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Discovering American Folk Music 1982

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Published 1982

Reviews the two main influences -- African and English -- on the development of American folk music. Traces the history of one ballad from its original British version through its journey across America to its emergence in the American West as the cowboy song, 'The Streets of Laredo,' and later in a Negro blues version entitled 'Saint James Infirmary. For more on filmmaker Bernard Wilets, visit

Run time 21:30
Producer Bernard Wilets
Production Company Bernard Wilets
Sponsor David Nelson
Audio/Visual sound, color