In this Book

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The essays in this collection range from the impact of technology on the British folksong revival to regional characteristics of early rock and roll in New Orleans. Attention is given to the blues, Sacred Harp singing, ethnic music, both black and white gospel, country music, and the polka. Other essays consider the relationship of music from the Yiddish-American theater with that of Broadway, the wide influence and commercialization of black music in today's popular music, myths about early black music, and Charles Ives as folk hero. Contributors include Amiri Baraka, Doris J. Dyen, Dena J. Epstein, David Evans, Kenneth S. Goldstein, Anthony Heilbut, William Ivey, Charles Keil, A. L. Lloyd, Bill C. Malone, Robert Palmer, Vivian Perlis, Mark Slobin, Richard Spottswood, and Charles K. Wolfe.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. The Anglo Connection
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. The Impact of Recording Technology on the British Folksong Revival
  2. pp. 3-13
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  1. Electric Folk Music in Britain
  2. pp. 14-18
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  1. Ethnic Voices
  2. pp. 19-20
  1. How the Fiddler Got on the Roof
  2. pp. 21-31
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  1. Slovenian Style in Milwaukee
  2. pp. 32-59
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  1. Ethnic and Popular Style in America
  2. pp. 60-70
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  1. The Religious Sound
  2. pp. 71-72
  1. New Directions in Sacred Harp Singing
  2. pp. 73-79
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  1. Gospel Goes Uptown: White Gospel Music, 1945-1955
  2. pp. 80-100
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  1. The Secularization of Black Gospel Music
  2. pp. 101-115
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  1. Pure Country
  2. pp. 117-118
  1. Honky Tonk: The Music of the Southern Working Class
  2. pp. 119-128
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  1. Commercialization and Tradition in the Nashville Sound
  2. pp. 129-138
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  1. Myths and Heroes
  2. pp. 139-140
  1. Charles Ives: Victorian Gentleman or American Folk Hero?
  2. pp. 141-150
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  1. Myths About Black Folk Music
  2. pp. 151-160
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  1. Blacks and Blues
  2. pp. 161-162
  1. Blues and Modern Sound: Past, Present, and Future
  2. pp. 163-176
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  1. Black Music: Its Roots, Its Popularity, Its Commercial Prostitution
  2. pp. 177-193
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  1. Folk, Popular, Jazz, and Classical Elements in New Orleans
  2. pp. 194-201
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 202-204
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 205-215
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781617030994
Print ISBN
9781604731675
MARC Record
OCLC
711688244
Pages
215
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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