Our Singing Country

Our Singing Country


  • Release: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 416 page
  • ISBN: 0486410897
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Melodies and words for over 200 authentic folk songs and ballads from all parts of the country -- spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting songs, work songs, Cajun airs, breakdowns, many more.

Our Singing Country   A Second Volume of American Ballads and Folk Songs

Our Singing Country A Second Volume of American Ballads and Folk Songs


  • Release: 2008-11
  • Publisher: Rolland Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 456 page
  • ISBN: 9781443726634
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Our Singing Country A Second Volume of American Ballads and Folk Songs COLLECTED AND COMPILED BY JOHN A. LOMAX Honorary Consultant and Curator of the Archive of American Folk Song of the Library of Congress AND ALAN LOMAX Assistant in Charge of the Archive of American Folk Song of the Library of Congress RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER Music Editor New York The Macmillan Company 19 49 TO WILL C. HOGG Classmate and Friend Whose life was a ballad INTRODUCTION In any country it Is the people who make the differences. The landscapes with the thumb-mark and the heel-mark of the people on them are the land scapes you remember. In Chile it is not the mountains which make the unbelievable loveliness of that country but the rows of poplars standing under the stone of the Andes, leaf against granite. It is the same way in other countries. France with the fields so and the roads so and the villages square to them. England with the roofs set this way not in any other way. Persia with the water courses in the wild gardens and the peach boughs over the mud walls. Japan where the pines on the ridge-poles of the moun tains are warped by the wind but not by the wind only. It is the mark of the people on any country which gives it the feel it leaves in a mans mind. Even the sense of time in a country is the sense of the people in it now and before now. But it is not only the heel-marks on the hill-sides and the way the roads run that show the traces of the people. There are other marks in other mate rials and not least in the substance of words and the substance of music. Music and words will wear under the use of a people as easily as the earth will wear and the marks will last longer. Devoted writers write asthough the body of the people of a country made songs for themselves and poems for themselves the folk songs and the folk music. But to speak prosaically the people do not make songs and poems for themselves. The folk songs and the folk poems come from far back and like any song or any po

Our Singing Country

Our Singing Country


  • Release: 2014-08-11
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 464 page
  • ISBN: 9780486173993
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Melodies and words for over 200 authentic folk songs and ballads from all parts of the country — spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting songs, work songs, Cajun airs, breakdowns, many more.

The Time of Our Singing

The Time of Our Singing


  • Release: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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  • File: PDF, 640 page
  • ISBN: 0374706417
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A magnificent, multifaceted novel about a supremely gifted -- and divided -- family, set against the backdrop of postwar America On Easter day, 1939, at Marian Anderson's epochal concert on the Washington Mall, David Strom, a German Jewish émigré scientist, meets Delia Daley, a young Philadelphia Negro studying to be a singer. Their mutual love of music draws them together, and--against all odds and better judgment--they marry. They vow to raise their children beyond time, beyond identity, steeped in song. But their three children must survive America's brutal here and now. Jonah, Joseph, and Ruth grow up during the Civil Rights era, come of age in the violent 1960s, and live out adulthood in the racially retrenched late century. Jonah, the eldest, "whose voice could make heads of state repent," follows a life in his parents' beloved classical music. Ruth, the youngest, chooses a militant activism and repudiates the white culture her brother represents. Joseph, the middle child and the narrator of this generational tale, struggles to remain connected to them both. The Time of Our Singing is a story of self-invention, allegiance, race, cultural ownership, the compromised power of music, and the tangled loops of time that rewrite all belonging.

Our Singing Country

Our Singing Country


  • Release: 2014-08-11
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 464 page
  • ISBN: 9780486173993
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Melodies and words for over 200 authentic folk songs and ballads from all parts of the country — spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting songs, work songs, Cajun airs, breakdowns, many more.

Our Singing Country

Our Singing Country


  • Release: 2008-10
  • Publisher: Naismith Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 452 page
  • ISBN: 9781443767903
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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and th

Singing and Wellbeing

Singing and Wellbeing


  • Release: 2015-07-30
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 202 page
  • ISBN: 9781317578871
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Singing and Wellbeing provides evidence that the benefits of a melodious voice go far beyond pleasure, and confirms the importance of singing in optimum health. A largely untapped resource in the health care professions, the singing voice offers rewards that are closer than ever to being fully quantified by advances in neuroscience and psychology. For music, pre-med, bioethics, and medical humanities students, this book introduces the types of ongoing research that connect behaviour and brain function with the musical voice.

That Old Country Music

That Old Country Music


  • Release: 2021-01-12
  • Publisher: Knopf Canada
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780345810717
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From the author of the wildly acclaimed Night Boat to Tangier, a New York Times "Top 10" book of 2019, here are stories of contemporary Ireland: full of love (and sex), melancholy and magic, bedecked in some of the most gorgeous prose being written today. With his three novels and two short story collections, Kevin Barry has steadily established his stature as one of the finest writers not just in Ireland but in the English language. His prodigious gifts with language, character, and setting in these eleven exquisite stories transport the reader to an Ireland both timeless and recognizably modern. Shot through with dark humour and the uncanny primal power of the Irish landscape, the stories in That Old Country Music represent some of the finest fiction being written today.

Singing for Peace

Singing for Peace


  • Release: 2015-11-17
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9781317252092
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Wars have dominated the history of the United States since its founding, but there has also been a long history of antiwar activity. Peace songs have emerged out of every military conflict involving the United States. "Singing for Peace" vividly portrays this rich antiwar history, beginning in the eighteenth century and continuing into the twenty-first.Most of the twentieth-century output was dominated by folk groups and acoustic singer-songwriters. The Vietnam War saw the increased dovetailing of folk and rock music, so that rock and folk-rock took on an ever-larger share of protest activity, then punk, metal, hip-hop, and rap. The authors draw upon a wide range of primary and secondary sources, while quoting many popular and lesser-known song lyrics, and including a range of photos and illustrations. These songs have long served to both shape and reveal the feelings of citizens opposed to America s wars."

The Sound of Navajo Country

The Sound of Navajo Country


  • Release: 2017-02-22
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 200 page
  • ISBN: 9781469631875
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In this ethnography of Navajo (Diné) popular music culture, Kristina M. Jacobsen examines questions of Indigenous identity and performance by focusing on the surprising and vibrant Navajo country music scene. Through multiple first-person accounts, Jacobsen illuminates country music’s connections to the Indigenous politics of language and belonging, examining through the lens of music both the politics of difference and many internal distinctions Diné make among themselves and their fellow Navajo citizens. As the second largest tribe in the United States, the Navajo have often been portrayed as a singular and monolithic entity. Using her experience as a singer, lap steel player, and Navajo language learner, Jacobsen challenges this notion, showing the ways Navajos distinguish themselves from one another through musical taste, linguistic abilities, geographic location, physical appearance, degree of Navajo or Indian blood, and class affiliations. By linking cultural anthropology to ethnomusicology, linguistic anthropology, and critical Indigenous studies, Jacobsen shows how Navajo poetics and politics offer important insights into the politics of Indigeneity in Native North America, highlighting the complex ways that identities are negotiated in multiple, often contradictory, spheres.