Where Dead Voices Gather

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Where Dead Voices Gather
Author Nick Tosches
Country United States
Language English
Genre Biography, Music, Journalism
Publisher Little, Brown (USA)
Publication date
August 21, 2001 (USA)
Media type Print (Hardback, Paperback)
Pages 352 pp (hardback first edition)
ISBN 0-316-89507-5
782.42164/092 B 21
LC Class ML420.M509 T68 2001

Where Dead Voices Gather is a book by Nick Tosches. It is, in part, a biography of Emmett Miller, one of the last minstrel singers. Just as importantly, it depicts Tosches' search for information about Miller, about whom he initially wrote in his book Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock and Roll. It is also a study of minstrelsy and its connection to American folk music, country music, the blues and ultimately, rock and roll. In that way, it is a companion volume to his other books of music journalism, Country and Unsung Heroes of Rock N' Roll.