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Singing in the saddle : the history of the singing cowboy

Author: Douglas B Green
Publisher: Nashville : Country Music Foundation Press : Vanderbilt University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Given by Carl T. Sprague Society for the Preservation of Cowboy Singing and Western music.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Chants et musique
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas B Green
ISBN: 082651412X 9780826514127
OCLC Number: 49699155
Description: xvi, 392 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The lure of the West --
The cowboy and song --
Western music in the air : record and radio to 1934 --
The Sons of the Pioneers and Billy Hill : painting the West in song --
Western music rides to the big screen --
Gene Autry : public cowboy #1 --
The next generation : Tex Ritter, Roy Rogers, Dick Foran, Ray Whitley, and the rest of the posse --
Roy Rogers : king of the cowboys --
High noon : the musical western at its zenith --
Riding into the celluloid sunset --
In the ether : radio, records, and television from 1935 --
The fallow years --
Revival.
Responsibility: Douglas B. Green.
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A potrayal of the singing cowboy, from the early days of vaudeville and radio, to the time of movie westerns before WWII, this book provides an analysis of the studio system that made men as Gene  Read more...

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"Throughout, Singing in the Saddle does what the best singing-cowboy movies did--it offers an escape to a world where the skies are never cloudy and the good guys always win." "Green has done Read more...

 
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