Assignments 3.3
 


3.3        Country Music


Hillbilly Elegy Excerpts

Gordon, Rise and Fall of American Growth


HW: Wendy Brenner, About a Girl


Please comment on the article. Also choose two artists from the list, listen to two songs from each artist, post and comment.


3.4        Country Music


Early Country


HW: Tom Piazza on Jimmie Rodgers


Please comment on the article and then choose some music from any of the tribute albums named in the article. Your post should address the durability or influence of Jimmie Rodgers music. What might the musicians bring out in the songs of Jimmie Rodgers?


3.5    Jimmie Rodgers


Walt Whitman, Song of Myself


HW: Bill C. Malone on Hank Williams


3.9       Hank Williams


Hank Williams, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry


HW: Will Stephenson, Crazy to Look in the Eye  Please read the article and listen to a song from three artists named in the article and post.


3.11    Outlaws


HW: Explain how country music changed in the twentieth century. Begin with a short paragraph on origins, then focus on three or four artists that show the changes in the music (but don’t forget continuity, either). At least one of the artists must be a woman and you may use only one of the artists that we focused on in class.


3-4 pages, double spaced. Chicago Style. you must have at least two scholarly secondary sources. Due Wednesday, March 18 at 8:15am.


Ken Burns Country Music Episode guide


Ken Burns Country Music Classroom