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  • Author:
    Ace Collins
  • ISBN:
    1572970723
  • ISBN13:
    978-1572970724
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  • Publisher:
    Boulevard Books; First Edition edition (March 1, 1996)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
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    Music
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What makes a great country song? It tells a story.

What makes a great country song? It tells a story. It has a twang you can feel down to the soles of your feet. Some get mad, some get weepy, some just get you down the road. But these are 100 essential songs that map out the story of country music, from Hank Williams howling at the moon to George Jones pouring one out for all the desperate lovers to Taylor Swift singing the suburban cowgirl blues. In 1972, country music's consummate storyteller traveled to Miami Beach to perform at the Democratic National Convention that nominated George McGovern and returned to Nashville afterward with a soon-to-be-hit.

Country music - it s the music of dreams & heartache, of Young Love . Each of the 100 songs that Collins has chosen gets a writeup of about 2-3 pages each

Country music - it s the music of dreams & heartache, of Young Love & Movin On. It s the music of America. Stories Behind Country Musicªs All-Time Greatest 100 Songs. by. Ace Collins (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Each of the 100 songs that Collins has chosen gets a writeup of about 2-3 pages each. Collins' emphasis is on the songs themselves, so he doesn't spend as much time talking about the artists who recorded them as the songsmiths who came up with them (unless they're one and the same, as in Charlie Daniels' case for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia").

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Published 1996 by Boulevard Books in New York.

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book details the who, what, when, where, and why of country's best songs . disc jockeys, and fans, highlights the stories behind 100 country music hits.

Through interviews with songwriters, music historians, performers, producers, disc jockeys, and fans, highlights the stories behind 100 country music hits.

Turn Your Radio On book. Turn Your Radio On tells the fascinating stories behind gospel music's. These are the songs that have shaped our faith and brought us joy. You'll find out: What famous song traces back to a sailor's desperate prayer, What Bill Gaither tune was recorded by Elvis Presley in 1969 - and won a Grammy, What song was born during a carriage ride through Washington, . at the onset of the Civil War. Turn Your radio On is an inspiring journey through the songs that are part of the roots of our faith today.

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas. Illustrations by clint hansen. Stories Behind America’s Hymns of Faith: Songs That Unite Our Nation. Turn Your Radio On: The Stories Behind Gospel Music’s All-Time Greatest Songs. Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas.

Gospel songs such as 'Amazing Grace' have blessed you for years, but once you discover the stories behind them, they .

A great gift for music lovers! 256 pages, softcover, Zondervan

Music historian Colin Escott noted "One of the mysteries about 'Mystery Train' was where the title came from; it was mentioned nowhere in. Collins, Ace (1996). The Stories Behind Country Music's All-time Greatest: 100 Songs. New York: The Berkeley Publishing Group.

Music historian Colin Escott noted "One of the mysteries about 'Mystery Train' was where the title came from; it was mentioned nowhere in the song".

Collins, Ace (1996). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st e. Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 23. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.

Through interviews with songwriters, music historians, performers, producers, disc jockeys, and fans, highlights the stories behind 100 country music hits

Mautaxe
This was a super informative book that I have truly appreciated reading.
Yes, some of the songs have a most familiar background that most
people probably know, including me. And some of the composers are well
known. BUT there so many I had no clue for what and why they were
written and I have loved them for years just because.....and I was surprised
that some of the songs were in here because I didn't realize they were
considered "country." It said it was in good condition and used but I would
have classified is as "barely used and in excellent condition."
Ironrunner
Short stories about top songs, (how or why they were written and what helped make them hits). An interesting read.
Yozshujind
I'm going to assume that you have more than a passing interest in country music or you wouldn't be reading this, so I'll make this simple. Each of the 100 songs that Collins has chosen gets a writeup of about 2-3 pages each. Collins' emphasis is on the songs themselves, so he doesn't spend as much time talking about the artists who recorded them as the songsmiths who came up with them (unless they're one and the same, as in Charlie Daniels' case for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia").

PROS:
Lots of little-known tidbits for all but dyed in the wool country fanatics such as Vernon Dalhart, the first country superstar, was actually opera singer Marion Slaughter. Did you realize "I'm Thinking Tonight of my Blue Eyes" (1929),"The Great Speckled Bird" (1938) ,"The Wild Side of Life" (1952), and "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels" (1952) are all based around the same music? Did you know "Orange Blossom Special" is more or less an ad?

CONS:
In attempting to include some "modern songs", Collins has written about tunes of dubious "all-time greatest" value:
Alabama's "Tennessee River" and Hank Jr's "Are You Ready for Some Football?" are two of the most glaring examples.

He also tends to include songs for what he feels is their "importance" in breaking new ground, which may or may not coincide with their relative worth as country classics. Barbara Mandrell may have bust a taboo for women singing "cheating" songs with 1973 hit "Midnight Oil" as Collins says but that doesn't mean it's legitimately one of the 100 best country songs EVER penned.

I would also say the inclusion of Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" and the Everly Brothers' "Bye Bye Love" are suspect too. They may be great SONGS but they're not great COUNTRY songs, regardless of the Everlys' occasional country cuts (on other songs) and the Killer's later turn to twang after his marriage to Myra sabotaged his rock career.

BOTTOM LINE:
It's good for a one time read but probably not one you'll feel a compelling need to own.
Still In Mind
Though the songs may not be the 100 I would have chosen, I love this little book. The stories behind them are well-written, with background on both the writer and the original performer(s). The only problem I can see is that there are only 100! Here's hoping Mr. Collins produces a second volume, because the first is great.