Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942

Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942

by Tony Russell
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Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942 by Tony Russell

Graced by more than 200 illustrations, many of them seldom seen and some never before published, this sparkling volume offers vivid portraits of the men and women who created country music, the artists whose lives and songs formed the rich tradition from which so many others have drawn inspiration. Included here are not only such major figures as Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family, Fiddlin' John Carson, Charlie Poole, and Gene Autry, who put country music on America's cultural map, but many fascinating lesser-known figures as well, such as Carson Robison, Otto Gray, Chris Bouchillon, Emry Arthur and dozens more, many of whose stories are told here for the first time. To map some of the winding, untraveled roads that connect today's music to its ancestors, Tony Russell draws upon new research and rare source material, such as contemporary newspaper reports and magazine articles, internet genealogy sites, and his own interviews with the musicians or their families. The result is a lively mix of colorful tales and anecdotes, priceless contemporary accounts of performances, illuminating social and historical context, and well-grounded critical judgment. The illustrations include artist photographs, record labels, song sheets, newspaper clippings, cartoons, and magazine covers, recreating the look and feel of the entire culture of country music. Each essay includes as well a playlist of recommended and currently available recordings for each artist. Finally, the paperback edition now features an extensive index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199839902
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 719,726
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Tony Russell is a music historian who has written on country music, blues, jazz, and other forms of popular music in a wide variety of publications and has researched, written, and presented many musical programs for BBC Radio. He lives in London.

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Country Music Originals: The Legends and the Lost 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must for any music history buff
notayuppie More than 1 year ago
This is a well researched and written book which goes back to the very earliest years of country music. It has pictures of the performers and exhaustive lists of their music. It's not something I wanted to read at one sitting but rather I'm going back to it between reading other books.
ellen edmunds More than 1 year ago
i just love country music so i hope it is good