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The improbable rise of redneck rock, by Jan Reid ; photographs by Melinda Wickman

Label
The improbable rise of redneck rock
Title
The improbable rise of redneck rock
Statement of responsibility
by Jan Reid ; photographs by Melinda Wickman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Musical magic hit Austin, Texas, in the early 1970s. At now-legendary venues such as Threadgill's, Vulcan Gas Company, and the Armadillo World Headquarters, a host of country, rock-and-roll, blues, and folk musicians came together and created a sound and a scene that Jan Reid vividly detailed in his 1974 book, The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock. The breadth of talent still astounds--Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Delbert McClinton, Michael Martin Murphey, Willis Alan Ramsey, Kinky Friedman, Steve Fromholz, Bobby Bridger, Billy Joe Shaver, Marcia Ball, and Townes Van Zandt. Reid's book even inspired the nationally popular and long-running PBS series Austin City Limits, which focused attention on the trends that fed the music scene--progressive country, country rock, western swing, blues, and bluegrass among them. In this new edition, Jan Reid revitalizes his classic look at the Austin music scene. He has substantially reworked the early chapters to include musicians and musical currents from other parts of Texas that significantly contributed to the delightful convergence of popular cultures in Austin
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
784
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML3534
LC item number
.R386 1974
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The improbable rise of redneck rock, by Jan Reid ; photographs by Melinda Wickman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Jacket design by Barbara Whitehead"--Dust jacket
Contents
The Gay Place -- Mister Threadgill -- Looking for a home -- Something to do with age -- The music takes over -- Beer, cocaine and .. -- Just a waltz -- The voice (come with me to L.A., boy, and we'll make a bundle) -- The boy from Alabama -- The golden fleece -- The ballad of Evelyn Goose and Donna Dumbass -- The quota on singing Texas jews -- Irish Texas -- Willie the lion -- The day of the locust -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments
Control code
1079314
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 342 p.
Isbn
9780913206041
Lccn
74078734 /MN
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Jan Reid, 1992 (Access. No. 1992-136). Inscribed by author, 8/15/92. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased. Signed or inscribed by some of the musicians and promoters featured in the book. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The improbable rise of redneck rock, by Jan Reid ; photographs by Melinda Wickman
Publication
Note
"Jacket design by Barbara Whitehead"--Dust jacket
Contents
The Gay Place -- Mister Threadgill -- Looking for a home -- Something to do with age -- The music takes over -- Beer, cocaine and .. -- Just a waltz -- The voice (come with me to L.A., boy, and we'll make a bundle) -- The boy from Alabama -- The golden fleece -- The ballad of Evelyn Goose and Donna Dumbass -- The quota on singing Texas jews -- Irish Texas -- Willie the lion -- The day of the locust -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments
Control code
1079314
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 342 p.
Isbn
9780913206041
Lccn
74078734 /MN
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Jan Reid, 1992 (Access. No. 1992-136). Inscribed by author, 8/15/92. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased. Signed or inscribed by some of the musicians and promoters featured in the book. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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