Country Music Originals: The Legends and the Lost
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Country Music Originals: The Legends and the Lost

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In this sparkling collection, "roots" music authority Tony Russell offers vivid portraits of the men and women who created country music, the artists whose lives and songs formed the rich tradition from which Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Dixie Chicks, and so many others have drawn their inspiration.
Included here are not only such major figures as Jimmie Ro...more
Hardcover, 258 pages
Published November 15th 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published October 9th 2007)
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Will Lashley
With these sympathetic and scholarly portraits of the seminal characters in Country Music, Tony Russell has expanded some profiles he wrote earlier for the Old Time Herald and similar periodicals and added a wealth of new writing and research to create a brisk, rich read. He vivifies and fleshes out the characters and also provides a context for them with short overviews or "bridges" that mark the progressive eras and locales, such as "Western Swing and Honkytonk" which links amplification, Swin...more
Zeb Larson
I really need to own a copy. It makes hunting for rare music a lot simpler.
Sep 10, 2008 Bryan rated it 5 of 5 stars
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As a reference source it's great. Lots of information on the people who shaped American music and the musical tastes of the south.
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