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In the interest of maintaining a clear focus, this essay deals with African American old-time string band dance music and does not examine groups whose recorded repertoire is primarily blues, ragtime, jazz, or folk song. African American solo performers as well as group members are also more likely to sing than white musicians playing similar dance music and often place more emphasis on the rhythmic elements of the music.3 A collection, Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia (Smithsonian Folkways SF CD 40079 ), includes many songs and dance tunes played by soloists and duos.
SOUND RECORDING REVIEWS Edited by Rick Anderson AFRICAN AMERICAN OLD-TIME STRING BAND MUSIC: A SELECTIVE DISCOGRAPHY By Chris Durman Southern old-time string band music, similar to what might be played today for a square dance, represents perhaps the earliest musical collabo- ration
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