Introducing American Folk Music: Ethnic and Grassroot Traditions in the United States

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072414219
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320

Table of Contents

A Prelude to the New Edition
Preface and Acknowledgments
1 Start Here! 1
The Roots of 21st-Century Folk Music 4
Music in our Daily Lives and in the Academy 6
Defining American Folk Music 9
Cultural Geography and Traditions 12
Folk Culture in the United States 13
Bred in the Bone 16
Listening to American Folk Music 20
Instruments 22
2 Mass Media 36
Minstrel and Medicine Shows 37
Recording the Blues 40
Record Companies and Folk Music 44
Country Music over the Airwaves 46
Border Radio 50
The Ancestors of MTV and VH-I 53
Uncle Dave Macon and the Electronic Media 53
3 Fieldwork in 21st-Century America 58
Musical Communities and Fieldwork 60
Accomplishing Fieldwork 61
Some Nuts and Bolts of Fieldwork 65
4 Anglo-American Secular Folk Music 71
British Ballads 72
Broadsides 73
Native American Ballads 77
Singing Cowboys 79
Tin Pan Alley and Country Music Texts 83
Ernest Stoneman's Repertoire 84
The Father of Bluegrass 85
Honky-Tonk 91
Western Swing 91
5 Anglo-American Sacred Music 100
Psalmody 101
Shape Notes 102
Camp Meetings 106
Shakers 108
Later Hymnody and Gospel Songs 110
Sanctified Styles 113
Southern Gospel Boogie 115
6 African American Religious Folk Music 121
The Great Awakening and Camp Meetings 122
Spirituals 124
Ring Shouts 127
Gospel 129
Pentecostal Singing and Guitar Evangelists 134
Preachers on Record 137
Gospel Quartets 138
7 African American Secular Folk Music 144
Work Songs 145
String Bands 148
Fife and Drum Bands 150
Ragtime and Coon Songs 152
Ballads 153
Songsters and Rural Music 157
Down-home Blues 159
Modern Blues 163
8 Ethnic and Native American Traditions 170
Jewish-American: Klezmer 174
Native American 177
Hawaiian American 186
Franco-American 190
Scandinavian American 199
9 The Hispanic American Diaspora 214
The Southwest 216
Florida 230
New York City 233
10 The Folk Revivals 240
Red Roots 243
The Mass Media and Popular Culture 246
Field Research 248
The 1960s Folk Revival 249
A British Invasion 261
The Blues Boom 262
Back to the Mountains 263
New Entrepreneurs and Frontiers 268
11 The Folk Roots of Contemporary Popular Music 275
Black Codes from the Underground 276
Improvisation in Black Musical Culture 277
Rhythm and Blues 283
Rockabilly 285
Early Rock 'n' Roll and Rock 287
Motown and Soul 290
Hip-Hop and Rap 291
Country Music Today 293
Index 299
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