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Heartaches by the Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles
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.
Hard Hitting Songs for Hard Hit People
Hard Hitting Songs for Hard Hit People
Paperback      ISBN: 0825600413

"Sm4to, 368pgs. Spiral bound with pictorial paper covers. The foreword is written by John Steinbeck, notes on the songs by Woody Guthrie and music is transcribed and edited by Pete Seeger. Front cover has light wear to extremities and spiral perforations; rear cover additionally has mild rubbing and creasing. Interior is clean with faint toning.

Thomas W Talley's Negro Folk Rhymes
Thomas W Talley's Negro Folk Rhymes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870496735
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.
Can't You Hear Me Callin: The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass
Can't You Hear Me Callin
The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316803812
An in-depth portrait of the creator of bluegrass music chronicles his life and career, details his creation of the unique sound of American bluegrass music, and documents his seminal influence on American popular music in the twentieth century. 30,000 first printing.
Wedding Music for Classical Guitar
Wedding Music for Classical Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 0871662175
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.
San Antonio Rose: The Life and Music of Bob Wills
San Antonio Rose
The Life and Music of Bob Wills
Paperback      ISBN: 025201362x
Smile When You Call Me a Hillbilly: Country Music's Struggle for Respectability, 1939-1954
Smile When You Call Me a Hillbilly
Country Music's Struggle for Respectability, 1939-1954
Paperback      ISBN: 0820326232
Lange examines the 1940s and early 1950s as the most crucial period in country music’s transformation from a rural, southern folk art form to a national phenomenon. He shows how country music and its audience became more sophisticated and how subgenres blended with one another and with American popular music.
Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents
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.