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Twentieth century drifter : the life of Marty Robbins

Author: Diane Diekman
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2012.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing from personal interviews and in-depth research, biographer Diane Diekman explains how Robbins saw himself as a drifter, a man always searching for self-fulfilment and inner peace. Born Martin David Robinson to a hardworking mother and abusive alcoholic father, he never fully escaped from the insecurities burned into him by a poverty-stricken nomadic childhood in the Arizona desert. In 1947 he got his first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Marty Robbins; Marty Robbins
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Diekman
ISBN: 9780252036323 0252036328 9780252081255 0252081250
OCLC Number: 743214713
Description: xi, 280 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: In the hall of fame --
Child of the Arizona desert --
A drifter --
Music and Marizona --
On Columbia Records --
Mr. Teardrop --
Singing the blues in a white sport coat --
Gunfighter ballads and trail songs --
Early 1960s --
Cowboy in a continental suit --
Still more gunfighter ballads and trail songs --
From dirt track to NASCAR --
A hot dog ready to pop --
"I want to race again" --
Back in the groove --
NASCAR 42 --
Twentieth century drifter --
Return to the road --
Back on Columbia Records and the spotlight --
The Marty Robbins Band on tour --
Into the '80s --
NASCAR--phase two --
Super legend --
No plans of quitting any time soon --
"I'll be drifting home" --
Some memories just won't die --
Appendix: Band members.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Diane Diekman.

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"Diekman propels the narrative with impressive detail and energy, leaving the reader with an impression that can only echo the admiration and respect of those who knew him."--The Austin Chronicle"In Read more...

 
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