Long Steel Rail

Long Steel Rail

The Railroad in American Folksong

Book - 1981
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Impeccable scholarship and lavish illustration distinguish 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 "John Henry" and "The Wabash Cannonball" to "Hell-Bound Train" and "Casey Jones", with their music, sources, history, variations, and discographies. A substantial new introduction updates this edition. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1981
ISBN: 9780252003431
Branch Call Number: 781.6213 COHEN
Characteristics: xx, 710 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Cohen, David 1942 Apr. 26-,- Editor


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