[PDF / EPUB] Polkabilly How the Goose Island Ramblers Redefined American Folk Music Includes CD American Musicspheres A freewheeling blend of continental European folk music and the songs tunes and dances of Anglo and Celtic immigrants polkabilly has enthralled American musicians and dancers since the mid 19th centur A freewheeling blend of continental European folk the Goose PDF ✓ music and the songs tunes and dances of Anglo and Celtic immigrants polkabilly has enthralled American musicians and Polkabilly How eBook á dancers since the mid th century From West Virginia coal camps and east Texas farms to the Canadian prairies and America's Upper Midwest scores of groups How the Goose Epub á have wed sueezeboxes with string bands hoe downs with hambos and sentimental Southern balladry with comic up north broken English comedy to create a new and How the Goose Island Ramblers Kindle - uniuely American sound The Goose Island Ramblers played as a house band for a local tavern in Madison Wisconsin from the early s through the mid s The group epitomized the polkabilly sound with their wild mixture of Norwegian fiddle tunes Irish jigs Slovenian polkas Swiss yodels old time hillbilly songs Scandihoovian and Dutchman dialect ditties frost bitten Hawaiian marches and novelty numbers on the electric toilet plunger In this original study James P Leary illustrates how the Ramblers' multiethnic music combined both local and popular traditions and how their eclectic repertoire challenges prevailing definitions of American folk music He thus offers the first comprehensive examination of the Upper Midwest's folk musical traditions within the larger context of American life and culture Impeccably researched richly detailed and illustrated and accompanied by a compact disc of interviews and performances James P Leary's Polkabilly How the Goose Island Ramblers Redefined American Folk Music creates an unforgettable portrait of a polkabilly band and its world.
- 259 pages
- Polkabilly How the Goose Island Ramblers Redefined American Folk Music Includes CD American Musicspheres
- James P. Leary
- 10 May 2016 James P. Leary