Country and Folk Music
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 Fariäna gathered together in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, chronicling their rise from coffeehouse folksingers to popular icons.
A Prairie Home Companion Folk Song Book
Hardcover ISBN: 0670821594
A collection of songs submitted to the "Department of Folk Songs" on the popular radio show "Prairie Home Companion" includes sea chanteys, lullabies, Native American ballads, parodies, and nonsense songs
The Pilgrims of Guitar Town
Hardcover ISBN: 1556709897
A surprising tour of one of America's most legendary cities looks back on nearly a century of musical dreams dashed and realized in Music City, U.S.A.a town famous for attracting sixstring troubadors of every kind.
Heartaches by the Number
Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0826514243
A populist history of country music features interwoven essays about its origins, influences, artists, producers, and fans, and provides encyclopedic information about the top 500 recordings, complemented by reviews. Simultaneous.
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.