Workin' Man Blues: Country Music in California / Edition 1

Workin' Man Blues: Country Music in California / Edition 1

by Gerald Haslam, Richard Chon, Alexandra Haslam Russell
     
 

"Workin' Man Blues is possibly the most brilliantly astute and thorough examination ever written about country music in California and the impact it has had in our lives and on our culture. I'm extremely flattered to be even mentioned in such august company."—Dwight Yoakam, Singer, Songwriter

"With all the pathos of a Rose Maddox ballad and more edges

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"Workin' Man Blues is possibly the most brilliantly astute and thorough examination ever written about country music in California and the impact it has had in our lives and on our culture. I'm extremely flattered to be even mentioned in such august company."—Dwight Yoakam, Singer, Songwriter

"With all the pathos of a Rose Maddox ballad and more edges than a Merle Haggard song, Haslam has spun together the stories of the artists who have made California part of country music and country music part of California."—James Gregory, author of American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California

"This book clears new ground in both the history of music and American ethnicity. As gorgeously detailed as any shirt worn by a Rhinestone Cowboy, there's no other book like it."—Kevin Starr, State Librarian of California

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520218000
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/29/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
A Musical Interlude: Bakersfield, 19941
1Country Music - Roots and Stems7
2The Crockett Family25
31920s29
4Gene Autry43
51930s51
6Bob Wills77
A Musical Interlude: Penngrove, 199483
71940s87
8Spade Cooley121
91950s129
10Rose and the Maddox Brothers167
111960s177
12Buck Owens207
A Musical Interlude: Los Angeles, 1995217
131970s221
14Merle Haggard247
151980s259
16Dwight Yoakam281
171990s289
A Musical Interlude: Bakersfield, 1995315
Bibliographic Essay323
Selected Bibliography335
Song Index357
Subject Index363

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