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Google Books: New source of music

31 Aug 06 - 12:25 PM (#1823662)
Subject: Google Books: New source of music
From: Barry T

Google has just introduced pdf full text versions and search of out of print books. I tested it out for phrases like 'folk songs' and 'music' and found it to be a treasure. Plenty of stuff from the 19th century. No doubt more will be added over time.

Try it! Select Google >> More >> Book Search

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31 Aug 06 - 12:55 PM (#1823672)
Subject: RE: Google Books: New source of music
From: The Borchester Echo

Marvellous. Just read the relevant section in The British Folk Revival 1944 to 2002which explains the rift between Karl Dallas and Eric Winter v The Kennedys which I'd not previously understood fully.

But guess what advertising comes up on each page? Yes, that sodding 'Free Seth Lakeperson' ever-so-annoying pop-up again.


31 Aug 06 - 01:00 PM (#1823677)
Subject: RE: Google Books: New source of music
From: Geoff the Duck

Is that like the old Free Nelson Mandela stickers?
Quack!
GtD.


31 Aug 06 - 01:09 PM (#1823686)
Subject: RE: Google Books: New source of music
From: The Borchester Echo

Ha! Time for a reprint: 'Send Lakeman to Robben Island'


31 Aug 06 - 01:49 PM (#1823720)
Subject: RE: Google Books: New source of music
From: Bill D

ohhh....incredible! search on 'ballads' and you are up to your clavicle in wondrous things. *sigh* Bruce Olson would be in heaven....


31 Aug 06 - 01:56 PM (#1823724)
Subject: RE: Google Books: New source of music
From: Joe Offer

Folk songs brings up a lifetime of stuff to read....


31 Aug 06 - 02:19 PM (#1823732)
Subject: RE: Google Books: New source of music
From: Maryrrf

Oh gosh - even more stuff for me to get lost in on the internet! I have pulled up several entire books (for example "The Romany Rye") but ended up buying them anyway - it get's tedious reading over the internet. I hadn't thought of pulling up folk songs or ballads, though!


31 Aug 06 - 02:22 PM (#1823733)
Subject: RE: Google Books: New source of music
From: Bill D

get "full version" PDFs, burn 'em to a CD or DVD ...label 'em just like a book on the shelf....or print 'em if you've a mind to.

(some books show you only the text you search for, and may be still under copyright)


02 Sep 06 - 01:13 PM (#1825463)
Subject: RE: Google Books: New source of music
From: Bill D

refresh...this is good stuff!