Tell Me A Story, Sing Me A Song

Tell Me A Story, Sing Me A Song

A Texas Chronicle

Book - 1983
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University of Texas Press

Texas, the 1930s—the years of the Great Depression. It was the Texas of great men: Dobie, Bedichek, Webb, the young Américo Paredes. And it was the Texas of May McCord and "Cocky" Thompson, the Reverend I. B. Loud, the Cajun Marcelle Comeaux, the black man they called "Grey Ghost," and all the other extraordinary "ordinary" people whom William A. Owens met in his travels.

"Up and down and sideways" across Texas, Owens traveled. His goal: to learn for himself what the diverse peoples of the state "believed in, yearned for, laughed at, fought over, as revealed in story and song." Tell me a story, sing me a song brings together both the songs he gathered—many accompanied by music—and Owens' warm reminiscences of his travels in the Texas of the Thirties and early Forties.

Baker & Taylor
A portrait of the folk music of Texas is accompained by descriptions of the author's experiences collecting songs in Texas during the Depression

Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1983
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780292755239
Branch Call Number: TEX 784.5 OWE
Characteristics: viii, 328 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Owens, Jessie Ann
Skuse, David


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