By Dick Weissman

ISBN-10: 0810882345

ISBN-13: 9780810882348

In fresh years a virtually overwhelming variety of books have seemed protecting a variety of facets of yank people tune and its heritage. ahead of 1970, such a lot comprised collections of songs with a sprinkling of biographical details on famous performers. during the last decade, notwithstanding, students, reporters, and folks artists themselves have contributed biographies and autobiographies, educational books and old surveys, sociological reports and ethnographic analyses of this musical genre.

In 100 Books each people song Fan may still Own, performer and historian Dick Weissman deals a competent path during the turning out to be sea of book-length reviews, setting up for destiny students a beginning for his or her learn. starting with early twentieth-century collections of folks songs, the writer brings readers to the current through exploring smooth stories of significant occasions, severe collections of fundamental assets, the main major musical guideline courses, and in-depth pictures of conventional and modern American folks musicians. for every name chosen, Weissman offers his personal short precis of its contents and evaluation of its value for the reader—whether fan or scholar.

Folk tune fanatics, students, and scholars of the yankee folks song tradition—indeed, any reader looking information at the top books within the field—will desire a replica of this very important work.

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