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Proxy Music: Electing the Pop Star in Chief

Eric Weisbard, Village Voice, The, 25 October 2000

IN 1822, NOAH Ludlow dressed himself in a buckskin hunting shirt and leggings, donned moccasins and an old slouch hat, put a rifle on his shoulder, and changed American politics forever with a song called 'The Hunters of Kentucky'. As his audience let out Indian war whoops, Ludlow retold the story of Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans:

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