Country Song Roundup, August 1957

Country Song Roundup, August 1957

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This magazine, Country Song Roundup was published by American Folk Publications in Derby, Connecticut, in August 1957. The paper cover with red, purple, yellow, black, and blue ink features images of American singer, musician, and actor, Elvis Presley, American rockabilly musician, Carl Perkins, and American country singers Ferlin Husky and Jim Reeves. The inside pages are made of white paper with black ink text and images.

Country Song Roundup was published by the Charlton Publishing Corporation or American Folk Publications, in Derby, Connecticut. The first issue was released in July 1949 and the magazine ended its run in 2000. The magazine featured lyrics to top hillbilly, folk, and country and western songs of the day. Each issue included words to 50 – 60 songs. There were also columns written by well-known artists such as Bobby Gregory, Pee wee King, Jimmie Osborne, Earl Heywood as well as columns about the country music recording industry, country radio stations, and country music presence in film and television.

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Object Name
publication date
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Presley, Elvis
Perkins, Carl
Husky, Ferlin
Reeves, Jim
American Folk Publications, Inc.
place made
United States: Connecticut, Derby
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 11 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in; 29.21 cm x 20.955 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Country (music)
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