Cover for ROSENBERG: Bluegrass: A History

Bluegrass

A History

The twentieth anniversary paperback edition, updated with a new preface

Beginning with the musical cultures of the American South in the 1920s and 1930s, Bluegrass: A History traces the genre through its pivotal developments during the era of Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys in the forties. It describes early bluegrass's role in postwar country music, its trials following the appearance of rock and roll, its embracing by the folk music revival, and the invention of bluegrass festivals in the mid-sixties.

Neil V. Rosenberg details the transformation of this genre into a self-sustaining musical industry in the seventies and eighties and, in a supplementary preface written especially for this new edition, he surveys developments in the bluegrass world during the last twenty years. Featuring an amazingly extensive bibliography, discography, notes, and index, this book is one of the most complete and thoroughly researched books on bluegrass ever written.

"A genuine pleasure to read. Rosenberg's love, understanding, and research of one of America's true national treasures shines through on every page. . . . A classic."--Peter B. Kuykendall, editor of Bluegrass Unlimited

"The most authoritative and comprehensive account of the music yet written."--Joseph Sasfy, Washington Post Book World

Grammy Award winner Neil V. Rosenberg is professor emeritus of folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is the coauthor of Bluegrass Odyssey: A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1966-86.

To order online:
http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/35pyc6pm9780252072451.html

To order by phone:
(800) 621-2736 (USA/Canada)
(773) 702-7000 (International)

Related Titles

previous book next book
Bluegrass Odyssey

A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1966-86

Carl Fleischhauer and Neil V. Rosenberg

Cybersonic Arts

Adventures in American New Music

Gordon Mumma Edited with Commentary by Michelle Fillion

From Scratch

Writings in Music Theory

James Tenney Edited by Larry Polansky, Lauren Pratt, Robert Wannamaker, and Michael Winter

American Music

Edited by Neil Lerner

The Music of Bill Monroe

Neil V. Rosenberg and Charles K. Wolfe

Blues Unlimited

Essential Interviews from the Original Blues Magazine

Edited by Bill Greensmith, Mike Rowe, and Mark Camarigg

Black Music Research Journal

Edited by Horace Maxile, Jr.

Music and the Moving Image

Edited by Gillian B. Anderson & Ronald H. Sadoff

Cape Verde, Let's Go

Creole Rappers and Citizenship in Portugal

Derek Pardue

Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance

Phil Jamison

Working Girl Blues

The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens

Hazel Dickens and Bill C. Malone

The Man That Got Away

The Life and Songs of Harold Arlen

Walter Rimler

Sweet Dreams

The World of Patsy Cline

Edited by Warren R. Hofstra