Working Girl Blues: It’s a winner

Working Girl Blues - The Life & Music of Hazel DickensWorking Girl Blues: The Life And Music Of Hazel Dickens by Hazel Dickens and Bill Malone, has been named the winner of a Certificate of Merit for the 2009 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.

Working Girl Blues, which was published in 2008 by the University of Illinois Press, relates the life story of singer and songwriter Hazel Dickens, the inspiring voice of a whole generation of women and workers. It contains the lyrics to and comments on 40 of her wonderful songs, as well as a brief biography.

The winners will be recognized during an awards banquet to be held at the Chateau Bourbon in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday, May 22, 2010.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.