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Long Steel Rail The Railroad in American Folksong (2d ed.) by Norm Cohen

Long Steel Rail The Railroad in American Folksong (2d ed.)

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Long Steel Rail The Railroad in American Folksong (2d ed.) by Norm Cohen

The biggest, best, and most authoritative source on Railroad Folksong.


Norm Cohen's anthology of railroad folksongs will delight anyone smitten with the romance of the rails. Newsday A masterpiece. American Music Meticulously researched and clearly written, Long Steel Rail is now the sourcebook for American railroad folksongs. New York Folklore A delightfully readable book for any armchair railroad engineer. -- Choice Norm Cohen has not only filled a gap, he has applied mature scholarship, historical sensibility, enthusiasm, and love to produce a major work on folk lore, folk song, and the railroads
pervasive impact on popular culture. Railroad History People looking for information about early recordings of railroad songs from both Anglo

-American and African American traditions will want to use this 710-page book as a primary resource. Cohen has demonstrated exceptional skills as a researcher, bibliographer, and discographer... Folklorists and American music researchers ... should be delighted that this classic work with updated citations, references, and historical information is once again available. Arkansas Review

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Publication date

1st April 2000


Norm Cohen

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University of Illinois Press


768 pages


Folklore, myths & legends
Music: styles & genres



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