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By Dick Weissman

In fresh years a virtually overwhelming variety of books have seemed overlaying quite a few features of yankee folks song and its historical past. ahead of 1970, such a lot comprised collections of songs with a sprinkling of biographical details on famous performers. over the last decade, although, students, newshounds, and people artists themselves have contributed biographies and autobiographies, educational books and ancient 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 bargains a competent path during the transforming into sea of book-length reports, developing for destiny students a starting place for his or her study. starting with early twentieth-century collections of people songs, the writer brings readers to the current by way of exploring sleek stories of significant occasions, severe collections of basic resources, the main major musical guide publications, and in-depth images of conventional and modern American folks musicians. for every identify chosen, Weissman offers his personal short precis of its contents and evaluation of its importance for the reader—whether fan or scholar.

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

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