The Women There Dont Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song [With 5 Song Audio CD] Joe W. Specht

ISBN: 9781933337067

Published: March 30th 2006

Hardcover

112 pages


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The Women There Dont Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song [With 5 Song Audio CD]  by  Joe W. Specht

The Women There Dont Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song [With 5 Song Audio CD] by Joe W. Specht
March 30th 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 112 pages | ISBN: 9781933337067 | 7.71 Mb

Just what is it about Abilene--the one in Texas--that keeps attracting the attention of singers, songwriters, and listeners alike? Certainly Abilene is an easy word to rhyme, but there is more to it than just Abilene, Abilene, prettiest town IveMoreJust what is it about Abilene--the one in Texas--that keeps attracting the attention of singers, songwriters, and listeners alike?

Certainly Abilene is an easy word to rhyme, but there is more to it than just Abilene, Abilene, prettiest town Ive ever seen. The name also summons up images of West Texas and of a town, located between Fort Worth and El Paso, that offers a place for escape, for romance, for fresh beginnings. In The Women There Dont Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song, Joe W. Specht surveys a potpourri of songs in which Abilene plays a role.

The tunes range from 1890 and The Cowboys Christmas Ball to 2004 and The Jewell of Abilene. Specht devotes particular attention to what is likely the most famous Abilene-related number, Abilene, the number one hit in 1963 for George Hamilton IV. He also touches on dozens of songs that mention the city in passing. Integrating comments and insights from several of the songwriters, while relying on a variety of secondary source material, Spechts narrative presents the reader with the opportunity to better appreciate the fascination a disparate cast of tunesmiths had and continue to have for Abilene.

An assortment of illustrations further enhances the text. The Women There Dont Treat You Mean also includes a special five song compact disc, featuring local Abilene performers Slim Chance & the Survivors, Victoria Moore, Happy Fat, Jamison Priest, and Greg Young, debuting their own versions of Abilene, The Road to Abilene (Jeff & Vida), Way Out in Abilene (Lightnin Hopkins), The Jewell of Abilene (Grey DeLisle), and Sweet Abilene (Chip Taylor).



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