Personalities | James Talley | Country Rock & The Outlaws | Country

(Vocals, guitar, b. 1943)

James Talley grew up in Oklahoma near Woody Guthrie’s birthplace and carried on Guthrie’s legacy with acoustic songs that were tough in their attacks on social injustice, irreverent in their attacks on pomposity and tender in their defence of love. Though he had songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Johnny Paycheck and Hazel Dickens and was lionized by critics, Talley sold few records and turned to selling real estate late in his career.

Styles & Forms | Country Rock & The Outlaws | Country
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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