John A. Lomax,Alan Lomax's American Ballads and Folk Songs (Dover Books on Music) PDF

By John A. Lomax,Alan Lomax

"A publication to cherish permanently." — The big apple Times.
With this considerable choice of genuine ballads and songs, you could immerse your self within the wealthy culture and historical past of yank folks song. notice the variety, spontaneity, free-flowing melody, and sheer invention of ratings of songs sung by way of cowboys and convicts, lumberjacks, hobos, miners, plantation slaves, mountaineers, infantrymen, and plenty of others.
One of the striking positive factors of this assortment is its authenticity. a number of the songs have been recorded "on place" by means of famous folklorist John A. Lomax and his much more well-known son, Alan, as they traveled round the usa. the consequences are firsthand types of song and lyrics for over two hundred railroad songs, chain-gang songs, mountain songs, Creole songs, cocaine and whisky songs, "reels," minstrel songs, songs of adolescence, and a number of others. between them are such customary favorites as "John Henry," "Goin' Home," "Frankie and Albert," "Down within the Valley," "Little Brown Jug," "Alabama-Bound," "Shortenin' Bread," "Skip to My Lou," "Frog Went a-Courtin'," and a number of others. a good advent, notes on each one music, a bibliography, and an index around out this huge and invaluable collection.
Musician, musicologists, folklorists, singers — someone attracted to American people tune — will welcome this treasury of undying track collected in a single convenient, reasonably cheap volume.

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