Maritime Music Greats : Fifty Years of Hits and Heartbreak.


BEATON, Virginia and Stephen PEDERSEN. Maritime Music Greats: Fifty Years of Hits and Heartbreak. (Halifax) : Nimbus Publishing, (1992). First Printing. Pp (4),v-xvi,1-176. Illustrated. 8vo, blue card covers. Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 4789. "Wilf Carter, Hank Snow, Anne Murray, and Rita MacNeil are just a few of the Maritimers who, over the years, have made their mark on the North American music scene. These downeast performers impart a distinct Maritime flavor to their music, embodying the variety, style and values of the region's culture while combining country and pop with traditional and folk music. 'Maritime Music Greats' follows the story of Maritime music overa fifty year span -- the local environment, the struggles in the industry, and the songs that have brought fame -- from fiddling styles and ceilidh a t the Grand Ole Opry, to the Acadian accent and 'Singalong Jubilee'. It profiles such performers as oldtime fiddlin' great Don Messer, the distinctly Canadian Stompin' Tom Connors, the kilt and country of John Allan Cameron, country Carroll Baker, and the innovative Rankins. Complete with anecdotes and photos, 'Maritime Music Greats' provides an informative and entertaining look at the region's music industry." - from the rear cover. Vg. 12.00

Title: Maritime Music Greats : Fifty Years of Hits and Heartbreak.

Author Name: BEATON, Virginia. PEDERSEN, Stephen. SNOW, Hank). MacNEIL, Rita).

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Nimbus, Halifax, 1992, ISBN:1551090155:

Seller ID: 8115

Keywords: MUSIC NOVA SCOTIA PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CANADA BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHIES MUSICAL HISTORY CANADIAN PEI NEW BRUNSWICK,