Category: Musical styles

Definition: Referencing stereotypical ethnic traits associated in the Western musical imagination with uneducated immigrants to Appalachia and the American South; use of broad comic accent and dialect by singers; exaggerated rather stiff duple-meter rhythmic matrix (not swung); unrefined comic vocal style

Example: "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun" (Annie Get Your Gun); "Oh Them Dudes" (Let's Dance), "Heavenly Music" (Summer Stock)