Honky Tonks, Jukeboxes, and Wild, Wild Women: Audio Images of Blue-Collar Night Life—A Selected Discography
Abstract:The honk-tonk barroom setting is a staple for country music singers and songwriters. This study lists nearly 400 recordings—single releases and album cuts—that explore roadhouses, taverns, and bars as venues for public entertainment and personal tragedy. Jukebox music and female patrons are linked with the loud, lubricated male atmosphere during blue-collar weekends. An extended bibliography of honky-tonk scholarship is also provided.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2008-12-01