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Thread #164430   Message #4064169
Posted By: Joe Offer
14-Jul-20 - 02:06 PM
Thread Name: Review: Lomax Songbooks
Subject: Review: Best Loved American Folk Songs (FSUSA)
Hi, Voyager - I thought I'd combine you with your previous thread and broaden the title a bit.

The copy I have is an undated fourth edition, titled Best Loved American Folk Songs (Folk Song U.S.A.), collected, adapted, and arranged by John A. Lomas and Alan Lomax, with piano arrangements by Charles Seeger and Ruth Crawford Seeger.The copyright is 1947 by John A. and Alan Lomax, under the title Folk Song U.S.A. I wonder why the title was changed, and when. The publisher of my hardcover edition is Grosset & Dunlap of New York. The background notes and source information are quite good, much better than earlier Lomax books. There are 111 songs in this book.

The Traditional Ballad Index has these Lomax books listed: