100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Own (Best Music Books)

100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Own (Best Music Books)

By: Dick Weissman (author)Hardback

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In 100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Own, performer and historian Dick Weissman offers a reliable route through the growing sea of book-length studies, establishing for future scholars a foundation for their research. Beginning with early twentieth-century collections of folk songs, the author brings readers to the present by exploring modern studies of important events, critical collections of primary sources, the most significant musical instruction guides, and in-depth portraits of traditional and contemporary American folk musicians. For each title selected, Weissman provides his own brief summary of its contents and assessment of its significance for the reader-whether fan or scholar.

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Dick Weissman is associate professor emeritus in the music and entertainment industry program at the University of Colorado at Denver. A musician, composer, and former member of the folk revival trio The Journeymen, he has authored and edited numerous books about music and the music industry, including Talkin' 'bout a Revolution: Music and Social Change in America (2010), Understanding the Music Business (2009), and Which Side Are You On? An Inside History of the Folk Music Revival in America (2006).


The 100 Books (and Then Some) Acknowledgments Introduction Historical Surveys Biographies and Autobiographies Songbooks and Folksong Collections American Indians The Immigrants Spanish Language Music in America African-American Music Anglo-American Songs Black And White Politics, Protest and Workers' Songs, and The Folk Song Revival Miscellaneous: A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That Folk Rock and Freak Folk The Business of Folk Folk Instruments and Instructional Materials Banjo Dulcimer Fiddle and Mandolin Guitar Harmonica Instrumental Collections Appendix: A Baker's Dozen of the next to the Best About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780810882348
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 210
  • ID: 9780810882348
  • weight: 440
  • ISBN10: 0810882345

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