Long Steel Rail

Long Steel Rail

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Impeccable scholarship and lavish illustration mark this landmark study of American railroad folksong. Norm Cohen provides a sweeping discussion of the human aspects of railroad history, railroad folklore, and the evolution of the American folksong. The heart of the book is a detailed analysis of eighty-five songs, from qqJohn Henryqq and qqThe Wabash Cannonballqq to qqHell-Bound Trainqq and qqCasey Jones, qq with their music, sources, history, and variations, and discographies. A substantial new introduction updates this edition.A substantial new introduction updates this edition.

Title:Long Steel Rail
Author:Norm Cohen, David Cohen
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2000


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