Not the same old (folk) song and dance : field recordings in the European communities of the United States,
Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2006-07-27
Videorecording of a lecture by Matthew Barton on the early field recordings made in non-English speaking communities of the United States by field collectors from the Library of Congress during the 1930s. Collectors John A. Lomax and his son Alan Lomax recorded Spanish and French music extensively in Texas and Louisiana. In 1938 Alan Lomax recorded Irish, Serbian, Romanian, Polish, French-Canadian, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian,...
Barton, Matthew - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress
The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which...