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Austin City LimitsA History$

Tracey E. W. Laird

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199812417

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812417.001.0001

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(p.217) Bibliography

(p.217) Bibliography

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Books and Monographs:

Black, Louis, Doug Freeman, and Austin Powell. The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), EBSCOhost (accessed December 12, 2012).

Bourdieu, Pierre. Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste. Translated by Richard Nice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984.

——. The Field of Cultural Production: Essays on Art and Literature, edited by Randal Johnson. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.

——. On Television. Translated by Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson. New York: The New Press, 1998.

Caldwell, John T. Televisuality: Style, Crisis, and Authority in American Television. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1995.

Creeber, Glen, ed. The Television Genre Book. London: British Film Institute, 2001.

Davis, John T. Austin City Limits: 25 Years of American Music. New York: Billboard Books, 2000.

Day, James. The Vanishing Vision: The Inside Story of Public Television. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995. Accessed October 18, 2012. http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/view?docId=ft7x0nb54q&chunk.id=d0e36&toc.id=&toc.depth=1&brand=ucpress&anchor.id=bkd0e84#X.

Endres, Clifford. Austin City Limits. Austin: The University of Texas Press, 1987.

Farley, Jeffrey Ellrick. “Culture Industry as Cottage Industry: The Production of Musical Meaning in Austin, Texas.” PhD dissertation, The University of Texas, 1996.

Herron, Edward A. Miracle of the Air Waves: A History of Radio. New York: Julian Messner, 1969.

(p.218) Holt, Fabian. Genre in Popular Music. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Ishikawa, Sakae, ed. Quality Assessment of Television. Luton, Bedfordshire, UK: University of Luton Press, 1996.

Johnson, Julian. Who Needs Classical Music? Cultural Choice and Musical Value. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Kahn, Frank J., ed. Documents of American Broadcasting, 4th ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1984.

Lakoff, George. Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Lena, Jennifer C. Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music. Princeton, NY: Princeton University Press, 2012.

Lickona, Terry, and Scott Newton, eds. Austin City Limits: 35 Years in Photographs. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010.

Long, Joshua. Weird City: Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010.

MacCannell, Dean. The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class. New York: Schocken Books, 1976.

Malone, Bill. Country Music, U.S.A. rev. ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1985.

Middleton, Richard. Studying Popular Music. Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK: Open University Press, 1990.

Mundy, John. Popular Music on Screen: From Hollywood Musical to Music Video. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999.

Nelson, Willie, with Bud Shrake. Willie: An Autobiography. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.

O’Connor, Alan, ed. Raymond Williams on Television: Selected Writings. London: Routledge, 1989.

Ouellette, Laurie. Viewers Like You? How Public TV Failed the People. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.

Patoski, Joe Nick. Willie Nelson: An Epic Life. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2008.

Peterson, Richard A., and Andy Bennett, eds. Music Scenes: Local, Translocal, and Virtual. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2004.

Raboy, Marc, ed., Public Broadcasting for the 21st Century. London: University of Luton Press, 1995.

Sconce, Jeffrey. Haunted Media: Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Television. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000.

Shank, Barry. Dissonant Identities: The Rock and Roll Scene in Austin, Texas. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1994.

Smith, Chris. 101 Albums That Changed Popular Music. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

(p.219) Sparks, Hugh Cullen. “The Stylistic Development and Compositional Processes of Selected Solo Singer/Songwriters in Austin, Texas.” PhD dissertation, University of Texas, 1984.

Spigel, Lynn, and Jan Olsson, eds. Television After TV: Essays on a Medium in Transition. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004.

Stimeling, Travis. Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin’s Progressive Country Music Scene. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Thompson, Todd M. “A Sound Divided: The Battles of Musical Space in Austin, Texas.” MA thesis, University of Texas, 2010.

Thornton, Sarah. Club Cultures: Music, Media, and Subcultural Capital. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1996.

Tracey, Michael. The Decline and Fall of Public Service Broadcasting. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Interviews by the Author

Arhos, Bill. July 12, 2007. Austin, Texas. Digital recording.

Bailey, Ed. September 20, 2006. Austin. Cassette recording.

——. September 25, 2009. Telephone conversation.

——. July 7, 2010. Austin. Digital recording.

Benson, Ray. July 6, 2010. Austin. Digital recording.

Fletcher, Freddy. With Tim Neece. July 8, 2010. Austin. Digital recording.

Hickey, Lisa. July 8, 2010. Austin. Digital recording.

Hough, David. July 12, 2007. Austin. Digital recording.

Jones, Charlie. July 8, 2010. Austin. Digital recording.

Lickona, Terry. September 20, 2006. Austin. Cassette recording.

——. July 9, 2007. Austin. Digital recording.

——. July 6, 2010. Austin. Digital recording.

——. August 11, 2011. Austin. Digital recording.

Lucero, Ray. August 9, 2011. Austin. Digital recording.

Menotti, Gary. July 7, 2010. Austin. Digital recording.

——. Conversation with Doug Robb. July 10, 2007. Austin. Digital recording.

Moorhead, Robert. July 13, 2007. Austin. Digital recording.

Neece, Tim. With Freddy Fletcher. July 8, 2010. Austin. Digital recording.

Newton, Scott. July 13, 2007. Austin. Digital recording.

Olden, Walter. July 13, 2007. Austin. Digital recording.

Peterson, Jeff. July 13, 2007. Austin. Digital recording.

Robb, Doug. July 10, 2007. Austin. Digital recording.

Sullivan, Maury. August 10, 2011. Austin. Digital recording.

Toland, Michael. August 10, 2011. Austin. Digital recording.

(p.220) Interviews by Others

NOTE: All below are part of the Austin City Limits Oral History Project Records, 2007, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin; interviews took place in Austin and DVD copies in author’s files unless otherwise noted.

Benson, Ray. By Stephanie Brown. April 5, 2007.

Nichols, Leslie. By Emily Wilkinson. April 11, 2007.

Scafe, Bruce. Telephone interview by Talor Schaddalee, April 20, 2007. Digital audio recording.

Wilson, Eddie. By Thomas Fawcett and Jazmin Cavazos. April 12, 2007.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Albers, Robert. “Quality in Television From the Perspective of the Professional Programme Maker.” In Quality Assessment of Television, edited by Sakae Ishikawa, 101–44. Luton, Bedfordshire, UK: University of Luton Press, 1996.

Anderson, Carolyn. “Contested Public Memories: Hawaiian History as Hawaiian or American Experience.” In Television Histories: Shaping Collective Memory in the Media Age, edited by Gary R. Edgerton and Peter C. Rollins, 143–68. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001.

Bay-Cheng, Sarah. “Theater Is Media: Some Principles for a Digital Historiography of Performance.” Theater 42, no. 2 (2012): 26–41.

Benjamin, Walter. “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” In Art in Modern Culture: An Anthology of Critical Texts, edited by Francis Frascina and Jonathan Harris, 297–307. London: Phaidon Press Limited, 1992.

Benson, Michaela. “Living the ‘Real’ Dream in la France profonde? Lifestyle Migration, Social Distinction, and the Authenticities of Everyday Life.” Anthropological Quarterly 86, no. 2 (Spring 2013): 501–25.

Berger, Arthur Asa. “Tourism as a Postmodern Semiotic Activity.” Semiotica 183, no. 4 (2011): 105–19. Accessed October 12, 2013. doi: 10.1515/semi.2011.006.

Ferejohn, John A., and Roger G. Noll. “An Experimental Market for Public Goods: The PBS Station Program Cooperative.” The American Economic Review 66, no. 2 (May 1976): 267–73.

Feuer, Jane. “The Concept of Live Television: Ontology as Ideology.” In Regarding Television: Critical Approaches—An Anthology, edited by E. Ann Kaplan, 12–22. Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1983).

Forman, Murray. “‘One night on TV is worth weeks at the Paramount’: Musicians and Opportunity in Early Television, 1948–55.” Popular Music 21, no. 3 (2002): 249–76.

Forristal, Linda Joyce, Dawn Gay Marsh, and Xinran Y. Lehto. “Revisiting MacCannell’s Site Sacralization Theory as an Analytical Tool: Historic (p.221) Prophetstown as a Case Study.” International Journal of Tourism Research 13 (2011): 570–82. Accessed October 10, 2013. doi: 10.1002/jtr.830.

Green, Archie. “Austin’s Cosmic Cowboys: Words in Collision.” In “And Other Neighborly Names”: Social Process and Cultural Image in Texas Folklore, edited by Richard Bauman and Roger D. Abrahams, 152–94. Austin: The University of Texas Press, 1981.

Heyer, Paul. “Live from the Met: Digital Broadcast Cinema, Medium Theory, and Opera for the Masses.” Canadian Journal of Communication 33 (2008): 591–604.

Laing, Stuart. “Raymond Williams and the Cultural Analysis of Television.” Media, Culture and Society 13 (1991): 153–69.

Lena, Jennifer C., and Richard A. Peterson. “Classification as Culture: Types and Trajectories of Music Genres.” American Sociological Review 73 (2008): 697–718.

Mellard, Jason Dean. “Home With the Armadillo: Public Memory and Performance in the 1970s Austin Music Scene.” Journal of Texas Music History 10, no. 1 (2010): 1–14. Accessed June 16, 2014. http://ecommons.txstate.edu/jtmh/vol10/iss1/3.

Miller, Karl Hagstrom. “That’s Right, You’re Not from Texas: Exploring Some Outside Influences on Texas Music.” The Journal of Texas Music History 1, no. 2 (fall 2001): 5–16.

Negus, Keith. “Musicians on Television: Visible, Audible and Ignored.” Journal of the Royal Music Association 131, Part 2 (2006): 310–30.

Peterson, Richard A. “The Unnatural History of Rock Festivals: An Instance of Media Facilitation.” Popular Music and Society 2 (1976): 1–26.

Porcello, Thomas. “Music Mediated as Live in Austin: Sound, Technology, and Recording Practice.” In Wired for Sound: Engineering and Technologies in Sonic Cultures, edited by Paul D. Greene and Thomas Porcello, 103–117. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2005.

Saffle, Michael. “Rural Music on American Television, 1948–2010.” In Music in Television: Channels of Listening, edited by James Deaville, 81–101. London: Routledge, 2011.

Vianello, Robert. “The Power Politics of ‘Live’ Television.” Journal of Film and Video 38 (summer 1985): 26–40.

Wade, Leslie A. “The London Theatre Goes Digital: Divergent Responses to the New Media.” Theatre Symposium 19 (2011): 54–68.

Audio and Video Recordings

Friedman, Kinky. Kinky Friedman: Live from Austin Texas. Directed by Gary Menotti, 59 min. New West Records, B000RF1QNI, 2007.

Murphey, Michael Martin. Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir. Beverly Hills, CA: A&M, SP-4388, 1973.

(p.222) Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live from Austin, Texas. DVD. Epic Music Video, EVD 50130, 1989; 1995.

Texas Folk & Outlaw Music at the Kerrville Festival. Edsel Records/Adelphi Records, EDCD 352, 1983; 1992.

Newspapers and Magazines

N.a. “Music: Groover’s Paradise.” Time, September 9, 1974. Accessed April 22, 2011. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,904125-2,00.html.

N.a. “Will Stations Leave ‘Limits’ Behind?” Austin American-Statesman, January 12, 1996.

Alterman, Lorraine. “Shine On Country Soul: Pop.” New York Times, May 19, 1974.

Arar, Yardena. “‘Austin City Limits’ Marks its 15th Year.” Laredo Morning Times, January 25, 1990.

Black, Louis. “Page Two: Seasons Change, and So Do We.” Austin Chronicle, October 6, 2006. Accessed April 10, 2013. http://www.austinchronicle.com/columns/2006-10-06/408182.

Buchholz, Brad. “Beyond the Cosmic Cowboys.” Dallas Morning News, February 25, 1990.

Corcoran, Michael. “A Dynamic Duet for ‘Austin City Limits.’” Austin American-Statesman, September 17, 2004.

——. “‘Austin City Limits’ Festival Promoter Savors the Sweet Sound of Success.” Austin American-Statesman, September 19, 2003.

Cusic, Don. “Neil Reshen: Riding Herd on the New Breed.” Record World, March 6, 1976; 6, 34, 40–41, 45.

Davis, John T. “Austin City Limits.” Austin American-Statesman XLent, January 12, 1995.

——. “Expanding the Borders of ‘Austin City Limits.’” Austin American-Statesman, July 30, 1982.

Dinges, Gary. “Study: Austin’s creative sector has $4.35 billion economic impact.” Austin American-Statesman, March 12, 2012. Accessed May 2,2013. http://www.statesman.com/news/business/study-austins-creative-sector-has-435-billion-ec-1/nRmBW/.

Endres, Clifford. “Redneck Music and Public TV.” American Way, February 15, 1989: 52–60.

Evans, Rush. “Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.” Discoveries, 1998. Accessed June 28, 2010. http://www.texasplayboys.net/Biographies/bobwillsbio.htm.

Frolik, Joe. “Keeping in Tune with ‘Austin City Limits.’” Austin American-Statesman, October 1, 1978.

Gibson, Gwen. “Stars Shine Bright in ‘Austin City Limits.’” Savannah Morning News, August 22, 1994.

(p.223) ——. “Texas City Is ‘Music to Your Ears.’” Savannah Morning News, August 21, 1994.

Gradziel, Marybeth. “Austin City Limits.” The Austin Chronicle, March 25, 1988.

Halbersberg, Elianne. “Austin City Limits.” Mix 33, no. 3 (March 2009): 30–32.

Holloway, Diane. “Upstaged? New PBS Series from NY Prompts Discussion of Future of Long-Running KLRU Staple ‘Austin City Limits.’” Austin American-Statesman, June 28, 1997.

——. “Updated but Downsized.” Austin American-Statesman, January 30, 1998.

Johnson, Steve. “Back to the Roots: Channel 11 Pays a Rare Visit to the Fine Musicians of ‘Austin City Limits.’” Chicago Tribune, June 12, 1998. Accessed December11,2012. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1998-06-12/features/9806120393_1_austin-city-limits-robert-earl-keen-son-volt.

Lampert-Greaux, Ellen. “Beyond City Limits.” Live Design 45, no. 6 (August 2011): 20–25.

McCleese, Don. “‘ACL’ Still Hasn’t Reached Its Limits.” Austin American-Statesman, January 14, 1993.

——. “A Mecca for Musical Mavericks.” Billboard 110, no. 21, May 23, 1998. Accessed December 14, 2011. Business Source Complete.

McGee, David. “What Is Progressive Country?” Record World, March 6, 1976.

Nichols, Lee. “‘ACL’s’ 16th Year Packs Momentum.” Austin American-Statesman January 17, 1991.

Pallmeyer, Karl. “The Maestro in the Control Booth.” Austin Business Journal, July 7–13, 1995.

Pareles, Jon. “‘Austin City Limits:’ Live Music, No Frills.” New York Times 138, May 19, 1989. Accessed December 14, 2011. LexisNexis.

——. “Fats Domino Sets an Example for New Orleans.” New York Times, February 28, 2006. Accessed January 15, 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/28/arts/28fats.html?_r=0.

Perry, Claudia. “15 Years of ‘Austin City Limits.’” The Houston Post, January 25, 1990.

Point, Michael. “Loud and Clear: ‘Austin City Limits’ Shows U.S. Variety of Music for 15 Years.” Austin American-Statesman, January 19, 1990.

Ratliff, Ben. “Guitarist Clarence Gatemouth Brown Dies at 81.” New York Times, September 12, 2005. Accessed August 21, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/12/arts/music/12brown.html?_r=1.

Reuters. “TV’s Austin City Limits Branches Out but Retains Intimate Feel.” Reuters, October 12, 2012. Accessed October May14,2014. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/12/uk-usa-entertainment-austin-idUSLNE89B02020121012.

Rindy, Dean. “Country Karma.” The Texas Observer, April 14, 1972.

St. John, Bob. “Willie Nelson—A Real Man.” Scene (August 10, 1975): 13.

(p.224) Slater, Wayne. “‘Austin City Limits’ Moves to Changing Beat.” Dallas Morning News, February 10, 1985.

Steffans, Mildred. “The Case for Visualized Music in Television.” Telescreen: For the Arts of Television (Spring 1945): 8–12.

Szilagyi, Pete. “KLRU Survives in Network World.” Austin American-Statesman, September 2, 1990.

Werts, Diane. “How to Wow a Critic,” Newsday (Queens Edition), July 12, 1998.

Williams, Larry. “Willie Nelson Was Limit.” Memphis Commercial Appeal, March 24, 1975.

Yardley, Jim. “Austin Journal; A Slogan Battle Keeps Austin Weird.” New York Times, December 8, 2002. Accessed May 2, 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/08/us/austin-journal-a-slogan-battle-keeps-austin-weird.html.


Barker Texas History Collection. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. The University of Texas at Austin. Austin, Texas.

Bill Arhos Collection of Austin City Limits. Southwestern Writers Collection. The Wittliff Collections. Texas State University–San Marcos. San Marcos, Texas.

The “Cage.” Archival materials collected in boxes at KLRU; since relocated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

Country Music Foundation Archives. Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Nashville, Tennessee.

Southern Folklife Collection. The Wilson Library. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Troupe Earnest Gammage Papers, 1981–1992. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. The University of Texas at Austin. Austin, Texas.

Vertical Files. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. The University of Texas at Austin. Austin, Texas.