By John A. Lomax,Alan Lomax
"A ebook to cherish permanently." — The manhattan Times.
With this plentiful number of actual ballads and songs, you could immerse your self within the wealthy culture and historical past of yankee people tune. realize the variety, spontaneity, free-flowing melody, and sheer invention of ratings of songs sung by means of cowboys and convicts, lumberjacks, hobos, miners, plantation slaves, mountaineers, infantrymen, and plenty of others.
One of the impressive positive factors of this assortment is its authenticity. a number of the songs have been recorded "on place" through famous folklorist John A. Lomax and his much more recognized son, Alan, as they traveled round the usa. the implications 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 early life, and a number of others. between them are such usual 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 good advent, notes on each one music, a bibliography, and an index around out this huge and precious collection.
Musician, musicologists, folklorists, singers — somebody attracted to American folks tune — will welcome this treasury of undying tune accrued in a single convenient, low-cost volume.
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