Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock

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“Takes the reader from the present to the past and back again, conveying a vivid document of Gram Parsons’s life and career, as well as those who played essential roles in the country-rock pioneer’s journey. There are lots of surprises along the way.”—Holly George-Warren, author of Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry

 “Has a great narrative velocity. Even though we know how this story is going to end—tragically, of course—Kealing keeps us turning the page as we follow Gram Parsons through ...

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Overview

“Takes the reader from the present to the past and back again, conveying a vivid document of Gram Parsons’s life and career, as well as those who played essential roles in the country-rock pioneer’s journey. There are lots of surprises along the way.”—Holly George-Warren, author of Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry

 “Has a great narrative velocity. Even though we know how this story is going to end—tragically, of course—Kealing keeps us turning the page as we follow Gram Parsons through his short, rich life.”—William McKeen, author of Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

 “I could almost hear the music coming from those now-dilapidated buildings where Gram Parsons received his musical education. Bob Kealing makes them come alive as he explores the faces and places that turned Parsons from a southern-bred trust fund child into a self-destructive yet visionary musical pioneer.”—Jeffrey M. Lemlich, author of Savage Lost: Florida Garage Bands: The ’60s and Beyond

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813042046
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 9/23/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 301,872
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Kealing, an Edward R. Murrow and three-time Emmy award–winning reporter for NBC’s WESH-TV in Orlando, is the author of Kerouac in Florida and Tupperware Unsealed.

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Table of Contents

1 Cosmic Roots 1

2 Legacy versus Legend 7

3 Pilgrimage to Waycross 11

4 Like Elvis 20

5 Coon Dog's Secret 24

6 Gram's Domain 30

7 Red Coats, Pacers, and Legends 36

8 The Youth Center Circuit 44

9 High Times and Earliest Recordings 67

10 Folk in the Other Room 74

11 Shilos and Bolles 81

12 Chicago Surfinanny 91

13 Senior Year and the Derry Down 99

14 "A Country Beatle" 112

15 The Polumbaum Photos 118

16 Orlando, New York City 126

17 Slaying Behind, Safe at Home 165

18 Vinny's Place 175

19 A Country Byrd 180

20 The Lost Burrito Brother 193

21 Like a Bird 206

22 Darkness and Light 220

23 Calling Me Home 231

Acknowledgments 243

Notes 247

Discography 267

Selected Bibliography 273

Index 275

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    Posted November 28, 2013

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