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Depression FolkGrassroots Music and Left-Wing Politics in 1930s America$
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Ronald D. Cohen

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469628813

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628813.001.0001

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On the Trail of Folk Songs

On the Trail of Folk Songs

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(p.7) Chapter One On the Trail of Folk Songs
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Depression Folk
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Ronald D. Cohen

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628813.003.0002

By the 1920s, folk music, from a variety of sources, had numerous outlets in the United States, including books and articles by folk music collectors, commercial phonograph records and field recordings, radio programs, public shows and concerts, fiddle contests, folk festivals, and plenty of home entertainments. The eclectic music industry sailed through the end of the decade in good shape, with country stars such as Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family doing particularly well.

Keywords:   Carl Sandburg, Lawrence Gellert, Hillbilly records, Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Industrial Workers of the World

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