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"A thorough and creative exploration of the histories of recordings made for the Library of Congress in the 1930s and the artists who made them. Stephen Wade has gathered a prodigious quantity of new information and left no stone unturned. Of interest and use to anyone interested in American music." Norm Cohen, author of Long Steel Rail: The Railroad in American Folksong "In revisiting the human transactions at the heart of these recordings, Wade essentially grants the songs a new life for a new age. Among the book's many virtues are its lively and imaginative narrative interpolations, its vivid song descriptions, its fascinating investigative work, its many colorful personalities and absorbing life-histories, and its often astonishingly trenchant accumulation of detail. A magisterial, monumental book of tremendous sympathy, scope, and imaginativeness." Robert Cantwell, author of If Beale Street Could Talk: Music, Community, Culture "University of Illinois Press publishes Stephen Wade's book The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings And The American Experience in September. It takes as its starting point the thirteen iconic performances captured on the library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942." R2, July 2012 "Following in Mr. [Alan] Lomax's footsteps, Mr. Wade went back into the field to track down the descendants of 12 of the near-forgotten musicians who recorded for the Library of Congress between 1934 and 1942. He has turned his findings into an extraordinary book called The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience that was published earlier this month by the University of Illinois Press. It's a masterpiece of humane scholarship - but one that reads like a detective story." Wall Street Journal, September 2012 A 'compelling and handsomely produced account of his encounters, accompanied by a fine CD... Wade is especially good on the origins and evolution of the music, and the ways in which individual singers adapted and subverted lyrics in order to 'help make sense of their lives' and to 'mock the incongruities around them'... Superbly illustrated and with a hundred pages of notes and bibliography, The Beautiful Music All Around Us is at once an essential reference work and a thoroughly enjoyable book." - Lou Glandfield, Times Literary Supplement, October 2012 "Musician and folklorist Stephen Wade dissects and celebrates the vast diversity of American culture in The Beautiful Music All Around Us, his book drawn from the Library of Congress' vast holdings of field recordings made from 1934 to 1942... These stories and the recordings - capturing the voices of everyday people, not pop stars - simply crackle." LA Times "We are introduced to a cast of ordinary-seeming characters with extraordinary stories to tell of another America, an America of largely unheralded individuals...whose music has become part of the bigger American story... Wade, in a wonderfully engaging style that roams well beyond the parameters of stuffy academia, brings to vivid life the makers of such songs as 'Bonaparte's Retreat', 'Sea Lion Woman', and 'One Morning in May', reconstructs the sights and sounds of the recording sessions, and places the whole in historical, social and cultural contexts. And if that's not enough, there's an accompanying CD featuring all thirteen tracks." - R2 (Rock-n-Reel) Magazine, November 2012 "The author's approach is both impressively academic and detailed, and inspired by empathy for the performers and for their surviving descendants and friends, who provided most of Wade's own interviews. Wade creatively uses each of the chosen songs as a touchstone for a chapter and then wanders far from the song and its performer, backwards and forwards through time." - Songlines


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The Beautiful Music All Around us 5. Oktober 2012
Von Mr. M. Haymes - Veröffentlicht auf
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One of the most important books publishd in the last 20 years and the accompanying CD is unique in its content of some little heard and some superb L.o C. recordings. I never thought I'd see a pic. including the awesome Bozie Surdivant.

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a great accomplishment 31. Dezember 2012
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this book is brilliantly written with tact and thorough research. the author is expert personally and academically on the playing of instruments and on performing. i first visited the library of congress folk archives 50 years ago and have been familiar since then with the recordings discussed. but i never knew much then, even though these field recordings and some handfuls of similar ones have been the basis of my life-long interest in folk music. i especially admire the author's historical backgrounds and facility in presenting social and cultural issues in an engaged but tolerant manner. the book is a gem of information about music and american life and displays superb decorum. the author is wry, intelligent, and respectful. the only book to offer me anywhere near the insight into american folk culture has been alan lomax' the land where the blues began. whereas that book was so colorful that i wondered if lomax might not be embellishing his experience, reading this book i felt no reason to doubt anything the author wrote. he has done a wonderful service in demythologizing folk musicians and giving us entree to their experience -- their hopes, dreams, disappointments, and daily life.
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The roots of "our" music... 17. September 2013
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This is a very unique book. First, it comes with a CD, with all the songs on that CD that are covered in the book. This book is a very detailed read. The research and time that went into this book is nothing short of mind boggling. The author (Stephen Wade) obviously went to great lengths and depths to uncover the information of the history and development of each of these chosen songs. These songs were recorded back in the 1930's and 1940's, in peoples houses, garages, kitchens, outside, in a school gymnasium, and in churches. They are most likely artists the average american has never heard, and I would even say, a lot of people who are familiar with folk music probably don't know who these performers are. But many of these songs have grown over time and traveled over geography, changed by both time and geography, and would be recognizable by many. The author takes each song, and unearths and uproots it, exposing all of its roots, and then with a academic eye, describes each root, one by one, and how each root has an influence over another, and how they both nourish and develop into the song we know now. Its not only with an academic eye the author shows you the song, but there is a palpable passion for this music that comes thru loud and clear in each paragraph. You can tell that the author really loves this music. More than that, you can tell that the author cares very much for these performers. Some of these people are elderly now, and some have passed on. In the latter case, the author makes connections with living relatives and friends. The music is important here for sure, but the author allows you into a precious world that only he experienced: getting to know the people behind these songs. And this music is about these people, these performers. I so wish there was a Volume 2.

Stephen Wade does a multimedia presentation of the book and certain venues. I saw him at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Captivating. If he does come to a venue near you, it is certainly worth your time to go. You will not be disappointed.
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American traditional music 2. Juni 2013
Von J. C. Chambers - Veröffentlicht auf
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This book, complete with CD, is a treasure of information, history and obscure facts. The author viisted Mississippi in the '90s and interviewed folks who are related to or who knew the performers. The performers were, for the most part, "ordinary" people who sing traditional music from the heart and were recorded by people like John and Alan Lomax in the '30s and '40s. Some of those cuts are on the enclosed CD.

If you love traditional music and/or the history of the rural south this book is for you. I thought that I knew a lot about both the music and the history of the '30s and '40s in the rural U. S. but this book has taught me plenty. And, it's entertaining.
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Beautiful Music Indeed 15. Juni 2014
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This book is such a treasure. Preserving our heritage and culture is very important. We are still a young nation, but we are a vital and creative one. Stephen's book shines a light on the cradles of American creativity. The accompanying CD takes the listener right back home into the holler where folks make music to lift the spirits and move the work along. Great work!
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