100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Own (Best Music Books) by Dick Weissman

By Dick Weissman

In contemporary years a nearly overwhelming variety of books have seemed protecting quite a few facets of yank folks track and its heritage. sooner than 1970, such a lot comprised collections of songs with a sprinkling of biographical info on famous performers. over the last decade, even if, students, reporters, and folks artists themselves have contributed biographies and autobiographies, tutorial books and ancient surveys, sociological stories and ethnographic analyses of this musical genre.

In 100 Books each people song Fan should still Own, performer and historian Dick Weissman deals a competent direction during the transforming into sea of book-length stories, setting up 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 means of exploring sleek experiences of vital occasions, serious collections of fundamental resources, the main major musical guide publications, and in-depth snap shots of conventional and modern American people musicians. for every identify chosen, Weissman offers his personal short precis of its contents and review of its importance for the reader—whether fan or scholar.

Folk song enthusiasts, students, and scholars of the yank people song tradition—indeed, any reader looking tips at the most sensible books within the field—will need a replica of this important work.

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