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By Michael Corcoran

From kingdom and blues to rap and punk, Texas tune is everywhere in the map, figuratively and actually. Texas musicians have pioneered new musical genres, tools, and enjoying types, proving themselves to be bold innovators who usually name the song for musicians round the state or even overseas. To introduce a few of these trailblazing Texas musicians to a much broader viewers and pay tribute to their accomplishments, Michael Corcoran profiles thirty-two of them in "All Over the Map: precise Heroes of Texas Music".Corcoran covers musicians who paintings in a variety of musical genres, together with blues, gospel, state, rap, indie rock, pop, Cajun, Tejano, conjunto, funk, honky-tonk, rockabilly, rhythm and blues, and Western swing. His concentration is on less than favored artists, pioneers who have not totally bought their due. He additionally contains famous musicians who have been underrated, equivalent to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Selena, and invitations us to take a better examine the original skills of those artists.Corcoran's profiles come from articles he wrote for the "Dallas Morning News", "Austin American-Statesman", "Houston Press", and different courses, that have been multiplied and up to date for this quantity. His musical detective paintings even uncovers a case of fallacious id (Washington Phillips) and corrects a lot incorrect information on Blind Willie Johnson and Arizona Dranes. Corcoran closes the booklet with vigorous items at the Austin song scene and its most renowned, if now not extant, golf equipment, in addition to his own lists of the 40 maximum Texas songs of all time and the twenty-five crucial CDs for Texas track enthusiasts.

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Todd V. Wolfson photo. Shaver films his Freedom’s Child video with friend and fan Robert Duvall in 2003. Photo by Michael Corcoran. ’’ Photo by Ken Hoge. Blaze Foley, middle, at Spellman’s. Photographer unknown. Courtesy Mandy Mercier. Ray Wylie Hubbard lived off ‘‘Redneck Mother’’ before learning to really play the guitar. Photo by Jennifer Jaqua, courtesy Judy Hubbard. Butthole Surfers revel in bluebonnet season 1994. Left to right: King Coffey, Gibby Haynes, Paul Leary. Photo by Will Van Overbeek.

Alejandro Escovedo. Todd V. Wolfson photo. True Believers, circa 1986. Left to right: Denny DiGorio, Jon Dee Graham, Kevin Foley, Alejandro Escovedo, Javier Escovedo. Photo by Pat Blashill. Esteban Jordan. Photo courtesy Arnaldo Ramirez Collection/Texas Music Museum. Jordan and band in 1986. Photo Clay Shorkey/Texas Music Museum. Do these guys look British? Sir Douglas Quintet in 1965. Courtesy Doug Hanners/Texas Music Museum. A rare live photo of Sahm sans shades at Austin’s Hole in the Wall, 1988.

What do you know? Annie Mae Flewellen’s seventy-four-year-old memory was on the mark. If there’s anything the story of Washington Phillips has told me, it’s that sometimes what’s true and what’s false comes from where you least expect it. The great musician Wash Phillips didn’t die in the insane asylum. And his instrument almost certainly was not a dolceola. The legend lessens with the mundane facts. It’s comforting to know, however, that the singer who has affected so few people so profoundly didn’t live out his last few years in 16 East Texas/Houston mental torment, but surrounded by the people who respected him for who he was.

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