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Author Maki, Craig.

Title Detroit country music : mountaineers, cowboys, and rockabillies / Craig Maki, Keith Cady
Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2013
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Contents Preface And Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Detroit's Everlasting Harmonization ; Chapter 2. Cherokee Boogie: Chief Redbird; Chapter 3. The Kentucky Troubadour: Mountain Red; Chapter 4. The York Brothers, George And Leslie; Chapter 5. Tenacious Trailblazer: Arizona Weston ; Chapter 6. Hey! It's Chuck Oakes; Chapter 7. Here They All Come: Casey Clark and the Lazy Ranch Boys; Chapter 8. The Hound: Roy Hall; Chapter 9. Meet Me Down In Nashville: May Hawks; Chapter 10. Chuck Hatfield And The Treble-Aires; Chapter 11. Music With A Western Beat: Eddie Jackson
Chapter 12. Guitars, Bars, and Barre Chords: Fran MitchellChapter 13. Rocky Road Rambling: Joyce Singo ; Chapter 14. What Makes The Jukebox Play: Jimmy Work; Chapter 15. The Mississippi Farm Boy: Lonnie Barron ; Chapter 16. One-Way Ticket: Danny Richards; Chapter 17. Egg Head: Al Allen; Chapter 18. Rockin' Vagabond: Hugh Friar; Chapter 19. Ain't No Sign I Wouldn't If I Could: Ford Nix; Chapter 20. You Can Hear The Old Folks Sing: Curly Dan and Wilma Ann; Appendix A: Related Music in Print; Appendix B: Bibliography and List of Interviews; Notes; Index
Summary "The richness of Detroit's music history has by now been well established. We know all about Motown, the MC5, and Iggy and the Stooges. We also know about the important part the Motor City has played in the history of jazz. But there are stories about the music of Detroit that remain untold. One of the lesser known but nonetheless fascinating histories is contained within Detroit's country music roots. At last, Craig Maki and Keith Cady bring to light Detroit's most important country and western and bluegrass stars, such as Chief Redbird, the York Brothers, and Roy Hall. Beyond the individuals, Maki and Cady also map out the labels, radio programs, and performance venues that sustained Detroit's vibrant country and bluegrass music scene. In the process, Detroit Country Music examines how and why the city's growth in the early 20th century, particularly the southern migration tied to the auto industry, led to this vibrant roots music scene. The first book--the first resource of any kind--to tell the story of Detroit's contributions to country music, Detroit Country Music will be essential reading for music historians, record collectors, roots music fans, and Detroit music aficionados"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
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Subject Country music -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Cady, Keith.
ISBN 0472029614 (electronic bk.)
9780472029617 (electronic bk.)