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

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By Dick Weissman

In fresh years a virtually overwhelming variety of books have seemed overlaying a number of facets of yank folks track 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, in spite of the fact that, students, reporters, and people artists themselves have contributed biographies and autobiographies, educational books and old surveys, sociological stories and ethnographic analyses of this musical genre.

In 100 Books each people tune Fan may still Own, performer and historian Dick Weissman deals a competent direction during the growing to be sea of book-length reviews, setting up for destiny students a origin for his or her study. starting with early twentieth-century collections of folks songs, the writer brings readers to the current through exploring sleek reports of vital occasions, serious collections of fundamental resources, the main major musical guide publications, and in-depth pictures of conventional and modern American folks musicians. for every identify chosen, Weissman presents his personal short precis of its contents and evaluation of its importance for the reader—whether fan or scholar.

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

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