Country: The Twisted Roots Of Rock 'n' Roll by Nick Tosches

Country: The Twisted Roots Of Rock 'n' Roll

By Nick Tosches

Celebrating the dark origins of our most American music, Country reveals a wild shadowbox of history that encompasses blackface minstrels and yodeling cowboys; honky-tonk hell and rockabilly heaven; medieval myth and musical miscegenation; sex, drugs, murder; and rays of fierce illumination on Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others, famous and forgotten, whose demonology is America's own.

Profusely and superbly illustrated, Country stands as one of the most brilliant explorations of American musical culture ever written.