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Wolfe, Charles K.

Overview
Works: 46 works in 153 publications in 1 language and 12,910 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Discographies  Blues (Music)  Old-time music  Biographies  Field recordings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Performer, Author of introduction, Narrator, Collector, Photographer
Classifications: ML3524, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charles K Wolfe
The life and legend of Leadbelly by Charles K Wolfe( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good-natured riot : the birth of the Grand Ole Opry by Charles K Wolfe( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a study of the Grand Ole Opry from its beginning to 1940. The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee, that has presented the biggest stars of the genre since 1925. This detailed history and a group biography of the Opry's early years provides an account of the personalities, the music, and the social and cultural conditions that were such fertile ground for the growth of a radio show that was to become an essential part of American culture. The author traces the unsure beginnings of the Opry through its many incarnations, through cast tours of the South, the Great Depression, commercial sponsorship by companies like Prince Albert Tobacco, and the first national radio linkups. He gives colorful and engaging portraits of the motley assembly of the first Opry performers. With dozens of photographs and a complete roster of every performer and performance of these early Opry years, this work provides a full and authoritative portrayal of the colorful beginnings of WSM's barn dance program up to 1940, by which time the Grand Ole Opry had found its national audience and was poised to become the legendary institution that remains to this day
Kentucky country : folk and country music of Kentucky by Charles K Wolfe( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic country : legends of country music by Charles K Wolfe( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides insights into the history of country music which will fascinate not only fans and scholars of country music, but anyone interested in the roots of American popular music
Mahalia Jackson by Charles K Wolfe( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the renowned gospel singer who hoped, through her art, to break down some of the barriers between black and white people
Tennessee strings : the story of country music in Tennessee by Charles K Wolfe( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DeFord Bailey : a Black star in early country music by David C Morton( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country music goes to war by Charles K Wolfe( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dramatic and tragic sentiments are often at the heart of country music lyrics, making the theme of war a natural subject for this genre of music. While the popularity of war songs has varied over the last two centuries, several of these songs have become part of the standard country music repertoire. Country Music Goes to War presents fourteen essays that explore the tradition of war-related country music and its impact." "The essays in Country Music Goes to War discuss songs dating from the Civil War to the 9/11 attacks and the current war in Iraq, as well as country musicians from such unlikely places as Northern Ireland and Australia. Although the authors approach their subjects from varying perspectives, all address one common concern: what functions do these songs play in different societies and historical periods? The authors contend that country music is a cultural bellwether, and its artists and songs continue to spark discussion, capture hearts, and inspire listeners."--Jacket
The devil's box : masters of southern fiddling by Charles K Wolfe( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The key players and favorite tunes in the commercial emergence of Southern fiddling in the first half of the twentieth century are the focus of this lucid and engaging study. Drawing on such seldom-tapped resources as small regional newspapers, personal correspondence, and rare interviews with the fiddlers themselves as well as their families, Charles Wolfe conjures up vivid portraits of the individuals who fashioned this distinctly American music
The women of country music : a reader by Charles K Wolfe( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Women of Country Music, editors Charles K. Wolfe and James E. Akenson present the best current scholarship and writing on female country musicians. Beginning with an essay on the 1920s career of teenage guitar picker Roba Stanley, the collection continues with contributions that examine Polly Jenkins and Her Musical Plowboys, 50s honky-tonker Rose Lee Maphis, superstar Faith Hill, the relationship between Emmylou Harris and poet Bronwen Wallace, Hee-Haw's banjo-picking Roni Stoneman, and more." "Country music is reaching a wider audience than ever, and female musicians have been vital to that shift. The Women of Country Music pays dues to these savvy new players, as well as to the performers who blazed a path for their success."--Jacket
Everybody's grandpa : fifty years behind the mike by Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music of Bill Monroe by Neil V Rosenberg( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spanning more than a thousand separate performances, The Music of Bill Monroe presents a complete chronological list of all of Bill Monroe's commercially released sound and visual recordings. Each chapter begins with a narrative describing Monroe's life and career at that point as well as the producers, sidemen, and others who become part of the story. The narratives, a who's who of bluegrass, connect Monroe to the music's larger history and contain many intriguing stories. The second part of each chapter presents a discography of Monroe's work during those years. The information includes a session's place, date, time, and producer; master/matrix numbers, song/tune titles, composer credits, personnel, instruments, and vocals; and catalog/release numbers and reissue data." "The only complete bio-discography of this American musical icon, The Music of Bill Monroe is the starting point for any study of Monroe's contributions as a composer, interpreter, and performer."--Jacket
The Bristol sessions : writings about the big bang of country music( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These 19 essays offer an examination and reevaluation of the Bristol sessions--from their germination, to the actual sessions, to their place in history and continuing influence"--Provided by publisher
Children of the heav'nly king : [religious expression in the central Blue Ridge] by Charles K Wolfe( Recording )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This album offers a cross-section of the different traditional modes of religious expression in the central Blue Ridge. [It includes] preaching, extemporaneous testimony, prayer, and congregational or group singing."--Container notes
In close harmony : the story of the Louvin Brothers by Charles K Wolfe( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of the Louvins and the turbulent country-music world of the 1950s
Folk songs of middle Tennessee : the George Boswell collection( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Times ain't like they used to be. Early American rural music : Classic recordings of the 1920s and 30s( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country music annual 2000( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swelling interest in popular music studies has far outpaced the outlets for publication. Country music, with its all-too-familiar stereotypes, has been particularly slow to gain scholarly acceptance. With the Country Music Annual, scholars, students, and even fans now have a outlet for the dissemination of research and ideas. Each volume of this new yearbook is devoted to all aspects of country music and is the only forum for series studies of the subject. Specific topics include old-time music, western swing, bluegrass, honky-tonk music, Cajun, instrumental music, Nashville sound era, new traditionalism, country rock, alternative country, Americana, modern folk, and contemporary Nashville, as well as biographical studies and interdisciplinary approaches to music, geography, gender, class, race, media, and culture. This inaugural edition defines country music in a broad sense and reflects the marvelous complexities of what has often been called a simple cultural form. The articles look at old-time music, Western swing, honky-tonk, Bluegrass, Cajun, country rock, and the many other incarnations country music has taken. Contributors explore country music in Hollywood and Nashville, humor, country's complex relationship with religion, music careers, sound mixing, and teaching country music in the classroom. Analysis of music, lyrics, and aesthetics stand alongside discussions of Minnie Pearl, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Shania Twain, and many more artists
Country music annual 2002( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the third volume of this acclaimed country music series, readers can explore topics ranging from the career of country music icon Conway Twitty to the recent phenomenal success of the bluegrass flavored soundtrack to the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?. The tricky relationship between conservative politics and country music in the sixties, the promotion of early country music artists with picture postcards, the history of "the voice of the Blue Ridge Mountains" (North Carolina radio station WPAQ), and the formation of the Country Music Association as a "chamber of commerce" for country music to battle its negative hillbilly stereotype are just a few of the eclectic subjects that country music fans and scholars won't want to miss
Country music annual 2001( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swelling interest in popular music studies has far outpaced the outlets for publication. With the Country Music Annual, scholars, students, and interested readers have a place for sharing their research and ideas. The subjects of this second volume range from one of the very first musicians to make country records, Henry Gilliland, to the current avant-garde work of the alternative country band Uncle Tupolo. Ernest Tubb's musical roots, the origins of one of Roy Acuff's classic gospel songs, and the Carter Family's rhythms are discussed in these pages. Even NASCAR makes an appearance
 
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A good-natured riot : the birth of the Grand Ole Opry
Alternative Names
Wolfe Charles 1943-....

Wolfe, Charles (Charles K.)

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A good-natured riot : the birth of the Grand Ole OpryKentucky country : folk and country music of KentuckyClassic country : legends of country musicMahalia JacksonTennessee strings : the story of country music in TennesseeCountry music goes to warThe devil's box : masters of southern fiddlingThe women of country music : a reader