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Malone, Bill C.

Overview
Works: 94 works in 254 publications in 3 languages and 12,623 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Music  Encyclopedias  History  Blues (Music)  Rhythm and blues music  Country music  Discographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Creator, Composer
Classifications: ML3524, 784.5200973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Bill C Malone
 
Most widely held works by Bill C Malone
Country music U.S.A.; a fifty-year history by Bill C Malone( Book )

62 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the evolution of country music from its early rural beginnings in the South to its emergence into the national culture
Southern music, American music by Bill C Malone( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Southern Music/American Music is the first book to investigate the influence of the South on American music and the many popular forms that emerged from it. In this substantially revised edition, Bill C. Malone and David Stricken bring this classic work into the twenty-first century, including material on the hugely successful soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and the renewed interest in Southern music, as well as important new artists such as Lucinda Williams, Alejandro Escovedo, and the Dixie Chicks, among others."--Jacket
Stars of country music : Uncle Dave Macon to Johnny Rodriguez( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and German and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays, written in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry, that provides portraits of the personal lives and careers of nineteen country music stars, with a chapter devoted to early pioneers such as Fiddlin' John Carson, and Carl T. Sprague
Don't get above your raisin' : country music and the southern working class by Bill C Malone( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining a high-spirited history of country music's roots with vivid portraits of its principal performers, Don't Get above Your Raisin' examines the close relationship between "America's truest music" and the working-class culture that has constituted its principal source, nurtured its development, and provided its most dedicated supporters. Widely recognized as country music's ranking senior authority, Bill C. Malone explores how the music's defining themes (home and family, religion, rambling, frolic, humor, and politics) have emerged out of the particularities of working people's day-to-day lives. He traces the many contradictory voices and messages of a music that simultaneously extols the virtues of home and the joys of rambling, the assurances of the Christian life and the ecstasies of hedonism, the strength of working-class life and the material lure of middle-class aspirations. The resulting tensions, Malone argues, are a principal source of the music's enduring appeal. Country musicians have often been people from undistinguished blue-collar backgrounds who have tried to make their way as entertainers in a society that has little respect for the working class. From this ambivalent position, they have voiced the sometimes contradictory values and longings of their culture while also attempting to fulfill the romantic expectations of outsiders. "For every Garth Brooks," Malone says, "there are a thousand country musicians who perform in local bars, taverns, and American Legion halls and who have never been able to give up their day jobs. These are musicians whose middle-class dreams are tempered by working-class realities." A powerful and honest expression of the hopes, longings, frailties, and failings of ordinary people, country music increasingly resonates with listeners beyond its core constituency as they struggle with a complex and uncertain world [Publisher description]
Singing cowboys and musical mountaineers : southern culture and the roots of country music by Bill C Malone( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the true vine : Mike Seeger's life & musical journey by Bill C Malone( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and career of the folk musician, documentarian, scholar, and founding member of the folk revivial group New Lost City Ramblers
Working girl blues : the life and music of Hazel Dickens by Hazel Dickens( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazel Dickens is an Appalachian singer and songwriter known for her superb musicianship, feminist country songs, union anthems, and blue-collar laments. Growing up in a West Virginia coal mining community, she drew on the mountain music and repertoire of her family and neighbors when establishing her own vibrant and powerful vocal style that is a trademark in old-time, bluegrass, and traditional country circles. Working Girl Blues presents forty original songs that Hazel Dickens wrote about coal mining, labor issues, personal relationships, and her life and family in Appalachia. Conveying sensitivity, determination, and feistiness, Dickens comments on each of her songs, explaining how she came to write them and what they meant and continue to mean to her. Bill C. Malone's introduction traces Dickens's life, musical career, and development as a songwriter, and the book features forty-one illustrations and a detailed discography of her commercial recordings
Classic country music a Smithsonian collection( Recording )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South"--Back cover
From where I stand the Black experience in country music( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smithsonian collection of classic country music by Bill C Malone( Recording )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic country music. a Smithsonian collection( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic country music. a Smithsonian collection( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic country music by Bill C Malone( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of commercial country music in the United States, 1920-1964 by Bill C Malone( )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Smithsonian collection of classic country music( Recording )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume features 113 articles, 65 of which are entirely new for this edition. Thematic articles address subjects such as sexuality, respectability, and paternalism and investigate the role of gender in broader subjects, including the civil rights movement, country music, and sports. Topical entries highlight individuals such as Oprah Winfrey, the Grimke sisters, and Dale Earnhardt, as well as historical events such as the capture of Jefferson Davis in a woman's dress, the Supreme Court's decision in Loving v. Virginia, and the Memphis sanitation workers' strike, with its slogan, "I AM A MAN." Bringing together scholarship on gender and the body, sexuality, labor, race, and politics, this volume offers new ways to view big questions in southern history and culture
The Smithsonian collection of classic country music( Recording )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new encyclopedia of southern culture( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self definitions. The entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life
The Smithsonian collection of classic country music( Recording )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Country music U.S.A.; a fifty-year history
Alternative Names
Malone, Bill C.

Malone, Billy Charles

Malone, Billy Charles 1934-

بیل سی. مالون

Languages
English (159)

German (2)

Chinese (2)

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Southern music, American musicStars of country music : Uncle Dave Macon to Johnny RodriguezDon't get above your raisin' : country music and the southern working classSinging cowboys and musical mountaineers : southern culture and the roots of country musicMusic from the true vine : Mike Seeger's life & musical journeyWorking girl blues : the life and music of Hazel DickensMusicGenderThe new encyclopedia of southern culture