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Folk Song U. S. A. by John A. Lomax
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Folk Song U. S. A. (original 1947; edition 1975)

by John A. Lomax (Editor), Alan Lomax (Author), Charles Seeger (Musical Arrangements), Ruth Crawford Seeger (Musical Arrangements)

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Title:Folk Song U. S. A.
Authors:John A. Lomax
Other authors:Alan Lomax (Author), Charles Seeger (Musical Arrangements), Ruth Crawford Seeger (Musical Arrangements)
Info:New York : New American Library, c1975.
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Folk Song USA by John A. Lomax (Editor) (1947)

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This compilation houses the psalms of America’s dead soul. It’s a spinning vortex, a time capsule, a grimy window showing a wide, open plain, a road map for accessing a mysterious, remote America – an America not yet stained filthy with strip malls and fast food chains and parking lots, untamed by instant coffee and plastic siding and double gulp sodas. This is a world filled with undocumented past, before the creeping reach of photography and television wires and laptops blasted all perspective of space and time.

These are songs sung in flophouses and beside campfires. Theses are songs about lovelorn mornings, sweating hot afternoons, dark nights pierced by lonesome train whistles. Amazing
  Peter_Scissors | Jun 21, 2016 |
This books consists of the best of the best-the top flight of our folk songs selected by the outstanding authorities on indigenous American music.
 

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Lomax, John A.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lomax, AlanEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Seeger, CharlesArrangersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Seeger, Ruth CrawfordArrangersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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To ballad-makers, long-dead and nameless; to the jokey boys whose smiles are dust; to the singers of the lumber-woods, the cattle trail, the chain gang, the kitchen; to fiddlers in buckskin; to banjo-pickers; to guitar frammers [sic]; to lonesome harmonica blowers; and to the horny-handed, hospitable, generous, honest, and inspired folk-artists who carved these songs out of the rock of their lives, we dedicate this, their own book.
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