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Folk Music

ISBN-10: 0415971608
ISBN-13: 9780415971607
Edition: 2006
Authors: Ronald D. Cohen
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Description: Focusing on comparing and contrasting the historical nature of the three aspects of understanding folk music, this book provides a concise history of folk music in the US, Canada, and England. It is a useful introduction to the players, the music,  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Focusing on comparing and contrasting the historical nature of the three aspects of understanding folk music, this book provides a concise history of folk music in the US, Canada, and England. It is a useful introduction to the players, the music, and the styles that make folk music a well-loved musical style.

Introduction
Nineteenth Century Background: Great Britain and the United States
Definitions
Nineteenth Century in British Isles: Collectors and Songs
Nineteenth Century in the United States: Collectors and Songs
Other Ethnic Groups
1900-1930
Cowboy Songs
Country Goes Commercial
African-American Influences
Blues
Folk Becomes More Academic and Popular
The Role of the Federal Government
Decade Ends
1930-1950
Great Britain
Folk Music in the United States during the Depression
Country Music
Folk Music Scholarship and Popularity
Alan Lomax and People's Music
World War II
Postwar Years
The Fifties
Great Britain
Skiffle
Lomax, MacColl, and Lloyd
The United States
Folk Song Scholarship
Mid-Decade Music
Folk Music at Mid-Decade
The Kingston Trio
Decade Ends
The Sixties
Great Britain
Folk Clubs and the Changing Scene
Electric Folk
Decade's End
The United States
Traditional Folk
Topical Songs
Hootenanny
Festivals
Folk Rock
Decade Ends
Century Ends
Great Britain
Clubs and Festivals
The United States
World Music
Southern Roots Music Revival
The Century Ends
Discography
Bibliography
Index

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