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By Dick Weissman

In fresh years a nearly overwhelming variety of books have seemed overlaying numerous points of yankee people tune and its background. prior to 1970, so much comprised collections of songs with a sprinkling of biographical details on famous performers. during the last decade, even though, students, newshounds, and folks artists themselves have contributed biographies and autobiographies, educational books and historic surveys, sociological stories and ethnographic analyses of this musical genre.

In 100 Books each people tune Fan should still Own, performer and historian Dick Weissman bargains a competent course throughout the turning out to be sea of book-length reviews, developing for destiny students a beginning for his or her examine. starting with early twentieth-century collections of people songs, the writer brings readers to the current via exploring smooth reviews of vital occasions, serious collections of fundamental resources, the main major musical guide publications, and in-depth images of conventional and modern American people musicians. for every identify chosen, Weissman offers his personal short precis of its contents and review of its importance for the reader—whether fan or scholar.

Folk tune fanatics, students, and scholars of the yankee people track tradition—indeed, any reader looking assistance at the top books within the field—will need a reproduction of this important work.

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