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Looking Back to See: A Country Music Memoir
     

Looking Back to See: A Country Music Memoir

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by Maxine Brown
 

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A vocal group without peer, The Browns were central artists in the changing sound of country and American popular music at mid-century. They were part of major changes in the entertainment business and American culture, participated in the folk music movement in the ‘60’s, and saw the steady birth of rock ‘n’ roll up close as they worked with

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A vocal group without peer, The Browns were central artists in the changing sound of country and American popular music at mid-century. They were part of major changes in the entertainment business and American culture, participated in the folk music movement in the ‘60’s, and saw the steady birth of rock ‘n’ roll up close as they worked with Presley and others. Illustrated with many never-before-published photographs, Looking Back to See is a remarkable story told here for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610752503
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
359
Sales rank:
362,422
File size:
8 MB

What People are Saying About This

Charles Wolfe
"Here, for the first time, is an inside look at the 'Golden Age' of country music from a woman's perspective....It's a strong book, and a vital book."
Edward Morris
"Fascinating....She's warm, honest, gossipy, and outrageously funny....Maxine wasn't just present at the birth of rock 'n roll, she was one of its midwives."
Eddy Arnold
"LOOKING BACK TO SEE is a good book. It touches my heart to hear her story and to think back to my boyhood. Her story is real."
Tom T. Hall
"I am happy to have known and worked with this trio and sincerely hope you enjoy the tale. It is told with honesty and humility and in a wonderful American voice."
Ralph Emery
"The Browns became leading exponents of what was then developing as the 'Nashville Sound.' That sound was making musical history and increasing the popularity of country music worldwide. Maxine was right in the middle of it."
Eddie Stubbs
"The good times as well as the bad, are portrayed in this colorful book by a woman who was a participant in one of the groups that defined trio vocal harmony during country music's golden era."
Bill Mack
"I never considered The Browns to be anything except perfect ambassadors of our music. To me, they were never 'pop,' although their 'works' were so super that they were accepted in the pop field. Simple as that. The Browns never abandoned country music. Honestly, I have always considered them the perfect 'country' unit."
the Midnight Cowboy on XM Satellite Radio

Meet the Author

Maxine Brown lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The Browns are still performing.

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Looking Back to See: A Country Music Memoir 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
loved The Browns music in the late 50's and early 60's. Couldn't put the book down once I started it. It was a hard life back then in the music world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago