The Nashville Sound PDF Ò The Nashville Kindle -

The Nashville Sound PDF Ò The Nashville  Kindle - An intimate portrait of the country and western music scene This was published long before I started paying attention to country music It was kinda fun reading about people like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton I only mentioned as Porter Wagner s sweet little singing partner before they were fully established as country royalty Glen Campbell was considered an upstart popstar crossover act Ha Most of the folks Hemphill talks to in this book are probably rolling in their graves at the sound of today s country music As with the collection of Hemphill s This was published long before I started paying attention to country music It was kinda fun reading about people like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton I only mentioned as Porter Wagner s sweet little singing partner before they were fully established as country royalty Glen Campbell was considered an upstart popstar crossover act Ha Most of the folks Hemphill talks to in this book are probably rolling in their graves at the sound of today s country music As with the collection of Hemphill s sports columns that first captured my attention, these tales are eminently readable and convey a lot of personality as well as information I am glad to have read it, particularly given the way it rounds out my interests in southern and family history What an astonishing work this is in the pantheon of country music literature On my initial read through country music related works I avoided this book since I found Hemphill s book on Hank Williams to be full of basic errors and generally a little too much about Hemphill than Williams than I wanted I m glad I finally came around to reading this classic in the genre from 1970, largely based on the recommendation of Tyler Mahan Coe from Cocaine and Rhinestones plus the recommendations made fo What an astonishing work this is in the pantheon of country music literature On my initial read through country music related works I avoided this book since I found Hemphill s book on Hank Williams to be full of basic errors and generally a little too much about Hemphill than Williams than I wanted I m glad I finally came around to reading this classic in the genre from 1970, largely based on the recommendation of Tyler Mahan Coe from Cocaine and Rhinestones plus the recommendations made for it from multiple publications after Ken Burns s Country Music aired Contemporary accounts of historical moments like this are my favorite because they give you the real boots on the ground no country pun intended , of the moment commentary that can only be entirely authentic to that time and will inevitably be distorted by changing perceptions later For fans and scholars of country music this is a treasure trove of viewpoints that were popular circa 1968 70 and an in depth exploration of where the country community was as it was undergoing major transitions along with the rest of the nation One of my favorite aspects of this book was its focus on both superstars Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Merle Haggard, and Chet Atkins are all featured , but it also explores artists that are not as big names or perhaps are now not as well remembered like Bill Anderson, John Wesley Ryles I, Bob Luman, Billy Dilworth, etc Suffice to say, if you re a fan of country music this book belongs on your shelf From what I ve heard original copies tend to show up at shops fairly frequently, but I haven t seen any yet I read a first printing of this so I m not sure if anything was added as the book has stayed in print My book is a first printing which is much prettier than the one here Liked this writer a lot, but he wrote this 40 years ago. This bit of investigative journalism on Nashville reeling from the rise of rock with Music Row largely vacants and in decline touts itself on the cover name dropping luminaries covered here including George Jones, Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, etc However, muchink is spent on and insight gathered from such key figures slugging away in the trenches of transformation such as Whisperin Bill Anderson, Billy Dilworth, and John Wesley Ryles This is a must read for the serious fan o This bit of investigative journalism on Nashville reeling from the rise of rock with Music Row largely vacants and in decline touts itself on the cover name dropping luminaries covered here including George Jones, Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, etc However, muchink is spent on and insight gathered from such key figures slugging away in the trenches of transformation such as Whisperin Bill Anderson, Billy Dilworth, and John Wesley Ryles This is a must read for the serious fan of post hillbilly popular country music

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