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The first generation of country music stars

biographies of 50 artists born before 1940

by David Dicaire

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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Country musicians -- United States -- Biography

  • About the Edition

    "This book focuses on fifty of the most important entertainers in the history of country music, from its beginnings in the folk music of early America through the 1970s. Each entry includes a brief biography of the chosen artist with special emphasis on experiences which influenced their musical careers"--Provided by publisher.

    Edition Notes

    StatementDavid Dicaire.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML394 .D518 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17927380M
    ISBN 109780786430215
    LC Control Number2007018871

    Red Foleythe biggest country star following World War II, had one of the first million-selling gospel hits " Peace in the Valley " and also sang boogie, blues and rockabilly. Emmylou Harris. Dem Golden Slippers" and concerns going to heaven. Hood would take the lead in the songs, unusual for female artists at the time.

    The most famous composers of the Burgundian school in the midth century are Guillaume DufayGilles Binchoisand Antoine Busnois. Most of the chant repertory was composed anonymously in the centuries between the time of Gregory and Charlemagne. Changing instrumentation[ edit ] Drums were scorned by early country musicians as being "too loud" and "not pure", but by Western swing big band leader Bob Wills had added drums to the Texas Playboys. Beginnings Of Country Music When country music began in America, there were no professional musicians. To learn more about cookies, please see our cookie policy. They caught the ear of Library of Congress musicologist Alan Lomax, who traveled to Mississippi in to record House and friends.

    Beginning in the mids, and reaching its peak during the early s, the Nashville sound turned country music into a multimillion-dollar industry centered in Nashville, Tennessee ; Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves were two of the most broadly popular Nashville sound artists, and their deaths in separate plane crashes in the early s were a factor in the genre's decline. His band, the Skillet Lickerswas one of the most innovative and influential string bands of the s and s. There is evidence of square dance-like events as far back as the s with origins in European country dancing. Many "hillbilly" musicians, such as Cliff Carlisle, recorded blues songs throughout the decade and into the 30s. Songs traveled with wandering minstrels and soldiers as well as those who moved across the country for the Gold Rush or in search of a new home. Inhe suffered a heart attack and died.


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The first generation of country music stars book

The First Generation of Country Music Stars

Williams' influence in particular would prove to be enormous, inspiring many of the pioneers of rock and roll, [52] such as Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewisas well as Chuck Berry and Ike Turnerwhile providing a framework for emerging honky tonk talents like George Jones.

It was originally kown as "Oh! He put an ad in the paper looking to hire musicians from the rural and mountain areas nearby. It was sometimes used on the B-side of Old 97 interchanged with Prisoner's Song thus its popularity in the 20s.

Jefferson's crucial early work has been collected on " King of the Country Blues. Other instruments occasionally used included Appalachian dulcimer, harmonicaand mandolin; vocals were done either by a single voice or in high close harmony.

Two types of artists enjoyed mainstream popularity: neotraditionalists such as Alan Jacksonand the more broadly popular stadium country acts, in particular Garth Brooks.

They caught the ear of Library of Congress musicologist Alan Lomax, who traveled to Mississippi in to record House and friends. The best of Broonzy's early work can be found on " The Young Big Bill Broonzy ," but you can't go wrong with just about any collection of his music.

Let us hear from you! A unique musical mixture originally The first generation of country music stars book as Western Music developed in History[ edit ] Birthplace log cabin of A.

Germany cultivated polyphonic forms built on the Protestant choraleswhich replaced the Roman Catholic Gregorian Chant as a basis for sacred music, and imported the style of the Venetian school the appearance of which defined the start of the Baroque era there.

He moved to Chicago in the mids and teamed with pianist "Georgia" Tom Dorsey to form "The Hokum Boys," scoring a big hit with the song "It's Tight Like That," popularizing the bawdy blues style known as "hokum.

Without these cookies, we can't provide services to you. Old time fiddle a genre of American folk music is the precursor to country that influenced bluegrasscountry bluesvariants of western swing and country rock. All the songs following are from this Archive.

By the end ofColumbia Records put out the first country music catalog and other labels were soon to follow. One of the most revolutionary movements in the era took place in Florence in the s and s, with the work of the Florentine Cameratawho ironically had a reactionary intent: dissatisfied with what they saw as contemporary musical depravities, their goal was to restore the music of the ancient Greeks.

Such are the legends it's still not clear who really wrote Prisoner: Dalhart, his cousin, his cousin's brother, a studio man or even if the lyrics were found carved in the wall of a Georgia jail cell.

He charted 48 singles during the decade; 31 reached the top ten and 26 reached the top four. Bland freeborn from Flushing, New York. Known as "Event Songs", they differed from traditional ballads in that they weren't designed to spread the news of an event rather to recount what people already knew, to put it into perspective, and were partly a form of sensational journalism.

The Dixie Chicks became one of the most popular country bands in the s and early s. We use this information to create a better experience for all users. During the mids a group of new artists began to emerge who rejected the more polished country-pop sound that had been prominent on radio and the charts in favor of more traditional "back-to-basics" production; this neotraditional movement would dominate country music through the late s and was typified by the likes of George Strait.

Hank WilliamsHank Williams. These revamped songs sought to portray American truckers as a "new folk hero", marking a significant shift in sound from earlier country music. Patton began recording late in his career but made up for lost time by laying down 60 songs in less than five years, including his best-selling first single, "Pony Blues.Buy The First Generation of Country Music Stars: Biographies of 50 Artists Born Before by David Dicaire (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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