The Country Music Reader by Travis D. Stimeling

The Country Music Reader
  • Title : The Country Music Reader
  • Author : Travis D. Stimeling
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199314926
  • Pages : 408
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  • Language : English
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In The Country Music Reader Travis D. Stimeling provides an anthology of primary source readings from newspapers, magazines, and fan ephemera encompassing the history of country music from circa 1900 to the present. Presenting conversations that have shaped historical understandings of country music, it brings the voices of country artists and songwriters, music industry insiders, critics, and fans together in a vibrant conversation about a widely loved yet seldom studied genre of American popular music. Situating each source chronologically within its specific musical or cultural context, Stimeling traces the history of country music from the fiddle contests and ballad collections of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through the most recent developments in contemporary country music. Drawing from a vast array of sources including popular magazines, fan newsletters, trade publications, and artist biographies, The Country Music Reader offers firsthand insight into the changing role of country music within both the music industry and American musical culture, and presents a rich resource for university students, popular music scholars, and country music fans alike.


The Country Reader by Paul Kingsbury

The Country Reader
  • Title : The Country Reader
  • Author : Paul Kingsbury
  • Publisher : Country Music Foundation
  • ISBN Code : 9780826512789
  • Pages : 333
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Country Reader is an anthology of articles, reviews, and photographs originally published in the Journal of Country Music, a publication well known for its eloquent and thoroughly researched articles on country music. The Country Reader functions as an entertaining and informative primer on the history of country music, from the earliest performances and recordings on up to the recent careers of Tanya Tucker and Alan Jackson. It also includes the striking work of several outstanding photographers, complementing the lively text; and, as an aid to researchers, librarians, and longtime subscribers, it provides comprehensive subject and author listings for all articles published in the Journal of Country Music between 1971 and 1995.


The Women of Country Music by Charles K. Wolfe,James E. Akenson

The Women of Country Music
  • Title : The Women of Country Music
  • Author : Charles K. Wolfe,James E. Akenson
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN Code : 0813157730
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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Women have been pivotal in the country music scene since its inception, as Charles K. Wolfe and James E. Akenson make clear in The Women of Country Music. Their groundbreaking volume presents the best current scholarship and writing on female country musicians. Beginning with the 1920s career of teenage guitar picker Roba Stanley, the contributors go on to discuss Polly Jenkins and Her Musical Plowboys, 50s honky-tonker Rose Lee Maphis, superstar Faith Hill, the relationship between Emmylou Harris and poet Bronwen Wallace, the Louisiana Hayride's Margaret Lewis Warwick, and more.


Country Music Reader by Randy Rudder

Country Music Reader
  • Title : Country Music Reader
  • Author : Randy Rudder
  • Publisher : Country Music Books
  • ISBN Code : 0976974517
  • Pages : 178
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The only thing better than listening to your favorite country music stars is reading about them. Following in the tradition of the Best American Essays and Best American Magazine Writing series, the Country Music Reader 2007 includes articles, interviews, and essays from top publications like No Depression, Bluegrass Unlimited, Time Magazine, American Songwriter, Country Weekly, Music City News, and many more. With an eye-catching cover and a foreword by Rosanne Cash, the Country Music Reader is sure to be a hit with country fans this Christmas. This year's edition includes articles on legends like Mac Wiseman, Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, Buck Owens, and Kris Kristofferson, as well as hot new stars like Brad Paisley, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, and many others.


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music by Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Randy Rudder

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music
  • Title : Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music
  • Author : Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Randy Rudder
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1611591902
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Readers will get an inside look at the personal stories behind their favorite country songs as songwriters get up close and personal with exclusive stories about how and why they wrote them. Songs tell a story, and now many of country music’s most famous singers and songwriters are sharing more of the story! These artists reveal the inspiration, influence, and background, and when and why they wrote their most famous songs, in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music. Book includes great photos of the songwriters and lyrics of many of the songs. A great gift for anyone who loves country music!


The New Third Music Reader by Luther Whiting Mason

The New Third Music Reader
  • Title : The New Third Music Reader
  • Author : Luther Whiting Mason
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 85
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  • Language : English
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Songs of the Vietnam Conflict by James E. Perone

Songs of the Vietnam Conflict
  • Title : Songs of the Vietnam Conflict
  • Author : James E. Perone
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN Code : 9780313315282
  • Pages : 168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Provides a detailed critical and musical analysis of nearly 150 songs related to and inspired by the Vietnam War and a selected discography of both original releases and reissues.


The Fourth Music Reader by Julius Eichberg

The Fourth Music Reader
  • Title : The Fourth Music Reader
  • Author : Julius Eichberg
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 332
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of Country Music by Travis D. Stimeling

The Oxford Handbook of Country Music
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Country Music
  • Author : Travis D. Stimeling
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190248173
  • Pages : 552
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Now in its sixth decade, country music studies is a thriving field of inquiry involving scholars working in the fields of American history, folklore, sociology, anthropology, musicology, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, and geography, among many others. Covering issues of historiography and practice as well as the ways in which the genre interacts with media and social concerns such as class, gender, and sexuality, The Oxford Handbook of Country Music interrogates prevailing narratives, explores significant lacunae in the current literature, and provides guidance for future research. More than simply treating issues that have emerged within this subfield, The Oxford Handbook of Country Music works to connect to broader discourses within the various fields that inform country music studies in an effort to strengthen the area's interdisciplinarity. Drawing upon the expertise of leading and emerging scholars, this Handbook presents an introduction into the historiographical narratives and methodological issues that have emerged in country music studies' first half-century.


The Journal of Country Music by N.A

The Journal of Country Music
  • Title : The Journal of Country Music
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Standard Music-reader by Benjamin Jepson

The Standard Music-reader
  • Title : The Standard Music-reader
  • Author : Benjamin Jepson
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Introduction to TESOL by Keith W Brooks

Introduction to TESOL
  • Title : Introduction to TESOL
  • Author : Keith W Brooks
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 0557356660
  • Pages : 285
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is one of the most intense books a newcomer to ELL will ever purchase. Completely updated for Praxis 0361 test takers. What you will learn in this book is taught by hundreds of TESOL schools around the world. What is more is that you will learn about how to teach as a regular school teacher. The glossary, assessment and methodologies sections are what you will learn from university programs and not a short 4 week crash course. This book explains the different areas you need to learn to be an effective teacher: Lesson Plans Book Selection Whiteboard styles Classroom Management - Methodologies and Theories - More than 40 Grammar Vocabulary Reading Writing Speaking Listening Assessments - More than 8 different assessment types Culture Glossary - More than 400 terms Written by Keith Brooks, a licensed US teacher from Maine and who has been an ELL teacher for nearly eight years in Korea, Cambodia and Saipan.


Second Music Reader a Course of Exercises in the Elements of Vocal Music and Sight-singing, with Choice Rote Songs for the Use of Schools and Family by Luther Whiting Mason by Luther Whiting Mason

Second Music Reader a Course of Exercises in the Elements of Vocal Music and Sight-singing, with Choice Rote Songs for the Use of Schools and Family by Luther Whiting Mason
  • Title : Second Music Reader a Course of Exercises in the Elements of Vocal Music and Sight-singing, with Choice Rote Songs for the Use of Schools and Family by Luther Whiting Mason
  • Author : Luther Whiting Mason
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Second Music Reader by Luther Whiting Mason

Second Music Reader
  • Title : Second Music Reader
  • Author : Luther Whiting Mason
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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Nashville Cats by Travis D. Stimeling

Nashville Cats
  • Title : Nashville Cats
  • Author : Travis D. Stimeling
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0197502814
  • Pages : 346
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  • Language : English
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"Nashville Cats: Record Production in Music City, 1945-1975 is the first history of record production during country music's so-called "Nashville Sound" era. This period of country music history produced some of the genre's most celebrated recording artists, including Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, and Floyd Cramer, and marked the establishment of a recording industry that has come to define Nashville in the national and international consciousness. Yet, despite country music's overwhelming popularity during this period and the continued legacy of the studios that were built in Nashville during the 1950s and 1960s, little attention has been given to the ways in which recording engineers, session musicians, and record producers shaped the sounds of country music during the time. Drawing upon a rich array of previously unexplored primary sources, Nashville Cats: Record Production in Nashville, 1945-1975 is the first book to take a global view of record production in Nashville during the three decades that the city's musicians established the city as the leading center for the production and distribution of country music"--


The Hank Williams Reader by Patrick Huber,Steve Goodson,David Anderson

The Hank Williams Reader
  • Title : The Hank Williams Reader
  • Author : Patrick Huber,Steve Goodson,David Anderson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199743193
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Featuring more than sixty essential writings about country music's great singer and songwriter Hank Williams, this book reveals interpretations of his life over the last six decades and chronicles his transformation from star-crossed hillbilly singer to enduring American icon.


The Florida Folklife Reader by Tina Bucuvalas

The Florida Folklife Reader
  • Title : The Florida Folklife Reader
  • Author : Tina Bucuvalas
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN Code : 1617031402
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Florida is blessed with a semitropical climate, beautiful inland areas, and over a thousand miles of warm seas and sandy beaches. And Floridians are every bit as colorful and diverse as the tropical foliage. The interaction between Florida's people and its environment has created distinctive mixes of traditional life unlike those anywhere else in America. Florida's cultural foundation includes Seminoles, Anglo-Celtic Crackers, African Americans, transplanted northerners, and ethnic communities, as well as cultural syntheses developed from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries in Key West, Tampa, St. Augustine, and Pensacola. In recent decades, the state's population has been strongly impacted by large-scale immigration from Cuba, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. South Florida leads other regions in the development of a contemporary cultural synthesis, but Orlando and Tampa are rapidly evolving. Even sleepy north Florida is experiencing a significant shift. Although several books detail the traditions of specific Florida regions or folk groups, this is the first to provide an overview of Florida folklife. The Florida Folklife Reader brings together essays written by folklorists, anthropologists, and ethnomusicologists on a wide array of topics. The authors examine topics as diverse as regional and ethnic folk groups, occupational folklife, the built environment, musical traditions, rituals, and celebrations.


Country Music Records by Tony Russell,Bob Pinson

Country Music Records
  • Title : Country Music Records
  • Author : Tony Russell,Bob Pinson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199881545
  • Pages : 1200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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More than twenty years in the making, Country Music Records documents all country music recording sessions from 1921 through 1942. With primary research based on files and session logs from record companies, interviews with surviving musicians, as well as the 200,000 recordings archived at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Frist Library and Archives, this notable work is the first compendium to accurately report the key details behind all the recording sessions of country music during the pre-World War II era. This discography documents--in alphabetical order by artist--every commercial country music recording, including unreleased sides, and indicates, as completely as possible, the musicians playing at every session, as well as instrumentation. This massive undertaking encompasses 2,500 artists, 5,000 session musicians, and 10,000 songs. Summary histories of each key record company are also provided, along with a bibliography. The discography includes indexes to all song titles and musicians listed.


The Bluegrass Reader by Thomas Goldsmith

The Bluegrass Reader
  • Title : The Bluegrass Reader
  • Author : Thomas Goldsmith
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780252029141
  • Pages : 353
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  • Language : English
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The full story of bluegrass music from 1939 to the present day is captured in this collection of writings, some of which are older and previously unavailable, as well as classics such as Ralph Rinzler's "Sing Out" piece on Bill Monroe and works by Hunter Thompson, Marty Stuart, Alan Lomax, and David Gates, from a variety of popular periodicals.


Rural Life and Culture in the Upper Cumberland by Michael E. Birdwell,W. Calvin Dickinson

Rural Life and Culture in the Upper Cumberland
  • Title : Rural Life and Culture in the Upper Cumberland
  • Author : Michael E. Birdwell,W. Calvin Dickinson
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN Code : 0813137357
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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Tennessee History Book Award Finalist The Upper Cumberland region of Kentucky and Tennessee, often regarded as isolated and out of pace with the rest of the country, has a far richer history and culture than has been documented. The contributors to Rural Life and Culture in the Upper Cumberland discuss an extensive array of subjects, including popular music, movies, architecture, folklore, religion, and literature. Seventeen original essays by prominent scholars such as Lynwood Montell, Charles Wolfe, Allison Ensor, and Jeannette Keith uncover fascinating stories and personalities as they explore topics including wartime hero Alvin C. York, Socialist Party Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Kate Brockford Stockton, and even a thriving nudist colony, the Timberline Lodge.


The Bill Monroe Reader by Tom Ewing

The Bill Monroe Reader
  • Title : The Bill Monroe Reader
  • Author : Tom Ewing
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780252025006
  • Pages : 301
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Lively, heartfelt, and informative, 'The Bill Monroe Reader' is a fitting tribute to the man and the musician who transformed the traditional music of western Kentucky into an international sensation.


Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century: Paul Desmond-Joan Jett by Alfred William Cramer

Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century: Paul Desmond-Joan Jett
  • Title : Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century: Paul Desmond-Joan Jett
  • Author : Alfred William Cramer
  • Publisher : Salem PressInc
  • ISBN Code : 9781587655142
  • Pages : 1804
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain...these are the people who helped shape the history of music. Their stories and others are told in Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century. This five volume set offers biographical and critical essays on over 600 musicians in just about every genre imaginable, from Accordion Players to Musical Theater Composers to World Music, and everything in between.


Presstime by N.A

Presstime
  • Title : Presstime
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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A Frank O'Connor Reader by Michael Steinman

A Frank O'Connor Reader
  • Title : A Frank O'Connor Reader
  • Author : Michael Steinman
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780815602781
  • Pages : 420
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  • Language : English
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Frank O'Connor (1903-1966) is known primarily for his short stories, and fine ones they are. There are seventeen of them in this Reader, and the best of them, in the words of Richard Ellmann "stir those facial muscles which, we are told, are the same for both laughing and weeping." Except for the masterpiece, "Guests of the Nation," the stories included here have been out of print for twenty years, and one story had been previously unpublished. But this is a Reader and it celebrates the creative diversity of one of this century's finest writers. Here one can also sample O'Connor's skillful translations of Irish poetry, including "The Lament for Art O'Leary." There are a number of self-portraits, including "Meet Frank O'Connor" and "Writing a Story-One Man's Way." The final section includes a number of O'Connor's finest essays, from pieces on Yeats, Joyce, and Mozart, to ones on English and Irish pubs and one simply titled, "Ireland": "No one who does not love the sense of the past should ever come near us; nobody who does, whatever our faults may be, should give us the hard word."


Country Music Originals by Tony Russell

Country Music Originals
  • Title : Country Music Originals
  • Author : Tony Russell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199839902
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Graced by more than 200 illustrations, many of them seldom seen and some never before published, this sparkling volume offers vivid portraits of the men and women who created country music, the artists whose lives and songs formed the rich tradition from which so many others have drawn inspiration. Included here are not only such major figures as Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family, Fiddlin' John Carson, Charlie Poole, and Gene Autry, who put country music on America's cultural map, but many fascinating lesser-known figures as well, such as Carson Robison, Otto Gray, Chris Bouchillon, Emry Arthur and dozens more, many of whose stories are told here for the first time. To map some of the winding, untraveled roads that connect today's music to its ancestors, Tony Russell draws upon new research and rare source material, such as contemporary newspaper reports and magazine articles, internet genealogy sites, and his own interviews with the musicians or their families. The result is a lively mix of colorful tales and anecdotes, priceless contemporary accounts of performances, illuminating social and historical context, and well-grounded critical judgment. The illustrations include artist photographs, record labels, song sheets, newspaper clippings, cartoons, and magazine covers, recreating the look and feel of the entire culture of country music. Each essay includes as well a playlist of recommended and currently available recordings for each artist. Finally, the paperback edition now features an extensive index.


Popular Music Since 1955 by Paul Taylor

Popular Music Since 1955
  • Title : Popular Music Since 1955
  • Author : Paul Taylor
  • Publisher : London : Mansell
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 533
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Bluegrass Unlimited by N.A

Bluegrass Unlimited
  • Title : Bluegrass Unlimited
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Clarity by Comparison and Relationship: A Bedtime Reader for Music Education by Edwin E. Gordon

Clarity by Comparison and Relationship: A Bedtime Reader for Music Education
  • Title : Clarity by Comparison and Relationship: A Bedtime Reader for Music Education
  • Author : Edwin E. Gordon
  • Publisher : GIA Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9781579997199
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Yearbook by Music Educators National Conference (U.S.)

Yearbook
  • Title : Yearbook
  • Author : Music Educators National Conference (U.S.)
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Reader's Digest by N.A

The Reader's Digest
  • Title : The Reader's Digest
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The School Journal by N.A

The School Journal
  • Title : The School Journal
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Country Music by Dayton Duncan,Ken Burns

Country Music
  • Title : Country Music
  • Author : Dayton Duncan,Ken Burns
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • ISBN Code : 0525520554
  • Pages : 560
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  • Language : English
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The rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the twentieth century--based on the upcoming eight-part film series to air on PBS in September 2019 This gorgeously illustrated and hugely entertaining history begins where country music itself emerged: the American South, where people sang to themselves and to their families at home and in church, and where they danced to fiddle tunes on Saturday nights. With the birth of radio in the 1920s, the songs moved from small towns, mountain hollers, and the wide-open West to become the music of an entire nation--a diverse range of sounds and styles from honky tonk to gospel to bluegrass to rockabilly, leading up through the decades to the music's massive commercial success today. But above all, Country Music is the story of the musicians. Here is Hank Williams's tragic honky tonk life, Dolly Parton rising to fame from a dirt-poor childhood, and Loretta Lynn turning her experiences into songs that spoke to women everywhere. Here too are interviews with the genre's biggest stars, including the likes of Merle Haggard to Garth Brooks to Rosanne Cash. Rife with rare photographs and endlessly fascinating anecdotes, the stories in this sweeping yet intimate history will captivate longtime country fans and introduce new listeners to an extraordinary body of music that lies at the very center of the American experience.


Voices of the Country by Michael Streissguth

Voices of the Country
  • Title : Voices of the Country
  • Author : Michael Streissguth
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135878161
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Voices of the Country" presents interviews with innovative musicians, producers, and songwriters who shaped the last fifty years of country music. From Eddy Arnold's new, smoother approach to song delivery to Loretta Lynn's take-no-prisoners feminism, these people opened new vistas in country music - and American culture. Streissguth is a sensitive and knowledgeable interviewer: he gets beyond the standard publicity tales to the heart of the real voice - and real experiences - of these important figures.


The Many Worlds of Music by N.A

The Many Worlds of Music
  • Title : The Many Worlds of Music
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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A Few Honest Words by Jason Howard

A Few Honest Words
  • Title : A Few Honest Words
  • Author : Jason Howard
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN Code : 0813140595
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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In industry circles, musicians from Kentucky are known to possess an enviable pedigree -- a lineage as prized as the bloodline of any bluegrass-raised Thoroughbred. With native sons and daughters like Naomi and Wynonna Judd, Loretta Lynn, the Everly Brothers, Joan Osborne, and Merle Travis, it's no wonder that the state is most often associated with folk, country, and bluegrass music. But Kentucky's contribution to American music is much broader: It's the rich and resonant cello of Ben Sollee, the velvet crooning of jazz great Helen Humes, and the famed vibraphone of Lionel Hampton. It's exemplified by hip-hop artists like the Nappy Roots and indie folk rockers like the Watson Twins. It goes beyond the hallowed mandolin of Bill Monroe and banjo of the Osborne Brothers to encompass the genres of blues, jazz, rock, gospel, and hip-hop. A Few Honest Words explores how Kentucky's landscape, culture, and traditions have influenced notable contemporary musicians. Featuring intimate interviews with household names (Naomi Judd, Joan Osborne, and Dwight Yoakam), emerging artists, and local musicians, author Jason Howard's rich and detailed profiles reveal the importance of the state and the Appalachian region to the creation and performance of music in America.


Country Music by Arelo Sederberg

Country Music
  • Title : Country Music
  • Author : Arelo Sederberg
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • ISBN Code : 0595421938
  • Pages : 720
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Country Music" consists of 24 stories, three of them novelette length, depicting rural life in America during the Great Depression and Army life during the Korean War of the 1950s. The stories are linked through setting and characters to produce the effect of two episodic novels-one concerning the basic training, combat experience and readjustment to civilian life of a group of Army draftees, the other a dissection of "small townism" during the stressful 1930s. Many of the stories are written in a colloquial and dialectal style, from the viewpoint of the characters.


Real Country by Aaron A. Fox

Real Country
  • Title : Real Country
  • Author : Aaron A. Fox
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0822385996
  • Pages : 382
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  • Language : English
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In Lockhart, Texas, a rural working-class town just south of Austin, country music is a way of life. Conversation slips easily into song, and the songs are full of conversation. Anthropologist and musician Aaron A. Fox spent years in Lockhart making research notes, music, and friends. In Real Country, he provides an intimate, in-depth ethnography of the community and its music. Showing that country music is deeply embedded in the textures of working-class life, Fox argues that it is the cultural and intellectual property of working-class people and not only of the Nashville-based music industry or the stars whose lives figure so prominently in popular and scholarly writing about the genre. Fox spent hundreds of hours observing, recording, and participating in talk and music-making in homes, beer joints, and garage jam sessions. He renders the everyday life of Lockhart’s working-class community in detail, right down to the ice cold beer, the battered guitars, and the technical skills of such local musical legends as Randy Meyer and Larry “Hoppy” Hopkins. Throughout, Fox focuses on the human voice. His analyses of conversations, interviews, songs, and vocal techniques show how feeling and experience are expressed, and how local understandings of place, memory, musical aesthetics, working-class social history, race, and gender are shared. In Real Country, working-class Texans re-imagine their past and give voice to the struggles and satisfactions of their lives in the present through music.


Heartaches by the Number by Bill Friskics-Warren,David Cantwell

Heartaches by the Number
  • Title : Heartaches by the Number
  • Author : Bill Friskics-Warren,David Cantwell
  • Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press (TN)
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 286
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Offers a fresh, inclusive, at times provocative way of listening to country music--one that champions innovation and tradition even as it challenges many of the genre's prevailing assumptions.


The Abridged Fourth Music Reader by Julius Eichberg

The Abridged Fourth Music Reader
  • Title : The Abridged Fourth Music Reader
  • Author : Julius Eichberg
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Country Music Cookbook by Dick St. John,Sandy St. John

The Country Music Cookbook
  • Title : The Country Music Cookbook
  • Author : Dick St. John,Sandy St. John
  • Publisher : Stoddart
  • ISBN Code : 9781881649380
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Brief profiles of country music stars accompany their favorite recipes for appetizers, breads, soups, entrees, side dishes, and desserts.