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Sing Me Back Home Love, Death, and Country Music

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ISBN-10: 0865479607

ISBN-13: 9780865479609

Edition: 2008

Authors: Dana Jennings

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The years from about 1950 to 1970 were the golden age of twang. Country music’s giants all strode the earth in those years: Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, George Jones and Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette. And many of the standards that still define country were recorded then: “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Mama Tried,” “Stand by Your Man,” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” In Sing Me Back Home, Dana Jennings pushes past the iconic voices and images to get at what classic country music truly means to us today. Yes, country tells the story of rural America in the twentieth century—but the obsessions of classic country were obsessions of America as a whole:…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Faber & Faber, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/27/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Prologue: Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar (1957)
Hillbilly Fever: Country Music, 1950-70
Hungry Eyes
Another Day, Another Dollar
Dixie Fried: or, My Old Man Was a Beer-Drinking, Stock-Car-Driving, Rockabilly Daddy
Ring of Fire
There Stands the Glass
Don't Get Above Your Raisin'
Sing Me Back Home
Folsom Prison Blues
Amos Moses
King of the Road
Long Black Veil: Ghosts, Murder, Orphans, and Worse
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
I Saw the Light
Lovesick Blues: The Past, Present, and Future of Country Music