Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler: My Life with Jimmy Martin, the King of Bluegrass

Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler: My Life with Jimmy Martin, the King of Bluegrass

by Barbara Martin Stephens

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252082764
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 07/30/2017
Series: Music in American Life Series
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 667,307
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Barbara Martin Stephens worked for many years as a booking agent and promoter, first for Jimmy Martin and then for numerous other bluegrass and country music performers.

Table of Contents

Foreword Murphy Hicks Henry ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction: Something About Me 1

1 Meeting Jimmy Martin 13

2 Moving On 22

3 Having Babies 33

4 Back and Forth 46

5 Up and Down 57

6 Booking Jimmy Martin 69

7 Funerals 89

8 Living with Jimmy Martin 91

9 Showers and Surprises 101

10 Goodbye 116

11 Life after Jimmy Martin 132

12 All My Children 143

13 Life in Florida and the Kids Return 148

14 Letting Go of Jimmy Martin 160

15 Through It All, No Regrets 172

16 Jimmy Martin's Family 185

Epilogue 191

Index 195

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