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Adventures of a Ballad Hunter: John Lomax and the Pursuit of Black Folk Culture

Catherine A. Stewart

in Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at folk song collector John Lomax, who served as the FWP’s first folklore editor and directed the Ex-Slave Project. A master of self-promotion, Lomax popularized the image of white ... More


The Disappearing of “Hawaiian” from American Music

John W. Troutman

in Kika Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627922
eISBN:
9781469627946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627922.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

During the 1930s and 1940s, the Hawaiian steel guitar continued its ascendant popularity in the United States, with hundreds of thousands of students enrolling in Hawaiian guitar schools such as the ... More


Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots of Music along the Red River

Tracey E. W. Laird

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167511
eISBN:
9780199850099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167511.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The Louisiana Hayride was broadcast from Shreveport, Louisiana, and reached listeners in over twenty-eight states, luring them to packed performances of the Hayride's road show. By tracing the ... More


New York

Paul O. Jenkins

in Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733600
eISBN:
9781604733617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the career of Richard Dyer-Bennet in New York. It describes Dyer-Bennet’s relationship with some of the most prominent musicians in the state including Woody Guthrie, Pete ... More


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