978-1-57441-050-1 / 9781574410501

Confessions of a Maddog: A Romp through the High-flying Texas Music and Literary Era of the Fifties to the Seventies


Publisher:University of North Texas Press



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Jay Milner was part of a generation of Texas writers whose heyday lasted from the late 1950s through the 1970s. The group was comprised of Billie Lee Brammer, Edwin “Bud Shrake, Gary Cartwright, Dan Jenkins, Larry L. King, Pete Gent, and (peripherally) Larry McMurtry and Willie Morris. From the musical scene there were “picker poets, as Milner calls them, such as Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, and Waylon Jennings. Some of the primary works coming from this generation of writers include Brammers The Gay Place, Shrakes Strange Peaches, Cartwrightss Confessions of a Washed-up Sportswriter, Kingss The Whorehouse Papers and None But a Blockhead , Jan Reids The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock, and Willie Nelsons album Phases and Stages.

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