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American Ballads And Songs (Paperback): Louise Pound American Ballads And Songs (Paperback)
Louise Pound
R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

Spanish-American Folk-Songs (Hardcover): Eleanor Hague Spanish-American Folk-Songs (Hardcover)
Eleanor Hague
R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.

Afro-American Folk Songs - A Study in Racial and National Music (Hardcover): Henry Edward Krehbiel Afro-American Folk Songs - A Study in Racial and National Music (Hardcover)
Henry Edward Krehbiel
R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster - A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man Behind "Swanee River," "Beautiful Dreamer,"... The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster - A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man Behind "Swanee River," "Beautiful Dreamer," and "My Old Kentucky Home" (Hardcover)
JoAnne O'Connell
R1,034 Discovery Miles 10 340 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster offers an engaging reassessment of the life, politics, and legacy of the misunderstood father of American music. Once revered the world over, Foster's plantation songs, like "Old Folks at Home" and "My Old Kentucky Home," fell from grace in the wake of the Civil Rights Movement due to their controversial lyrics. Foster embraced the minstrel tradition for a brief time, refining it and infusing his songs with sympathy for slaves, before abandoning the genre for respectable parlor music. The youngest child in a large family, he grew up in the shadows of a successful older brother and his president brother-in-law, James Buchanan, and walked a fine line between the family's conservative politics and his own pro-Lincoln sentiments. Foster lived most of his life just outside of industrial, smoke-filled Pittsburgh and wrote songs set in a pastoral South-unsullied by the grime of industry but tarnished by the injustice of slavery. Rather than defining Foster by his now-controversial minstrel songs, JoAnne O'Connell reveals a prolific composer who concealed his true feelings in his lyrics and wrote in diverse styles to satisfy the changing tastes of his generation. In a trenchant reevaluation of his NewYork Bowery years, O'Connell illustrates how Foster purposely abandoned the style for which he was famous to write lighthearted songs for newly popular variety stages and music halls. In the last years of his life, Foster's new direction in songwriting stood in the vanguard of vaudeville and musical comedy to pave the way for the future of American popular music. His stylistic flexibility in the face of evolving audience preferences not only proves his versatility as a composer but also reveals important changes in the American music and publishing industries. An intimate biography of a complex, controversial, and now neglected composer, The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster is an important story about the father of American music. This invaluable portrait of the political, economic, social, racial, and gender issues of antebellum and Civil War America will appeal to history and music lovers of all generations.

Sam Henry's Songs of the People (Paperback, Annotated edition): Sam Henry Sam Henry's Songs of the People (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Sam Henry; Edited by Gail Huntington, Lani Herrmann
R1,154 Discovery Miles 11 540 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

The story of Ireland--its graces and shortcomings, triumphs and sorrows--is told by ballads, dirges, and humorous songs of its common people. Music is a direct and powerful expression of Irish folk culture and an aspect of Irish life beloved throughout the rest of the world.


Incredibly, the largest single gathering of Irish folk songs had been almost inaccessible because, originally newspaper based, it was available in only three libraries, in Belfast, Dublin, and Washington D.C. "Sam Henry's "Songs of the People"" makes the music available to a wider audience than the collector ever imagined. Comprising nearly 690 selections, this thoroughly annotated and indexed collection is a treasure for anyone who performs, composes, studies, collects, or simply enjoys folk music. It is valuable as an outstanding record of Irish folk songs before World War II, demonstrating the historical ties between Irish and Southern folk culture and the tremendous Irish influence on American folk music.

In addition to the songs themselves and their original commentary, "Sam Henry's "Songs of the People"" includes a glossary, bibliography, discography, index of titles and first lines, melodic index, index of the original sources of the songs and information about them, geographical index of sources, and three appendixes related to the original song series in the "Northern Constitution."

Volkslieder Der Serben. Zweiter Band. Zweite Auflage (English, German, Paperback): Anonymous Volkslieder Der Serben. Zweiter Band. Zweite Auflage (English, German, Paperback)
Anonymous
R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The New Laduvane Songbook (Paperback): Jane Peppler The New Laduvane Songbook (Paperback)
Jane Peppler
R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Machine Annotation of Traditional Irish Dance Music (Paperback): Bryan Duggan Machine Annotation of Traditional Irish Dance Music (Paperback)
Bryan Duggan
R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Estimates put the canon of traditional Irish dance tunes at at least seven thousand compositions. Given this diversity, a common problem faced by musicians and ethnomusicologists is identifying tunes from recordings. This work attempts to solve this problem by developing a Content Based Music Information Retrieval (CBMIR) system adapted to the characteristics of traditional Irish dance music. Included is a comprehensive review of the domain of traditional Irish music and three chapters of related work in the fields of feature extraction, melodic similarity and music information retrieval. A new software system is presented called MATT2 (Machine Annotation of Traditional Tunes) whose goal is to annotate recordings of traditional Irish dance music with useful metadata. A new algorithm is also presented called TANSEY (Turn ANnotation from SEts using SimilaritY profiles) that annotates sets of tunes played segue as is the custom in traditional Irish dance music.

21st-Century Dylan - Late and Timely (Hardcover): Laurence Estanove, Adrian Grafe, Andrew McKeown, Claire Helie 21st-Century Dylan - Late and Timely (Hardcover)
Laurence Estanove, Adrian Grafe, Andrew McKeown, Claire Helie
R2,891 Discovery Miles 28 910 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Bob Dylan has constantly reinvented the persona known as "Bob Dylan," renewing the performance possibilities inherent in his songs, from acoustic folk, to electric rock and a late, hybrid style which even hints at so-called world music and Latin American tones. Then in 2016, his achievements outside of performance - as a songwriter - were acknowledged when he was awarded the Nobel Literature Prize. Dylan has never ceased to broaden the range of his creative identity, taking in painting, film, acting and prose writing, as well as advertising and even own-brand commercial production. The book highlights how Dylan has brought his persona(e) to different art forms and cultural arenas, and how they in turn have also created these personae. This volume consists of multidisciplinary essays written by cultural historians, musicologists, literary academics and film experts, including contributions by critics Christopher Ricks and Nina Goss. Together, the essays reveal Dylan's continuing artistic development and self-fashioning, as well as the making of a certain legitimized Dylan through critical and public recognition in the new millennium.

Shape Note Singing (Paperback): Lauren Turner Shape Note Singing (Paperback)
Lauren Turner
R306 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R53 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Big Christmas Songbook (Paperback): Ann Barkway Big Christmas Songbook (Paperback)
Ann Barkway
R342 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R34 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

(Music Sales America). Here's a feel-good assortment of music, stories and poems that perfectly captures the traditional spirit of Christmas The CD features sing-along songs to add to the fun Songs include: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly * Joy to the World * O Holy Night * See Amid the Winter's Snow * Sussex Carol * Unto Us a Child Is Born * While Shepherds Watched * and more.

American Ballads and Songs (Hardcover): Louise Pound American Ballads and Songs (Hardcover)
Louise Pound
R779 Discovery Miles 7 790 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Performing Class in British Popular Music (Hardcover, New): N Wiseman-Trowse Performing Class in British Popular Music (Hardcover, New)
N Wiseman-Trowse
R2,273 Discovery Miles 22 730 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This new study of British popular music shows how it engages with class in mythical ways that allow audiences to perform class-based identities. Case studies on folk rock, punk and indie rock show how this performance works and explore the implications for listeners and audiences.

Banjo Roots and Branches (Paperback): Robert B. Winans Banjo Roots and Branches (Paperback)
Robert B. Winans
R690 R619 Discovery Miles 6 190 Save R71 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The story of the banjo's journey from Africa to the western hemisphere blends music, history, and a union of cultures. In Banjo Roots and Branches, Robert B. Winans presents cutting-edge scholarship that covers the instrument's West African origins and its adaptations and circulation in the Caribbean and United States. The contributors provide detailed ethnographic and technical research on gourd lutes and ekonting in Africa and the banza in Haiti while also investigating tuning practices and regional playing styles. Other essays place the instrument within the context of slavery, tell the stories of black banjoists, and shed light on the banjo's introduction into the African- and Anglo-American folk milieus. Wide-ranging and illustrated with twenty color images, Banjo Roots and Branches offers a wealth of new information to scholars of African American and folk musics as well as the worldwide community of banjo aficionados. Contributors: Greg C. Adams, Nick Bamber, Jim Dalton, George R. Gibson, Chuck Levy, Shlomo Pestcoe, Pete Ross, Tony Thomas, Saskia Willaert, and Robert B. Winans.

The Words of 100 Irish Songs and Ballads (Book): Music Sales Corporation The Words of 100 Irish Songs and Ballads (Book)
Music Sales Corporation
R132 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R22 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

This handy book contains the complete lyrics for 100 old favourites from the vast array of Irish songs and ballads. Includes traditional favourites and popular classics. The shape and style of the book means that it is useful as a gig-bag refernce, but the collection will appeal to anyone who enjoys joining in at a sing-song and karaoke sessions.

Music Makers of the Blue Ridge Plateau (Paperback): Blue Ridge Music Makers Guild Inc Music Makers of the Blue Ridge Plateau (Paperback)
Blue Ridge Music Makers Guild Inc
R463 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R69 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

During the late 1920s, Ralph Peer and the Victor Recording Company visited the city of Bristol to look for new talent. They stumbled upon Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, two future legends of country music; however, other amazing musicians were unable to make the trip to Bristol for the auditions because of work and family obligations. For the locals, music was more than a way to earn fame and fortune; the music was part of the fabric of life in this rural environment. Some individuals did become famous, including the Stoneman Family, who recorded aThe Ship That Didnat Return/ The Titanic, a and Henry Whitter, who recorded aThe Wreck of Old 97, a but that was never the focus. The songs they played and created accompanied an entire generation through the Great Depression and World War II and into the vigorous growth of the 1950s and 1960s. All of these musicians influenced the birth, growth, and continued development of the Galax Fiddlers Convention, which is known around the world by old-time mountain music fans.

78 Blues - Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South (Hardcover): John Minton 78 Blues - Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South (Hardcover)
John Minton
R1,651 R1,466 Discovery Miles 14 660 Save R185 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

When record men first traveled from Chicago or invited musicians to studios in New York, these entrepreneurs had no conception how their technology would change the dynamics of what constituted a musical performance. 78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South covers a revolution in artist performance and audience perception through close examination of hundreds of key ""hillbilly"" and ""race"" records released between the 1920s and World War II. In the postwar period, regional strains recorded on pioneering 78 r.p.m. discs exploded into urban blues and R&B, honky-tonk and western swing, gospel, soul, and rock 'n' roll. These old-time records preserve the work of some of America's greatest musical geniuses such as Jimmie Rodgers, Robert Johnson, Charlie Poole, and Blind Lemon Jefferson. They are also crucial mile markers in the course of American popular music and the growth of the modern recording industry. When these records first circulated, the very notion of recorded music was still a novelty. All music had been created live and tied to particular, intimate occasions. How were listeners to understand an impersonal technology like the phonograph record as a musical event? How could they reconcile firsthand interactions and traditional customs with technological innovations and mass media? The records themselves, several hundred of which are explored fully in this book, offer answers in scores of spoken commentaries and skits, in song lyrics and monologues, or other more subtle means.

Afro-American Folk Songs - A Study In Racial And National Music (Hardcover): Henry Edward Krehbiel Afro-American Folk Songs - A Study In Racial And National Music (Hardcover)
Henry Edward Krehbiel
R769 Discovery Miles 7 690 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

American Ballads And Songs (Paperback): Louise Pound American Ballads And Songs (Paperback)
Louise Pound
R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
American Ballads And Songs (Hardcover): Louise Pound American Ballads And Songs (Hardcover)
Louise Pound
R900 Discovery Miles 9 000 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

Ballads And Songs Of Brittany (Hardcover): Tom Taylor, Hersart De La Villemarque Ballads And Songs Of Brittany (Hardcover)
Tom Taylor, Hersart De La Villemarque
R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.

Dylan Goes Electric! - Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties (Paperback): Elijah Wald Dylan Goes Electric! - Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties (Paperback)
Elijah Wald
R274 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R57 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

One of the music world's pre-eminent critics takes a fresh and much-needed look at the day Dylan "went electric" at the Newport Folk Festival, timed to coincide with the event's fiftieth anniversary. On the evening of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at Newport Folk Festival, backed by an electric band, and roared into his new rock hit, Like a Rolling Stone. The audience of committed folk purists and political activists who had hailed him as their acoustic prophet reacted with a mix of shock, booing, and scattered cheers. It was the shot heard round the world-Dylan's declaration of musical independence, the end of the folk revival, and the birth of rock as the voice of a generation-and one of the defining moments in twentieth-century music. In Dylan Goes Electric!, Elijah Wald explores the cultural, political and historical context of this seminal event that embodies the transformative decade that was the sixties. Wald delves deep into the folk revival, the rise of rock, and the tensions between traditional and groundbreaking music to provide new insights into Dylan's artistic evolution, his special affinity to blues, his complex relationship to the folk establishment and his sometime mentor Pete Seeger, and the ways he reshaped popular music forever. Breaking new ground on a story we think we know, Dylan Goes Electric! is a thoughtful, sharp appraisal of the controversial event at Newport and a nuanced, provocative, analysis of why it matters.

Ballads And Songs Of Brittany (Paperback): Tom Taylor, Hersart De La Villemarque Ballads And Songs Of Brittany (Paperback)
Tom Taylor, Hersart De La Villemarque
R586 Discovery Miles 5 860 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.

Spanish-American Folk-Songs (Paperback): Eleanor Hague Spanish-American Folk-Songs (Paperback)
Eleanor Hague
R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.

Songs of the West - Folk Songs of Devon and Cornwall (Paperback): Sabine Baring-Gould Songs of the West - Folk Songs of Devon and Cornwall (Paperback)
Sabine Baring-Gould
R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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