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Folk Songs for Solo Singers: Medium High Voice
Folk Songs for Solo Singers
Medium High Voice
Paperback      ISBN: 0739000233

This volume of 14 best-loved folk songs for solo voice and piano contains memorable works arranged by three of Alfred Music's top writers: Jay Althouse, Mark Hayes and Ruth Elaine Schram. Titles: All My Trials * All Through the Night * Camptown Races * Cindy * Fire Down Below * Follow the Drinking Gourd * Go 'Way from My Window * He's Gone Away * Old Dan Tucker * Poor Boy * Poor Wayfaring Stranger * Shenandoah * Simple Gifts * The Water Is Wide. This title is available in SmartMusic.

Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Reader
Ring of Fire
The Johnny Cash Reader
Hardcover      ISBN: 0306811227

Johnny Cash is a living icon, one of the defining country musicians of the century and patriarch of a clan that rules as country royalty. He has also been a hard-living firebrand whose air of danger and rebellion made him godfather of the bad boys of today's rock and rap. He has garnered him an immense audience across generations, selling more than fifty million albums and winning ten Grammy awards. Ring of Fire is the first book to explore Cash's life and work through essays by some of the best music journalists-Ralph Gleason, George Vecsey, Richard Goldstein, Alanna Nash, Nick Tosches, Jon Pareles, and Ben Ratliff. Whether dispatched in the heat of Cash's meteoric rise to fame in the '60s or looking back from the vantage point of his recent musical resurgence and phenomenal new albums, these writings reveal the complex soul of an American legend.

Country Music: 70 Years of America's Favorite Music
Country Music
70 Years of America's Favorite Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0062732447

This chronological history of country music spans eight decades, with a year-by-year breakdown of the significant events and important milestones. From Hank Williams and Patsy Cline to the newer sounds of Randy Travis, Billy Ray Cyrus and Garth Brooks.

Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents
Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents
Paperback      ISBN: 0133232476

New edition of the text first published in 1965 (revised by Valerie Woodring Goertzeu). Presents the general characteristics of traditional music and its cultural context along with some of the methods used to study folk music. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Nashville: The Pilgrims of Guitar Town
Nashville
The Pilgrims of Guitar Town
Hardcover      ISBN: 1556709897

This behind-the-scenes look at Nashville and the people who work and live there, both well-known and obscure, uncovers those for whom dreams came true and some who were not so lucky or talented and for whom Nashville is still a dream.

Wedding Music for Classical Guitar
Wedding Music for Classical Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 0871662175

Beautiful classical guitar settings of Gymnopedie #1 (Satie), Trumpet Tune (Purcell), and many more.

Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina
Positively 4th Street
The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374281998

The story of how four young bohemians on the make - Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mimi Baez, and Richard Farina - converged in Greenwich Village, fell into love, and invented a sound and a style that are one of the most lasting legacies of the 1960s
When Bob Dylan, age twenty-five, wrecked his motorcycle on the side of a road near Woodstock in 1966 and dropped out of the public eye, he was recognized as a genius, a youth idol, and the authentic voice of the counterculture: and Greenwich Village, where he first made his mark as a protest singer with an acid wit and a barbwire throat, was unquestionably the center of youth culture.
So embedded are Dylan and the Village in the legend of the Sixties--one of the most powerful legends we have these days--that it is easy to forget how it all came about. In "Positively Fourth Street," David Hajdu, whose 1995 biography of jazz composer Billy Strayhorn was the best and most popular music book in many seasons, tells the story of the emergence of folk music from cult practice to popular and enduring art form as the story of a colorful foursome: not only Dylan but his part-time lover Joan Baez - the first voice of the new generation; her sister Mimi - beautiful, haunted, and an artist in her own right; and her husband Richard Farina, a comic novelist ("Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me") who invented the worldliwise bohemian persona that Dylan adopted--some say stole--and made as his own.
The story begins in the plain Baez split-level house in a Boston suburb, moves to the Cambridge folk scene, Cornell University (where Farina ran with Thomas Pynchon), and the University of Minnesota (where Robert Zimmerman christened himself Bob Dylan and swapped his electric guitar for an acoustic and a harmonica rack) before the four protagonists converge in New York.
Based on extensive new interviews and full of surprising revelations, "Positively Fourth Street" is that rare book with a new story to tell about the 1960s. It is, in a sense, a book about the Sixties before they were the Sixties--about how the decade and all that it is now associated with it were created in a fit of collective inspiration, with an energy and creativity that David Hajdu captures on the page as if for the first time.



Singing Cowboys and All That Jazz: A Short History of Popular Music in Oklahoma
Singing Cowboys and All That Jazz
A Short History of Popular Music in Oklahoma
Paperback      ISBN: 0806120851
Garth Brooks: The Ultimate Hits, Piano/Vocal/chords
Garth Brooks
The Ultimate Hits, Piano/Vocal/chords
Paperback      ISBN: 0739049496

Collect 34 classic songs from legendary country music artist Garth Brooks Best-selling solo artist of the 20th century, American Music Award "Artist of the Decade" for the 1990s, and all-around inspiration, this superstar's ultimate songs of all time are now combined into one comprehensive songbook.

The album-matching folio to Garth Brook's The Ultimate Hits includes lyrics, melody line, and chord changes with professionally arranged piano accompaniment.

34 songs total include Ain't Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up) * The Dance * Friends in Low Places * If Tomorrow Never Come * Leave a Light On * More than a Memory * Standing Outside the Fire * Unanswered Prayers * Wrapped Up in You * 4 all-new titles * and many more.
Deford Bailey: A Black Star in Early Country Music
Deford Bailey
A Black Star in Early Country Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0870497928