FOLKSINGERS AND FOLKSONGS IN AMERICA by Ray Lawless

FOLKSINGERS AND FOLKSONGS IN AMERICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The most baffling chore facing the folksinger, amateur or professional, is the business of finding at a given time, the complete lyrics or melody of a song which he has a notion to perform. Unlike lieder and popular repertoire, the folksong and its variations exists in myriad versions, often available only in obscure sources. In this encyclopedia of singers and their songs over seven hundred long-playing folk records and a vast bibliography of collections and books pertaining to the field are listed. A discussion of instruments, a biographical section of 225 singers, and a detailed account of folklore festivals complete this comprehensive illustrated handbook which will find its place in libraries and schools throughout the country.

Pub Date: April 29th, 1960
Publisher: Duell, Sloan and Pearce