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Table of Contents List of Illustrations Foreword/Preface 1. Introduction What is folk music? Folk music, culture, and migration Folk music in its community: its origins, functions, and meanings Folk music and the collectors: how did they recognize it? Folk music and commercial media Folk music: the folk music revival Summary Suggested Additional Readings 2. Ballads and Songs Narrative Songs Minstrel ballads Popular ("Child") ballads Broadside Ballads Indigenous popular ballads Blues ballads Sentimental ballads Non-narrative Songs Work Songs Children's songs, game/play party songs, lullabies Fiddle and banjo songs Play Party songs Religious songs Hollers Blues songs Lyric folksongs Bawdy and erotic songs Suggested Further Reading/Listening 3. Instruments and Music Instruments Fiddle Banjo Guitar Mandolin Appalachian dulcimer Hammered dulcimer Fifes and whistles Harmonica Autoharp Accordion Jug, washboard, kazoo, other home made instruments Ensemble traditions Musical Aspects Performance characteristics Modes and scales Singing style Suggested Further Reading/Listening 4. Folk Music of the Northeast New England and the North Atlantic Pennsylvania Dutch Suggested Further Reading/Listening 5. Folk Music of the Southeast Upland South, including Southern Appalachians and Ozarks Deep South Sea Islands African-American Suggested Further Reading/Listening 6. Folk Music of the Midwest and Great Lakes Midland and Great Lakes Region Midwest Suggested Further Reading/Listening 7. Folk Music of the Far West Northwest Southwest and Far West Suggested Further Reading/Listening 8. Folk Songs of Occupations and Cultures Occupations Cowboys Seafarers and rivermen Loggers Miners Textile Millhands Railroaders Soldiers Cultures Franco-American: French-Canadian, Cajun, creole Sea Islands African-American Indigenous peoples Hispanics Other immigrant groups Urban songs: Labor songs and children's songs Suggested Further Reading/Listening 9. Commercial Folk-derived Musical Traditions Blackface minstrelsy Cheap Print of the 19th century Tin Pan Alley and Vaudeville Jazz and ragtime Hillbilly music, country music, bluegrass Blues Summary Suggested Further Reading/Listening 10. The Urban Folk Revival 11. Representative Biographical Sketches Appendix: Plot Synopses of Ballads Most Commonly Found in the United States and Canada Indexes Names Subjects Songs
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Folk songs, English -- United States -- History and criticism.
Folk music -- United States -- History and criticism.