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Working Girl Blues: The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens

Working Girl Blues: The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens (Hardcover )

By Author : Bill C Malone , Hazel Dickens 

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Working Girl Blues: The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens Description

Hazel Dickens is an Appalachian singer and songwriter known for her superb musicianship, feminist country songs, union anthems, and blue-collar laments. Growing up in a West Virginia coal mining community, she drew on the mountain music and repertoire of her family and neighbors when establishing her own vibrant and powerful vocal style that is a trademark in old-time, bluegrass, and traditional country circles. "Working Girl Blues" presents forty original songs that Hazel Dickens wrote about coal mining, labor issues, personal relationships, and her life and family in Appalachia. Conveying sensitivity, determination, and feistiness, Dickens comments on each of her songs, explaining how she came to write them and what they meant and continue to mean to her. Bill C. Malone's introduction traces Dickens's life, musical career, and development as a songwriter, and the book features forty-one illustrations and a detailed discography of her commercial recordings.

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Title: Working Girl Blues: The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Author: Bill C Malone , Hazel Dickens
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 0252033043
EAN: 9780252033049
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 102
Binding: Hardcover
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