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A folk song history of America

America through its songs

by Samuel L. Forcucci

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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Folk music -- United States -- History and criticism,
    • Folk songs, English -- United States -- History and criticism,
    • Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementSamuel L. Forcucci.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsML3551 .F7 1984
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 260 p. :
      Number of Pages260
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3181941M
      ISBN 100133231305, 0133231224
      LC Control Number83024610

      The American Folklife Center was created by the United States Congress in to "preserve and present American Folklife," but its roots can be traced to the establishment of the Archive of American Folk-Song in the Library's Music Division in That year, the Librarian of Congress, Herbert Putnam (), invited Robert Winslow Gordon () to become a "specialist and. Appalachian music is the music of the region of Appalachia in the Eastern United States. It is derived from various European and African influences, including English ballads, Irish and Scottish traditional music (especially fiddle music), hymns, and African-American recorded in the s, Appalachian musicians were a key influence on the early development of Old-time music.

      The American Folk Song Collection. Learn about Zoltán Kodály, his history, philosophy, and its application in the classroom. The Kodály Center • Summer Program • Academic Year Program • Events and Classes • Faculty Folk Music and Cultural Context. Developed as a teaching guide for junior high school social studies classes, this compilation features 57 songs, mainly about American history and culture. They are organized thematically, with topics including Colonial America, the Civil War, and frontier life. A section on "The World of Man".

      This book was exactly the introduction to folk music and American history that I had hoped it would be. Wells brings in the British tradition that continues in many mountain and western songs, and he brought out the music in America's great industrial leap: songs of the railroads and the mines/5(1). Get this from a library! Folk-songs of America. [Robert Winslow Gordon; Federal Theatre Project (U.S.). Folk-Song and Folklore Department.].


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