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By Hazel Dickens

Hazel Dickens is an Appalachian singer and songwriter recognized for her excellent musicianship, feminist kingdom songs, union anthems, and blue-collar laments. transforming into up in a West Virginia coal mining group, she drew at the mountain song and repertoire of her relatives and friends while developing her personal vivid and strong vocal sort that may be a trademark in old-time, bluegrass, and conventional state circles. operating woman Blues provides 40 unique songs that Hazel Dickens wrote approximately coal mining, hard work concerns, own relationships, and her existence and relatives in Appalachia. Conveying sensitivity, selection, and feistiness, Dickens reviews on every one of her songs, explaining how she got here to write down them and what they intended and proceed to intend to her. invoice C. Malone's advent lines Dickens's existence, musical profession, and improvement as a songwriter, and the booklet gains 41 illustrations and an in depth discography of her advertisement recordings.

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