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Welcome to Lesley Nelson (aka the Contemplator )'s
Popular Songs In American History Website.
American Folk and Traditional Music with Lyrics, Midi Files, Tune Information
and History behind the folksongs and ballads. With folksongs arranged by time period.

This page was created on January 20, 1999

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Hoodoo in Theory and Practice by catherine yronwode: a practical manual of hoodoo , conjure, rootwork, magic spells, rituals, root doctoring, and African American folk ...

Throughout most of human prehistory and history, listening to recorded music was not possible. Music was made by common people during both their work and leisure, as well as during religious activities. The work of economic production was often manual and communal. Manual labor often included singing by the workers, which served several practical purposes. It reduced the boredom of repetitive tasks, it kept the rhythm during synchronized pushes and pulls, and it set the pace of many activities such as planting , weeding , reaping , threshing , weaving , and milling . In leisure time , singing and playing musical instruments were common forms of entertainment and history-telling—even more common than today, when electrically enabled technologies and widespread literacy make other forms of entertainment and information-sharing competitive. [14]

Great Depression: American Music in the '30s collects popular songs from one of the nation's most challenging eras. Songs like Victoria Spivey 's "Detroit Moan," Billie Holliday's "Gloomy Sunday," Bill Cox 's "NRA Blues," and Rudy Vallee 's "Brother Can You Spare a Dime" convey the hard times and despair synonymous with that period, while Ted Lewis ' "There's a New Day Comin'" and "Headin' for Better Times," Hal Kemp 's "With Plenty of Money and You," and Artie Shaw 's "Whistle While You Work" add an optimistic touch. Great Depression: American Music in the '30s gives a good representation of how swing, big band, folk, and blues helped America express and enjoy itself during tough times.

In the 1960s, Irwin Silber replaced Smith's covers with a Ben Shahn photograph of a poor Depression-era farmer, over Smith's objections, although others [ who? ] have considered this a wise commercial choice in the politically charged atmosphere of the folk movement during that decade.

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