Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Grassroots, and Regional Traditions in the United States American Made Music Series

The book covers the diverse strains of american folk music--Latin, French-Canadian, African, Native American, British, and Cajun--and offers a chronology of the development of folk music in the United States. The book is divided into discrete chapters covering topics as seemingly disparate as sacred harp singing, blues, the folk revival, conjunto music, and ballad singing.

It also features new sections at the end of each chapter with up-to-date recommendations for "Suggested Listening, " "Suggested Reading, " and "Suggested Viewing. Used book in Good Condition. Exploring american folk music: ethnic, grassroots, and Regional Traditions in the United States reflects the fascinating diversity of regional and grassroots music in the United States.

It is among the few textbooks in american music that recognizes the importance and contributions of Native Americans as well as those who live, and perform music along our borderlands, sing, from the French speaking citizens in northern Vermont to the extensive Hispanic population living north of the Rio Grande River, recognizing and reflecting the increasing importance of the varied Latino traditions that have informed our folk music since the founding of the United States.

Another chapter includes detailed information about the roots of hip hop and this new edition features a new chapter on urban folk music, with a case study focusing on Washington, exploring traditions in our cities, D. C. Exploring american folk music also introduces you to such important figures in American music as Bob Wills, Lydia Mendoza, Bob Dylan, and Muddy Waters, who helped shape what America sounds like in the twenty-first century.


Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival

Folk city explores new York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in postwar America. In folk city, authors stephen petrus and ron Cohen capture the exuberance of the times and introduce readers to a host of characters who brought a new style to the biggest audience in the history of popular music.

Accessible and engaging, fresh and provocative, rich in anecdotes and primary sources, Folk City is lavishly illustrated with images collected for the accompanying major exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York in 2015. The authors portray village coffee houses not simply as lively venues but as incubators of a burgeoning counterculture, where artists from diverse backgrounds honed their performance techniques and challenged social conventions.

From washington square park and the gaslight café to wnyc radio and Folkways Records, New York City's cultural, artistic, and commercial assets helped to shape a distinctively urban breeding ground for the folk music revival of the 1950s and 60s. Among the savvy new york entrepreneurs committed to promoting folk music were Izzy Young of the Folklore Center, Mike Porco of Gerde's Folk City, and John Hammond of Columbia Records.

While these and other businessmen developed commercial networks for musicians, the performance venues provided the artists space to test their mettle. It involves the efforts of record company producers and executives, festival organizers, club owners, of course, musicologists, concert promoters, agents and managers, editors and writers - and, musicians and audiences.


The Bristol Sessions: Writings About the Big Bang of Country Music Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies

These 19 essays offer an examination and reevaluation of the Bristol sessions--from their germination, to the actual sessions, to their place in history and their continuing influence. Organized by ralph peer for victor records to capitalize on the popularity of "hillbilly" music, the Bristol sessions were a key moment in country music's evolution.

Used book in Good Condition. Rather than attempting to record purely traditional sounds, Peer sought a combination of musical elements, however, an amalgam that would form the backbone of modern country music. The final section details subsequent recording sessions in Bristol and nearby Johnson City, and explores the lasting local musical legacy.

The reverberations of the bristol sessions are still felt today, yet their influence is widely misunderstood, and popular accounts of the event are more legend than history. The third section gives first-hand accounts of the Bristol sessions, while the fourth presents musicological studies of two of the prominent acts.

The first section discusses technological advances that resulted in the unmatched quality of the Bristol recordings. Appalachian book of the year for nonfiction--appalachian writers association In the summer of 1927, including some of the most influential names in American music--the Carter Family, on the Tennessee-Virginia border, nineteen bands gathered for a recording session in Bristol, Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest Stoneman and more.

The musicians played a variety of styles largely endemic to the Appalachian region. The second section chronicles the people and musical acts involved in the event.

A History of European Folk Music

Jan ling is professor of Musicology at Göteborg University, Sweden. The book addresses a plethora of questions through its detailed examination of a wide range of music from vastly different national and cultural identities. It attempts to elucidate the connections between, studied and performed folk music, and the varying development of, firstly by examining the ways in which scholars of different ideological and artistic ambitions have collected, the music of peoples throughout Europe, then by investigating the relationship between folk and popular music.

The aim of this study is to increase understanding of folk music within an historical, European framework, and to show the genre as a dynamic and changing art form. Used book in Good Condition.

Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow Refiguring American Music

In segregating sound, karl hagstrom miller argues that the categories that we have inherited to think and talk about southern music bear little relation to the ways that southerners long played and heard music. In a cultural history filled with musicians, listeners, scholars, and business people, Miller describes how folklore studies and the music industry helped to create a “musical color line, ” a cultural parallel to the physical color line that came to define the Jim Crow South.

The blues were African American. Black and white artists alike had played not only blues, ballads, but also nationally popular sentimental ballads, minstrel songs, Tin Pan Alley tunes, and string band music, ragtime, and Broadway hits. Focusing on the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth, Miller chronicles how southern music—a fluid complex of sounds and styles in practice—was reduced to a series of distinct genres linked to particular racial and ethnic identities.

. Contending that people’s musical worlds were defined less by who they were than by the music that they heard, Miller challenges assumptions about the relation of race, music, and the market. Rural white southerners played country music. Segregated sound emerged slowly through the interactions of southern and northern musicians, record companies that sought to penetrate new markets across the South and the globe, and academic folklorists who attempted to tap southern music for evidence about the history of human civilization.

Used book in Good Condition. Such links among race, region, and music were new.

Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction

He looks in detail at three poignant songs from three widely separated regions--northern Afghanistan, Jewish Eastern Europe, and the Anglo-American world--with musical notation and lyrics included. Used book in Good Condition. Slobin offers an extraordinarily generous portrait of folk music, one that embraces a Russian wedding near the Arctic Circle, a group song in a small rainforest village in Brazil, and an Uzbek dance tune in Afghanistan.

Oxford university Press USA. When we think of folk music, most of us picture Pete Seeger singing "This Land is My Land" or Joan Baez singing "Barbara Allen. But this stimulating very short introduction throws open the doors on a remarkably diverse musical genre, in a wide-ranging portrait that goes far beyond America's shores to discuss folk music of every possible kind and in every corner of the globe.

And he also describes the efforts of scholars who fanned out across the globe, to find and document this ever-changing music. Written by award-winning musicologist Mark Slobin, this is the first compact introduction to folk music that offers a truly global perspective.

When We Were Good: The Folk Revival

When we were good traces the many and varied cultural influences on the folk revival of the sixties from early nineteenth-century blackface minstrelsy; the Jewish entertainment and political cultures of New York in the 1930s; the Almanac singers and the wartime crises of the 1940s; the watershed record album Folkways Anthology of American Folk Music; and finally to the cold-war reactionism of the 1950s.

Oxford university Press USA. Taking up some of the more obdurate problems in cultural studies--racial identity, regional allegiances, art and politics, class differences--he shows how the folk revival was a search for authentic democracy, with compelling lessons for our own time. The book is not so much a history as a study of the cultural process itself, what the author calls the dreamwork of history.

Cantwell shows how a body of music once enlisted on behalf of the labor movement, antifascism, even as it found a new politics and cultural style in the peace, civil rights, and many other progressive causes of the 1930s was refashioned as an instrument of self-discovery, New Deal recovery efforts, and beat movements.

This drove the folk-song movement, irene" on the hit parade, just as Pete Seeger and the Weavers were putting "On Top of Old Smokey" and "Goodnight, into a children's underground of schools, summer camps, and colleges, planting the seeds of the folk revival to come. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

In washington square and the newport folk festival, on college campuses and in concert halls across the country, going back to the basics and trying to be very, the folk revival gave voice to the generational tidal wave of postwar youth, very good.

Definitive Lead Belly

All recordings have been digitally re-mastered. Used book in Good Condition. A 'definitive' collection of Lead Belly's finest recordings. All the big songs are here, including "goodnight Irene", "Midnight Special", "House Of The Rising Sun"m "Rock Island Line" and many more. Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition.


Reds, Whites, and Blues: Social Movements, Folk Music, and Race in the United States Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology

Roy considers how the movement's Freedom Songs never gained commercial success, yet contributed to the wider achievements of the Civil Rights struggle. Oxford university Press USA. In contrast, at sit-ins, and used music on the picket lines, on freedom rides, the Civil Rights Movement successfully integrated music into collective action, and in jails.

Roy also traces the history of folk music, revealing the complex debates surrounding who or what qualified as "folk" and how the music's status as racially inclusive was not always a given. Examining folk music's galvanizing and unifying power, Reds, Whites, and Blues casts new light on the relationship between cultural forms and social activity.

Drawing from rich archival material, william roy shows that the people's songs movement of the 1930s and 40s, and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s implemented folk music's social relationships--specifically between those who sang and those who listened--in different ways, achieving different outcomes.

Roy explores how the people's Songsters envisioned uniting people in song, but made little headway beyond leftist activists. Used book in Good Condition. Music, and folk music in particular, is often embraced as a form of political expression, a vehicle for bridging or reinforcing social boundaries, and a valuable tool for movements reconfiguring the social landscape.

Reds, whites, and blues examines the political force of folk music, not through the meaning of its lyrics, but through the concrete social activities that make up movements.

American Ballads and Folk Songs Dover Books on Music

Many of the songs were recorded "on location" by noted folklorist John A. Among them are such time-honored favorites as "john henry, " "down in the valley, " "frog went a-courtin', " "Alabama-Bound, " "Frankie and Albert, " "Goin' Home, " "Shortenin' Bread, " "Little Brown Jug, " "Skip to My Lou, " and a host of others.

Discover the diversity, spontaneity, free-flowing melody, lumberjacks, plantation slaves, miners, soldiers, mountaineers, and sheer invention of scores of songs sung by cowboys and convicts, hobos, and many others. One of the remarkable features of this collection is its authenticity. Used book in Good Condition.

Series: Dover Edition. Category: textbook - Choral / Vocal. Instrument: Voice. Format: Book. Genre: Folk Song. Oxford university Press USA. An excellent introduction, a bibliography, notes on each song, and an index round out this extensive and valuable collection. Musician, folklorists, musicologists, singers — anyone interested in American folk music — will welcome this treasury of timeless song gathered in one handy, inexpensive volume.

The results are firsthand versions of music and lyrics for over 200 railroad songs, Creole songs, " minstrel songs, mountain songs, songs of childhood, chain-gang songs, "reels, cocaine and whisky songs, and a host of others.

The Norton Reader with 2016 MLA Update Shorter Fourteenth Edition

Oxford university Press USA. Series: Dover Edition. Category: textbook - Choral / Vocal. Instrument: Voice. Format: Book. Genre: Folk Song. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. This title has been updated to reflect the 2016 mla update. The classic reader that has introduced millions of students to the essay as a genre―available in a concise edition.

The norton reader features the largest and most diverse collection of essays, from classic to contemporary―155 in the Full edition, 95 in the Shorter. With 60 new essays almost all written in the last decade, a new ebook option, genre, and a unique companion website that makes the book searchable by theme, rhetorical mode, keyword―and more, author, the Fourteenth Edition is ideal for today’s composition classes.