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Sweet Air rewrites the history of early twentieth-century pop music in modernist terms. Tracking the evolution of popular regional genres such as blues, country, folk, and rockabilly in relation to the growth of industry and consumer culture, Edward P. Comentale shows how this music became a vital means of exploring the new and often overwhelming feelings brought on by modern life. Comentale examines these rural genres as they translated the traumas of local experience--the racial violence of the Delta, the mass exodus from ...

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Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song 2013, University of Illinois Press

ISBN-13: 9780252078927

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Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song 2013, University of Illinois Press

ISBN-13: 9780252037399

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