Country Western music was cool and Country Western dancing was hot in a big way during the 1980s and 1990s, when Country culture transformed from a niche genre to a popular passion. City dwellers and suburbanites embraced the once rural art forms-the music, the dance, and the apparel.
The Pablo Stories describe that Country Western dance craze with:
• Short stories, mostly about dancers at the Rusty Horn Saloon
• Articles that focus on the world of dance festivals and competitions
• Artifacts including photos, business cards, a dance festival program, and a roster of Southern California honky tonks
• Glossary of dance hall terms
• Commemorations of the Country Western Dance Era at a time during which the historically rural culture melded into the social mainstream
The vast primary source material in this book contributes to scholarly discourse. . . . The book is comprehensive in its coverage of the dance era.
Gordon M. Bakken, Ph.D.
California State University, Fullerton
The glossary excels in the definition and usage of words and elevates the book so that future behaviorists and sociologists will have a fundamental document to better understand and explain [the Country Western Dance Era].
Gary D. Turner, Ph.D.Los Angeles Corral of Westerners