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Sing it pretty : a memoir

Author: Bess Lomax Hawes
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2008.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The personal account of a giant in American folklore and folk music

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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hawes, Bess Lomax, 1921-2009.
Sing it pretty.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2008
(OCoLC)652332332
Named Person: Bess Lomax Hawes; Bess Lomax Hawes; Bess Lomax Hawes; Bess Lomax Hawes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bess Lomax Hawes
ISBN: 9780252033131 0252033132 9780252075094 0252075099
OCLC Number: 154789810
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 182 pages, [12] pages plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Getting started --
Growing up --
Our singing country --
Europe and Bryn Mawr --
The Almanacs and the war --
Boston, babies, and beginning to teach --
California and more teaching --
College teaching --
Off-campus excursions --
The Smithsonian festivals --
Moving to the National Endowment for the Arts --
Creating the Folk Arts Program --
Guidelines, panels, and policies --
Working with states and artists --
The National Heritage Fellowships --
Memories.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Bess Lomax Hawes.
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"She learned the tools of folklore fieldwork by transcribing the songs of rural musicians and taught herself how to play these songs, eventually joining the Almanac Singers, which included Woody Read more...

 
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