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78 BluesFolksongs and Phonographs in the American South$
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John Minton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781934110195

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781934110195.001.0001

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Supposing we have us a Little Tune Here

(p.3) Prelude
78 Blues

John Minton

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to explore how Southerners during the period between the mid-1920s and World War II thought about folksongs and phonograph records, and how oral tradition bearers navigated a mass medium. How did people accustomed to communicating musically in face-to-face settings learn to interact with an electronic medium and, through it, with one another? How did such a community experience records as musical events, comparable, say, to a mother lulling a child to sleep or a noisy house party?

Keywords:   Southerners, folksongs, phonograph records, oral tradition, Southern folk music

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