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Folk music : a regional exploration

Author: Norm Cohen
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005.
Series: Greenwood guides to American roots music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Folk music scholar Norm Cohen presents a thorough exploration of the many ways in which folk music genres and sub-genres have arisen in different regions of America. Chapters on folk song types, folk instrumentation, and the urban folk revival set further context to the discussion, and an itemized summary of noted folksong collections serves as an additional tool for both general readers and folk music  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norm Cohen
ISBN: 0313328722 9780313328725
OCLC Number: 56051029
Description: xliii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Types of American folk music: ballads and songs --
Instruments and musical aspects --
Folk music of the Northeast --
Folk music of the Southeast --
Folk music of the Midwest and Great Lakes region --
Folk music of the far West --
Urban centers and folk music --
Biographical sketches.
Series Title: Greenwood guides to American roots music.
Responsibility: Norm Cohen.
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American folk music has provided a narrative thread to the fibre of the US since its earliest days. Forms ranging from New England sea shanties to Pennsylvania Dutch worksongs helped shape life in  Read more...

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