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American Ballads and Folk Songs (Dover Books on Music) Paperback – October 21, 1994
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A decent introduction to the ballad form and its music precedes the collection. This is an essential reference to anyone interested in ballads in America.
For anyone that wants to know more about American music, this is a great place to start. Lomax dedicated his life to documenting this land, its people, and its songs. He should be viewed as an authority on the subject, and a go-to, for everyone interested in roots music.
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Don’t expect to find everything for one reason it is a recent reprint of an older book. But it is very comprehensive and extensive. The classification is multifarious. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
More dialog than expected and a bit less music, but a terrific reference book.Published 11 months ago by ken
We studied with a book like this in school. The book came with a record for teachers. We'd read the lyrics & then listen to the songs. This is excellent & timeless research. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gail Barth
The book was what I expected & more. It was in excellent condition, and I'm pleased.Published 16 months ago by David G McFarland
I was doing a program on American folk songs. I was somewhat disappointed because I was not familiar with many of the songs featured here. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mary
If you don't know where Johnny Cash came from or what Mumford and Sons drink from, pick up this book.Published 22 months ago by Stuart and Jennifer Smith
However, I wish it had some chords or harmonization of the songs (although no where in the description of the book say that it has them... Read morePublished on June 20, 2014 by Lasturianu