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Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations - Clearance Priced!!

by Greil Marcus

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Marcus delves into three distinct episodes in the history of American commonplace song - Bascom Lunsford's 1928 "I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground," Geeshie Wiley's 1930 "Last Kind Words Blues," and Bob Dylan's 1964 "Ballad Of Hollis Brown" - and shows how each one manages to convey the uncanny sense that it was written by no one. In these seemingly anonymous productions, we discover three different ways of talking about the United States, and three separate nations within its borders. Hardcover.

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Marcus delves into three distinct episodes in the history of American commonplace song - Bascom Lunsford's 1928 "I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground," Geeshie Wiley's 1930 "Last Kind Words Blues," and Bob Dylan's 1964 "Ballad Of Hollis Brown" - and shows how each one manages to convey the uncanny sense that it was written by no one. In these seemingly anonymous productions, we discover three different ways of talking about the United States, and three separate nations within its borders. Hardcover.