By Michael Corcoran
From kingdom and blues to rap and punk, Texas tune is all around the map, figuratively and actually. Texas musicians have pioneered new musical genres, tools, and enjoying kinds, proving themselves to be bold innovators who frequently name the track for musicians round the state or even out of the country. To introduce a few of these trailblazing Texas musicians to a much wider viewers and pay tribute to their accomplishments, Michael Corcoran profiles thirty-two of them in "All Over the Map: precise Heroes of Texas Music".Corcoran covers musicians who paintings in a variety of musical genres, together with blues, gospel, nation, rap, indie rock, pop, Cajun, Tejano, conjunto, funk, honky-tonk, rockabilly, rhythm and blues, and Western swing. His concentration is on less than favored artists, pioneers who have not totally obtained their due. He additionally contains recognized musicians who have been underrated, resembling Stevie Ray Vaughan and Selena, and invitations us to take a more in-depth examine the original abilities of those artists.Corcoran's profiles come from articles he wrote for the "Dallas Morning News", "Austin American-Statesman", "Houston Press", and different guides, that have been elevated and up to date for this quantity. His musical detective paintings even uncovers a case of incorrect id (Washington Phillips) and corrects a lot incorrect information on Blind Willie Johnson and Arizona Dranes. Corcoran closes the booklet with full of life items at the Austin tune scene and its most famed, if not extant, golf equipment, in addition to his own lists of the 40 maximum Texas songs of all time and the twenty-five crucial CDs for Texas song fanatics.
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Sir Douglas Quintet in 1965. Courtesy Doug Hanners/Texas Music Museum. A rare live photo of Sahm sans shades at Austin’s Hole in the Wall, 1988. Photo by Casey Monahan. A portrait of innocence and beauty. Selena the year before she died. Photo by Sung Park, Austin American-Statesman. Lydia Mendoza plays Austin’s Las Manitas in the late ’80s. Photo by Clay Shorkey/Texas Music Museum. Waylon Jennings backstage at the Armadillo, 1974. Burton Wilson photo. Waylon Jennings: The only daddy that’ll walk the line.
Butthole Surfers revel in bluebonnet season 1994. Left to right: King Coffey, Gibby Haynes, Paul Leary. Photo by Will Van Overbeek. TVZ 1977. Photo by Ken Hoge. ’’ Photo by Jeanene Van Zandt. Courtesy Texas Music Museum. Don Walser: Andy Devine meets Tex Ritter. Todd V. Wolfson photo. Alejandro Escovedo. Todd V. Wolfson photo. True Believers, circa 1986. Left to right: Denny DiGorio, Jon Dee Graham, Kevin Foley, Alejandro Escovedo, Javier Escovedo. Photo by Pat Blashill. Esteban Jordan. Photo courtesy Arnaldo Ramirez Collection/Texas Music Museum.
Photo by Casey Monahan. Javier Escovedo of the True Believers during the 1985 shoot of MTV’s The Cutting Edge program. Photo by Pat Blashill. Doctors’ Mob: (Left to right) Don Lamb, Glenn Benavides, Steve Collier, Tim Swingle. Photo by Pat Blashill. Roky Erickson wrote ‘‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’’ while a member of the Spades. Photo courtesy Doug Hanners/Texas Music Museum. Freda (Marcia Ball) and the Firedogs at the Split Rail, subsequently the site of a Wendy’s. Burton Wilson photo.
All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music (Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture) by Michael Corcoran