THE NEW NEW AGE
THE FOLK SONGS OF NORTH AMERICA
Alan Lomax was an American ethnomusicologist, best known for his numerous field recordings of folk music of the 20th century. He was a musician himself, as well as a folklorist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker. Lomax produced recordings, concerts, and radio shows in the US and in England, which played an important role in preserving folk music traditions in both countries, and helped start both the American and British folk revivals of the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s.
623 pp. Includes Index of Song Titles and Index of First Lines. Black cloth; B&W illustrations; illustrated endpapers. Melodies and guitar chords transcribed by Peggy Seeger; with one hundred piano arrangements by Matyas Seiber and Don Banks. Words, Music and origins of over 300 folk songs.