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Earl Scruggs and "Foggy Mountain Breakdown": The Making of an American Classic by Thomas Goldsmith (review)

Earl Scruggs and "Foggy Mountain Breakdown": The Making of an American Classic by Thomas... 262 American Music, Summer 2021 3. The video examples can be found at https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/bick /unsettled_scores/ or by going to https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog /83sts6ec9780252042812.html, scrolling down to “Video clips referenced in the book,” and clicking on the link. Once there, the reader will find several helpful video examples that accompany analyses in chapters 3 and 5 of Bick’s book. 4. Sally Bick, “The Politics of Collaboration: Composing for the Films and Its Publication History,” German Studies Review 33, no. 1 (February 2010): 141–62. 5. Sally Bick, “Composers on the Cultural Front: Aaron Copland and Hanns Eisler in Hollywood” (PhD diss., Yale University, 2001); Bick, “A Double Life in Hollywood: Hanns Eisler ’s Score for the Film Hangmen Also Die and the Covert Expressions of a Marxist Composer,” Musical Quarterly 93, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 90–143. Earl Scruggs and “Foggy Mountain Breakdown”: The Making of an American Classic. By Thomas Goldsmith. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2019. ISBN 978-0-252-08478-2. Paper. Pp. 177. $19.95. To any bluegrass fan or picker, Earl Scruggs’s tune “Foggy Mountain Br - eak down,” recorded in 1949, is familiar knowledge. From the opening arpeggio in the common bluegrass key of G major to the slow scalar walkup and the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Earl Scruggs and "Foggy Mountain Breakdown": The Making of an American Classic by Thomas Goldsmith (review)

American Music , Volume 39 (2) – Aug 31, 2021

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262 American Music, Summer 2021 3. The video examples can be found at https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/bick /unsettled_scores/ or by going to https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog /83sts6ec9780252042812.html, scrolling down to “Video clips referenced in the book,” and clicking on the link. Once there, the reader will find several helpful video examples that accompany analyses in chapters 3 and 5 of Bick’s book. 4. Sally Bick, “The Politics of Collaboration: Composing for the Films and Its Publication History,” German Studies Review 33, no. 1 (February 2010): 141–62. 5. Sally Bick, “Composers on the Cultural Front: Aaron Copland and Hanns Eisler in Hollywood” (PhD diss., Yale University, 2001); Bick, “A Double Life in Hollywood: Hanns Eisler ’s Score for the Film Hangmen Also Die and the Covert Expressions of a Marxist Composer,” Musical Quarterly 93, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 90–143. Earl Scruggs and “Foggy Mountain Breakdown”: The Making of an American Classic. By Thomas Goldsmith. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2019. ISBN 978-0-252-08478-2. Paper. Pp. 177. $19.95. To any bluegrass fan or picker, Earl Scruggs’s tune “Foggy Mountain Br - eak down,” recorded in 1949, is familiar knowledge. From the opening arpeggio in the common bluegrass key of G major to the slow scalar walkup and the

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