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Paul Hemphill (1936–2009)

Autor(a) de Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams

17+ Works 388 Membros 12 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Paul Hemphill (1936-2009) was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and attended Auburn and Harvard Universities. In addition to long work as a sports writer and columnist at the Atlanta Journal, he was the author of several collections of journalism, novels, and memoirs, including, among others, Too Old to mostrar mais Cry, King of the Road, and Leaving Birmingham: Notes of a Native Son, as well as Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams. Hemphill served on the faculties of Emory University, Brenau University, and the University of Georgia is a historian of country music and a professor of music business at the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University. His many books include Saved by Song: A History of Gospel and Christian Music and The Cowboy in Country Music: An Historical Survey with Artist Profiles. mostrar menos

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Associated Works

A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
A Cozy Infinity: A Cappella at 25 (2014) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Hemphill, Paul
Nome legal
Hemphill, Paul James
Data de nascimento
1936-02-18
Data de falecimento
2009-07-11
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Educação
Auburn University
Ocupações
columnist

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Saw the movie many years ago, just picked up the book. Quick read. Story about a minor league team and its cast of characters. Led by a player manager, Stud Cantrell, the team flourishes in the Florida-Alabama D baseball league.
 
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etinoco375 | 2 outras críticas | Aug 5, 2021 |
Very sad life, but gave us some great music. Well told tale. I had a hard time putting it down.
 
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jdukuray | 7 outras críticas | Jun 23, 2021 |
It's hard for me to honestly judge this book on its own merits because I kept thinking of the HBO movie version. But I really, really did like it. Simple just like baseball. You hit the ball as hard as you can and you run like hell. That is poetry to my ears.
 
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AliceAnna | 2 outras críticas | May 21, 2020 |
This was published long before I started paying attention to country music. It was kinda fun reading about people like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton I(only mentioned as Porter Wagner's sweet little singing partner) before they were fully established as country royalty.

Glen Campbell was considered an upstart popstar crossover act. Ha! Most of the folks Hemphill talks to in this book are probably rolling in their graves at the sound of today's "country" music!

As with the collection of Hemphill's sports columns that first captured my attention, these tales are eminently readable and convey a lot of personality as well as information. I am glad to have read it, particularly given the way it rounds out my interests in southern and family history.… (mais)
 
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Kim_Sasso | Mar 14, 2018 |

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Obras
17
Also by
2
Membros
388
Popularidade
#62,338
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
12
ISBN
40
Línguas
1
Marcado como favorito
1

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