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

Author/creator Conway, Cecelia
Format Book and Print
Edition1st ed.
Publication InfoKnoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©1995.
Descriptionxxviii,394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Publications of the American Folklore Society. New series
Publications of the American Folklore Society. New series (Unnumbered) ^A234280
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' man-against-the-law songs -- Garfield : man against the law, but a man with a community -- Conclusion.
Local noteLittle-312711--305131023618X
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
LCCN 94018762
ISBN0870498932 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN0870498924 (cloth : alk. paper)

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Music Music Stacks ML3556 .C667 1995 ✔ Available Place Hold