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Review: Best Loved American Folk Songs- A.Lomax

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voyager 30 Jun 18 - 11:36 PM
GUEST,Gerry 01 Jul 18 - 12:16 AM
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Subject: Review: Best Loved American Folk Songs- A.Lomax
From: voyager
Date: 30 Jun 18 - 11:36 PM

This marvelous anthology compiled by Alan & John Lomax with music by Charles and Ruth Seeger literally fell into my lap today. This 1947 songbook is which in song origins of the canon of American Folk music.

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Very surprised to see no Charles See her content on mudcat.

voyage


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Loved American Folk Songs- A.Lomax
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 01 Jul 18 - 12:16 AM

There has been some mention of Charles Seeger on mudcat. Type

                                  Charles Seeger site:mudcat.org

into the web, and you'll get https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=87245 among other mentions.

I have the book you mention, though my copy is called Folk Song U.S.A.


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Subject: RE: Review: Best Loved American Folk Songs- A.Lomax
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 01 Jul 18 - 05:41 AM

"Very surprised to see no Charles See her content on mudcat."

Possibly because Charles and Ruth Crawford Seeger were more into classical music. I guess the income from "arranging" music for folk songs brought in a better income.
Personally I am always wary of folk songs where the music has been "arranged" especially by classically trained musicians.


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