The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3551 Message #18424
Posted By: Bill D
29-Dec-97 - 07:27 PM
Thread Name: Songbook recommendations
Subject: RE: Songbooks
You know, I just realized that I have a set of songbooks that I have not seen mentioned here...nor do any of my folkie friends seem to have them.... This is a 2 volume set called
"The Heritage Collection of America's Best Loved Folk Songs"....compiled & edited by Jerry Silverman ...it says it is "the officially recognized commemorative of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration"
....Published by Chappell Music Company 810 Seventh Ave, Ny, NY 10019 (1975) It is a very large collection, with a wide variety of songs and scores (unlike the "Folksinger's wordbook", and it seems to be pretty accurate in the versions it includes...just wondering if anyone else has it...and why it is not seen more often...Maybe they just ran off a few for the Bicentennial and quit...