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Folk-Songs of the South : Collected Under the Auspices of the West Virginia Folk-Lore Society
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Folk-Songs of the South: Collected Under the Auspices of the West Virginia Folk-Lore Societyis a collection of ballads and folk-songs from West Virginia. First published in 1925, this resource includes narrative and lyric songs that were transmitted orally, as well as popular songs from print sources. Through 186 ballads and songs and 26 folk tunes, this collection archives a range of styles and genres, from English and Scottish ballads to songs about the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, the opening of the American West, boat and railroad transportation, children’s play-party and dance music, and songs from African American singers, including post-Civil war popular music. The original introduction by Cox contains vibrant portraits of the singers he researched, with descriptions of performance style and details about personalities and attitudes. With a new introduction by Alan Jabbour, this reprint renews the importance of this text as a piece of scholarship, revealing Cox’s understanding of the workings of tradition across time and place and his influence upon folk-song research.
Number of Pages: 706
Sub-Genre: Genres + Styles / Folk + Traditional, Ethnomusicology
Series Title: West Virginia Classics
Publisher: West Virginia Univ Pr
Street Date: January 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-9114
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