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Quilt, The

And the Poetry of Alabama Music

Title Details

Pages: 120

Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in



Pub Date: 02/20/2015

ISBN: 9-781-6030-6390-6

List Price: $17.95


Pub Date: 01/01/2012

ISBN: 9-781-6030-6391-3

List Price: $17.95


NewSouth Books

Quilt, The

And the Poetry of Alabama Music

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  • Description
With a combination of song lyrics and reflective essays, Alabama author Frye Gaillard and recording artist Kathryn Scheldt pay tribute to the literary legacy of Alabama songwriters. Included here are reflections on the works of Hank Williams, Emmylou Harris, and W. C. Handy, among many others. Scheldt and Gaillard share Emmylou's view that the Americana music coming out of Alabama has been "the literature of the people." In addition to writing about this tradition, these two authors are part of it. In these pages and on an accompanying CD are songs co-written by Scheldt and Gaillard.

About the Author/Editor

Frye Gaillard (Author)
FRYE GAILLARD is the writer-in-residence in the English and history departments at the University of South Alabama. He is the author of thirty books, including With Music and Justice for All: Some Southerners and Their Passions; Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement That Changed America, winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award; The Dream Long Deferred: The Landmark Struggle for Desegregation in Charlotte, North Carolina, winner of the Gustavus Myers Award; and If I Were a Carpenter, the first independent, book-length study of Habitat for Humanity. He lives in Mobile, Alabama.

Kathryn Scheldt (Author)
KATHRYN SCHELDT, author, singer, and award-winning songwriter, is a resident of Fairhope and author of two guitar songbooks for Mel Bay Publications. Kathryn has played listening rooms all over the South, and has released eight solo CDs. Her single, “Almost Cheatin’,” from her One Good Reason CD reached number eight on the country chart, and her recording of “The Last Shrimp Boat” anchored the soundtrack for the Emmy-winning documentary, In the Path of the Storms.