Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in North Georgia

Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in North Georgia

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Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in North Georgia by Art Rosenbaum

Sampling virtually all of the old-time styles within the musical traditions still extant in north Georgia, Folk Visions and Voices is a collection of eighty-two songs and instrumentals, enhanced by photographs, illustrations, biographical sketches of performers, and examples of their narratives, sermons, tales, and reminiscences.

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ISBN-13: 9780820346137
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Edition description: First Edition, Reissue
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

ART ROSENBAUM is a painter, muralist, and illustrator, as well as a collector and performer of traditional American folk music. He earned his MFA in painting at Columbia University and has a Fulbright Senior Professorship in Germany. He is Wheatley Professor in Fine Arts at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, and in 2003 was a recipient of a Governor of Georgia’s Award in the Humanities. MARGO NEWMARK ROSENBAUM is a professional photographer. BELA FOLTIN JR. is professor emeritus of Western Washington University Libraries.

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Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in North Georgia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mclaup More than 1 year ago
This collection is the product of field research and recordings done in the late 1970's and early 1980's, very professionally documented in an attractive book. The performers' stories and lifestyles are told as are the histories of the songs. There are numerous illustrations and photos; many transcriptions of lyrics and melodies; cross-references to previous scholarly collections--Childs, etc. There is a Forward by Pete Seeger, a Bibliography, a North Georgia Discography and an Index of Titles and First Lines of Songs. The lack of an Index is made up for by a detailed Table of Contents. This out-of-print book originally came with a two-CD set of field recordings that is an essential part of appreciating the book. Fortunately, the set is still available separately from Smithsonian Folkways under the same title as the book (Volumes I & II). The dimemsions of the book are unusual--8 3/4" "tall" and 10 1/2" wide--making it sort of a "coffee table" book. The nice dust jacket is unfortunately attached to the inside covers, back and front. Shortly after getting the book I took it on a trip on an airplane and, in the packing and unpacking, the dust jacket tore in several places. The opportunities for field recordings of traditional American music are diminishing if not outright disappearing. It is very fortunate that the talented and skilled Art and Margo Rosenbaum undertook this ambitious project and presented the fruits of their labor in such an enjoyable and, at the same time, professional manor.