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San Antonio Rose: The Life and Music of Bob Wills
San Antonio Rose
The Life and Music of Bob Wills
Paperback      ISBN: 025201362x
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
The Erotic Muse: American Bawdy Songs
The Erotic Muse
American Bawdy Songs
Hardcover      ISBN: 0252017811
Singing Family of the Cumberlands
Singing Family of the Cumberlands
Paperback      ISBN: 0813101867
The "singing family" of which Jean Ritchie writes is that of her parents, Balis and Abigail Ritchie, and their fourteen children, all born and reared in Viper, Kentucky, deep in the Cumberland Mountains. Jean, the youngest of the clan, grew up to be a world renowned folksinger. But she was hardly unique in the family. All the Ritchies sang -- when they worked, when they prayed, when they rejoiced, even when tragedy struck. Singing Family of the Cumberlands is both an appealing account of family life and a treasury of American folklore and folksong. In the deceptively simple but picturesque language of rural Kentucky, Jean Ritchie tells of a way of life now nearly vanished and of a gentle, upright people shielded from the outside world by forbidding mountain ranges, preserving the traditions of their forebears. Foremost among those traditions were the British folksongs brought from England by James Ritchie in 1768. Even in a region noted for its wealth of folksongs, the Ritchies' inheritance was exceptional. Forty-two of the family's beloved songs are woven through Jean Ritchie's narrative, complete with words and often musical scores. Each song evokes a memory for Jean -- hoeing corn, stirring off molasses, telling ghost stories, singing a dying baby to its eternal rest. Songs lightened the burden of poverty for the Ritchies and brought them joy and solace. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak, Singing Family of the Cumberlands will delight readers in all walks of life.
In the Country of Country
In the Country of Country
Paperback      ISBN: 037570082x
A critical study of the performers, places, and experiences that have shaped country music traces the roots and history of this distinctively authentic American musical genre. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
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
Making People's Music: Moe Asch and Folkways Records
Making People's Music
Moe Asch and Folkways Records
Paperback      ISBN: 1560983701
Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads
Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads
Paperback      ISBN: 0020612605
Gathers lyrics and music for hundreds of folksongs from the American frontier
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
South by Southwest: A Roadmap to Alternative Country
South by Southwest
A Roadmap to Alternative Country
Paperback      ISBN: 1860744613