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Polkabilly : how the Goose Island Ramblers redefined American folk music

Author: James P Leary
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: American musicspheres.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A freewheeling blend of continental European folk music and the songs, tunes, and dances of Anglo and Celtic immigrants, polkabilly has enthralled American musicians and dancers since the mid-19th century. From West Virginia coal camps and east Texas farms to the Canadian prairies and America's Upper Midwest, scores of groups have wed squeezeboxes with string bands, hoe downs with hambos, and sentimental Southern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Compact discs
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Leary, James P., 1950-
Polkabilly.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005023081
(OCoLC)61453857
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James P Leary
ISBN: 0195141067 9780195141061 9781429491129 1429491124 9786610834990 6610834997 9780195349719 0195349717
OCLC Number: 144618739
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Winner of 2007 Chicago Folklore Prize, American Folklore Society.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 259 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Polkabilly : old time music in the Upper Midwest --
"Uncle Windy" Whitford --
"Smokey George" Gilbertsen --
Bruce Bollerud : The Hollandale wldcat --
Glen and Ann's --
Cannons and cannonballs.
Series Title: American musicspheres.
Responsibility: James P. Leary.

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While the Goose Island Ramblers are a remarkable group, they are entirely representative of the many bands who, from the 1920s through the 90s have synthesised an array of 'foreign', 'American' folk,  Read more...

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