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Sing a Sad Song: The Life of Hank Williams
Sing a Sad Song
The Life of Hank Williams
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0252008618
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
No Depression: An Introduction to Alternative Country Music. Whatever That Is.
No Depression
An Introduction to Alternative Country Music. Whatever That Is.
Paperback      ISBN: 1891847007
Provides an introduction to alternative country music
Mel Bay Presents Songs of Ireland
Mel Bay Presents Songs of Ireland
Paperback      ISBN: 1562221132
Reading Country Music: Steel Guitars, Opry Stars, and Honky-Tonk Bars
Reading Country Music
Steel Guitars, Opry Stars, and Honky-Tonk Bars
Paperback      ISBN: 0822321688
Expanded edition of special SAQ issue on country music. Six new articles will be added by Jocelyn Neal on the structure of country, Cristine Kreyling on “Music Row” in Nashville, Walter Herbert on Willie Nelson and the interpretation of his m
Rural Roots of Bluegrass: Songs, Stories & History
Rural Roots of Bluegrass
Songs, Stories & History
Paperback      ISBN: 1883206405
Lonesome Traveler: The Life of Lee Hays
Lonesome Traveler
The Life of Lee Hays
Paperback      ISBN: 0803297475
During the Great Depression, Lee Hays, the son of a Southern Methodist minister, used his music to life the hearts of sharecroppers and miners and union organizers. He helped bring black music to America's consciousness. He could make people laugh in times when there seemed little to laugh about. An Arkansas traveler and radical minstrel, he commented wryly on events and impaled reactionary southern congressmen on their own words. A kind of Mark Twain of the left, people said. But Lee Hays, for all his great size and talents and humor, was also a difficult man, plagued by self-doubts and a driving need to discombobulate any person or group that struck him as self-satisfied. Lonesome Traveler is the story of a prodigious talent with a zeal for changing the world. With Pete Seeger he formed the popular folksinging group the Weavers, which sang songs of social justice just as a tidal wave of red-hunting hit America. The rest of his legendary story will anger, touch, and delight.
Making People's Music: Moe Asch and Folkways Records
Making People's Music
Moe Asch and Folkways Records
Paperback      ISBN: 1560983701
Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers: Southern Culture and the Roots of Country Music
Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers
Southern Culture and the Roots of Country Music
Hardcover      ISBN: 0820314838
An examination of the precommercial heritage of country music
Charles Seeger: A Life in American Music
Charles Seeger
A Life in American Music
Hardcover      ISBN: 0822937131
A biography of the composer, teacher, performer, musicologist, and inventor chronicles Charles Seeger's contributions to the world of American music, from his teaching at Julliard to his lobbying for the increased recognition of folk music as an art form