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Malone, Bill C.

Works: 104 works in 253 publications in 3 languages and 11,775 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Music  History  Encyclopedias  Blues (Music)  Popular music  Gospel music  World music  Folk music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Composer
Classifications: ML3524, B
Publication Timeline
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 )
54 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,649 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 )
10 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,780 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."--BOOK JACKET
Stars of country music : Uncle Dave Macon to Johnny Rodriguez ( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and held by 1,336 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
Working girl blues the life and music of Hazel Dickens by Hazel Dickens( )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,078 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
Music from the true vine : Mike Seeger's life & musical journey by Bill C Malone( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 988 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
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 895 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 )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new encyclopedia of Southern culture ( )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 465 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
Classic country music a Smithsonian collection by Smithsonian Institution( Recording )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1001 Internet tips by Bill C Malone( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Smithsonian collection of classic country music by Bill C Malone( Recording )
12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raiders of Spanish peaks by Zane Grey( Recording )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hoping a change in environment will ease John Lindsay's sickness, his family heads west to discover that their new homestead is an abandoned military post, and they've ridden into the middle of a gang of thieves and rustlers who have total control of the desolate land
Sony Music, 100 years soundtrack for a century ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 46 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 ( 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 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Masters of horror ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a desolate stretch of mountain road, two urban myths collide in one night of chilling carnage. Wheeler is a friendly truck driver who enjoys slaughtering hitchhikers; Walker is a charming hitchhiker who prefers to butcher anyone who gives him a ride. Caught in the dueling psychos' depraved game of cat and mouse, Stacia must find a way to outwit Wheeler and Walker before it is too late
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 New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Volume 12: Music by Bill C Malone( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 12: Music
Masters of horror ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deep within the desperate hearts of the bereaved, there is a pact with the forces of darkness that demands new blood to resurrect the souls of the dead. This is the story of a grieving mother with a remote estate, a ghastly secret, and a locked basement where abducted teen outcasts await an evil that feasts upon their virgin flesh. But to satisfy a parent's depraved bargain, the beast must feed one final time. And tonight, the ultimate horror will begin for those who do not heed the hunger of the fair haired child
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Alternative Names
Malone, Bill C.
Malone, Billy Charles
Malone, Billy Charles 1934-
English (150)
Chinese (2)
German (1)