The Big Barn Dance

Author: Jenny Arthur
ISBN: 9781848570559
Size: 44.67 MB
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Groove to the music with the farm animals, as they play different instruments and practise their special moves. With a sound chip for each animal, a jolly rhyming text and a surprise pop-up ending, this book brings a fun element to counting.

Barn Dance

Author: Bill Martin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805007992
Size: 36.63 MB
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Unable to sleep on the night of a full moon, a young boy follows the sound of music across the fields and finds an unusual barn dance in progress.

Hell Bent For Music

Author: Wade Hall
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813159547
Size: 37.99 MB
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Pee Wee King's birth on February 18, 1914, into a Milwaukee working-class Polish family named Kuczynski was hardly an indicator that he would grow up to become a pioneer and superstar of country and western music. Certainly no one in the Polish-German community of his youth could have foreseen his influence on the direction of American popular music or his enduring fame on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Even Pee Wee King himself is incredulous at the unlikely twists and turns of his life and career. Pee Wee King is best remembered today as the co-writer of the most popular country music song of all time, The Tennessee Waltz. He is just as important, however, for his vital role in expanding the horizons, and the market potential, of country and western music. He took the polka and waltz rhythms of his youth, mixed them with the sounds of the big bands of the thirties and forties, and flavored it all with the balladry and moods of the Western cowboy. He combined this new sound with folk and country traditions rooted in places like Louisville, Knoxville, and Nashville. The result was a smooth, listenable, danceable, up-to-date sound that has become the most popular form of music in the United States. Recipient of numerous awards, including induction into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame, Pee Wee King has been one of the most important figures in country music for over sixty years. Told in King's own voice and words, this biography, based on many hours of taped conversations, is the first account of King's incredible life and career. Featuring a star-studded cast of characters from the history of music -- Eddy Arnold, Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, Gene Autry, Patti Page, and many others -- this memorable book is a must-read for any fan of country music.

Barn Dance

Author: Pat Hutchins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060891203
Size: 50.13 MB
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After Mama Horse, Mama Sheep, and Mama Pig dance until they tire themselves out, their little ones sneak out to continue the party!

Creating Country Music

Author: Richard A. Peterson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226662848
Size: 50.71 MB
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In Creating Country Music, Richard Peterson traces the development of country music and its institutionalization from Fiddlin' John Carson's pioneering recordings in Atlanta in 1923 to the posthumous success of Hank Williams. Peterson captures the free-wheeling entrepreneurial spirit of the era, detailing the activities of the key promoters who sculpted the emerging country music scene. More than just a history of the music and its performers, this book is the first to explore what it means to be authentic within popular culture. "[Peterson] restores to the music a sense of fun and diversity and possibility that more naive fans (and performers) miss. Like Buck Owens, Peterson knows there is no greater adventure or challenge than to 'act naturally.'"—Ken Emerson, Los Angeles Times Book Review "A triumphal history and theory of the country music industry between 1920 and 1953."—Robert Crowley, International Journal of Comparative Sociology "One of the most important books ever written about a popular music form."—Timothy White, Billboard Magazine

Town Of Dalton The Courtships

Author: Sare Helmick Fulks
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 147717947X
Size: 62.87 MB
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Joanna Cortel couldn’t have been happier, running wild and free on her pa’s farm, just outside the frontier town of Dalton. But as she grows into a young lady, she realizes the gift to match-make, which causes plenty of trouble for herself and the citizens of Dalton. And as she watches her older siblings marry and start new lives, she becomes determined not to fall in love and leave the farm where she was raised. But can she resist the pull of attraction from a young man in her past?

A Tale Out Of Luck

Author: Willie Nelson
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1599951762
Size: 67.67 MB
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Retired Texas Ranger Captain Hank Tomlinson intends to spend the rest of his days raising cattle on his Broken Arrow Ranch, and nurturing his frontier town of Luck, Texas. But when the brutal murder and scalping of a mysterious drifter leads to a clash between cavalry soldiers and a band of Comanche Indians suspected of the killing, a full-scale Indian uprising seems likely. Worse yet, the murder of the drifter bears a disturbing resemblance to a string of killings Hank remembers from his distant and violent past as a Texas Ranger. Meanwhile, Hank's twenty-year-old son, Jay Blue, and his adoptive brother, Skeeter, find themselves on the trail of a valuable Kentucky mare who vanished under their watch. The trail leads them into the dangerous haunts of outlaws and vengeful Comanche warriors. Now Hank must attempt to keep his sons safe while trying to catch a murderer who he knows will soon strike again. His ace-in-the-hole is beautiful Flora Barlow, the tavern owner with a knack for detective work. Though rival lawman, Matt Kenyon, and competing rancher, Jack Brennan, complicate Hank's investigation, he and Flora slowly begin to uncover a crooked web of crime, deception, and murder. Dark secrets emerge, and everyone must choose sides as lawmen, outlaws, soldiers, and Indian warriors converge for a final, bloody confrontation.

The Adventures Of Big Ted

Author: Di Loveland
ISBN: 0955974178
Size: 43.38 MB
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Come and meet Big Ted and join Polly and Peter as they listen to the stories of his amazing adventures!