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Product Description:  The Beautiful Music All Around Us presents the extraordinarily rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta and the Great Plains...read more

Hardcover:

9780252036880 | Har/com edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, August 10, 2012), cover price $29.95 | About this edition:  The Beautiful Music All Around Us presents the extraordinarily rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta and the Great Plains.

Paperback:

9780252080913 | Univ of Illinois Pr, December 30, 2014, cover price $20.00 | About this edition:  The Beautiful Music All Around Us presents the extraordinarily rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta and the Great Plains.

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Product Description: In this extraordinary reconstruction of the origins of the blues, historian Marybeth Hamilton demonstrates that the story as we know it is largely a myth. Following the trail of characters like Howard Odum, who combed Mississippi's back roads with a cylinder phonograph to record vagrants, John and Alan Lomax, who prowled Southern penitentiaries and unearthed the rough, melancholy vocals of Leadbelly, and James McKune, a recluse whose record collection came to define the primal sounds of the Delta blues, Hamilton reveals this musical form to be the culmination of a longstanding white fascination with the exotic mysteries of black music...read more

Hardcover:

9780465028580 | Basic Books, January 28, 2008, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Leadbelly, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton-we are all familiar with the story of the Delta blues.

Paperback:

9780465018123 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, June 29, 2009), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: In this extraordinary reconstruction of the origins of the blues, historian Marybeth Hamilton demonstrates that the story as we know it is largely a myth.

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