TITLE

B-side sentimentalizer: `Tennessee Waltz' in the history of popular music

PUB. DATE
September 1992
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Fall92, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p337
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Takes a look at why Patti Page's `Tennessee Waltz' was the most successful record of its era. Recorded 300 times; Easy transparency of Page's version has discouraged musicological investigation, scholars and musicologists raised on the classics have dismissed it for its popularity, and rock 'n'roll aficionados shun it for its artificiality; Composed by Pee Wee King; Variety lent by the instrumental improvisations; The offbeat phrasing; The recasting of the vocal line; More.
ACCESSION #
9301101004

 

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