African banjo echoes in Appalachia : a study of folk traditions / Cecelia Conway.

Author
Conway, Cecelia [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c1995.
Description
xxviii, 394 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm.

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Series
Publications of the American Folklore Society. New series [More in this series]
Bibliographic references
  • "Fieldtapes, interviews, and unpublished material": p. 366.
  • "Recordings, films, and broadcasts": p. 366-368.
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents
Introduction: Griots of piedmont North Carolina and portrait of songster Will Baldwin -- Signifying at the crossroads : African-American traditions of the folk banjo -- The ritual of minstrelsy : some were buffoons, but others were apprentices -- Mountain echoes of the African banjo -- The banjo : its changing form, construction, and use -- The transmission of playing methods and tunings -- The banjo song genre : Dink Roberts's man-against-the-law songs -- "Garfield" : a man against the law, but a man with a community -- Conclusion.
ISBN
0870498932 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
94018762 /MN
OCLC
31707441
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