By John A. Lomax,Alan Lomax
"A booklet to cherish permanently." — The long island Times.
With this considerable number of genuine ballads and songs, you could immerse your self within the wealthy culture and historical past of yankee folks track. notice the variety, spontaneity, free-flowing melody, and sheer invention of ratings of songs sung via cowboys and convicts, lumberjacks, hobos, miners, plantation slaves, mountaineers, infantrymen, and lots of others.
One of the striking positive aspects of this assortment is its authenticity. a number of the songs have been recorded "on position" by way of famous folklorist John A. Lomax and his much more recognized son, Alan, as they traveled round the usa. the consequences are firsthand types of song and lyrics for over two hundred railroad songs, chain-gang songs, mountain songs, Creole songs, cocaine and whisky songs, "reels," minstrel songs, songs of adolescence, and a bunch of others. between them are such universal 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 bunch of others. a very good advent, notes on each one music, a bibliography, and an index around out this large and helpful collection.
Musician, musicologists, folklorists, singers — someone drawn to American folks song — will welcome this treasury of undying tune accumulated in a single convenient, low-cost volume.
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