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Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946 (reprint, 2015).


Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946 (reprint, 2015)

James P. Leary

University of Wisconsin Press


430 pages


Languages and Folklore of the Upper Midwest


Serving as liner notes to recordings available online, this book surveys 186 folk tunes, songs, and recitations of the Upper Midwest in different languages, collected between 1937 and 1946 by Sidney Robertson, Alan Lomax, and Helene Stratman-Thomas, with original lyrics and English translations, biographical notes on the performers and fieldworkers, and historic photos. The folk songs come from various cultures: French-Canadian, lumberjacks and farmers, Scots-Gaelic, Serbian, Finnish, Ojibwe, Lithuanian, German, Polish, Ho-Chunk, Oneida, Pan-Indian, Belgian, Cornish, Welsh, African American, Anglo-American, Irish American, Austrian, Swiss, Luxemburger, Dutch, Italian, Croatian, Czech, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Icelandic cultures. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Date:Jun 1, 2018
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