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The Resource Unlikely angel : the songs of Dolly Parton, Lydia R. Hamessley ; foreword by Steve Buckingham

Unlikely angel : the songs of Dolly Parton, Lydia R. Hamessley ; foreword by Steve Buckingham

Label
Unlikely angel : the songs of Dolly Parton
Title
Unlikely angel
Title remainder
the songs of Dolly Parton
Statement of responsibility
Lydia R. Hamessley ; foreword by Steve Buckingham
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dolly Parton's success as a performer and pop culture phenomenon has overshadowed her achievements as a songwriter. But she sees herself as a songwriter first, and with good reason. Parton's compositions like "I Will Always Love You" and "Jolene" have become American standards with an impact far beyond country music. Lydia R. Hamessley's expert analysis and Parton's characteristically straightforward input inform this comprehensive look at the process, influences, and themes that have shaped the superstar's songwriting artistry. Hamessley reveals how Parton's loving, hardscrabble childhood in the Smoky Mountains provided the musical language, rhythms, and memories of old-time music that resonate in so many of her songs. Hamessley further provides an understanding of how Parton combines her cultural and musical heritage with an artisan's sense of craft and design to compose eloquent, painfully honest, and gripping songs about women's lives, poverty, heartbreak, inspiration, and love. Filled with insights on hit songs and less familiar gems, Unlikely Angel covers the full arc of Dolly Parton's career and offers an unprecedented look at the creative force behind the image"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamessley, Lydia
Dewey number
  • 782.42164092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.P28
LC item number
H36 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women composers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parton, Dolly
  • Country music
  • Parton, Dolly
  • Country music
Target audience
adult
Label
Unlikely angel : the songs of Dolly Parton, Lydia R. Hamessley ; foreword by Steve Buckingham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Hello, I'm Dolly -- "In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)"-Dolly's Musical Life -- "Coat of Many Colors"-Dolly's Songwriting Workshop -- "My Tennessee Mountain Home"-Dolly's Appalachian Musical Heritage -- "These Old Bones"-Dolly's Mountain Identity and Voice -- "I Will Always Love You"-Songs about Love -- "Just because I'm a Woman"-Songs about Women's Lives -- "Me and Little Andy"-Songs of Tragedy -- "Light of a Clear Blue Morning"-Songs of Inspiration -- "There'll Always Be Music"-Final Thoughts -- Appendix A. Song List -- Appendix B. Timeline
Control code
on1142528971
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 286 pages
Isbn
9780252085420
Lccn
2020020804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)1142528971
Label
Unlikely angel : the songs of Dolly Parton, Lydia R. Hamessley ; foreword by Steve Buckingham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Hello, I'm Dolly -- "In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)"-Dolly's Musical Life -- "Coat of Many Colors"-Dolly's Songwriting Workshop -- "My Tennessee Mountain Home"-Dolly's Appalachian Musical Heritage -- "These Old Bones"-Dolly's Mountain Identity and Voice -- "I Will Always Love You"-Songs about Love -- "Just because I'm a Woman"-Songs about Women's Lives -- "Me and Little Andy"-Songs of Tragedy -- "Light of a Clear Blue Morning"-Songs of Inspiration -- "There'll Always Be Music"-Final Thoughts -- Appendix A. Song List -- Appendix B. Timeline
Control code
on1142528971
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 286 pages
Isbn
9780252085420
Lccn
2020020804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)1142528971

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