By Dick Weissman

In fresh years a virtually overwhelming variety of books have seemed overlaying a number of elements of yank folks tune and its background. prior to 1970, so much comprised collections of songs with a sprinkling of biographical info on famous performers. over the last decade, notwithstanding, students, newshounds, and folks artists themselves have contributed biographies and autobiographies, educational books and historic surveys, sociological experiences and ethnographic analyses of this musical genre.

In 100 Books each people song Fan should still Own, performer and historian Dick Weissman bargains a competent path during the turning out to be sea of book-length reports, setting up for destiny students a origin for his or her examine. starting with early twentieth-century collections of people songs, the writer brings readers to the current by means of exploring smooth experiences of significant occasions, severe collections of fundamental assets, the main major musical guideline courses, and in-depth graphics of conventional and modern American people musicians. for every identify chosen, Weissman presents his personal short precis of its contents and review of its value for the reader—whether fan or scholar.

Folk song fanatics, students, and scholars of the yank folks tune tradition—indeed, any reader looking information at the top books within the field—will need a replica of this very important work.

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