Long Steel Rail The Railroad in American Folksong

[Norm Cohen] ☆ Long Steel Rail The Railroad in American Folksong Ì Read Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Long Steel Rail The Railroad in American Folksong The heart of the book is a detailed analysis of eighty-five songs, from John Henry and The Wabash Cannonball to Hell-Bound Train and Casey Jones, with their music, sources, history, and variations, and discographies. Impeccable scholarship and lavish illustration mark this landmark study of American railroad folksong. A substantial new introduction updates this edition.. Norm Cohen provides a sweeping discussion of the human aspects of railroad history, railroad folklore, and the evolution of th

Long Steel Rail The Railroad in American Folksong

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Rating : 4.23 (804 Votes)
Asin : 0252003438
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 710 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-10-13
Language : English

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The heart of the book is a detailed analysis of eighty-five songs, from John Henry and The Wabash Cannonball to Hell-Bound Train and Casey Jones, with their music, sources, history, and variations, and discographies. Impeccable scholarship and lavish illustration mark this landmark study of American railroad folksong. A substantial new introduction updates this edition.. Norm Cohen provides a sweeping discussion of the human aspects of railroad history, railroad folklore, and the evolution of the American folksong

He has edited and/or annotated two dozen albums, and written extensively on various aspects of folk, country, and popular music. His previous book for Greenwood is Folk Music (2005).David Cohen is professor and Marjorie Crump Chair in social welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a Fulbright-Tocqueville scholar. NORM COHEN is the author of Long Steel Rail: The Railroad in American Folks

"Why didn't I know about this book years ago?" according to E. Mac. An excellent book that I didn't know about until a friend recently told me about it. It is on a subject that interests me. I have been fascinated by railroads as long as I can remember(since the 19Why didn't I know about this book years ago? An excellent book that I didn't know about until a friend recently told me about it. It is on a subject that interests me. I have been fascinated by railroads as long as I can remember(since the 1930s) and discovered folk songs in college, with a special interest in those about railroads. This book extended my knowledge of the subject, and my previous knowledge about railroads confirmed the accuracy of much of the information in t. 0s) and discovered folk songs in college, with a special interest in those about railroads. This book extended my knowledge of the subject, and my previous knowledge about railroads confirmed the accuracy of much of the information in t. "Nothing else like it" according to D. Corl. The best book I know of regarding railroad songs. The author is concerned with textual variants and transmission, performance & recording histories, as well as providing thumbnail sketches of some of the major musicians. Railroad history is also of course a major theme. Photos of early sheet music abound. My only criticisms: 1) the binding is a little weak for as big and thick as the book is, and 2)this revised edition (which basi. "A scholarly examination of railroad folksongs in America." according to WILLIAM H FULLER. While humming "The Wabash Cannonball," which remains a popular tune even today, have you ever wondered about the phrase "She's the wondrous combination called the Wabash Cannonball"? What in the world does "combination" mean? Apparently, it means nothing more than that someone (who may have been more familiar with songs than with railroads) misunderstood the meaning of the original words and wrote down the wrong word! Does it help

"Norm Cohen has not only filled a gap, he has applied mature scholarship, historical sensibility, enthusiasm, and love to produce a major work on folk lore, folk song, and the railroads' pervasive impact on popular culture".-- Railroad History

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