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Country Roots

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Country Roots

Country Roots

Country Roots

Only Available in Archive Formats.

John speaks with country music historian and author, Bill Malone. His latest book Don't Get Above Your Raisin': Country Music and the Southern Working Class, traces the evolution of the earliest country music - characterized by southern working class hopes and values and a simple sound - all the way to today's current slick pop/country music produced in Nashville. (Don't Get Above Your Raisin': Country Music and the Southern Working Class is published by University of Illinois Press.)