31 Boot Scootin' Heart Breakin' Bar Brawlin' Love Chasin' Country Songs

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Milton Okun
Cherry Lane Music, 1995 - Music - 127 pages
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The definitive collection of country's best of today and yesterday. 31 songs, including: Act Naturally * Shut Up And Kiss Me * Crazy * Stay Forever * Folsom Prison Blues * The Thunder Rolls * XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl) * and more.

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Contents

Shut Up And Kiss
4
Me And Bobby McGee
11
Achy Breaky Heart
14
Okie From Muskogee
20
Curtain In The Window
22
God Bless The U S
27
Passionate Kisses
29
Big River
33
Hey Good Lookin
65
Act Naturally
68
Crazy
72
Fall To Pieces
74
Heartbreak Hotel
76
Mama Tried
78
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
80
Pretty Paper
87

Folsom Prison Blues
36
The Nights Too Long
38
Like We Never Had A Broken Heart
43
My Arms Stay Open All Night
46
Unanswered Prayers
50
Take Me Home Country Roads
55
Stay Forever
58
Dont Let Our Love Start Slippin
62
XXXs and 000s An American Girl
90
Little Miss Honky Tonk
94
The Battle Hymn Of Love
101
The Thunder Rolls
105
Vida Loca My Crazy Life
110
When You Say Nothing At
117
Love Can Build A Bridge
123
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About the author (1995)

Milton Theodore Okun was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 23, 1923. He spent summers at a resort his parents ran in the Adirondacks, where singers like Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie performed. He received a bachelor's degree in music education from New York University and a master's degree in music from Oberlin College. He worked as a junior high school music teacher for years, recorded several folk albums of his own, and worked with Harry Belafonte during a summer tour. He stopped teaching when he became a pianist, conductor, and arranger for Belafonte in the 1950s. Okun founded Cherry Lane Music Publishing in 1960. He was a producer and arranger for Peter, Paul and Mary, John Denver, and Plácido Domingo. He also produced Laura Nyro's first album More Than a New Discovery and the Starland Vocal Band's hit Afternoon Delight, and conducted Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, and the orchestra that accompanied him, on his album Haneshama Lach. Okun he wrote a memoir entitled Along the Cherry Lane: Tales from the Life of Music Industry Legend Milton Okun with his son-in-law Richard Sparks. He died on November 15, 2016 at the age of 92.

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