Southwest Shuffle : Pioneers of Honky Tonk, Western Swing, and Country Jazz

Southwest Shuffle : Pioneers of Honky Tonk, Western Swing, and Country Jazz

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 272 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415941020
  • DDC分類 781.64209

Full Description

Southwest Shuffle documents an important period in country music history. During the '30s and early '40s, hundreds of thousands of "Okies," "Arkies," and other rural folks from around the Southwest resettled in California, in search of work. A country music scene quickly blossomed there, with performers playing Western Swing, Cowboy, and Honky Tonk country. After World War II, these styles rocked country music, leading to the innovations of '60s performers like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard in creating the so-called "Bakersfield Sound." These stories are based on original interviews and archival research by one of the most respected writers on this period of country history. Kienzle writes in a vibrant style, reflecting his long-time love for these musical styles.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            vii
Acknowledgments xiii
I Western Swingers
Jekyll and Hyde 3 (24)
Spade Cooley
Insurgency in Ascendance 27 (34)
Hank Penny
Walk Softly 55 (6)
Wade Ray
Wrong Road Home 61 (24)
Tommy Duncan
The Rhythm Buster 72 (8)
Luke Wills
II Capitol Chronicles
The Kid from Chicago 80 (5)
Lee Gillette
``Fate Just Puts Everything Together'' 85 (16)
Ken Nelson
``The One We Have Been Looking For'' 97 (4)
``Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That
A Happy Hello 101 (8)
Cliffie Stone
Pea-Pickin' 109 (20)
Tennessee Ernie Ford
III Honky-Tonkers
Hey, Mister Bartender 129 (28)
Hank Thompson
Adultery Goes Mainstream 152 (5)
``Slipping Around''
I Can't Run Away from Myself 157 (26)
Ray Price
IV Flaming Guitars
Sears' Jubileers to Ocean's Eleven 183 (10)
Jimmy Wyble
Flippin' the Lid 193 (28)
Speedy West
Jimmy Bryant
Neither Fish nor Fowl 221 (12)
Roy Lanham
V Against the Grain
``One of These Days That'll Change'' 233 (26)
Willie Nelson
``Move Those Things Out'' 254 (5)
Bob Wills Invades the Grand Ole Opry:
Interviews 259 (4)
Bibliography 263 (2)
Discography 265 (8)
Index 273