Bill Clifton

America's Bluegrass Ambassador to the World Bill C Malone ... Bill's songbook became almost a Bible for the two young singers. ... described as “Mrs. Carter Hoffman,” was Bill Clifton's sister, Ann, and that she lived in Baltimore.

Bill Clifton

The most atypical of bluegrass artists, Bill Clifton has enjoyed a long career as a recording artist, performer, and champion of old-time music. Bill C. Malone pens the story of Clifton's eclectic life and influential career. Born into a prominent Maryland family, Clifton connected with old-time music as a boy. Clifton made records around earning a Master's degree, fifteen years in the British folk scene, and stints in the Peace Corps and Marines. Yet that was just the beginning. Closely allied with the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Mike Seeger, and others, Clifton altered our very perceptions of the music--organizing one of the first outdoor bluegrass festivals, publishing a book of folk and gospel standards that became a cornerstone of the folk revival, and introducing both traditional and progressive bluegrass around the world. As Malone shows, Clifton clothed the music of working-class people in the vestments of romance, celebrating the log cabin as a refuge from modernism that rang with the timeless music of Appalachia. An entertaining account by an eminent music historian, Bill Clifton clarifies the myths and illuminates the paradoxes of an amazing musical life.

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Bill Clifton
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Bill C Malone
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-20 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

The most atypical of bluegrass artists, Bill Clifton has enjoyed a long career as a recording artist, performer, and champion of old-time music. Bill C. Malone pens the story of Clifton's eclectic life and influential career. Born into a prominent Maryland family, Clifton connected with old-time music as a boy.
Country Music
Language: en
Pages: 596
Authors: Kurt Wolff
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Rough Guides

Traces the growth of country music as an industry, and includes biographies of hundreds of performers, album reviews, and background stories of songs.
The Music of the Stanley Brothers
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Gary B. Reid
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-15 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

The Music of the Stanley Brothers brings together forty years of passionate research by scholar and record label owner Gary Reid. A leading authority on Carter and Ralph Stanley, Reid augments his own vast knowledge of their music with interviews, documents ranging from books to folios sold by the brothers
Country Music USA
Language: en
Pages: 769
Authors: Bill C. Malone, Tracy E. W. Laird
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-04 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

“Still stands as the most authoritative history of this uniquely American art form . . . Bill Malone [was] an indispensable guide in making our PBS documentary.” —Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, Country Music: An American Family Story This is the newly updated edition of Country Music USA, “considered the
Rural Roots of Bluegrass
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: WAYNE ERBSEN
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-24 - Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

Wayne Erbsen's newest book takes a deep look at bluegrass music to uncover its true roots: ballads of early pioneers, Scots-Irish fiddle tunes, black spirituals, plantations melodies, blues, murder ballads, sentimental parlor songs from Tin Pan Alley, North Carolina banjo styles and gospel songs. the book is richly illustrated with