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Music and the road: essays on the interplay of music and the popular culture of the American road

Music and the road: essays on the interplay of music and the popular culture of the American road

Slethaug, Gordon, author

Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Paul Simon-these familiar figures have written road music for half a century and continue to remain highly-regarded artists. But there is so much more to say about road music. This book fills a glaring hole in scholarship about the road and music. In a collection of 13 essays, Music and the Road explores the origins of road music in the blues, country-western, and rock 'n' roll; the themes of adventure, freedom, mobility, camaraderie, and love, and much more in this music; the mystique and reality of touring as an important part of getting away from home, creating community among performers, and building audiences across the country from the 1930s to the present; and the contribution of music to popular road films such as Bonnie and Clyde, Easy Rider, Thelma and Louise, and On the Road

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Published London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Gordon E. Slethaug
ISBN: 1501335286, 9781501335273, 9781501335280
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: vi, 271 pages
Subject: Music: styles & genres; Popular culture; Travel in popular music.; Traditional & folk music; Popular music United States History and criticism.; Society & culture: general; United States of America, USA; Society; Folk style; Popular music
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781501335266