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Singing Cowboy

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The term ‘Singing Cowboy’ refers to the featured performers in the musical western, a Hollywood film genre that lasted from 1934 to 1954, involving dramatic action interspersed with songs. A product of the Depression era, when film studios...

Cowboy Songs

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Cowboy songs are songs whose theme is the life and lifestyle of cowboys, whether actual cowboys or mythical ones. Cowboy songs have tended to be conceptualized in two ways: either as the songs genuine cowboys sang (or sing), or as songs...

Country Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Country music is an extremely diverse genre unified more by its lyrical tropes, imagery, audience and institutional history than by stylistic coherence. The term ‘country music’ did not appear as the consensus genre label until the early...