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The beautiful music all around us : field recordings and the American experience

Author: Stephen Wade
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2012.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Highlights the stories behind thirteen field recordings captured between 1934 and 1942, focusing on the experiences of the people--ranging from students to prisoners--who contributed to the recordings.
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Genre/Form: Folk music
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Wade
ISBN: 9780252036880 0252036883
OCLC Number: 758973673
Performer(s): Various performers on accompanying disc.
Description: xvii, 477 pages : illustrations, music ; 27 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Bill Stepp : retreat across America --
Kelly Pace : coworker in the kingdom of culture --
Ora Dell Graham : a little black girl from Mississippi --
Christine and Katherine Shipp : in a chromatic light --
Nashville Washboard Band : something out of nothing --
Vera Hall : the life that we live --
Bozie Sturdivant : a song that went with him --
Pete Steele : it's what folks do --
Texas Gladden : from here to the Mississippi --
Luther Strong : way behind his time --
Charlie Butler : call me to home --
Jess Morris : boiled shirt and cowboy boots. On CD: Bonaparte's retreat (W.H. Stepp, fiddle) (1:52) --
Rock Island Line (Kelly Pace and group, singers) (1:49) --
Pullin' the skiff (Ora Dell Graham, singer) (1:06) --
Shortenin' bread (Ora Dell Graham, singer) (0:54) --
Sea lion woman (Christine and Katherine Shipp, singers) (1:11) --
Soldier's joy (Nashville Washboard Band) (2:10) --
Another man done gone (Vera Hall, singer) (1:26) --
Ain't no grave can hold my body down (Bozie Sturdivant, singer) (4:10) --
Coal Creek march (Pete Steele, banjo) (1:30) --
One morning in May (Texas Gladden, singer) (3:18) --
Glory in the meetinghouse (Luther Strong, fiddle) (1:45) --
Diamond Joe (Charlie Butler, singer) (2:14) --
Goodbye, Old Paint (Jess Morris, fiddle and voice) (4:31).
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Stephen Wade.

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The Beautiful Music All Around Us presents the extraordinarily rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching  Read more...

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