Sunday, July 21, 2024

Signed books for sale

“If you’re a fan of popular music and you want to know more about it, you should know the name ‘Michael Corcoran’–  Marshall Crenshaw WFUV’s “Bottomless Pit.”

“Corcoran has few rivals for following a story to its logical conclusion, then refining it into a seamless narrative. Even the means of reporting become part of the stories.”  Michael Barnes, Austin American Statesman

[Ghost Notes] Pioneering Spirits of Texas Music (TCU Press 2020)

“Corcoran’s wide-ranging perspective further highlights the fluidity, the unruly nature of the music, never content to be neatly pigeonholed.” -Texas Books In Review

$35-signed hardcover (includes shipping) via paypal

paypal ( or mail: P.O. Box 301314 Austin, TX 78703


All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music (UNT Press 2017)

All Over the Map tells the story of Texas music that needed to be told, as broad and deep, dark and quirky as the state itself,” – Terry Lickona, producer Austin City Limits

“Corcoran’s book is the work of a rock and roll detective.” – Pete Stothard, The Times of London.

Beautifully illustrated by the photos of Scott Newton and others, this book profiles 42 Texas musicians who left their mark and inspired others, including Janis Joplin, Lefty Frizzell, T-Bone Walker, Ella Mae Morse, King Curtis and Townes Van Zandt.

“The best book ever written about Texas music history,” – Joe Nick Patoski.

$22-signed paperback (includes shipping)

paypal ( or mail: P.O. Box 301314 Austin, TX 78703

(Hardcover is sold out.)





Two Grammy-nominated book/CDs about 1920’s gospel singers in Texas

As seen on CNN, Pitchfork and the New York Review of Books

Remastered CD of 1920’s gospel curiosity from East Texas, with 77 page booklet by Michael Corcoran. Grammy-nominated for liner notes and historical recording.

$25 (includes shipping) via paypal ( or mail: P.O. Box 301314 Austin, TX 78703


He Is My Story: Sanctified Soul of Arizona Dranes (Tompkins Square 2012)

That’s the exciting part for Corcoran: the limitless possibilities of reporting on gospel music, a rich genre that’s not capitalized on by many music writers.  – Texas Monthly

Complete works of gospel piano pioneer Arizona Dranes, with a comprehensive booklet. Also Grammy-nominated.


paypal ( or mail: P.O. Box 301314 Austin, TX 78703

NPR did a 9-minute segment on this project.




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