Download e-book for iPad: 100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Own (Best Music Books) by Dick Weissman

By Dick Weissman

ISBN-10: 0810882345

ISBN-13: 9780810882348

In contemporary years a virtually overwhelming variety of books have seemed masking numerous facets of yank folks track and its heritage. sooner than 1970, so much comprised collections of songs with a sprinkling of biographical details on famous performers. during the last decade, notwithstanding, students, reporters, and folks artists themselves have contributed biographies and autobiographies, tutorial books and old surveys, sociological reports and ethnographic analyses of this musical genre.

In 100 Books each folks tune Fan may still Own, performer and historian Dick Weissman bargains a competent direction in the course of the turning out to be sea of book-length reviews, constructing for destiny students a origin for his or her examine. starting with early twentieth-century collections of folks songs, the writer brings readers to the current via exploring glossy reviews of vital occasions, serious collections of fundamental assets, the main major musical guide courses, and in-depth images of conventional and modern American people musicians. for every identify chosen, Weissman offers his personal short precis of its contents and review of its value for the reader—whether fan or scholar.

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

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