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Country roads : how country came to Nashville
Hinton, Brian, 1951-
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London : Sanctuary, 2000.
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474 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates, portraits ; 22 cm
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ML3524 .H56 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Brian Hinton traces the Celtic elements in country music to the early Irish, English and Scottish settlers who lived in the Appalachian region and were predominantly poor. The study considers the interaction between Celtic and country music.

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Library Journal Review

Hinton, a British rock fan and author of several books (Let Them All Talk: Elvis Costello; Joni Mitchell: Both Sides Now; and Celtic Crossroads: The Art of Van Morrison), takes a wild, U.K.-flavored drive through what he views as influences on today's country music. Although Hinton covers a lot of materialDfrom Celtic myths and Appalachian music to Bob Dylan and Bruce SpringsteenDis not very thorough. His writing is more like an extended conversation among a group of people kicking back, with country music as soundtrack. Consequently, the text is disjointed. Readers will fare better with classics such as Bill C. Malone's Country Music USA (1985. rev. ed.).DKathleen Sparkman, Baylor Univ., Waco, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
1 Will The Circle Be Unbroken?p. 11
2 Country Rootsp. 45
3 Country And Westernp. 89
4 Country Fringesp. 135
5 Country Outlawsp. 181
6 Country Rockp. 241
7 New Countryp. 343
8 Full Circlep. 413
Further Readingp. 455
Indexp. 463