A BOOK ON THE BIZ THAT CAME OUT OF THE NUMBER ONE SONG

IF THE DEVIL DANCED IN EMPTY POCKETS ....

He'd Have A Ball In Mine

 

Hear A Tale And A Tune

 ABOUT

ELVIS * BUDDY HOLLY * RICKY NELSON * CARL PERKINS * DYLAN * BILLY JOEL * GARTH BROOKS * LYLE LOVETT * ALAN FREED * THE BAND * JOE DIFFIE * JOHNNY CASH * BEATLES *BURT BACHRACH * COLE PORTER * BLOOD,SWEAT & TEARS * BEACH BOYS * BILL HALEY ** DEL VIKINGS * DANNY & THE JUNIORS * THE BLUES PROJECT * ALBERT KING * ARLO GUTHRIE * HARRY CHAPIN * JIM CHAPIN * JOHN HAMMOND * TOM T HALL * LES PAUL * CHET ATKINS * JOHN HARTFORD *ROY ACUFF * ALAN JACKSON * JAY & THE AMERICANS *AL KOOPER * THE ASSOCIATION * RICHARD NIXON *JOHN MELLENCAMP * ROBBIE ROBERTSON * AXEL ANDERSON * PAT McINERNY *GAMBLE ROGERS * DOC WATSON * LEO KOTTKE * THE JORDANAIRES * BUCKY PIZZARELLI * BOB GIBSON *
MERLE HAGGARD * AUSTIN CHURCH * JIMMY WEBB * SAM PHILLIPS *HAL KETCHUM * SHELBY LYNNE * DANNY DEVITO * LESLEY GORE * WALTER HYATT * DAVID BALL * CHAMP HOOD * GEORGE MARTIN * JIM HOKE * THE BRILL BUILDING * RUSS PAHL * GORDON STOKER * NEAL MATTHEWS * RAY WALKER * DUANE WEST * JOE OSBORN * BILLY SANFORD * LARRY KNECHTEL * MARK CHESNUTT * RICH ADLER * TOM PAXTON* T. GRAHAM BROWN * STEVE GOODMAN *

AND A CAST OF

1000'S

I WAS THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED

 REVIEWS OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION

 "I LAUGHED,I CRIED, I KISSED MY
$25 BUCKS GOODBY AND IT WAS WORTH
EVERY DAMNED CENT" Tom Littlefield :

Veteran Songwriter / Musician: Shawn Colvin,Nanci Griffith,The Questionaires, Kim Richey

 

"PLAIN & SIMPLE, IT'S A GREAT BOOK" Gordon Stoker, Leader of the legendary Jordanaires

"PULLS NO PUNCHES ABOUT NASHVILLE AND IS PART OF POP MUSIC HISTORY TO BOOT"

Rich Adler , Grammy winning recording engineer

"WITHIN THE FIRST TWO CHAPTERS, KEN TOOK ME TO A PLACE, WHERE AS A YOUNGSTER. I SPENT SUMMER AFTERNOONS LISTENING TO THE GREATS ON A TWO TONE GREY, SUITCASE-SHAPED RECORD PLAYER WITH DETACHABLE SPEAKERS. FLAT ON MY BACK ON A COLD CONCRETE PORCH AND MY HEAD BETWEEN THOSE SPEAKERS, I KEPT THE VENTURES SPINNING AND THE VOLUME AT 10 ! I RECOMMEND YOU LET Mr. SPOONER's BOOK REMIND YOU OF WHERE YOU WERE WHEN HE WAS GETTING AN INSIDERS VIEW OF MUSIC HISTORY BEING MADE" Howard Perdew multi #1 Hit songwriter

"KEN IS A WELL ROUNDED SONGWRITER, ONE OF THE MOST ORIGINAL TO EVER HIT NASHVILLE, WHETHER IT'S BARS, CARS OR SINGING STARS , HE'S BEEN THERE, DONE IT, AND HAS THE T SHIRT" Tom Long former ASCAP Exec and music publisher

"KEN SPOONER IS THE VOICE OF REASON, EXPERIENCE AND PASSION AND IF THE DEVIL DANCED, IS A WARM PERSONAL HISTORY OF LATE 20th CENTURY POPULAR MUSIC, TOLD WITH THE GENTLE AUTHORITY OF SOMEONE WHO MOST ASSUREDLY KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT. IT'S LIKE A TRIP DOWN SOME WONDOROUS HIGHWAY WITH THE TRAVELING COMPANION YOU ALWAYS WANTED" Peter Cooper Journalist, Author and Recording Artist

 

 


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