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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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Let’s Get This Dance Started

Let’s Get This Dance Started

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78 Blues

John Minton

University Press of Mississippi

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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