Hutson, Cecil Kirk1996 0-7734-8800-6
This volume traces the band's humble beginnings as penniless boys with a penchant for crime, to successful businessmen who gave millions back to their community. It explores an aspect of southern culture that has been ignored: how music changed, modified, or swayed southern intellectual thought and social views, and reinforced the messages, opinions, and ideas of southern society. Through an extensive analysis of traditional and nontraditional primary and secondary sources, this study determines how Black Oak Arkansas reflected and/or influenced southern culture. The result is an original contribution to the cultural, musical, and social history of the American South.