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Under the influence of classic country : profiles of 36 performers of the 1940s to today / Sheree Homer ; foreword by Eddie Clendening.

Author/Creator:
Homer, Sheree, 1978- author.
Publication:
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 251 pages illustrations ; 26 cm
Subjects:
Country musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Rockabilly musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
Summary:
""The music today known as "classic country" originated in the South in the 1920s. Influenced by blues and folk music, instrumentation was typically guitar, fiddle, bass, steel guitar, and later drums, with lyrics and arrangements rooted in tradition. This book covers some of the genre's legendary artists, from its heyday in the 1940s to its decline in the early 1970s. Revivalists keeping the traditions alive in the 21st century are also explored. Drawing on original interviews with artists and their associates, biographical profiles chronicle their lives on the road and in the studio, as well as the stories behind popular songs. Thirty-six performers are profiled, including Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Loretta Lynn, Bill Anderson, Faron Young, Mickey Gilley, Freddie Hart, Jerry Reed, Charley Pride, David Frizzell, The Cactus Blossoms, The Secret Sisters, and Pokey LaFarge."-Provided by publisher"-- Provided by publisher.
""The music today known as "classic country" originated in the South in the 1920s. Influenced by blues and folk music, instrumentation was typically guitar, fiddle, bass, steel guitar, and later drums, with lyrics and arrangements rooted in tradition. This book covers some of the genre's legendary artists, from its heyday in the 1940s to its decline in the early 1970s. Revivalists keeping the traditions alive in the 21st century are also explored. Drawing on original interviews with artists and their associates, biographical profiles chronicle their lives on the road and in the studio, as well as the stories behind popular songs. Thirty-six performers are profiled, including Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Loretta Lynn, Bill Anderson, Faron Young, Mickey Gilley, Freddie Hart, Jerry Reed, Charley Pride, David Frizzell, The Cactus Blossoms, The Secret Sisters, and Pokey LaFarge."--Provided by publisher"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Country and Rockabilly Groundbreakers. Faron Young ; Ernest Tubb ; Ray Price ; Bill Carter ; Al Hendrix ; Lefty Frizzell ; Billy Harlan
Storytelling Songwriters. Bill Anderson ; Jeannie Seely ; Jerry Reed ; Bobby Bare ; Loretta Lynn
Countrypolitan Hit Makers. Kenny Rogers ; Charley Pride ; Janie Fricke ; Joe Stampley
Seventies Stars. Waylon Jennings ; Freddie Hart ; David Frizzell ; Mickey Gilley
Harmonious Duos and Groups. The Cactus Blossoms ; The Oak Ridge Boys ; The Secret Sisters
Country Revivalists. BR5-49 ; Scotty Baker ; Sarah Gayle Meech ; Teri Joyce ; The Lucky Stars ; The Ragtime Wranglers ; The Derailers ; Pokey LaFarge
Rockabilly Sensations. Carmen Lee ; Lance Lipinsky ; Marcel Riesco ; Randy Rich ; Jonathan Lyons.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-245) and index.
Contributor:
Clendening, Eddie, writer of foreword.
ISBN:
9781476667515
1476667519
9781476637075
OCLC:
1091587305
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