Roadkill on the Three-Chord Highway
Art and Trash in American Popular Music
By (author) Colin Escott
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Roadkill on the Three-Chord Highway by Colin Escott
Book DescriptionIt's the real stories, not the publicists' confections, that concern Colin Escott. We hear Perry Como's story in his own words: it wasn't all smooth. We learn about the astonishing twists and turns in Roy Orbison's life, and the stories behind the songs we know so well. And we go down with Vernon Oxford, the last great honky tonk singer, who came to Nashville just a little too late. These are stories for anyone who loves what Escott calls "little songs from great sorrows." They will fascinate even the most casual fan of popular music, and they're told here in sympathetic, engaging, and illuminating prose.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415937832
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Colin Escott
Colin Escott lives outside of Nashville, TN. He is the author of Tattooed on Their Tongues: Journeys through the Backrooms of American Music and Hank Williams: The Biography, and coauthor of Hank Williams: Snapshots from the Lost Highway, and Good Rockin' Tonight: The Sun Records Story. He has annotated over 500 recordings, and has won numerous awards for his writing, including a Grammy for historic documentation and an Lifetime Achievement Award from the ARSC (Association for Recorded Sound Collections), a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving the history of recorded sound.
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