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By Dick Weissman

In fresh years a virtually overwhelming variety of books have seemed masking quite a few facets of yank people track and its historical past. earlier than 1970, so much comprised collections of songs with a sprinkling of biographical info on famous performers. during the last decade, even though, students, newshounds, and people artists themselves have contributed biographies and autobiographies, educational books and ancient surveys, sociological experiences and ethnographic analyses of this musical genre.

In 100 Books each folks track Fan should still Own, performer and historian Dick Weissman deals a competent course in the course of the becoming sea of book-length experiences, constructing for destiny students a starting place for his or her study. starting with early twentieth-century collections of folks songs, the writer brings readers to the current through exploring smooth stories of significant occasions, serious collections of fundamental assets, the main major musical guide publications, and in-depth pix of conventional and modern American folks musicians. for every identify chosen, Weissman presents his personal short precis of its contents and evaluate of its value for the reader—whether fan or scholar.

Folk song enthusiasts, students, and scholars of the yank folks tune tradition—indeed, any reader looking suggestions at the most sensible books within the field—will desire a reproduction of this important work.

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