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Rural Roots of Bluegrass: Songs, Stories & History
Rural Roots of Bluegrass
Songs, Stories & History
Paperback      ISBN: 1883206405
Only the Lonely: The Roy Orbison Story
Only the Lonely
The Roy Orbison Story
Paperback      ISBN: 1860742416
Wedding Music for Classical Guitar
Wedding Music for Classical Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 0871662175
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.
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
Telling Stories, Writing Songs: An Album of Texas Songwriters
Telling Stories, Writing Songs
An Album of Texas Songwriters
Paperback      ISBN: 0292731361
Willie Nelson, Joe Ely, Marcia Ball, Tish Hinojosa, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lyle Lovett...the list of popular songwriters from Texas just goes on and on. In this collection of thirty-four interviews with these and other songwriters, Kathleen Hudson pursues the stories behind the songs, letting the singers' own words describe where their songs come from and how the diverse, eclectic cultures, landscapes, and musical traditions of Texas inspire the creative process. Conducted in dance halls, dressing rooms, parking lots, clubs-wherever the musicians could take time to tell their stories-the interviews are refreshingly spontaneous and vivid. Hudson draws out the songwriters on such topics as the sources of their songs, the influence of other musicians on their work, the progress of their careers, and the nature of Texas music. Many common threads emerge from these stories, while the uniqueness of each songwriter becomes equally apparent. To round out the collection, Hudson interviews Larry McMurtry and Darrell Royal for their perspectives as longtime friends and fans of Texas musicians. She also includes a brief biography and discography of each songwriter.
From the Heart
From the Heart
Hardcover      ISBN: 0135307678
In this autobiography, the country music star shares the painful lessons she has learned in a life filled with dizzying heights and abysmal depths
Patsy: The Life and Times of Patsy Cline
Patsy
The Life and Times of Patsy Cline
Paperback      ISBN: 0060922117
The Erotic Muse: American Bawdy Songs
The Erotic Muse
American Bawdy Songs
Hardcover      ISBN: 0252017811
Thomas W Talley's Negro Folk Rhymes
Thomas W Talley's Negro Folk Rhymes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870496735