Country and Folk Music
My Husband Jimmie Rogers
Paperback ISBN: 0915608162
Originally published in 1935, this affectionate biography was for decades the only detailed account of the life of the "Father of Country Music." The new edition includes photographs, index, and a new, critical introduction by award-winning Rodgers biographer Nolan Porterfield. Distributed for the Country Music Foundation Press
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.
Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents
Paperback ISBN: 0133232476
New edition of the text first published in 1965 (revised by Valerie Woodring Goertzeu). Presents the general characteristics of traditional music and its cultural context along with some of the methods used to study folk music. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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.
Behind the Shades : A Biography
Paperback ISBN: 0671791559
Chronicles the life and thirty-year music career of Bob Dylan, from his early protest songs through his near-fatal motorcycle accident, his divorce, and his religious conversion, to his recent rock comeback
The American Culture of Country Music
Hardcover ISBN: 0807821349
Accompanied by a musical CD offering nearly one hour of the best in country music, a close-up look at country music argues that it has become a national art form, reflecting the same themes that have characterized American art and literature over three centuries. UP.