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Comin' Right at YA: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country,

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:27 pm
by Moshe
Autobiography by Ray Benson due in October. Shouyld make an entertaining read.

Re: Comin' Right at YA: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Coun

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:59 pm
by kev
This one is available now.

Re: Comin' Right at YA: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Coun

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:16 pm
by Moshe
kev wrote:This one is available now.

Have you managed to have a look at it?
I am wondering if this will be one worth getting.

Autobiographies come in all flavours. I enjoyed Willie's book, & I really enjoyed Tanya Tucker's account of her life in music.

Some are less interesting.

Re: Comin' Right at YA: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Coun

PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:45 pm
by kev
It was OK. A very slim volume that skates across his life, with lots of encounters with famous folks, but not a great deal of detail. The story that made me smile most was where Asleep At The Wheel turned up to play a show that turned out to be a KKK convention. Turned out AATW were popular with Klan members, who didn't realise two of the members were Jewish and one an African American, due to the song "Take Me Back To Tulsa" because of the line about picking cotton, a line I notice they don't seem to sing now!

Not bad. It felt like a big book stuck inside a small one - maybe he'll write the rest one day!

Re: Comin' Right at YA: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Coun

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:05 am
by Moshe
Have you read the Willie autobiography, Kev?

I thought that was good in parts, but a little self indulgent!

I am just now reading Carole King's autobiography & finding that a really good read. Still in the early stages, but so far, one of the better music bios I've read. She has a good writing style & interesting insights. Not a Country bio, of course