Joyce Gibson Roach

The Best of Texas Folklore: Volumes 1 & 2

Recorded for the first time ever in the history of this 90-year-old organization, here are 10 of the funny, inspirational papers that were spoken at the annual meeting of the Texas Folklore Society. Hear members of this legendary organization "talk fancy" about Texas peddlers, funeral homes, possums, babies, grandparents, cow chips, crazy women in the rafters, dogwood hoops, windmills that "steal air," early radio DJs, and...talking fancy!

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The Best of Texas Folklore Volume 2 (2 Audio Cassettes)

In a series of tapes produced by the Texas Folklore Society, members focus on all things Texan in speeches and papers delivered at the group's annual meeting. Topics range from folk customs and traditions to grandparenting, Spam, Texas kitsch, horny toads, and more. As with any live production, background sounds are intermittent throughout the presentations, but only add to the warmth and enthusiasm for the state conveyed by speakers. Some speakers are gifted orators, others are less successful, but each offers forth his or her love for the Lone Star state. And each presentation is separated by folk music appropriate to the topic. For a low-budget project, the program is a refreshing break from overproduced packages and offers a rare and entertaining glimpse into life as a Texan. H.L.S. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine