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187 Country Western
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country/western musical considerations
Origins = folk music of British Isles, simple harmony and simple rhythm, focus on storytelling, two beat
country/western social considerations
grows out of experiences of poor whites in the Appalachians
"old time" or "hill hilly" music
based on the folk music of England/Scotland/Ireland, dance tunes, ballads, story-telling, influenced by blues/jazz/rock
"The singing Brakeman", blends old-time music with blues, blue yodel, "Waiting for a Train", hobo songs
The Carter Family
A.P Carter, wife Sara, sister-in-law Maybelle, among country's first stars, "most influential group in country music history", "Can the Circle Be Unbroken (Southern Gospel tune)
Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, father of bluegrass, virtuosic playing, "folk style", "It's mighty Dark to Travel"
heavily influenced by blues, country song standard, "Your Cheating Heart"
"Back in the Saddle Again", discovered by Will Rogers, singing cowboy persona, 1+ mill records, "Rudolph"
80 films and TV show, "Happy Trails"
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