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Let’s Get This Dance Started

Let’s Get This Dance Started

Chapter:
(p.44) Chapter Three Let’s Get This Dance Started
Source:
78 Blues
Author(s):
John Minton
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781934110195.003.0004

This chapter analyzes how Southern performers adapted folksongs for phonographs by framing old-time records as depictions of traditional music-making, describing activities or interactions from such events to evoke the total experience. The discussions include recorded dance dramas, record settings, musical traditions, and artists.

Keywords:   folksongs, old-time records, phonographs, Southern performers, music-making, Southern folk music

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