Country Music Humorists and Comedians by Loyal JonesCountry Music Humorists and Comedians by Loyal Jones

Country Music Humorists and Comedians

byLoyal Jones

Hardcover | October 8, 2008

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This volume is an encyclopedia of country music performers who have used comedy as a central component of their presentation. Loyal Jones offers a conversational and informative biographical sketch of each performer, often including a sample of the musician's humor, a recording history, and amusing anecdotal tidbits. In an entertaining style, Jones covers performers throughout the twentieth century, from such early stars of vaudeville and radio barn dances as the Skillet Lickers and the Weaver Brothers and Elviry, to regulars on Hee Haw and the Grand Old Opry, continuing to current comedians such as the Austin Lounge Lizards, Ray Stevens, and Jeff Foxworthy.
Loyal Jones is the author of nine books and dozens of articles on Appalachian culture, including Laughter in Appalachia: A Festival of Southern Mountain Humor. For twenty-three years he was director of the Appalachian Center at Berea College.
Title:Country Music Humorists and ComediansFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:448 pages, 10 × 6.88 × 1.3 inShipping dimensions:10 × 6.88 × 1.3 inPublished:October 8, 2008Publisher:University Of Illinois PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0252033698

ISBN - 13:9780252033698


Editorial Reviews

"A treasure trove of information. . . . Will make a wonderful reference book for years to come."--Bluegrass Unlimited