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[PDF / Epub] ☆ In the Country of Country: A Journey to the Roots of American Music By Nicholas Dawidoff – Berkingmad.co.uk In a series of indelible portraits of country music stars Dawidoff reveals among others Jimmie Rodgers the “father of Country”; Johnny Cash the “Man in Black”; and Patsy Cline a lonely figure PDF Epub In the Country of Country A Journey to the Roots of American Music By Nicholas Dawidoff Berkingmadcouk In a series of indelible portraits of country music stars Dawidoff reveals among others Jimmie Rodgers the “father of Country”; Johnny Cash the “Man in Black”; and Patsy Cline a lonely figure In a series of Country of PDFEPUB indelible portraits of country

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And endlessly evocative  In the Country of Country pays tribute to the music that sprang from places like Maces Springs Virginia home of the the Country of ePUB Carter Family and Bakersfield California where Buck Owens held sway Bestselling author Nicholas Dawidoff takes readers to the back roads and country hollows that were home to Chet Atkins Doc Watson Emmylou Harris and man

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  • Whitney

    FREE READER Æ DOC In the Country of Country In the Country of Country, A Journey to the Roots of American MusicIn preparation for an upcoming trip to Nashville Super informative about some well known country stars and some new to me country legends Also he ends the book with Bruce Springsteen so we know he's right


  • East Bay J

    FREE READER Æ DOC In the Country of Country In the Country of Country, A Journey to the Roots of American Music In The Country Of Country is enthralling Nicholas Dawidoff has compiled hours of research and interviews with country singers and musicians and their acuaintances to put together a real down home study of some of those folks who have made country music great From Jimmie Rodgers to Jimmie Dale Gil The Flatlanders Dawidoff uses the experiences of the people who have been there to go a long way towards explaining what country music is all aboutThere's a great deal of deserved rancor for the then current spate of Nashville rock stars masuerading as country singers Guys like Garth Brooks don't hold much water with the real country folk the hard core country people While those pop singers in tight jeans and cowboy hats were pulling down millions and getting airplay all over the world the surviving originators and torch carriers were doing what they'd always done; making music for and about the common people They're the same people who get l


  • Greg

    FREE READER Æ DOC In the Country of Country In the Country of Country, A Journey to the Roots of American MusicIn The Country of Country bills itself as a look at the history of country music But if apply the same method of picking and choosing what you consider country music as does author Nicholas Dawidoff then half of this book has nothing to do with country music Dawidoff is plainly not a fan of Hot Country which is the euivalent of Top 40 in the pop world By discounting that as a separate style of music then one must also throw out his chapter on Bill Monroe not country bluegrass Johnny Cash not country rockabilly Jimmie Dale Gil not country alternative country and all of his references to Bob Wills not country western swingNonetheless this book is a compilation of a wide variety of musicians whose music fall into the greater country category Make no mistake this book is no hagiography Dawidoff is no fan of Johnny Cash asserting that he hadn't written a good song since 1958 and he shows each persona in a light that reveals their personalities warts and all


  • victor harris

    FREE READER Æ DOC In the Country of Country In the Country of Country, A Journey to the Roots of American MusicWritten in 1997 so some of the information is a little dated it is nevertheless an enjoyable tour through country music by using biographical sketches of some of its premier performers Included in the sweep are the likes of Bill Monroe Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris Since the book was published the distinctions between the genres have become increasingly blurred with Shania Twain Carrie Underwood and other prominent crossover artists This was a source of tension for traditionalists beginning in the 50s The purists insisted that country was bound to rural roots and emphasized the emotional texture of music This stands in cont


  • Chrissa

    FREE READER Æ DOC In the Country of Country In the Country of Country, A Journey to the Roots of American MusicReading this was a reminder of songs that I had heard and forgotten growing up Each section on individual singers or groups sent me to YouTube for hours of hunting through songs both familiar and unfamiliar While I'm not a musician I found the descriptions of the lives in the early and middle part


  • Steve Kohn

    FREE READER Æ DOC In the Country of Country In the Country of Country, A Journey to the Roots of American MusicIN THE COUNTRY OF COUNTRY is an enjoyable book if not an indispensable one where we learn about some of the roots of our marvelous American country music treeThe author has a clear respect for this music and to understand it better spent much time with some of its legends and traveled to their childhood homes to talk with friends and neighbors Young fans of modern Country might not even recogni


  • Ted Lehmann

    FREE READER Æ DOC In the Country of Country In the Country of Country, A Journey to the Roots of American MusicIn the Country of Country by Nicholas Dawidoff Random House 1997 365 pp 18951499 explores country music from its earliest recognized and recorded luminaries The Carter Family Jimmy Rodgers through the great periods of classic and outlaw country to the newest musicians on to


  • Tim Basuino

    FREE READER Æ DOC In the Country of Country In the Country of Country, A Journey to the Roots of American MusicI've been studying a lot about Americana so when I found this book used it was an easy decision to purchaseAnd what a worthy purchase it was Obviously Ken Burns' Country Music was heavily influenced by this effort in fact given that that series essentially concludes around 1996 about the time this was published you could consider this a substitute or is Country Music the substitute I'll let the reader decideAs for this Dawidoff focuses on a lot of the old time country superstars such as George Jones and Johnny Cash and finishes


  • Ian Hamilton

    FREE READER Æ DOC In the Country of Country In the Country of Country, A Journey to the Roots of American MusicDawidoff's portraits dig deep into the souls of many of country music's greats One theme that transcends most of the artist profiles is this notion of how geography indelibly shaped their music whether it was Appalachia the Arkansas delta or the desert climate of Bakersfield Finely layered and a dense 300 page read


  • Ted Daniels

    FREE READER Æ DOC In the Country of Country In the Country of Country, A Journey to the Roots of American MusicIf you enjoyed Ken Burns' PBS documentary on Country Music this book is a good follow up The book was published in 1997 so 15 of the 18 musicians Mr Dawidoff features were still alive and available for interviews Burns by contrast had to address his subjects in the past tense This book