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Adventures of a ballad hunter, John A. Lomax

Label
Adventures of a ballad hunter
Title
Adventures of a ballad hunter
Statement of responsibility
John A. Lomax
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Growing up beside the Chisholm Trail, captivated by the songs of passing cowboys and his friend Nat Blythe, an African American farmhand, John A. Lomax developed a passion for American folk songs that ultimately made him one of the foremost authorities on this fundamental aspect of Americana. Across many decades and throughout the country, Lomax and his informants created over five thousand recordings of America's musical heritage, including ballads, blues, children's songs, fiddle tunes, field hollers, lullabies, play-party songs, religious dramas, spirituals, and work songs. He acted as honorary curator of the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress, directed the Slave Narrative Project of the WPA, and cofounded the Texas Folklore Society. Lomax's books include Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads, American Ballads and Folk Songs, Negro Folk Songs as Sung by Leadbelly, and Our Singing Country, the last three coauthored with his son Alan Lomax. Adventures of a Ballad Hunter is a memoir of Lomax's eventful life. It recalls his early years and the fruitful decades he spent on the road collecting folk songs, on his own and later with son Alan and second wife Ruby Terrill Lomax. Vibrant, amusing, often haunting stories of the people he met and recorded are the gems of this book, which also gives lyrics for dozens of songs. Adventures of a Ballad Hunter illuminates vital traditions in American popular culture and the labor that has gone into their preservation
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1867-1948
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lomax, John A.
Dewey number
  • 781.62/130092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML429.L68
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Focus on American history series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lomax, John A.
  • Ethnomusicologists
  • Ballads, English
Label
Adventures of a ballad hunter, John A. Lomax
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in 1947 by the Macmillan Company."--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boyhood in Bosque -- College -- Hunting cowboy songs -- Twenty years interim -- American ballads and folk songs -- Penitentiary negroes -- Iron head and Clear Rock -- Alabama red land -- Burials, baptizings and a penitentiary sermon -- Chanteys, ballads, work songs and calls -- Some interesting people -- Melodies and memories
Control code
ocn978251995
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First University of Texas Press edition.
Extent
xxi, 275 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781477313718
Lccn
2017010489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978251995
Label
Adventures of a ballad hunter, John A. Lomax
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in 1947 by the Macmillan Company."--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boyhood in Bosque -- College -- Hunting cowboy songs -- Twenty years interim -- American ballads and folk songs -- Penitentiary negroes -- Iron head and Clear Rock -- Alabama red land -- Burials, baptizings and a penitentiary sermon -- Chanteys, ballads, work songs and calls -- Some interesting people -- Melodies and memories
Control code
ocn978251995
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First University of Texas Press edition.
Extent
xxi, 275 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781477313718
Lccn
2017010489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978251995

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