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Jole Blon

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Rolling Stone's Ridiculous Top 100 Country Songs: The First Half

    In further efforts to reassure us that it is still relevant, Rolling Stone magazine recently started a country clickbait section called most cleverly (drum roll, maestro) RS Country. I know, the heart pitter-patters in anticipation. A brief perusal of the site finds basically the same crap, errr... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Editon Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 3

    The further one digs into the second edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Music, the deeper one's appreciation of the contributions of Houston's country-music pioneers becomes. Yeah, just check out the black circles under the eyes and drunk-ass grins on Leon Payne's band above. That photo alone sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Encyclopedia Of Country Music

    With 53 related entries, Houston fared well in the second edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Music (Oxford University Press, $65), released last month, the first revision of the 600-page volume since its initial printing in 1998. Michael McCall, Country Music Hall of Fame archivist and one of t ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2010

    Hitsville, Texas

    A new book documents the shady past and solid-gold singles of Houston's SugarHill Studios.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    House of Hits' First Hit: Harry Choates' Cajun National Anthem "Jole Blon"

    ‚ÄčAll this week, Lonesome Onry and Mean will be blogging about House of Hits, the new book by Dr. Roger Wood and SugarHill Studios engineer Andy Bradley. A complete and well-annotated history of Gold Star/SugarHill, the oldest continuously operating recording studio in the U.S., the book is a trove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007
  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    Johnny Bush

    Honky-tonk hero explores his hardscrabble Houston roots with an autobiography and a CD

  • Music

    December 21, 2000

    Achy Breaky Voice

    Despite a vocal cord disorder, Johnny Bush still sings the praises of traditional Texas country music

  • Music

    June 20, 1996

    Same Old Waylon

    The most rebellious thing Waylon Jennings has done is not change

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