By John A. Lomax,Alan Lomax
"A publication to cherish permanently." — The long island Times.
With this abundant choice of genuine ballads and songs, you could immerse your self within the wealthy culture and history of yank people tune. notice the range, spontaneity, free-flowing melody, and sheer invention of ratings of songs sung through cowboys and convicts, lumberjacks, hobos, miners, plantation slaves, mountaineers, infantrymen, and plenty of others.
One of the notable beneficial properties of this assortment is its authenticity. a number of the songs have been recorded "on situation" via famous folklorist John A. Lomax and his much more recognized son, Alan, as they traveled round the usa. the consequences are firsthand models of tune and lyrics for over 2 hundred railroad songs, chain-gang songs, mountain songs, Creole songs, cocaine and whisky songs, "reels," minstrel songs, songs of formative years, and a number of others. between them are such favourite 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 superb creation, notes on every one track, a bibliography, and an index around out this broad and worthy collection.
Musician, musicologists, folklorists, singers — someone drawn to American folks song — will welcome this treasury of undying tune collected in a single convenient, reasonably cheap volume.
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