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The Spree of 83.

The Spree of 83

Freddy Powers, Catherine Powers, Jake Brown

Waldorf Publishing

2140 Hall Johnson Road 102-345, Grapevine, TX 76051

9781945174940, $24.99, HC, 350pp,

With an informative Foreword by Tanya Tucker, "The Spree of 83" features exclusive commentaries from Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, John Rich, Tanya Tucker, The Voice finalist/Powers' protege Mary Sarah, and hosts of other Nashville luminaries, as it showcases Freddy Powers 50-year career expanding the perimeters of country and western music, including the creation of a fusion of country honky-tonk and swing jazz. In this candidly informative memoir, Freddy recounts first-hand the highly-entertaining and emotionally-touching story behind his decades-long roller-coaster ride through the music business, to the top of the charts, and his inspiring struggle in recent years battling Parkinson's disease, all while his legacy endured through generations of fans. An inherently compelling read from beginning to end, "The Spree of 83" is a 'must' for the legions of Freddy Powers fans and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community and academic library American Western Music History collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "The Spree of 83" is also available in a digital book format ($3.99). Librarians should be aware that there is an audio book edition of "The Spree of 83" (Blackstone Audio, 978-1441703897, $29.95, CD).

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Title Annotation:Freddy Powers, Catherine Powers, Jake Brown
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Aug 1, 2017
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