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  • Hell-Bent For Musicby Wade Hall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Pee Wee King's birth on February 18, 1914, into a Milwaukee working-class Polish family named Kuczynski was hardly an indicator that he would grow up to become a pioneer and superstar of country and western music. Certainly no one in the Polish-German community of his youth could have foreseen his influence on the direction of American popular music... more...

  • Kentucky Folkmusicby Burt Feintuch

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1899, a fundraising program for Berea College featured a group of students from the mountains of eastern Kentucky singing traditional songs from their homes. The audience was entranced. That small en-counter at the end of the last century lies near the beginning of an unparalleled national -- and international -- fascination with the indigenous... more...

  • Dulcimer Makerby R. Gerald Alvey; Ron Pen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    Dulcimer making has long been considered an art. The exquisite design is also functional, and the best instruments sound as beautiful as they look. Homer Ledford, a legend among dulcimer makers, is known for his innovative but traditional craftsmanship. A biography and a step-by-step guide to dulcimer making, this classic book illuminates and celebrates... more...

  • It All Happened in Renfro Valleyby Pete Stamper

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 24.95

    For sixty years, Renfro Valley has highlighted some of the biggest and most influential names in country and folk music. The show began in the 1930s as a combination radio broadcast and stage performance, and today it has grown into an array of shows and headliner concerts featuring old-time country music, country gospel, modern country, bluegrass,... more...

  • It's the Cowboy Way!by Don Cusic

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    It's the Cowboy Way! tells the full story of the amazing true adventures of group members Ranger Doug, Woody Paul, Too Slim, and Joey "The CowPolka King" for the first time, from their first gigs at "Herr Harry's Phranks 'N' Steins," in Nashville, to their rise to the top of the Grammy heap. Since 1977, Riders In The Sky has faithfully tended a... more...

  • Jane Hicks Gentryby Betty N. Smith

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    "Winner of the North Carolina Society of Historians Award Jane Hicks Gentry lived her entire life in the remote, mountainous northwest corner of North Carolina and was descended from old Appalachian families in which singing and storytelling were part of everyday life. Gentry took this tradition to heart, and her legacy includes ballads, songs, stories,... more...

  • Singing The Glory Downby William Lynwood Montell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In Singing the Glory Down , William Lynwood Montell contributes to a fuller understanding of twentieth-century American culture by examining the complex relationships between gospel music and the culture of the nineteen-county study area in which this music has flourished for a hundred years. He has recorded the memories and feelings of those who... more...

  • Virginia's Blues, Country, and Gospel Records, 1902-1943by Kip Lornell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the years before World War II, hundreds of traditional musicians were sought out by commercial record companies, brought to New York or into local -- often makeshift -- studios, to cut recordings that would be marketed as "race" and "hillbilly" music. Virginia was home to scores of these performers, several of whom were to become internationally... more...

  • Music in English Renaissance Dramaby John H. Long

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Nowhere is the richness and variety of the English Renaissance better shown than in the dramatic works of the period which combined to an unusual degree the arts of poetry, music, acting, and dance. This collection of essays by a number of distinguished scholars offers a series of views of the music of this drama -- ranging from the mystery cycles... more...

  • Apostles of Rockby Jay R. Howard; John M. Streck

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Apostles of Rock is the first objective, comprehensive examination of the contemporary Christian music phenomenon. Some see CCM performers as ministers or musical missionaries, while others define them as entertainers or artists. This popular musical movement clearly evokes a variety of responses concerning the relationship between Christ and culture.... more...