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  Texas Rainmaker » Dixie Chicks Learn the Difference Between Censorship and Capitalism
Last nite on the popular NBC drama, “Medium,” one of the songs from the new album played throughout the episode; so often, in fact, it seemed the episode was written to enhance the music, rather than the other way around.
Inviting the Dixie Chicks to the White House would not be making up with “some shrills.” It would demonstrate he’s not sealed off from his opposition, that he recognizes them as part of the American family.
Back in 2003, the Dixie Chicks alienated a good portion of their fan base when lead singer Natalie Maines told a London concert audience that she was embarrassed to be from the same state as President George W. Bush.
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  CalendarHome.com - Dixie (song) - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The song is a walkaround, which originally began with a few minstrels acting out the lyrics, only to be joined by the rest of the company (a dozen or so individuals for the Bryants).
On 18 February 1861, the song took on something of the air of national anthem when it was played at the inauguration of Jefferson Davis, arranged as a quickstep by Hermann Arnold, and possibly for the first time as a band arrangement.
In 1888 the publishers of a Boston songbook included "Dixie" as a "patriotic song", and in 1895 the Confederate Veterans' Association suggested a celebration in honor of "Dixie" and Emmett in Washington as a bipartisan tribute.
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  Dixie (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The song is a walkaround, which originally began with a few minstrels acting out the lyrics, only to be joined by the rest of the company (a dozen or so individuals for the Bryants).
On 18 February 1861, the song took on something of the air of national anthem when it was played at the inauguration of Jefferson Davis, arranged as a quickstep by Hermann Arnold, and possibly for the first time as a band arrangement.
In 1888 the publishers of a Boston songbook included "Dixie" as a "patriotic song", and in 1895 the Confederate Veterans' Association suggested a celebration in honor of "Dixie" and Emmett in Washington as a bipartisan tribute.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dixie_(song)   (5459 words)

  
 Dixie Melodies; Songs about Dixie.
The name Dixie was popularized in the minstrel song 'Dixie's Land." Dixie is not defined by the negatives of the past but a way of life and a love of family, good will and relaxed pleasures that soothe the soul and make for a less harried life.
Dixie is a land not only of cotton but of supreme hospitality, consideration and respect for others, stately homes and absolutely beautiful country.
The song has the flavor of both jazz and ragtime and that is surely due to the talents of Robinson who wrote a number of popular rags in the early 20th century.
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 William Shakespeare Hays - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In fact, the style of some of his songs was so like that of Stephen Foster that the two men's material was sometimes confused.
In his later years, Hays claimed to have written the lyrics to "Dixie", a song that had enjoyed unprecedented popularity since before the American Civil War and that was by then usually attributed to minstrel show songwriter Dan Emmett.
She wrote to The Etude that her father had written "Dixie" for the Buckner Guards "when they were called south during the Civil War".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/William_Shakespeare_Hays   (768 words)

  
 Model Interpretation
“Dixie” (1859), a familiar song from the nineteenth century, was composed and performed by Dan Emmett (a white native of Ohio) in 1859 when he was a member of the Bryant’s Minstrels troupe in New York City.
The chorus to “Dixie” (“I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray, Hooray!” etc.), tells us what we already know: that sectionalism and slavery were important issues in American politics in 1859, particularly in defining the distinctness of the South and the North.
Even so, “Dixie” remained one of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite songs and he requested it be played for him a few days before his assassination, saying “I have always thought ‘Dixie’ one of the best tunes I have ever heard.
historymatters.gmu.edu /mse/Songs/model.html   (898 words)

  
 The Civil War . In the Classroom . Classroom Activities . Lesson Plan | PBS
Probably the most famous Civil War era song was Julia Ward Howe’s "Battle Hymn of the Republic", which used the tune of the abolitionist song, "John Brown’s Body".
Students will probably look at the first stanza of the song as the most significant, with lyrics like "I wish I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten" as indication that the south had sentimental value to soldiers who might be fighting in battle, and hopefully fighting in the north.
While the first verse and chorus of "Dixie" are well known, the rest of the song is not.
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 New Merle Haggard Tune Blasts US Media Coverage of Iraq War
I don't even know the Dixie chicks, but I find it an insult for all the men and women who fought and died in past wars when almost the majority of America jumped down their throats for voicing an opinion.
That 1970 song was a pro-America anthem at the height of the Vietnam War.
The new song chides the media for focusing on celebrity news and the death of Laci Peterson and her unborn child while fighting continues in Iraq.
www.commondreams.org /headlines03/0725-02.htm   (702 words)

  
 Dixie Chicks - Official Page at GACTV.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Dixie Chicks own enormously successful headlining tour in support of Fly in 2000 proved that country acts could sell out arenas as they drew eclectic and diverse crowds and were fronted by their own musical favorites, including Willie Nelson, Ricky Scaggs and Patty Griffin.
Emily said, "You've got to hear this song" and she played it for me. I instantly thought it was one of the best songs he had ever written.
We got both of those songs from an album of hers that was never released which was a shame for her, but good for us because we got to record two of her songs that nobody has heard before.
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 'Dixie' now too symbolic of old South, not of origins
Because "Dixie" is now synonymous with slavery, racism and hatred, the music historians say, it was wise for the Woodland Hills School District to postpone this week's scheduled marching band performance of a Civil War program that included the song.
The irony about "Dixie" is that the five-verse song was written by a Northerner with little interest in politics, and whose parents were strict abolitionists.
There are long-standing rumors that Emmett actually may have acquired "Dixie" from brothers Ben and Lew Snowden, members of a fl family that moved to Mount Vernon from Virginia.
www.post-gazette.com /regionstate/19980904dixie4.asp   (1178 words)

  
 Dixie - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Dixie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Dixie encompasses those states that joined the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
The song ‘Dixie’ 1859 by Daniel Emmett (1815–1904) popularized the term.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
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 "God Bless Dixie" Tribute Revolver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
There are many symbols, which represent the Confederate Cause, and one of the most cherished is the phrase "Dixie." The song "Dixie" was written and first performed in 1859, only two years before the war began.
However, we do know that the song "Dixie" popularized the term "Dixie" and that it became a popular song for Confederate forces during the war.
The chorus of the song certainly captured the spirit of all the dedicated soldiers, leaders and citizens of the Confederacy.
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 Dixie Chicks Complete Discography: The Hits (and Misses) - Page 1
They were hedging their bets with one slow song and one fast song, and even went as far as to package the album with a sticker noting both expected singles.
A poster to the Dixie Chicks discussion list reported hearing of a concert in early 1999 that would be taped for video, but there's been no further word on the concert or any video from it.
Natalie's voice sounded rather shrill in early radio plays of the song, but it may have been toned down before the soundtrack was released (see the track-by-track review for possible confirmation of this theory).
www.dixie-chicks.com /hitdisc.shtml   (3018 words)

  
 Dan Emmett,the Man Who Wrote Dixie
The song was an instant hit, and went on to become the most famous song produced in that era.
Although "Dixie" was the battle hymn of the Confederacy, it was also extremely popular in the North, as well, although with different words.
Whenever 'Dixie' is produced, the pen drops from the fingers of the plotting clerk, spectacles from the nose and paper from the hands of the merchant, the needle from the nimble digits of the maid or matron, and all hands go bobbing, bobbing in time with the magical music of 'Dixie.'"
www.nativeground.com /danemmett.asp   (1940 words)

  
 The Dixie Chicks
The Dixie Chicks (named for the Little Feat song "Dixie Chicken") began as a bluegrass group back in 1989 in Dallas, Texas, with founding members Robin Lynn Macy, Laura Lynch, and sisters Martie and Emily Erwin.
The Dixie Chicks' debut album, Wide Open Spaces, was released January 27, 1998, and hit gold in only 5 months.
Songs from the album range from the traditional - Hello Mr.
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 Dixie Chicks: Fly
Trying songs out on the audience is a time-tested way of figuring out which ones have hit potential, so it's not surprising that the album has spawned a string of Top 40 hits.
The fiddle intro to the song is pulled almost directly from the title cut of Shouldn't A Told You That, and the banjo and fiddle play a prominent part throughout.
This is another song that would have benefitted from Tommy's lighter touch on the electric guitar, but it does score points for some nice twang on the banjo and a little fiddle on the chorus.
www.dixie-chicks.com /fly.shtml   (4008 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | Dixie Chicks booed at music awards
The Dixie Chicks were not present at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, but played a song live by satellite from Austin, Texas.
The Dixie Chicks got the biggest boo when their nomination for entertainer of the year was read out.
In March, Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines told an audience she was "ashamed" that President Bush came from her home state of Texas.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/music/3049209.stm   (354 words)

  
 The Mavens' Word of the Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Dixie Land first appeared in the text of Daniel Emmett's song "Jonny Roach" in 1859; in the same year he also wrote a song called "Dixie's Land." There are no print references before that.
It does seem that Emmett's song helped to popularize a term that was already being used by Northerners to refer to the South.
As Emmett told his biographer in 1872: "'Dixie's Land' is an old phrase applied to the Southern States...lying south of Mason and Dixon's line.
www.randomhouse.com /wotd/index.pperl?date=20000327   (439 words)

  
 Dixie --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The name came from the title of a song composed in 1859 by Daniel Decatur Emmett; this tune was popular as a marching song of the Confederate Army, and was often considered the Confederate anthem.
It is the centre of Utah's “Dixie,” a region...
The U.S. actor and songwriter Daniel Decatur Emmett, who organized one of the first minstrel shows, was the composer of the American standard “Dixie.” The song, written in 1859, was originally a “walk-around,” or concluding number for a minstrel show.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9030701?&query=daniel   (756 words)

  
 1859: 'Dixie' song was written - Bensonwiki
The first use of the word ‘Dixie’ can be traced back to the year 1859 when the ‘Dixie’ song was written by the Northerner Daniel Emmett.
Even though the Dixie song was written by a Northerner, the North was convinced that it was a Southern song and therefore cancelled all the theater engagements of the Bryant minstrels a week following the assassination of Lincoln.
During the Civil War, the ‘Dïxie’ song was the popular anthem of the Confederate States and after the war it became the popular anthem of the South.
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 NPR : 'Dixie', Present at the Creation
But some believe "Dixie" was really a tune passed on to Emmett by a pair of African-American brothers born to parents who were slaves.
By 1862, the region had become popularly known as "Dixie," though a variety of elements apart from the song may have influenced the nickname.
The Sackses advance the theory that the song "Dixie" is a childhood recollection from Mrs.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/patc/dixie   (1419 words)

  
 Lyrics and Music
"Dixie" was written by Daniel Decatur Emmett of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and premiered in September of 1859 in New York.
One popular theory of the origin of the name Dixie is that the old $10 Lousiana notes were known (by mispronouncing the French names that were printed on them) as "dixies," and the Louisiana region became known in slang as Dixie Land.
There is a third theory that the title honors a kind farmer in Manhattan Island by the name of Dixy who was rumored to be connected with the Underground Railroad; "Dixy's Land" became known as a safe haven.
www.niehs.nih.gov /kids/lyrics/dixie.htm   (655 words)

  
 Your #1 source for Dixie Land Song information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
In Dixie land where I was born in, early on a frosty mornin',...
THE original song of "Dixie's Land" was written as a comic melody by Dan Emmett, a celebrated negro minstrel, in 1859.
The song “Dixie Land” was written by Daniel Decatur Emmett and performed at Bryant’s Minstrels at 444 Broadway, New York City, on April 4, 1859.
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