Vivien Richman Sings Folk Songs of West Pennsylvania

Vivien Richman Sings Folk Songs of West Pennsylvania

(Folkways Records, 1959), 45 mins

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Field of Interest
American Music
Songs originating in the Frontier Era in and around Pittsburgh were rediscovered by Jacob A. Evanson, sung here by Vivien

Richman. While there are a few cheerful and amusing ditties ("Pittsburg Town" "Soho on a Saturday Night") most have a tone that reflects the bleak landscape of an emerging industrial town painted through their lyrics. Richman’s deep contralto and rhythm guitar add exquisite depth to this album.

Content Type
Music recording
45 mins
Sub Genre
American Folk
Folkways Records
Release Date
American Music, World Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, Jazz, Folk Music, General Perspectives, Jazz, Música Folk, Perspectivas Gerais, Perspectivas Generales, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Jazz, Música Folk, Perspectivas Gerais, Perspectivas Generales

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