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  1. The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock: New Edition (Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture (Hardcover))
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  2. The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock: New Edition (Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture (Hardcover))

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Musical magic hit Austin, Texas, in the early 1970s. At now-legendary venues such as Threadgill's, Vulcan Gas Company, and the Armadillo World Headquarters, a host of country, rock-and-roll, blues, and folk musicians came together and created a sound and a scene that Jan Reid vividly detailed in his 1974 book, The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock.


The breadth of talent still astounds—Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Delbert McClinton, Michael Martin Murphey, Willis Alan Ramsey, Kinky Friedman, Steve Fromholz, Bobby Bridger, Billy Joe Shaver, Marcia Ball, and Townes Van Zandt. Reid's book even inspired the nationally popular and long-running PBS series Austin City Limits, which focused attention on the trends that fed the music scene—progressive country, country rock, western swing, blues, and bluegrass among them.


In this new edition, Jan Reid revitalizes his classic look at the Austin music scene. He has substantially reworked the early chapters to include musicians and musical currents from other parts of Texas that significantly contributed to the delightful convergence of popular cultures in Austin. Four new chapters and an epilogue show how the creative burst of the seventies directly spawned a new generation of talents who carry on the tradition—Lyle Lovett, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Earl Keen, Steve Earle, Jimmy LaFave, Kelly Willis, Joe Ely, Bruce and Charlie Robison, and The Dixie Chicks.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Jan Reid
Binding
Kindle Edition
EISBN
9780292787766
Format
Kindle eBook
Label
University of Texas Press
Manufacturer
University of Texas Press
NumberOfPages
400
PublicationDate
2010-07-05
Publisher
University of Texas Press
ReleaseDate
2010-07-05
Studio
University of Texas Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Jan Reid's excellent update of his previously published work is a must-read for any fans of the Texas country music scene, both present and past. Reid updates his book with added chapters and descriptive passages, tracing the development of the sounds and styles that have virtually defined Texas music. This is as much a work of Texana as it is a musical history. It's important writing, and it carries significant cultural weight behind it.

Reid's writing is much like the characters that he writes about. Rambling, disjointed at times, occasionally losing track of a theme or a story, but always interesting. Virtually all of the seminal Texas cosmic cowboys are profiled here, from the early years of Doug Sahm and the 13th Floor Elevators, to Willis Alan Ramsey, Michael Martin Murphey, Kinky Friedman, and many more. Reid's updated material profiles the modern-day inheritors of the style, such as Robert Earl Keen, Charlie Robison, and Jimmy LaFave. Reid even covers the blues... Read more
Great book .I was working with B.W. Stevenson when Jan Reid was hanging out with us in Austin. He did a great job capturing the music scene at that time
This book focuses a lot on the people behind the scenes who made the clubs happen in Austin and some folks who didn't make it to the big time. An extraordinary local history, probably a tad windy for those only interested in the music.
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