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 get together — all are a part of the fantastic cultural patchwork of conventional track in Texas. In Everyday Music, writer and researcher Alan Govenar brings readers face-to-face with the tales and thoughts 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 massive cultural panorama of the nation. In Everyday Music, he compares his studies then along with his makes an attempt to reconnect with the folks 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 track and musicians. What he came across on his highway journey round the state—and what he stocks within the pages of this booklet — are the regularly occurring songs, tunes, and musical tools which have been handed down from one iteration to the following. Govenar invitations you to accompany him on his trip — one who will perpetually switch how you examine the normal track that's such a massive a part of our daily lives.
Everyday Music is observed by way of a unique on-line source (www.everydaymusiconline.org) with movies, recorded interviews, and performances. the location additionally positive aspects unique assets for academics who are looking to carry this wealthy cultural adventure into their school rooms and for normal 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
unique Oompah Band: German Dance tune, Tivydale 96
John Henry “Bones” Nobles: Bones Percussion, Beaumont 107
Yani Rose Keo: Cambodian track and Dance, Houston 117
Appendix: Traditional track in Texas Radio sequence 129
For extra examining, Listening, and Viewing 133