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Malone, Bill C.

Overview
Works: 79 works in 278 publications in 3 languages and 13,999 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Music  Encyclopedias  History  Country music  Blues (Music)  Rhythm and blues music  Discographies  Popular music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Creator, Contributor
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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. by Bill C Malone( Book )

36 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of country music placing singers and songs within their social, cultural, and historical context
Southern music, American music by Bill C Malone( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,735 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
Country music U.S.A.; a fifty-year history by Bill C Malone( Book )

34 editions published between 1968 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,556 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
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 1,262 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 884 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 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 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 )

9 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 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 by Smithsonian Institution( Recording )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music by Charles Reagan Wilson( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 178 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
Sing me back home : southern roots and country music by Bill C Malone( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For over fifty years, Bill C. Malone has researched and written about the history of country music. Today he is celebrated as the foremost authority on this distinctly American genre. This new collection brings together his significant article-length work from a variety of sources, including essays, book chapters, and record liner notes. Sing Me Back Home distills a lifetime of thinking about country and southern roots music. Malone offers the heartfelt story of his own working-class upbringing in rural East Texas, recounting how in 1939 his family’s first radio, a battery-powered Philco, introduced him to hillbilly music and how, years later, he went on to become a scholar in the field before the field formally existed. Drawing on a hundred years of southern roots music history, Malone assesses the contributions of artists such as William S. Hays, Albert Brumley, Joe Thompson, Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Gimble, and Elvis Presley. He also explores the intricate relationships between black and white music styles, gospel and secular traditions, and pop, folk, and country music. Author of many books, Malone is best known for his pioneering volume County Music, U.S.A., published in 1968. It ranks as the first comprehensive history of American country music and remains a standard reference. This compilation of Malone’s shorter—and more personal—essays is the perfect complement to his earlier writing and a compelling introduction to the life’s work of America’s most respected country music historian."
Bill Clifton : America's bluegrass ambassador to the world by Bill C Malone( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From where I stand : the Black experience in country music( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 81 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 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic country music. a Smithsonian collection( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic country music. a Smithsonian collection by Bill C Malone( Recording )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic country music by Bill C Malone( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 23 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 )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic country music : a Smithsonian collection( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Country music, U.S.A.
Alternative Names
Bill C. Malone Amerikaans radiopresentator

Malone, Bill C.

Malone, Billy Charles

Malone, Billy Charles 1934-

بیل سی. مالون

Languages
English (172)

Chinese (2)

German (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 DickensMusic