Roadkill on the Three-Chord Highway: Art and Trash in American Popular Music

Roadkill on the Three-Chord Highway: Art and Trash in American Popular Music

by Colin Escott
     
 

Road Kill on the Three-Chord Highway is a new collection of Colin Escott's wonderful biographies of the legends of rock, rockabilly, and country. Escott is world-renowned for telling the stories not only of the major stars but the Tex Nobodies that populate the back alleys of American music. For every struggling singer or songwriter who breaks through, there are… See more details below

Overview

Road Kill on the Three-Chord Highway is a new collection of Colin Escott's wonderful biographies of the legends of rock, rockabilly, and country. Escott is world-renowned for telling the stories not only of the major stars but the Tex Nobodies that populate the back alleys of American music. For every struggling singer or songwriter who breaks through, there are hundreds more who labor in the shadows, victims of bad luck, bad timing, or themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415937825
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Colin Escott lives outside of Nashville, TN. He is the author of Tattooed on Their Tongues: Journeys through the Backrooms of American Music and Hank Williams: The Biography, and coauthor of Hank Williams: Snapshots from the Lost Highway, and Good Rockin' Tonight: The Sun Records Story. He has annotated over 500 recordings, and has won numerous awards for his writing, including a Grammy for historic documentation and an Lifetime Achievement Award from the ARSC (Association for Recorded Sound Collections), a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving the history of recorded sound.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of Birth:
July 26, 1959
Place of Birth:
Possum Trot, Alabama
Education:
Attended Jacksonville State University for six months in 1970; attended Harvard University, 1992-1993

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part One: The Smoother Side of Town
1. Roy Orbison: Starlight lit my Lonesomeness
2. Perry Como: R.I.P.
3. Patty Page: Oklahoma Blues
Part Two: Labor
4. Jim Reeves: Say "Yes" to Rugs
5. Mitch Torok: When Mexican Joe Gave Up the Rumba
6. Ned Miller: From a Jack to a King
Part Three: Town Hall Party
7. Skeets McDonald: You Oughta See Grandma Rock
8. Wynn Stewart: Not Such a Pretty World
9. Wanda Jackson: Did She or Didn't She
10. The Collins Kids: Brokenhearted Ricky
Part Four: Memphis, Sun Records, June 1957
11. Sonny Burgess: The Wild Man at 70
12. Ed Bruce: Mammas Don't let your Rock Boppin' Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
13. Onie Wheeler: Onie's Unlikely Bop Postscript
14. Vernon Oxford: Too Country for Country
Index

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