I am somewhat astonished by this collection of folk songs collected from mainly the southern Appalacians(but containing songs even from old California and other far places). My surprise comes from the fact that someone has been able to stay to the real(I'd underline that real if I knew how on this computer). As we know, music seems to change ownership. I believe, now, many Japanese business people own much of the copyrighted American music. But that's if we want to talk about nationality and other abstract and arbitrary concepts. The trancriptions for piano and voice from fiddles and other folk instruments are honest and stylization free except as simple, beautiful, and funny expressions that get the imagination going. I'm grateful for this collection because my mark for true has become more clear.