg

Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance Phil Jamison

Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso Beth Abelson Macleod

Cybersonic Arts: Adventures in American New Music Gordon Mumma, edited with commentary by Michelle Fillion

The Magic of Beverly Sills Nancy Guy

Waiting for Buddy Guy Alan Harper

Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance Jean E. Snyder

Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties James Wierzbicki

Jazzing: New York City’s Unseen Scene Thomas H. Greenland

A Cole Porter Companion Edited by Don M. Randel, Matthew Shaftel, and Susan Forscher Weiss

Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler Penny Parsons

Blue Rhythm Fantasy: Big Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era John Wriggle

Bill Clifton: America’s Bluegrass Ambassador to the World Bill C. Malone

Chinatown Opera Theater in North America Nancy Yunhwa Rao

The Elocutionists: Women, Music, and the Spoken Word Marian Wilson Kimber

May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy Sharon Ammen

Peggy Seeger: A Life of Music, Love, and Politics Jean R. Freedman

Charles Ives’s Concord: Essays after a Sonata Kyle Gann

Don’t Give Your Heart to a Rambler: My Life with Jimmy Martin, the King of Bluegrass Barbara Martin Stephens

Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life Denise Von Glahn

George Szell’s Reign: Behind the Scenes with the Cleveland Orchestra Marcia Hansen Kraus

Just One of the Boys: Female-to-Male Cross-Dressing on the American Variety Stage Gillian M. Rodger

Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry Sandra Jean Graham

Right to the Juke Joint: A Personal History of American Music Patrick B. Mullen

Bluegrass Generation: A Memoir Neil V. Rosenberg

Pioneers of the Blues Revival, Expanded Second Edition Steve Cushing

Banjo Roots and Branches Edited by Robert Winans

Bill Monroe: The Life and Music of the Blue Grass Man Tom Ewing

Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story Michael D. Doubler

Los Romeros: Royal Family of the Spanish Guitar Walter Aaron Clark

Transforming Women’s Education: Liberal Arts and Music in Female Seminaries Jewel A. Smith

Rethinking American Music Edited by Tara Browner and Thomas L. Riis

Leonard Bernstein and the Language of Jazz Katherine Baber

Dancing Revolution: Bodies, Space, and Sound in American Cultural History Christopher J. Smith

Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Composer and Critic Suzanne Robinson

Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America Jake Johnson

Blues Legacy: Tradition and Innovation in Chicago David Whiteis

Blues Before Sunrise 2: Interviews from the Chicago Scene Steve Cushing

The Cashaway Psalmody: Transatlantic Religion and Music in Colonial Carolina Stephen A. Marini

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

A Guru’s Journey: Pandit Chitresh Das and Indian Classical Dance in Diaspora Sarah Morelli

Unsettled Scores: Politics, Hollywood, and the Film Music of Aaron Copland and Hanns Eisler Sally Bick

Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls: Women’s Country Music, 1930–1960 Stephanie Vander Wel