Songcatchers: In Search of the World's Music

Songcatchers: In Search of the World's Music

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Songcatchers: In Search of the World's Music. Hardcover – June 1, 2003 by Mickey Hart, K.M. Kostyal For some time now, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart has been a songcatcher, a collector of the originally noncommercial music popularly called traditional music. Many anthropologists, musicians, political and labor organizers, composers, social workers, and others were songcatchers before him, and it is their collective story that he and professional writer Kostyal tell in this engaging book. They discourse a little on music's many purposes, then leap into songcatching via sound recording. Hart and Kostyal note major figures and events in field recording down to the present, at which point Hart relates his own experiences. Historic photographs magnificently illustrate A book for every popular library. Ray Olson Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved