The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89483   Message #1689092
Posted By: Bob the Postman
09-Mar-06 - 08:11 AM
Thread Name: Songcatcher
Subject: RE: Songcatchers
The film is based on Dorothy Scarborough's 1937 book

A Song Catcher In Southern Mountains: American Folk Songs Of British Ancestry

Along with a chapter or two describing her adventures, the book contains lyrics and tunes collected in the Blue Ridge Mountains and adjoining regions. Some of the songs she "caught" are standard old-time/bluegrass repertoire.