Chinaberry Sidewalks

Chinaberry Sidewalks

But at its heart this is Crowell’s tribute to his parents and an exploration of their troubled yet ultimately redeeming romance.

Author: Rodney Crowell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307595218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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From the acclaimed musician comes a tender, surprising, and often uproarious memoir about his dirt-poor southeast Texas boyhood. The only child of a hard-drinking father and a Holy Roller mother, Rodney Crowell was no stranger to bombast from an early age, whether knock-down-drag-outs at a local dive bar or fire-and-brimstone sermons at Pentecostal tent revivals. He was an expert at reading his father’s mercurial moods and gauging exactly when his mother was likely to erupt, and even before he learned to ride a bike, he was often forced to take matters into his own hands. He broke up his parents’ raucous New Year’s Eve party with gunfire and ended their slugfest at the local drive-in (actual restaurants weren’t on the Crowells’ menu) by smashing a glass pop bottle over his own head. Despite the violent undercurrents always threatening to burst to the surface, he fiercely loved his epilepsy-racked mother, who scorned boring preachers and improvised wildly when the bills went unpaid. And he idolized his blustering father, a honky-tonk man who took his boy to see Hank Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash perform live, and bought him a drum set so he could join his band at age eleven. Shot through with raggedy friends and their neighborhood capers, hilariously awkward adolescent angst, and an indelible depiction of the bloodlines Crowell came from, Chinaberry Sidewalks also vividly re-creates Houston in the fifties: a rough frontier town where icehouses sold beer by the gallon on paydays; teeming with musical venues from standard roadhouses to the Magnolia Gardens, where name-brand stars brought glamour to a place starved for it; filling up with cheap subdivisions where blue-collar day laborers could finally afford a house of their own; a place where apocalyptic hurricanes and pest infestations were nearly routine. But at its heart this is Crowell’s tribute to his parents and an exploration of their troubled yet ultimately redeeming romance. Wry, clear-eyed, and generous, it is, like the very best memoirs, firmly rooted in time and place and station, never dismissive, and truly fulfilling.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Country Music USA

Country Music USA

Crowell was born into a hardscrabble family in Houston that he chronicled in a
fine book, Chinaberry sidewalks: a Memoir.17 Of all the people in the Guy Clark
circle, Crowell was the most complete musician. He produced some of his wife ...

Author: Bill C. Malone

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477315354

Category: Music

Page: 752

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“Fifty years after its first publication, Country Music USA still stands as the most authoritative history of this uniquely American art form. Here are the stories of the people who made country music into such an integral part of our nation’s culture. We feel lucky to have had Bill Malone as an indispensable guide in making our PBS documentary; you should, too.” —Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, Country Music: An American Family Story From reviews of previous editions: “Considered the definitive history of American country music.” —Los Angeles Times “If anyone knows more about the subject than [Malone] does, God help them.” —Larry McMurtry, from In a Narrow Grave “With Country Music USA, Bill Malone wrote the Bible for country music history and scholarship. This groundbreaking work, now updated, is the definitive chronicle of the sweeping drama of the country music experience.” —Chet Flippo, former editorial director, CMT: Country Music Television and CMT.com “Country Music USA is the definitive history of country music and of the artists who shaped its fascinating worlds.” —William Ferris, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and coeditor of the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Since its first publication in 1968, Bill C. Malone’s Country Music USA has won universal acclaim as the definitive history of American country music. Starting with the music’s folk roots in the rural South, it traces country music from the early days of radio into the twenty-first century. In this fiftieth-anniversary edition, Malone, the featured historian in Ken Burns’s 2019 documentary on country music, has revised every chapter to offer new information and fresh insights. Coauthor Tracey Laird tracks developments in country music in the new millennium, exploring the relationship between the current music scene and the traditions from which it emerged.
Categories: Music

The Houstorian Dictionary

The Houstorian Dictionary

CroWell, rodney (1950–present) Singer/songwriter and author who grew up in
Houston. He released the 2001 album The housTon kid and wrote about
Houston's south side in his 2011 memoir Chinaberry Sidewalks. CrUde oIl
Formally ...

Author: James Glassman

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625855824

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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Houston is an innovative city informed by a diverse and eclectic past that is ever-present in its customs, expressions and dreams, even though most Houstonians don’t realize it. Represented by landmarks, dishes and events, the culture of America’s fourth-largest city is celebrated in the literature, movies, songs and memorable quotations credited to its vibrant citizenry. The Houstorian Dictionary is a guide for natives and newcomers alike. Each entry leads into the next to create a tapestry of the Bayou City’s past and present. Discover that story and visit the places where it all happened. Meet the innovators, heroes, hucksters and misfit tinkerers who share the unique Houston DNA. The Houstorian, James Glassman, reveals valuable insights that make this a handy reference as well as an entertaining read.
Categories: Photography

Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics

... Support , and Love DB 70319 by Jack Canfield Chime DB 74170 by Franny
Billingsley Chinaberry Sidewalks DB 73893 by Rodney Crowell Chodak , Gerald
Winning the Battle against Prostate Cancer : Get the Treatment That Is Right for ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435087132197

Category: Talking books

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New Charter of the City of Columbus Georgia Declaring the Rights and Powers of Said Corporation and for Other Purposes

New Charter of the City of Columbus  Georgia  Declaring the Rights and Powers of Said Corporation  and for Other Purposes

... avenues , alleys , lanes , sidewalks , parks , or cemeteries of the City of
Columbus any chinaberry , mulberry or sycamore trees . Sec . 2. That any person
violating this ordinance shall , upon conviction thereof in the Mayor's Court , be
fined by ...

Author: Columbus (Ga.).

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002644363B

Category: Columbus (Ga.)

Page: 129

View: 300

Categories: Columbus (Ga.)

As I was Told about the Ogburn Wynne Families

As I was Told about the Ogburn   Wynne Families

The sidewalks were bordered with chinaberry trees , indigenous to the South and
passersby were grateful for their deep shade . The chinaberry trees with their
umbrella - like shape and dark foliage cast deep shadows over the sidewalks ...

Author: Rubyn Reynolds Ogburn

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89069667152

Category:

Page: 158

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Charleton Greenwood Ogburn married Irene Florence Wynn in Hancock County, Georgia in 1862. Both were born in Georgia in 1830 and 1841 respectively. The Wynn and the Ogburne families came to America from England. The earliest American Ogburn ancestors settled in colonial Virginia in the 1650s. Subsequent generations moved to North Carolina and then Georgia. The Wynn family also descended from early Virginia settlers.
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Praise Jerusalem

Praise Jerusalem

I looked down to where the sidewalk was met by the walkway through the front
yard, like an enormous white cross. ... I first see her, but the morning she comes, I
have climbed pretty high up in the old chinaberry tree next to the cookhouse.

Author: Augusta Trobaugh

Publisher: BelleBooks

ISBN: 9781611940206

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

View: 810

Fans of southern novels that explore the complex relationships between white families and their black hired help will find a compelling story about race relations in PRAISE JERUSALEM. Amelia, an aging Georgia matron forced by money woes to move in with two other women--outlandishly preachy Maybelline and take-no-nonsense Mamie, who is black--begins to confront her childhood memories of the black women who worked for her family. Their lives, both tragic and yet sublimely proud, haunt Amelia even now, as she searches for a way to make peace with the sorrows she innocently observed. PRAISE JERUSALEM is a rare mix of poignant drama but also wry humor. Both the elder Amelia and her childhood self are primly rebellious and irrepressible; Amelia's sharp eye for petty human foibles never fails her.
Categories: Fiction

Born Colored

Born Colored

Lapsley Street was one of the few streets where colored people lived that had
paved streets , sidewalks , curbs , and walkways . Most of the streets in the ... The
chinaberry tree didn ' t live as long and had to be cut down in the early 1950s .

Author: Erin Goseer Mitchell

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113397942

Category: African American families

Page: 220

View: 207

Born Colored is about generations of a family living in the deep South prior to the start of the Civil Rights Movement. Bloody Sunday--March 7, 1965--was the day that 200 troopers beat 500 peaceful marchers with billy clubs, whips and tear gas as they attempted to walk from Selma to Montgomery. Mitchell's book captures this "boiling over" which she sees as the result of years and years of emotional and physical injuries. By simply telling the truth, she captures the tyranny upon which the Movement was built.
Categories: African American families

The House on Dream Street

The House on Dream Street

The chinaberry trees in front of my house bloomed tiny white flowers, which fell
like snow into the puddles on the sidewalk below. You couldn't tell if all this water
was going up or coming down, and the living room floors glistened as if they'd ...

Author: Dana Sachs

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565128729

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 874

A “vividly detailed” memoir of traveling to the formerly forbidden country and exploring life and culture in Hanoi (Kirkus Reviews). For years after the Vietnam War, Americans were unable to visit the country, so once tourist visas became available, young Dana Sachs eagerly applied. Born in the early 1960s, she had little memory of the war and its history, but yearned to know more about this Southeast Asian nation, with its odd mix of capitalism and communism and its streets crowded with bicycles. In this unusual travel memoir, she recounts arriving as a backpacker in the late 1980s; moving in with a family and earning her keep by teaching English; encountering a salesman offering remains of American “poes and meeas”—which she finally recognizes as “POWs and MIAs”—and falling for a motorcycle mechanic named Phai. The House on Dream Street is a warm, witty portrait of a country on the cusp of change—and of a woman learning to know her own heart. “Engrossing . . . Sachs bravely renders Vietnam through fresh eyes.” —Publishers Weekly
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Great Green

The Great Green

... lumbering down the sidewalk in Los Angeles , roaring with laughter , and fat
Miriam bobbing down the sidewalk in Los Angeles in the Wilshire district on
sidewalks no one ever walked on let alone ran on , under the chinaberry trees ,
then ...

Author: Calvin Kentfield

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030700549

Category:

Page: 256

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Audubon

Audubon

The Plant Chinaberry ( Melia azedarach ; Mahogany family : Meliaceae )
Chinaberry ( a native of China ) is also known as Pride of India ( it is also native
to northern ... Fruits that fall onto sidewalks make the surfaces dangerously
slippery .

Author: Ernest Small

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124110557

Category: Birds

Page: 266

View: 697

This book emphasizes the plants that John James Audubon frequently illustrated along with his animals.
Categories: Birds

Rebel in Blue

Rebel in Blue

And since it was spring , the sweet odor of the lacy , lavender - colored blooms of
chinaberry trees , lining the stone - flagged sidewalks , competed for attention . “
It's all so alive , and warm and vigorous , ” she said . “ I love it at night , especially
 ...

Author: Herman Toepperwein

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433045088345

Category: Texas

Page: 378

View: 254

Among the dramas of the Civil War, perhaps none is stranger or more poignant than that of the German colonists in south-central Texas, who against all pressures remained steadfastly loyal to the Union in a Confederate state. Here is their story, authentically re-created by one of their own descendants.
Categories: Texas

Louisiana Reports

Louisiana Reports

the sidewalk . [ 7 ] Under the circumstances , the defendMrs. Helen Ditmar , a
daughter of plain- ant municipality , in the ... defendant muthe shade of a
chinaberry tree at that cor- nicipality lessened by the fact that plaintiff resided in a
sparsely ...

Author: Louisiana. Supreme Court

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924067581110

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

View: 912

Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

Louisiana reports

Louisiana reports

the sidewalk . [ 7 ] Under the circumstances , the defendMrs. Helen Ditmar , a
daughter of plain- ant municipality , in the ... defendant muthe shade of a
chinaberry tree at that cor- nicipality lessened by the fact that plaintiff resided in a
sparsely ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4832132

Category:

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Publications

Publications

Then let us have upon our streets trees of short , spreading growth that will shade
the sidewalks and margins of the ... dogwood , lagerstremia or crape myrtle , the
umbrella variety of the Chinaberry , etc . , all grow to perfection here , and are ...

Author: Georgia. Dept. of Agriculture

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2950094

Category: Agriculture

Page:

View: 504

Categories: Agriculture

Mississippi Writers an Anthology

Mississippi Writers  an Anthology

Sights : sidewalk , lightning bugs , houses , chinaberry trees , store shelves
stocked with goods , glass jars of candy , ice water in a drink barreli sounds :
chants of farmers selling produce , music from houses , children playing ; smells :
licorice ...

Author: Mable Reynolds Hoskins

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

ISBN: OSU:32435031784929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Westwords

Westwords

West immersed himself in remembering his mother. Folks lingered on the
sidewalk out in front of the house under the chinaberry tree, wishing one another
well. West edged away from the impromptu gathering. However, he was not the
385 ...

Author: Lewis W. Heniford

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491719510

Category: Fiction

Page: 476

View: 146

Fifteen-year-old Weston Newcomb is fairly surprised when he passes the early entrance exam into the university at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in May of 1943. But the escape from his home in Loris is welcome. Skipping his senior year at a small town high school, West is now somewhat at a disadvantage, both in youth and in education at this large university. In his first class, he encounters a strangely antagonistic professor, a specialist in Thomas Wolfe, who complicates his life. However, his classmates give him a much broader education. Each new acquaintance seems to have lived a life startlingly different from his own. Self-centered and solipsistic but hungry for skills to serve others, West encounters a gamut of friendships as he stumbles, fumbles, and struggles toward social and sexual adulthood. Counterpoint to his progress are the guns of World War II. Nazis have invaded Poland, the Japanese have struck Pearl Harbor, and atrocities engulf the planet. Only gradually does West perceive the importance of the war. He integrates personal growth and a discovery of authoritarianism at its worst. He experiences the dark midnight of FDR's death and the bright noon of war's end. He finds his chance for manhood in a world he must help to rebuild. West learns that war is hell, but so is growing up.
Categories: Fiction

Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents

CHINABERRIES The Chinaberry was in full bloom . ... I remember often flying out
of our house and down the sloping upper lot hard - dirt driveway until I reached
the paved sidewalk across the front of our property , where I'd hang a sharp right
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000004648998

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature