Tex Morton : from Australian yodeler to international showman /

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The University of Tennessee Press,, Knoxville, United States, p.1 online resource (xxii, 385 pages). (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst00881442, (OCoLC)fst00965955, Australia, Biography., Country musicians, Country musicians., fast, Hypnotists, Hypnotists., New Zealand


Includes bibliographical references and indexes.New Zealand, 1916-1935 -- The Yodeling Boundary Rider -- The Yodeling Boundary Rider Becomes a Star -- Arch Kerr and New Hillbilly Acts -- Sister Dorrie -- The Early War Years and the Twins -- Tex Morton's Regal Zonophone Legacy -- Tex Morton's Fabulous Wild West Rodeo -- Marketing Tex Morton -- Legal Troubles -- Tex Morton's Dude Ranch -- The Tasman and Rodeo Recordings -- The Great Morton in North America -- The Great Morton, Hypnotist -- The Great Morton in Hollywood -- Back in Australia -- The Great Morton in the Far East -- New Zealand, 1967-1970 -- Australia, 1970-1983."Tex Morton was an early country music star in New Zealand, Australia, and, to a lesser degree, in southern Asia. In a time when the American country-music boom was just beginning to echo around the world, Morton turned his natural talent for yodeling into full-blown country music stardom, even making his way to America for a time. Andrew K. Smith's biography explores Morton's early life, his burgeoning career, his tumultuous stardom, his final years, and his lasting place in the global phenomenon of country music"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 18, 2023).