100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Own
ISBN10: 0810882345 ISBN13: 9780810882348 Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc Published: Jan 30 2014 Pages: 185 Weight: 0.95lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
In 100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Own, performer and historian Dick Weissman offers a reliable route through the growing sea of book-length studies, establishing for future scholars a foundation for their research. Beginning with early twentieth-century collections of folk songs, the author brings readers to the present by exploring modern studies of important events, critical collections of primary sources, the most significant musical instruction guides, and in-depth portraits of traditional and contemporary American folk musicians. For each title selected, Weissman provides his own brief summary of its contents and assessment of its significance for the reader—whether fan or scholar.