By Alan B. Govenar,Paddy Bowman
Native American drumming and chant; Czech and German polka; state fiddling; African American spirituals, blues and jazz; cowboy songs; Mexican corridos; zydeco; and the sounds of a Cambodian New Year’s occasion — all are a part of the superb cultural patchwork of conventional tune in Texas. In Everyday Music, writer and researcher Alan Govenar brings readers face-to-face with the tales and stories of people that are as different because the traditions they bring about on.
From 1983 to 1988, Alan Govenar traveled greater than 35,000 miles round Texas, interviewing, recording, and photographing the great cultural panorama of the kingdom. In Everyday Music, he compares his reviews then together with his makes an attempt to reconnect with the folk and traditions that he had initially documented. preventing at gasoline stations, eating places, or street-corner groceries in small cities and inner-city neighborhoods, Govenar requested neighborhood citizens approximately neighborhood tune and musicians. What he discovered on his street journey round the state—and what he stocks within the pages of this ebook — are the primary songs, tunes, and musical tools which have been handed down from one new release to the following. Govenar invitations you to accompany him on his trip — one who will without end switch how you examine the conventional tune that's such an enormous a part of our daily lives.
Everyday Music is observed through a unique on-line source (www.everydaymusiconline.org) with videos, recorded interviews, and performances. the location additionally gains designated assets for academics who are looking to convey this wealthy cultural adventure into their school rooms and for basic readers who easily need to know more.
Table of Contents:
Julius Vita: Czech Accordion, Seymour 9
John Burrus: Cowboy Songs and state Hymns, Stephenville 18
Osceola Mays: Spirituals and Poems, Dallas 30
Howard Dee “Wes” Westmoreland III: Fiddling, Gustine 40
Miguel Pedraza: Tigua Drumming and Chanting, El Paso 51
Alexander H. Moore: Barrelhouse Blues, Dallas 62
W. W. Trammell: Guitar Maker and Musician, Lone superstar 73
Lydia Mendoza: Boleros, Corridos, and Rancheras, Houston 83
Original Oompah Band: German Dance song, Tivydale 96
John Henry “Bones” Nobles: Bones Percussion, Beaumont 107
Yani Rose Keo: Cambodian song and Dance, Houston 117
Appendix: Traditional song in Texas Radio sequence 129
For additional examining, Listening, and Viewing 133