Classic Country: Legends of Country Music

Classic Country: Legends of Country Music

by Charles K. Wolfe, K. Wolfe Charles
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0415928265

ISBN-13: 9780415928267

Pub. Date: 12/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Long before Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, and The Dixie Chicks, the original pioneers of country music--The Carter Family, Vernon Dalhart, The Monroe Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, and others--paved the way for future country artists, influencing musicians for generations to come. Now for the first time, country music authority

Charles K. Wolfe gathers

Overview

Long before Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, and The Dixie Chicks, the original pioneers of country music--The Carter Family, Vernon Dalhart, The Monroe Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, and others--paved the way for future country artists, influencing musicians for generations to come. Now for the first time, country music authority

Charles K. Wolfe gathers together his profiles of 50 legends of country music. Classic Country includes such Hall of Famers as the father of bluegrass Bill Monroe, honky tonker Lefty Frizzell, and queen of country music Kitty Wells, as well as lesser-known but equally important artists like DeFord Bailey, the first African-American member of the Grand Ole Opry, the mysterious Seven Foot Dilly, and the reclusive songwriter Arthur Q. Smith. Wolfe also offers portraits of recent artists who perform in the classic country style, such as Doc Watson, The Freight Hoppers, and Hazel and Alice.

Much more than a collection of mini-biographies, this engaging collection also provides unique insights into the history of the recording and broadcast industry that are sure to fascinate not only fans and scholars of country and bluegrass music, but anyone interested in the roots of American popular music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415928267
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)
Lexile:
1230L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

IntroductionVII
I.From the Hall of Fame1
The Carter Family2
Roy Acuff19
Lefty Frizzell27
Grandpa Jones33
Pee Wee King38
Bill Monroe44
Hank Snow50
Kitty Wells56
II.From the Victrola63
Fiddlin' John Carson64
Vernon Dalhart70
Riley Puckett76
Charlie Poole82
The Georgia Yellow Hammers85
Darby and Tarlton89
III.From the Airwaves93
Lew Childre94
The Blue Sky Boys97
Brown's Ferry Four103
Cousin Emmy106
The Monroe Brothers109
Wayne Raney114
Karl and Harty117
Bradley Kincaid125
IV.From the Shadows: Unsung Heroes129
Tommy Magness130
Arthur Q. Smith143
Zeke and Zeb Turner146
Johnny Barfield152
The Rouse Brothers155
Seven Foot Dilly165
The Jordanaires175
DeFord Bailey178
Emmett Miller182
Tommy Jackson185
Jimmie Riddle188
V.From the Stage: Classic Country193
Curly Fox and Texas Ruby194
The Delmore Brothers197
Don Gibson203
The Louvin Brothers215
The Statler Brothers221
Martha Carson236
The Carlisles239
Albert E. Brumley243
Stringbean247
VI.From the West257
Girls of the Golden West258
Billie Maxwell261
Red River Dave265
Skeets McDonald268
VII.New Fogies273
Hazel and Alice274
Doc Watson279
Roy Harper285
The Freight Hoppers294
Acknowledgments300
Index301

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >