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Jimmie Rodgers

Jimmie Rodgers Author Nolan Porterfield
ISBN-10 1604731605
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 460
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Music in American Life An Encyclopedia of the Songs Styles Stars and Stories that Shaped our Culture 4 volumes

Music in American Life  An Encyclopedia of the Songs  Styles  Stars  and Stories that Shaped our Culture  4 volumes Author Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780313393488
Release 2013-10-03
Pages 1270
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A fascinating exploration of the relationship between American culture and music as defined by musicians, scholars, and critics from around the world.



The Virgin Encyclopedia of Country Music

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Country Music Author Colin Larkin
ISBN-10 0753502364
Release 1998
Pages 512
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This is a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of country music. Based on the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the book contains over 1000 entries covering musicians, bands, songwriters, producers and record labels which have made a significant impact on the development of country music. It brings together people such as Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and Jimmie Rogers and the influence of Patsy Cline and Hank Williams and more recent figures such as Mary-Chapin Carpenter and LeAnn Rimes. Each entry offers information such as dates, career facts, discography and album ratings.



Meeting Jimmie Rodgers

Meeting Jimmie Rodgers Author Barry Mazor
ISBN-10 9780199886869
Release 2009-05-15
Pages 384
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In Meeting Jimmie Rodgers, the first book to explore the deep legacy of "The Singing Brakeman" from a twenty-first century perspective, Barry Mazor offers a lively look at Rodgers' career, tracing his rise from working-class obscurity to the pinnacle of renown that came with such hits as "Blue Yodel" and "In the Jailhouse Now." As Mazor shows, Rodgers brought emotional clarity and a unique sense of narrative drama to every song he performed, whether tough or sentimental, comic or sad. His wistful singing, falsetto yodels, bold flat-picking guitar style, and sometimes censorable themes--sex, crime, and other edgy topics--set him apart from most of his contemporaries. But more than anything else, Mazor suggests, it was Rodgers' shape-shifting ability to assume many public personas--working stiff, decked-out cowboy, suave ladies' man--that connected him to such a broad public and set the stage for the stars who followed him. In reconstructing this far-flung legacy, Mazor enables readers to meet Rodgers and his music anew-not as an historical figure, but as a vibrant, immediate force.



The Mississippi Encyclopedia

The Mississippi Encyclopedia Author Ted Ownby
ISBN-10 9781496811592
Release 2017-05-25
Pages 1600
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The perfect book for every Mississippian who cares about the state, this is a mammoth collaboration in which thirty subject editors suggested topics, over seven hundred scholars wrote entries, and countless individuals made suggestions. The volume will appeal to anyone who wants to know more about Mississippi and the people who call it home. The book will be especially helpful to students, teachers, and scholars researching, writing about, or otherwise discovering the state, past and present. The volume contains entries on every county, every governor, and numerous musicians, writers, artists, and activists. Each entry provides an authoritative but accessible introduction to the topic discussed. The Mississippi Encyclopedia also features long essays on agriculture, archaeology, the civil rights movement, the Civil War, drama, education, the environment, ethnicity, fiction, folklife, foodways, geography, industry and industrial workers, law, medicine, music, myths and representations, Native Americans, nonfiction, poetry, politics and government, the press, religion, social and economic history, sports, and visual art. It includes solid, clear information in a single volume, offering with clarity and scholarship a breadth of topics unavailable anywhere else. This book also includes many surprises readers can only find by browsing.



American Life

American Life Author Macmillan Publishing
ISBN-10 0028650158
Release 1998
Pages 645
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Entries explore the lives of ordinary people, the forces shaping their everyday existence, and the connections between social groups



Roots Radicals and Rockers

Roots  Radicals and Rockers Author Billy Bragg
ISBN-10 9780571327768
Release 2017-05-30
Pages 528
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Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth - a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle sparked a revolution that shaped pop music as we have come to know it. It's a story of jazz pilgrims and blues blowers, Teddy Boys and beatnik girls, coffee-bar bohemians and refugees from the McCarthyite witch-hunts. Billy traces how the guitar came to the forefront of music in the UK and led directly to the British Invasion of the US charts in the 1960s. Emerging from the trad-jazz clubs of the early '50s, skiffle was adopted by kids who growing up during the dreary, post-war rationing years. These were Britain's first teenagers, looking for a music of their own in a pop culture dominated by crooners and mediated by a stuffy BBC. Lonnie Donegan hit the charts in 1956 with a version of 'Rock Island Line' and soon sales of guitars rocketed from 5,000 to 250,000 a year. Like punk rock that would flourish two decades later, skiffle was a do-it-yourself music. All you needed were three guitar chords and you could form a group, with mates playing tea-chest bass and washboard as a rhythm section.



My Husband Jimmie Rodgers

My Husband  Jimmie Rodgers Author Carrie Cecil Williamson Rodgers
ISBN-10 IND:39000005891473
Release 1935
Pages 264
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Bluegrass Unlimited

Bluegrass Unlimited Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019232393
Release 2007
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Public Cowboy No 1

Public Cowboy No  1 Author Holly George-Warren
ISBN-10 9780195372670
Release 2009-02-05
Pages 406
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George-Warren offers the first serious biography in which Gene Autry the legend becomes a flesh-and-blood man--with all the passions, triumphs, and tragedies of a flawed icon.



The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Author James G. Thomas Jr.
ISBN-10 9780807837436
Release 2012-11-26
Pages 304
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Science and medicine have been critical to southern history and the formation of southern culture. For three centuries, scientists in the South have documented the lush natural world around them and set a lasting tradition of inquiry. The medical history of the region, however, has been at times tragic. Disease, death, and generations of poor health have been the legacy of slavery, the plantation economy, rural life, and poorly planned cities. The essays in this volume explore this legacy as well as recent developments in technology, research, and medicine in the South. Subjects include natural history, slave health, medicine in the Civil War, public health, eugenics, HIV/AIDS, environmental health, and the rise of research institutions and hospitals, to name but a few. With 38 thematic essays, 44 topical entries, and a comprehensive overview essay, this volume offers an authoritative reference to science and medicine in the American South.



Love for Sale

Love for Sale Author David Hajdu
ISBN-10 9780374710507
Release 2016-10-18
Pages 320
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A personal, idiosyncratic history of popular music that also may well be definitive, from the revered music critic From the age of song sheets in the late nineteenth-century to the contemporary era of digital streaming, pop music has been our most influential laboratory for social and aesthetic experimentation, changing the world three minutes at a time. In Love for Sale, David Hajdu—one of the most respected critics and music historians of our time—draws on a lifetime of listening, playing, and writing about music to show how pop has done much more than peddle fantasies of love and sex to teenagers. From vaudeville singer Eva Tanguay, the “I Don’t Care Girl” who upended Victorian conceptions of feminine propriety to become one of the biggest stars of her day to the scandal of Blondie playing disco at CBGB, Hajdu presents an incisive and idiosyncratic history of a form that has repeatedly upset social and cultural expectations. Exhaustively researched and rich with fresh insights, Love for Sale is unbound by the usual tropes of pop music history. Hajdu, for instance, gives a star turn to Bessie Smith and the “blues queens” of the 1920s, who brought wildly transgressive sexuality to American audience decades before rock and roll. And there is Jimmie Rodgers, a former blackface minstrel performer, who created country music from the songs of rural white and blacks . . . entwined with the sound of the Swiss yodel. And then there are today’s practitioners of Electronic Dance Music, who Hajdu celebrates for carrying the pop revolution to heretofore unimaginable frontiers. At every turn, Hajdu surprises and challenges readers to think about our most familiar art in unexpected ways. Masterly and impassioned, authoritative and at times deeply personal, Love for Sale is a book of critical history informed by its writer's own unique history as a besotted fan and lifelong student of pop.



Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books Author Rose Arny
ISBN-10 UOM:39015016315262
Release 1993-04
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Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music Enhanced Edition

Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music  Enhanced Edition Author Barry Mazor
ISBN-10 9781613733882
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 320
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This is the first biography of Ralph Peer, the adventurous—even revolutionary—A&R man and music publisher who saw the universal power locked in regional roots music and tapped it, changing the breadth and flavor of popular music around the world. It is the story of the life and fifty-year career, from the age of cylinder recordings to the stereo era, of the man who pioneered the recording, marketing, and publishing of blues, jazz, country, gospel, and Latin music. The book tracks Peer’s role in such breakthrough events as the recording of Mamie Smith’s “Crazy Blues” (the record that sparked the blues craze), the first country recording sessions with Fiddlin’ John Carson, his discovery of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family at the famed Bristol sessions, the popularizing of Latin American music during World War II, and the postwar transformation of music on the airwaves that set the stage for the dominance of R&B, country, and rock ‘n’ roll. But this is also the story of a man from humble midwestern beginnings who went on to build the world’s largest independent music publishing firm, fostering the global reach of music that had previously been specialized, localized, and marginalized. Ralph Peer redefined the ways promising songs and performers were identified, encouraged, and promoted, rethought how far regional music might travel, and changed our very notions of what pop music can be. This enhanced e-book includes 49 of the greatest songs Ralph Peer was involved with, from groundbreaking numbers that changed the history of recorded music to revelatory obscurities, all linked to the text so that the reader can hear the music while reading about it.



The greatest honky tonks in Texas

The greatest honky tonks in Texas Author Bill Porterfield
ISBN-10 IND:39000005520155
Release 1983
Pages 149
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West Coast Review of Books

West Coast Review of Books Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105015636645
Release 1979
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Nashville s Grand Ole Opry

Nashville s Grand Ole Opry Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822012500963
Release 1975
Pages 404
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