Down Home Dairyland: A Listener's Guide

Down Home Dairyland: A Listener's Guide

by James P. Leary, Richard March
     
 

ISBN-10: 0924119152

ISBN-13: 9780924119156

Pub. Date: 01/15/2004

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Drawing on decades of research, folklorists Jim Leary and Richard March have distilled a definitive presentation of Upper Midwestern traditional and ethnic music, from Ojibwa drums to Norwegian fiddles, from polka to salsa, from gospel choirs to southeast Asian rock bands. The book Down Home Dairyland: A Listener’s Guide provides a wonderful

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Drawing on decades of research, folklorists Jim Leary and Richard March have distilled a definitive presentation of Upper Midwestern traditional and ethnic music, from Ojibwa drums to Norwegian fiddles, from polka to salsa, from gospel choirs to southeast Asian rock bands. The book Down Home Dairyland: A Listener’s Guide provides a wonderful overview of Wisconsin’s musical heritage through forty essays, fifty-seven photographs, plus a rich discography and bibliography.
Both the cassette and the music CD sets provide samplings from the Down Home Dairyland series of forty half-hour radio programs on Wisconsin Public Radio. These audio collections include interviews with traditional musicians, sample sound recordings, and discussion of the patterns of musical styles in the region.

Distributed for the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780924119156
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
01/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsv
Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Part 1.Native Sounds
1The Many Forms of Wisconsin Indian Music3
2Woodland Indian Fiddles and Jigs7
Part 2.Anglo-Euro Fusion
3The Tunes of String and Bow13
4Couderay Jig in the Buckhorn17
5Wendy Whitford: The Soul of Wisconsin's Country Music21
6The Goose Island Ramblers25
7Wisconsin's Ethnic Country Music29
8Snow Country Hillbillies: Northern Country Music33
Part 3.Polka Heaven
9German-American Music in Wisconsin39
10Ach Ja!: The Syl Groeschl Story43
11Music before Milking: The Very Musical Brueggen Family47
12The Minnesota Dutchmen51
13Humorous Scandinavian Dialect Songs55
14Ole in Dairyland: Scandinavian Ethnic Humor59
15Finnish-American Music in Superiorland63
16Green Fields of Wisconsin: Irish Music in the Badger State67
17From Maso Pust to Cesky Den: Czech and Slovak Music in Wisconsin71
18The Manitowoc Bohemian Sound75
19Wallonie en porte: Door County Belgians79
20The Polish Fiddlers of Posen83
21Old-Time Music in Stevens Point87
22Pulaski Is a Polka Town91
23The Tamburitza95
24Sjajno more ("Shining Sea") Lake Michigan: Tamburitza from Gary to Sheboygan99
25Echoes of Slovenia103
26The Milwaukee Polka107
27The Hartmann-Meisner Polka Dynasty111
28Old-Time Dance Music in Madison115
29Swissconsin121
Part 4.Instruments and Infrastructure
30Women Polka Band Leaders127
31Midwestern Ethnic Radio131
32In Tune with Tradition: Wisconsin Instrument Builders135
33The Accordions139
34The Concertina143
Part 5.Sacred Traditions
35Crying Holy unto the Lord: Midwestern Sacred Musical Traditions149
36Gospel in Wisconsin153
Part 6.Newcomers
37Borinquen suelo querido: Puerto Rican Music in Wisconsin159
38The East in the North: Southeast Asian Music in Wisconsin163
Part 7.Recorded Legacy
39Small Labels, Big Music169
40Saving the Sounds of Tradition173
AppendixFolklore Institutions in the Upper Midwest177
References
I.Interviews179
II.Printed Sources185
III.Recorded Performances190
About the Authors207
Index209

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