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78 BluesFolksongs and Phonographs in the American South$
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John Minton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781934110195

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781934110195.001.0001

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True Relations

True Relations

Chapter:
(p.34) Chapter Two True Relations
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78 Blues
Author(s):

John Minton

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781934110195.003.0003

This chapter analyzes how Southerners experienced old-time records as musical events, especially compared to the folksongs that previously defined their musical lives. To address this question, recording artists consistently envisioned four major possibilities, alternately framing records as: (1) remote, stylized depictions of live music-making; (2) bona fide folksong performances in their own right; (3) self-contained musical events on a par with, yet distinct from, live performances; or (4) logical contradictions, whose relations to live music-making presented out-and-out paradoxes.

Keywords:   Southerners, old-time records, musical events, folksongs, musical lives, recording artists, Southern folk music

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