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American Popular Music: Folk
  • Authored by: Richard Carlin; Foreword by Ronald D. Cohen, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: American Popular Music
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  • ISBN-10: 0816069786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6978-1
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 781.62
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 304

Summary

The traditional songs, dances, and legends of ordinary people in the United States have long served as a means of communication and a source of entertainment. Each group brought its unique song and dance music to America: The Irish brought jigs and reels, the African-American slaves work and dance songs, Hispanics their corridos and polkas, Cajuns their waltzes and two-steps. The interaction between these groups created the many rich hybrids that are American folk music.

Featuring 36 photographs, a glossary, discography, and chronology, American Popular Music: Folk is an essential resource on this vital and influential American art form.

Entries include:

  • The Archive of American Folk-Song
  • Moses Asch
  • Joan Baez
  • Harry Chapin
  • Bob Dylan
  • Fairport Convention
  • Woody Guthrie
  • The Irish Rovers
  • John and Alan Lomax
  • Eck Robertson
  • Pete Seeger
  • Townes Van Zandt
  • Lucinda Williams
  • John W. Work
  • and many others.

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"...recommended for high school libraries."
Library Journal

"The volume is recommended for high school and public libraries, and is a good starting point for those new to American folk music."
American Reference Books Annual

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