"A publication to cherish permanently." — The long island Times.
With this considerable selection of actual ballads and songs, you could immerse your self within the wealthy culture and historical past of yankee people track. become aware of the range, spontaneity, free-flowing melody, and sheer invention of rankings of songs sung by way of cowboys and convicts, lumberjacks, hobos, miners, plantation slaves, mountaineers, infantrymen, and lots of others.
One of the notable positive factors of this assortment is its authenticity. the various songs have been recorded "on position" through famous folklorist John A. Lomax and his much more recognized son, Alan, as they traveled round the usa. the consequences are firsthand models of track and lyrics for over 2 hundred railroad songs, chain-gang songs, mountain songs, Creole songs, cocaine and whisky songs, "reels," minstrel songs, songs of early life, and a bunch of others. between them are such everyday favorites as "John Henry," "Goin' Home," "Frankie and Albert," "Down within the Valley," "Little Brown Jug," "Alabama-Bound," "Shortenin' Bread," "Skip to My Lou," "Frog Went a-Courtin'," and a number of others. a good creation, notes on each one tune, a bibliography, and an index around out this large and invaluable collection.
Musician, musicologists, folklorists, singers — somebody drawn to American folks tune — will welcome this treasury of undying tune accrued in a single convenient, low-cost volume.
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