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Composers & Musicians
This extraordinary life history is the result of more than fifteen years of recorded conversations, pieced together into a narrative of a uniquely American experience. Pleasant “Cousin Joe” Joseph’s colorful portrayals of the characters that parade through his life document more than seventy years of changing relationships between blacks and whites. In his own words, he describes growing up in Louisiana, working a rice plantation, and how Gospel music put him on a career path. His candid remarks underscore the economic struggles prevalent in a musician’s life.
This biography of Greenwood and his song begins with the younger days of the singer’s life in California and ends with his overwhelming popularity after the Gulf War. Inspiring in its message, God Bless the U.S.A.: Biography of a Song is the story of a man and his music as they grow from the wild, carefree spirit of a rebellious teenager to the respect of a duty-bound patriot. Paperback.
The queen of gospel and a symbol of integrity, Mahalia Jackson was the embodiment of an era. Accurate, well-researched, and rich with the music, faith, people, and events that sparked the spirit of the time, Just Mahalia, Baby is a fast-paced and engaging biography. Paperback.
Roy Acuff: The Smoky Mountain Boy draws upon personal interviews with Acuff’s contemporaries, friends, and family as well as Acuff himself. This combination honors Acuff by tracing the roots of his career through the evolution of his musical style and his distinctive American art form. Paperback.
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You Are My Sunshine expertly treats the impressive life story of Jimmie Davis, a man of many talents and accomplishments. Read this book and enjoy a Jimmy Davis’ original success story. Read of his rise from a humble background to the Governor’s Mansion, and his subsequent career as governor of Louisiana; his success in the music field, writing the classic “You Are My Sunshine,” and being one of the first inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame; and read about his admirable love of family and friends throughout. Paperback.
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