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Minstrel of the Appalachians : the story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford

by Jones, Loyal, 1928-

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction ML420.L935 J6 2002
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  ML420.L935 J6 2002
 
 
Summary

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.

Additional Information
Subjects Lunsford, Bascom Lamar, -- 1882-1973.
Folk singers -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Biography.
Folk music -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Folk songs, English -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Publisher Lexington :University Press of Kentucky,2002
Contributors Forbes, John M.
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: Boone, N.C. : Appalachian Consortium Press, c1984. With new introd.
Description xvi, 249 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-146).
ISBN 9780813190273 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0813190274 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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