Minstrel of the Appalachians : the story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford
|Format:||Print Book 2002|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
It is said that Bascom Lamar Lunsford would "cross hell on a rotten rail to get a folk song" -- his Southern highlands folk-song compilations now constitute one of the largest collections of its kind in the Library of Congress -- but he did much more than acquire songs. He preserved and promoted the Appalachian mountain tradition for generations of people, founding in 1928 the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville, North Carolina, an annual event that has shaped America's festival movement. Loyal Jones pens a lively biography of a man considered to be Appalachian music royalty. He also includes a "Lunsford Sampler" of ballads, songs, hymns, tales, and anecdotes, plus a discography of his recordings.
Lunsford, Bascom Lamar,
Folk singers -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Biography.
Folk music -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Folk songs, English -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
|Publisher|| Lexington :University Press of Kentucky,2002
Forbes, John M.
Reprint. Originally published: Boone, N.C. : Appalachian Consortium Press, c1984. With new introd.
xvi, 249 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-146).
|ISBN||9780813190273 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0813190274 (pbk. : alk. paper)