A Good natured RiotA Good natured Riot

Chronicles the early years of the Grand Ole Opry, tracing its growth from a small Saturday night radio program to a national institution

Author: Charles K. Wolfe

Publisher: Co-Published with the Country

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021966655


Page: 312

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Chronicles the early years of the Grand Ole Opry, tracing its growth from a small Saturday night radio program to a national institution

Nashville CatsNashville Cats

Wolfe, A Good-Natured Riot, 5–6; Craig Havighurst, Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007), 11–12. Wolfe, A Good-Natured Riot, 5. Havighurst notes, for instance, ...

Author: Travis D. Stimeling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197502822


Page: 336

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The Nashville Cats bounced from studio to studio along the city's Music Row, delivering instrumental backing tracks for countless recordings throughout the mid-20th century. Music industry titans like Chet Atkins, Anita Kerr, and Charlie McCoy were among this group of extraordinarily versatile session musicians who defined the era of the "Nashville Sound," and helped establish the city of Nashville as the renowned hub of the record industry it is today. Nashville Cats: Record Production in Music City is the first account of these talented musicians and the behind-the-scenes role they played to shape the sounds of country music. Many of the genre's most celebrated artists-Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Floyd Cramer, and others immortalized in the Country Music Hall of Fame and musicians from outside the genre's ranks, like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, heard the call of the Nashville Sound and followed it to the city's studios, recording song after song that resonated with the brilliance of the Cats. Author Travis D. Stimeling investigates how the Nashville system came to be, how musicians worked within it, and how the desires of an ever-growing and diversifying audience affected the practices of record production. Drawing on a rich array of recently uncovered primary sources and original oral histories,Âinterviews with key players, and close exploration of hit songs, Nashville Cats brings us back into the studios of this famous era, right alongside the remarkable musicians who made it happen.

I d Fight the WorldI d Fight the World

On Ford's impact on the emergence of these musical genres, see Richard A. Peterson, Creating Country Music: Fabricating Authenticity (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997), 59–62; Charles K. Wolfe's A Good-Natured Riot: The Birth ...

Author: Peter La Chapelle

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226923017


Page: 336

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Long before the United States had presidents from the world of movies and reality TV, we had scores of politicians with connections to country music. In I’d Fight the World, Peter La Chapelle traces the deep bonds between country music and politics, from the nineteenth-century rise of fiddler-politicians to more recent figures like Pappy O’Daniel, Roy Acuff, and Rob Quist. These performers and politicians both rode and resisted cultural waves: some advocated for the poor and dispossessed, and others voiced religious and racial anger, but they all walked the line between exploiting their celebrity and righteously taking on the world. La Chapelle vividly shows how country music campaigners have profoundly influenced the American political landscape.

The Country Music ReaderThe Country Music Reader

Charles K. Wolfe, A Good-Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry (Nashville, TN: Country Music Foundation Press and Vanderbilt University Press, 1999), 15–16. 2. Wolfe, Good ...

Author: Travis D. Stimeling

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199314928


Page: 408

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In The Country Music Reader Travis D. Stimeling provides an anthology of primary source readings from newspapers, magazines, and fan ephemera encompassing the history of country music from circa 1900 to the present. Presenting conversations that have shaped historical understandings of country music, it brings the voices of country artists and songwriters, music industry insiders, critics, and fans together in a vibrant conversation about a widely loved yet seldom studied genre of American popular music. Situating each source chronologically within its specific musical or cultural context, Stimeling traces the history of country music from the fiddle contests and ballad collections of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through the most recent developments in contemporary country music. Drawing from a vast array of sources including popular magazines, fan newsletters, trade publications, and artist biographies, The Country Music Reader offers firsthand insight into the changing role of country music within both the music industry and American musical culture, and presents a rich resource for university students, popular music scholars, and country music fans alike.

Tennessee WomenTennessee Women

Charles Wolfe, A Good Natured Riot: The Birth ofthe Grand Ole Opry (Nashville: The Country Music Foundation and Vanderbilt University Press, 1999), 119–28. 34. Elijah Wald, Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the ...

Author: Sarah Wilkerson Freeman

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820339016


Page: 480

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Including suffragists, civil rights activists, and movers and shakers in politics and in the music industries of Nashville and Memphis, as well as many other notables, this collective portrait of Tennessee women offers new perspectives and insights into their dreams, their struggles, and their times. As rich, diverse, and wide-ranging as the topography of the state, this book will interest scholars, general readers, and students of southern history, women's history, and Tennessee history. Tennessee Women: Their Lives and Times shifts the historical lens from the more traditional view of men's roles to place women and their experiences at center stage in the historical drama. The eighteen biographical essays, written by leading historians of women, illuminate the lives of familiar figures like reformer Frances Wright, blueswoman Alberta Hunter, and the Grand Ole Opry's Minnie Pearl (Sarah Colley Cannon) and less-well-known characters like the Cherokee Beloved Woman Nan-ye-hi (Nancy Ward), antebellum free black woman Milly Swan Price, and environmentalist Doris Bradshaw. Told against the backdrop of their times, these are the life stories of women who shaped Tennessee's history from the eighteenth-century challenges of western expansion through the nineteenth- and twentieth-century struggles against racial and gender oppression to the twenty-first-century battles with community degradation. Taken as a whole, this collection of women's stories illuminates previously unrevealed historical dimensions that give readers a greater understanding of Tennessee's place within environmental and human rights movements and its role as a generator of phenomenal cultural life.

Staging TraditionStaging Tradition

Wolfe, A Good-Natured Riot, 7–11. 37. ... For histories of Lunsford's career see Jones, Minstrel of the Appalachians; Whisnant, “Finding the Way between the Old and New”; and Williams, Great Smoky Mountains Folklife, 26–29. 46.

Author: Michael Ann Williams

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252073441


Page: 221

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"Staging tradition traces the parallel careers of the creators of the Renfro Valley Barn Dance and the National Folk Festival. Through their devotion to staging of traditional culture, including folk, country, and bluegrass music, John Lair (1894-1985) and Sarah Gertrude Knott (1895-1984) became two of the mid-twentieth century's most notable producers."--P. [4] of cover.

Country Music Annual 2001Country Music Annual 2001

Wolfe, A Good-Natured Riot, 12, 13. 24. Ibid., 18. 25. Chris Comber and Mike Paris, “Jimmie Rodgers,” in Stars of Country Music: Uncle Dave Macon to Johnny Rodriguez, ed. Bill C. Malone and Judith McCulloh (Urbana: Univ. of Illinois ...

Author: Charles K. Wolfe

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813157184


Page: 216

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The swelling interest in popular music studies has far outpaced the outlets for publication. With the Country Music Annual, scholars, students, and interested readers have a place for sharing their research and ideas. The subjects of this second volume range from one of the very first musicians to make country records, Henry Gilliland, to the current avant-garde work of the alternative country band Uncle Tupolo. Ernest Tubb's musical roots, the origins of one of Roy Acuff's classic gospel songs, and the Carter Family's rhythms are discussed in these pages. Even NASCAR makes an appearance. Advisory Board: Bill C. Malone, Nolan Porterfield, Jimmie Rogers, Curtis Ellison, William K. McNeil, Wayne W. Daniel, Joli Jensen.

Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky tonk AngelsLonesome Cowgirls and Honky tonk Angels

Charles Wolfe, A Good-Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry, 112. 60. Ibid., 118. 61. David C. Morton and Charles Wolfe, “DeFord Bailey: They Turned Me Loose to Root Hog or Die.” 62. Jane Smith interview with McCusker. 63.

Author: Kristine M. McCusker

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252075247


Page: 194

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A collective biography of the women who shaped early country and western music

Report of the Belfast Riots CommissionersReport of the Belfast Riots Commissioners

As a rule , are the crowds in Belfast , in ordi- -They are treated for the time being as part of the nary times , difficult to deal with ; or are they not diffi- town force , just . cult to deal with — are they a good - natured ...

Author: Belfast Riots Commission


ISBN: MSU:31293012732057


Page: 623

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Uprising at Bowling GreenUprising at Bowling Green

... town Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where in the 1950s (and later) thousands of students would gather for revelry during spring break, typically getting into a good-natured riot when police tried to disperse an especially noisy crowd.

Author: Norbert Wiley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317249689


Page: 272

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Often overlooked, the student demonstration at Bowling Green State University was the first and most successful 1960s campus protest - and a key point in the transition from 1950s social mores to 1960s activism. What began as a protest against outdated rules about dating and student behaviour quickly turned toward political objectives about civil liberties and ousted the university president. The authors, two of whom were present on campus during the demonstration, tell the story of how what began as dissent against old schoolmarm rules quickly turned into a fully-fledged 1960s crusade, with new issues and tactics. Feminist activists played a leading role, and the uprising succeeded in advancing the civil liberties of women. Drawing on the sociological ideas of Weber, Durkheim, and Marx, this book depicts how young activists broke the 1950s mold, little aware that many of their ideals would be echoed in many important 1960s protests. It is a vivid portrait of how the 1950s became the 1960s in America.

The Social Origins of the Urban SouthThe Social Origins of the Urban South

25 Hay , Grand Ole Opry , 17–18 ; Wolfe , Good . Natured Riot , 225-26 ; undated advertisement reproduced in Jerry Wayne Rinks , “ We Shield Millions : A History of WSM , 1925-1950 ” ( Ph.D. dissertation , University of Tennessee ...

Author: Louis M. Kyriakoudes

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807854840


Page: 226

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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, thousands of black and white southerners left farms and rural towns to try their fate in the region's cities. This transition brought about significant economic, social, and cultural changes in both ur

Hidden in the MixHidden in the Mix

... the Songs,” 27—28; Morton and Wolfe, DeFord Bailey, especially 17, 47—49, 121—30; Wolfe,A Good-Natured Riot, 119—29. ... “The Artists and the Songs,” 27—28; Wolfe, A GoodNatured Riot, 122—24; Morton and Wolfe, DeFord Bailey, 5o—59.

Author: Diane Pecknold

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822394976


Page: 384

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Country music's debt to African American music has long been recognized. Black musicians have helped to shape the styles of many of the most important performers in the country canon. The partnership between Lesley Riddle and A. P. Carter produced much of the Carter Family's repertoire; the street musician Tee Tot Payne taught a young Hank Williams Sr.; the guitar playing of Arnold Schultz influenced western Kentuckians, including Bill Monroe and Ike Everly. Yet attention to how these and other African Americans enriched the music played by whites has obscured the achievements of black country-music performers and the enjoyment of black listeners. The contributors to Hidden in the Mix examine how country music became "white," how that fictive racialization has been maintained, and how African American artists and fans have used country music to elaborate their own identities. They investigate topics as diverse as the role of race in shaping old-time record catalogues, the transracial West of the hick-hopper Cowboy Troy, and the place of U.S. country music in postcolonial debates about race and resistance. Revealing how music mediates both the ideology and the lived experience of race, Hidden in the Mix challenges the status of country music as "the white man’s blues." Contributors. Michael Awkward, Erika Brady, Barbara Ching, Adam Gussow, Patrick Huber, Charles Hughes, Jeffrey A. Keith, Kip Lornell, Diane Pecknold, David Sanjek, Tony Thomas, Jerry Wever


Good-Natured. Riot';. Chicks. At. 4. Million. by. Chet. Flippo. Faith In The Library. Faith Hill has donated $50,000 to the Nashville Public Library on behalf of the Faith Hill Literacy Project, in conjunction with Southland Corp. and ...





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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Hello I Must Be GoingHello I Must Be Going

... at which Groucho's attendance precipitated a riot (a good-natured riot), and the concerts in Los Angeles and San ... Groucho had great respect for Erin's ability as a business manager, and talking about her business acumen, ...

Author: Charlotte Chandler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471105852


Page: 576

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When Groucho Marx was well into his eighties, Charlotte Chandler approached him about writing a profile of him for a magazine. Groucho invited Charlotte to meet and that meeting grew into a friendship that lasted until Groucho's death in August 1977. Groucho was surrounded by a group of friends - some old timers like George Burns and Jack Benny - some younger comedians, like Woody Allen, who revered Groucho. Charlotte was present for most of these meetings and these conversations form the basis of HELLO, I MUST BE GOING. Some are hilarious, some are poignant, all of them are fascinating. If you ever wondered what it was like to spend some time with Groucho Marx, one of the wittiest men ever, this is your book.

The Great Riots of New York 1712 1813The Great Riots of New York 1712 1813

Such an audience had never before been seen in the Opera House, and it boded no good. ... but possibly they will do nothing further; they seem to be patient and good-natured, but Mr. Macready may expect a rough reception.

Author: Hon. J. T Headley

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752302493


Page: 176

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Reproduction of the original: The Great Riots of New York 1712-1813 by Hon. J. T Headley

The Song is Not the SameThe Song is Not the Same

C. K. Wolfe's A Good Natured Riot (77–79) is perhaps the best secondary source on the effect of Ford's promotion on the old time, or hillbilly, music audience. See also Peterson 60–62. Invitation and club member listing, 27 Jan. 1910.

Author: Bruce Zuckerman

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557535863


Page: 172

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There has been a long-standing relationship between Jewish Americans and the world of American popular music. The essays in this volume blend surveys of music making as a whole with profiles of single artists. This is volume 8 of the annual publication, The Jewish Role in American Life (ISSN 1934-7529), produced by the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life at the University of Southern California. Contents: Foreword (Gayle Wald); Introduction (Josh Kun); "Cohen Owes Me Ninety-Seven Dollars, and other Tales from the Jewish Sheet-Music Trade" (Jody Rosen); “'Dances Partake of the Racial Characteristics of the People Who Dance Them': Nordicism, Antisemitism, and Henry Ford's Old Time Music and Dance Revival" (Peter La Chapelle); “Ovoutie Slanguage is Absolutely Kosher: Yiddish in Scat-Singing, Jazz Jargon, and Black Music” (Jonathan Z. S. Pollack); "'If I Embarrass You, Tell Your Friends': Belle Barth, Pearl Williams, and the Space of the Risqué" (Josh Kun); "'Here's a foreign song I learned in Utah': The Anxiety of Jewish Influence in the Music of Bob Dylan" (David Kaufman); "Jazz Liturgy, Yiddishe Blues, Cantorial Death Metal, and Free Klez: Musical Hybridity in Radical Jewish Culture" (Jeff Janeczco).

The Oxford Handbook of Country MusicThe Oxford Handbook of Country Music

... 103 Glen Burnie, Maryland, 85 Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, 249 “Glendale Train” (New Riders of the Purple Sage), ... 219 “Good Hearted Woman,” 86 Goodman, Benny, 270 A Good Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry (Wolfe), ...

Author: Travis D. Stimeling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190248178


Page: 552

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Now in its sixth decade, country music studies is a thriving field of inquiry involving scholars working in the fields of American history, folklore, sociology, anthropology, musicology, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, and geography, among many others. Covering issues of historiography and practice as well as the ways in which the genre interacts with media and social concerns such as class, gender, and sexuality, The Oxford Handbook of Country Music interrogates prevailing narratives, explores significant lacunae in the current literature, and provides guidance for future research. More than simply treating issues that have emerged within this subfield, The Oxford Handbook of Country Music works to connect to broader discourses within the various fields that inform country music studies in an effort to strengthen the area's interdisciplinarity. Drawing upon the expertise of leading and emerging scholars, this Handbook presents an introduction into the historiographical narratives and methodological issues that have emerged in country music studies' first half-century.