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Good Friends and Bad Enemies: Robert Winslow Gordon and the Study of American Folksong
Good Friends and Bad Enemies
Robert Winslow Gordon and the Study of American Folksong
Hardcover      ISBN: 0252012518
From the Heart
From the Heart
Hardcover      ISBN: 0135307678
In this autobiography, the country music star shares the painful lessons she has learned in a life filled with dizzying heights and abysmal depths
The American Songbag
The American Songbag
Paperback      ISBN: 015605650x
Two hundred and eighty songs and ballads trace the growth of America
Thomas W Talley's Negro Folk Rhymes
Thomas W Talley's Negro Folk Rhymes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870496735
Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina
Positively 4th Street
The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374281998
Discuss how Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Mimi and Richard FariƤna gathered together in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, chronicling their rise from coffeehouse folksingers to popular icons.

Kingston Trio on Record
Kingston Trio on Record
Paperback      ISBN: 0961459409
Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents
Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents
Paperback      ISBN: 0133232476
New edition of the text first published in 1965 (revised by Valerie Woodring Goertzeu). Presents the general characteristics of traditional music and its cultural context along with some of the methods used to study folk music. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Romancing the Folk: Public Memory and American Roots Music
Romancing the Folk
Public Memory and American Roots Music
Paperback      ISBN: 080784862x
In American music, the notion of "roots" has been a powerful refrain, but just what constitutes our true musical traditions has often been a matter of debate. As Benjamin Filene reveals, a number of competing visions of America's musical past have vied for influence over the public imagination in this century. Filene builds his story around a fascinating group of characters?folklorists, record company executives, producers, radio programmers, and publicists?who acted as middlemen between folk and popular culture. These cultural brokers "discovered" folk musicians, recorded them, and promoted them. In the process, Filene argues, they shaped mainstream audiences' understanding of what was "authentic" roots music. Filene moves beyond the usual boundaries of folk music to consider a wide range of performers who drew on or were drawn into the canon of American roots music?from Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie, to Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon, to Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan. Challenging traditional accounts that would confine folk music revivalism to the 1930s and 1960s, he argues instead that the desire to preserve and popularize America's musical heritage is a powerful current that has run throughout this century's culture and continues to flow today.
Reading Country Music: Steel Guitars, Opry Stars, and Honky-Tonk Bars
Reading Country Music
Steel Guitars, Opry Stars, and Honky-Tonk Bars
Paperback      ISBN: 0822321688
Expanded edition of special SAQ issue on country music. Six new articles will be added by Jocelyn Neal on the structure of country, Cristine Kreyling on “Music Row” in Nashville, Walter Herbert on Willie Nelson and the interpretation of his m
Tell Me a Story, Sing Me a Song...
Tell Me a Story, Sing Me a Song...
Paperback      ISBN: 0292780567
A portrait of the folk music of Texas is accompained by descriptions of the author's experiences collecting songs in Texas during the Depression