American folk song book

American folk song book

Suzy bogguss christmas & american folk songbook

Alan Lomax was an American ethnomusicologist best known for his field recordings of twentieth-century folk music. He was also a folklorist, archivist, editor, academic, political activist, oral historian, and filmmaker in addition to being a musician.
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Popular music, traditional folk music, modern folk music, and roots music are all terms used to describe different types of American folk music. Many traditional songs have been passed down through generations within a family or folk community, and some can be traced back to Great Britain, Europe, or Africa. 1st The meaning of American folk music, according to musician Mike Seeger, is “…all the music that fits between the cracks.” [two]
Bluegrass, gospel, old time music, jug bands, Appalachian folk, blues, Cajun, and Native American music are all examples of roots music. The music is considered American either because it is native to the country or because it evolved there from foreign influences to the point that musicologists recognized it as something special. It is referred to as “roots music” because it formed the foundation for later American music such as rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

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Traditional folk music and the genre that emerged from it during the 20th-century folk revival are also considered folk music. Some folk music can be categorized as world music. Traditional folk music has been characterized in a variety of ways, including orally transmitted music, music by unknown composers, and music performed by tradition over time. Commercial and classical forms have been compared. The word “folk music” was coined in the nineteenth century, but the genre covers much more than that.
Traditional folk music gave way to a modern form of mainstream folk music in the mid-twentieth century. The (second) folk revival, which peaked in the 1960s, was the culmination of this phase and era. To differentiate it from earlier folk styles, this music is often referred to as contemporary folk music or folk revival music. 1st Smaller, similar revivals have occurred in other parts of the world at various times, but the new music produced during those revivals is seldom referred to as folk music. Fusion styles such as folk rock, folk metal, and others are included in this category of folk music. Although contemporary folk music is a distinct genre from traditional folk music, it is known by the same name in the United States and features many of the same performers and venues.

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Suzy Bogguss’ American Folk Songbook, a well-curated 17-track album of ballads, children’s ditties, and other timeless songs, draws on her love of traditional musical styles. The record, which comes with a hardcover songbook, is reminiscent of Pete Seeger’s, John Jacob Niles’, and other musicians’ folk music anthologies, which merged entertainment with cultural education. Bogguss approaches her material in a minimal, acoustic-oriented manner, giving the album an intimate feel. She clearly enjoys performing classics like “Sweet Betsy from Pike,” “Old Dan Tucker,” “Erie Canal,” and “Froggy Went A-Courtin’.” “Wayfaring Stranger” has a touch of blues, and “Banks of the Ohio” has an almost Victorian purity. Luminous readings of “Red River Valley” and “Git Along Little Dogies” reflect western balladry, which was a strong suit for Bogguss even in her country hitmaking days. Suzy travels through eras to craft a family-friendly spirit, encouraging everyone to sing along, from Stephen Foster’s “Beautiful Dreamer” to A.P. Carter’s “Wildwood Flower.”