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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
Paperback      ISBN: 086547642x
Discusses how Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Mimi and Richard Farina gathered together in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, chronicling their rise from coffeehouse folksingers to popular icons. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Wrong's What I Do Best: Hard Country Music and Contemporary Culture
Wrong's What I Do Best
Hard Country Music and Contemporary Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0195169425
This is the first study of "hard" country music as well as the first comprehensive application of contemporary cultural theory to country music. Barbara Ching begins by defining the features that make certain country songs and artists "hard." She compares hard country music to "high" American culture, arguing that hard country deliberately focuses on its low position in the American cultural hierarchy, comically singing of failures to live up to American standards of affluence, while mainstream country music focuses on nostalgia, romance, and patriotism of regular folk. With chapters on Hank Williams Sr. and Jr., Merle Haggard, George Jones, David Allan Coe, Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, and the Outlaw Movement, this book is written in a jargon-free, engaging style that will interest both academic as well as general readers.
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.
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
Discuss how Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Mimi and Richard FariƤna gathered together in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, chronicling their rise from coffeehouse folksingers to popular icons.

Honky-Tonk Gospel: The Story of Sin and Salvation in Country Music
Honky-Tonk Gospel
The Story of Sin and Salvation in Country Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0801063558
Traveling the High Way Home: Ralph Stanley and the World of Traditional Bluegrass Music
Traveling the High Way Home
Ralph Stanley and the World of Traditional Bluegrass Music
Hardcover      ISBN: 0252020243
Deford Bailey: A Black Star in Early Country Music
Deford Bailey
A Black Star in Early Country Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0870497928
The Best of Garth Brooks
The Best of Garth Brooks
Paperback      ISBN: 0769205216
Fifteen of Garth Brooks' greatest hits arranged at an easy level. All music is in the first position. With accompaniment patterns, chord frames, and tablature. Titles include: Cowboy Bill * The Dance * Friends in Low Places * Papa Loved Mama * Rodeo * The Thunder Rolls * Unanswered Prayers * In Lonesome Dove * Mr. Blue.
Tell Me a Story, Sing Me a Song...
Tell Me a Story, Sing Me a Song...
Paperback      ISBN: 0292780567
A portrait of the folk music of Texas is accompained by descriptions of the author's experiences collecting songs in Texas during the Depression
Red Dust and Broadsides: A Joint Autobiography
Red Dust and Broadsides
A Joint Autobiography
Paperback      ISBN: 1558492100
Folk musician Cunningham and radical journalist Friesen tell the story of their impoverished upbringing in dust-bowl Oklahoma, their marriage in 1941, their move to New York and keeping company with Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, and Cunningham's time with the Almanac Singers. They are best known for founding Broadside magazine in 1962, which for the next 20 years remained a pillar of the folk revival and cultural transformation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)