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A Treasury of Civil War Songs.

A Treasury of Civil War Songs. Tom Glazer. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011.

As the nation celebrates the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has released an enjoyable collection of Civil War songs performed by the late Tom Glazer. In addition to printing Glazer's original album notes, Patrick Warfield, from the University of Maryland, has contributed an extensive essay about the role of music in the Civil War that provides historical context to each of the songs on the album. The essay is chock full of photographs and includes a bibliography and a few samples of lyrics found on the album. Listeners will sample from a cornucopia of Civil War standards and a few little-known gems. Songs on the album include: "John Brown's Body"; "Battle Hymn of the Republic"; "Dixie"; "Maryland, My Maryland"; "The Yellow Rose of Texas"; "The Bonnie Blue Flag"; "Upidee"; "Goober Peas"; '?all Quiet along the Potomac"; "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground"; "The Battle Cry of Freedom'; "Wait for the Wagon"; "We Are Coming Father Abram"; "The Arms of Abraham,'; "lust Before the Battle, Mother"; "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp"; "The Year of Jubilo (Kingdom Coming)"; "Wake, Nicodemus"; "Marching through Georgia"; "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"; "General Patterson"; "The Cumberland Gap"; "Somebody's Darling"; "The Conquered Banner"; and "The President's Grave" The album is an exceptional source for educators as well as Civil War enthusiasts who enjoy listening to the drums and songs of war.

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Title Annotation:Media Notes
Publication:Civil War History
Article Type:Sound recording review
Date:Dec 1, 2011
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