Dolly Parton Songteller

Dolly Parton  Songteller
Author: Dolly Parton,Robert K. Oermann
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781797208381
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Release: 2020-11-17
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend. As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimitable words, explore the songs that have defined her journey. Illustrated throughout with previously unpublished images from Dolly Parton's personal and business archives. Mining over 60 years of songwriting, Dolly Parton highlights 175 of her songs and brings readers behind the lyrics. • Packed with never-before-seen photographs and classic memorabilia • Explores personal stories, candid insights, and myriad memories behind the songs Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics reveals the stories and memories that have made Dolly a beloved icon across generations, genders, and social and international boundaries. Containing rare photos and memorabilia from Parton's archives, this book is a show-stopping must-have for every Dolly Parton fan. • Learn the history behind classic Parton songs like "Jolene," "9 to 5," "I Will Always Love You," and more. • The perfect gift for Dolly Parton fans (everyone loves Dolly!) as well as lovers of music history and country Add it to the shelf with books like Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton, The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles, and Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.

Songteller

Songteller
Author: Anonymous,Dolly Parton
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1529349796
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Release: 2020-11-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend. As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimitable words, explore the songs that have defined her journey. Illustrated throughout with previously unpublished images from Dolly Parton's personal and business archives. Mining over 60 years of songwriting, Dolly Parton highlights 150 of her songs and brings readers behind the lyrics. - Packed with never-before-seen photographs and classic memorabilia - Explores personal stories, candid insights, and myriad memories behind the songs Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics reveals the stories and memories that have made Dolly a beloved icon across generations, genders, and social and international boundaries. Containing rare photos and memorabilia from Parton's archives, this book is a show-stopping must-have for every Dolly Parton fan. - Learn the history behind classic Parton songs like "Jolene," "9 to 5," "I Will Always Love You," and more. - The perfect gift for Dolly Parton fans (everyone loves Dolly!) as well as lovers of music history and country Add it to the shelf with books like Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton, The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles, and Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.

She Come By It Natural

She Come By It Natural
Author: Sarah Smarsh
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781982157296
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Release: 2021-09-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this Time Top 100 Book of the Year, the National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Heartland “analyzes how Dolly Parton’s songs—and success—have embodied feminism for working-class women” (People). Growing up amid Kansas wheat fields and airplane factories, Sarah Smarsh witnessed firsthand the particular vulnerabilities—and strengths—of women in working poverty. Meanwhile, country songs by female artists played in the background, telling powerful stories about life, men, hard times, and surviving. In her family, she writes, “country music was foremost a language among women. It’s how we talked to each other in a place where feelings aren’t discussed.” And no one provided that language better than Dolly Parton. In this “tribute to the woman who continues to demonstrate that feminism comes in coats of many colors,” Smarsh tells readers how Parton’s songs have validated women who go unheard: the poor woman, the pregnant teenager, the struggling mother disparaged as “trailer trash.” Parton’s broader career—from singing on the front porch of her family’s cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains to achieving stardom in Nashville and Hollywood, from “girl singer” managed by powerful men to self-made mogul of business and philanthropy—offers a springboard to examining the intersections of gender, class, and culture. Infused with Smarsh’s trademark insight, intelligence, and humanity, this is “an ambitious book” (The New Republic) about the icon Dolly Parton and an “in-depth examination into gender and class and what it means to be a woman and a working-class hero that feels particularly important right now” (Refinery29).

Finding Her Voice

Finding Her Voice
Author: Mary A. Bufwack,Robert K. Oermann
Pages: 607
ISBN: UOM:39015062844975
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Release: 2003
Editor: Country Music Foundation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The spirit of the mountains: women in American folk music - Southern sentiments: country females in 19th century show business - Single girl, married girl: the Carter family and the birth of country music recording - The national barn dance: country women, radio and the Great Depression - Hungry disgusted blues: women in protest - Hollywood hayride: country music in World War II - Honky-tonk girl: Kitty Wells and her postwar sisters - All-day sing: women and Southern gospel music - Rockabilly women: let's have a party - The Nashville sound: Patsy Cline and the grand ole opry - The folk revival: come all ye fair and tender maidens - You're lookin' at country: Loretta Lynn and working-class pride - The heroines of heartbreak: Tammy Wynette and traditional values - Just because I'm a woman: Dolly Parton and her savvy sisters - Hollywood Tennessee: Barbara Mandrell and the show queens of country music - Back to country: Emmylou Harris and the country-rock fusion - Little Darlin's not my name: women in bluegrass - Eighties ladies and beyond: images for modern times - Meeting the millennium: female country triumphs.

Dream More

Dream More
Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781101600191
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Release: 2012-11-27
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The legendary Dolly Parton shares her heartfelt hopes and dreams for everyone. Expanding on the popular commencement speech Dolly Parton gave at the University of Tennessee, Dream More is a deeper and richer exploration of the personal philosophy she has forged over the course of her astonishing career as a singer, songwriter, performer, and philanthropist. Dolly elaborates on the four great hopes she wants us all to embrace: Dream more, Learn more, Care more, and Be more. She offers examples from her own life, from her childhood in the hills of eastern Tennessee to her life as the iconic performer she is today. From one of the legends of our time, Dream More is an honest, funny, and uplifting anthem for all who want to take charge of their lives and forge a future on their own terms.

Coat of Many Colors

Coat of Many Colors
Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780451533425
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Release: 2016-10-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dolly Parton lends the lyrics of her classic song "Coat of Many Colors" to this heartfelt picture book for young readers. Country music legend Dolly Parton's rural upbringing in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee provides the backdrop for this special picture book. Using lyrics from her classic song "Coat of Many Colors," the book tells the story of a young girl in need of a warm winter coat. When her mother sews her a coat made of rags, the girl is mocked by classmates for being poor. But Parton's trademark positivity carries through to the end as the girl realizes that her coat was made with love "in every stitch." Beautiful illustrations pair with Parton's poetic lyrics in this heartfelt picture book sure to speak to all young readers.

33 Revolutions Per Minute

33 Revolutions Per Minute
Author: Dorian Lynskey
Pages: 864
ISBN: 9780571277209
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Release: 2011-03-03
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why 33? Partly because that's the number of rotations performed by a vinyl album in one minute, and partly because it takes a lot of songs to tell a story which spans seven decades and five continents - to capture the colour and variety of this shape-shifting genre. This is not a list book, rather each of the 33 songs offers a way into a subject, an artist, an era or an idea. The book feels vital, in both senses of the word: necessary and alive. It captures some of the energy that is generated when musicians take risks, and even when they fail, those endeavours leave the popular culture a little richer and more challenging. Contrary to the frequently voiced idea that pop and politics are awkward bedfellows, it argues that protest music is pop, in all its blazing, cussed glory.

Dolly

Dolly
Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 332
ISBN: 0061092363
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Release: 1995
Editor: Harpercollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The successful country singer reveals her life since leaving home at the age of eighteen to pursue a singing career, while discussing her personal philosophies, her marriage, her friendships, and her achievements

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton
Author: Suzanne Sonnier
Pages: 169
ISBN: 9781572848467
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Release: 2020-12-08
Editor: Agate+ORM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of quotations from one of America’s most beloved cultural icons. Curated from Dolly Parton’s numerous public statements—interviews, speeches, social media posts, and more—this is a comprehensive picture of her legacy as a musician, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Since her career began in the Nashville music scene of the 1960s, Parton has become revered for her work as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, selling over one hundred million records and being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. And beyond her musical achievements, she co-owns the Dollywood Company and is renowned for the philanthropic work of her Dollywood Foundation. This collection is a look into the inner workings of the woman known for penning such hits as “I Will Always Love You,” “Jolene,” and “9 to 5.” Now, for the first time, you can find Parton’s most inspirational, thought-provoking quotes in one place, providing an intimate and direct look into the mind of this legendary woman.

Dolly on Dolly

Dolly on Dolly
Author: Randy L. Schmidt
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781613735190
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Release: 2017-05-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Nobody knows Dolly like Dolly," declares Dolly Parton. Dolly's is a rags-to-riches tale like no other. A dirt-poor Smoky Mountain childhood paved the way for the buxom blonde butterfly's metamorphosis from singer-songwriter to international music superstar. The undisputed "Queen of Country Music," Dolly has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and has conquered just about every facet of the entertainment industry: music, film, television, publishing, theatre, and even theme parks. It's been more than 50 years since Dolly Parton arrived in Nashville with just her guitar and a dream. Her story has been told many times and in many ways, but never like this. Dolly on Dolly is a collection of interviews spanning five decades of her career and featuring material gathered from celebrated publications including Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Playboy, and Andy Warhol's Interview magazine. Also included are interviews which have not been previously available in print. Dolly's feisty and irresistible brand of humor, combined with her playful, pull-up-a-chair-and-stay-awhile delivery, makes for a fascinating and inviting experience in downhome philosophy and storytelling. Much like her patchwork "Coat of Many Colors," this book harkens back to the legendary entertainer's roots and traces her evolution, stitching it all together one piece at a time.

The Rose that Grew from Concrete

The Rose that Grew from Concrete
Author: Tupac Shakur
Pages: 149
ISBN: 9780671028459
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Release: 2009-02-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela.

Unlikely Angel

Unlikely Angel
Author: Lydia R. Hamessley
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780252052408
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Release: 2020-10-12
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Alright Alright Alright

Alright  Alright  Alright
Author: Melissa Maerz
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780062908513
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Release: 2020-11-17
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The definitive oral history of the cult classic Dazed and Confused, featuring behind-the-scenes stories from the cast and crew and written with the cooperation of Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater. Dazed and Confused not only heralded the arrival of filmmaker Richard Linklater, it introduced a cast of unknowns who would become the next generation of movie stars. Embraced as a cultural touchstone, the 1993 film would also make Matthew McConaughey’s famous phrase—alright, alright, alright—ubiquitous. But it started with a simple idea: Linklater thought people might like to watch a movie about high school kids just hanging out and listening to music on the last day of school in 1976. To some, that might not even sound like a movie. But to a few studio executives, it sounded enough like the next American Graffiti to justify the risk. Dazed and Confused made almost no money at the box office and seemed destined to disappear. Then something weird happened: Linklater turned out to be right. This wasn’t the kind of movie everybody liked, but it was the kind of movie certain people loved, with an intensity that felt personal. No matter what their high school experience was like, they thought Dazed and Confused was about them. Alright, Alright, Alright is the story of how this iconic film came together and why it worked. Combining behind-the-scenes photos and insights from nearly the entire cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, and many others, and with the full cooperation of Linklater himself, it offers an inside look at how a budding filmmaker and a cast of newcomers made a period piece that would feel timeless for decades to come.

I Am a Rainbow

I Am a Rainbow
Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0141330104
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Release: 2010
Editor: Puffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dolly Parton, award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and producer, brings her skills to picture books for the first time. Have you ever been tickled pink, green with envy or maybe just plain blue? I am a Rainbow is a colourful upbeat picture book that encourages children of all ages to think about their feelings.

Little Book of Dolly Parton Wisdom Wit from the Queen of Country

Little Book of Dolly Parton  Wisdom   Wit from the Queen of Country
Author: Hippo! Orange
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1911610384
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Release: 2020-09
Editor: Little Book Of
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of Dolly-isms, covering all aspects of the musician's legendary life, from rags-to-rhinestones: artistry and music, song writing, philanthropy, business and Dollywood, her personal life, passions and heartbreak - all in her own words.

Country Music s Greatest Lines

Country Music s Greatest Lines
Author: Bobby Braddock
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781439669549
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Release: 2020-07-06
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bobby Braddock, the only living songwriter to have written number-one country songs in five consecutive decades, celebrates standout lines in more than eighty country masterpieces. Unique stories give the reader a behind-the-scenes look at classics from Hank Williams, Bill Anderson, Roger Miller and Merle Haggard, as well as twenty-first-century icons like Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift and Eric Church. Artist Carmen Beecher brings these tales to vivid life with strikingly realistic illustrations of seldom-seen songwriters, easily recognizable superstars and unforgettable song characters. From late 1940s jukebox hits to present-day chart toppers, Braddock and Beecher offer a magical journey from the songwriter's pen to the singer's lips to the listener's ear.

Fair and Tender Ladies

Fair and Tender Ladies
Author: Lee Smith
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101516485
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Release: 2011-07-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A tour de force." LOS ANGELES TIMES Ivy Rowe may not have much education, but her thoughts are classic, and her experiences are fascinating. Born near the turn of the century in the Virginia Mountains, Ivy's story is told completely through letters she is forever writing, and that you will forever want to read.... "Few readers will be dry-eyed as they watch this extraordinary woman disappear around that last bend in the road." CHICAGO TRIBUNE

She Said It Best Dolly Parton

She Said It Best  Dolly Parton
Author: Kimma Parish
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781250134547
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Release: 2017-06-20
Editor: Castle Point Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dolly Parton is a country music legend, but also one of America’s most beloved celebrities. Her warmth, spirit, and no-nonsense advice is embraced by millions of people who love her positive personality and encouraging attitude. In this coloring book, Dolly’s inspiring words will be paired with equally inspiring designs to color. Sample quotations include: “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” “You’d be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!” This clever and lovely coloring book series combines quotations from beloved wise women with beautiful black-and-white illustrations. In an attractive paperback format with foil embellishments, these books stand on their own as lovely art objects and impressive gifts.

Born to Run

Born to Run
Author: Bruce Springsteen
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781501141522
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Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himselfto writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as The Big Bang: seeing Elvis Presley s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work. Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll. Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs ("Thunder Road, "Badlands." "Darkness on the edge of Town. "The River" "Born in the U.S.A." "The Rising, " abd "The Ghost of Tom Joad," to name just a few). Bruce Springsteen s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.

Bobby Braddock

Bobby Braddock
Author: Bobby Braddock
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780826520845
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Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Vanderbilt University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you know country music, you know Bobby Braddock. Even if you don't know his name, you know the man's work. "He Stopped Loving Her Today." "D-I-V-O-R-C-E." "Golden Ring." "Time Marches On." "I Wanna Talk About Me." "People Are Crazy." These songs and numerous other chart-topping hits sprang from the mind of Bobby Braddock. A working songwriter and musician, Braddock has prowled the streets of Nashville's legendary Music Row since the mid-1960s, plying his trade and selling his songs. These decades of writing songs for legendary singers like George Jones, Tammy Wynette, and Toby Keith are recounted in Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville's Music Row, providing the reader with a stunning look at the beating heart of Nashville country music that cannot be matched. If you're looking for insight into Nashville, the life of music in this town, and the story of a force of nature on the Row to this day, Bobby Braddock will take you there.