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U.S., the series Folk Music of the United States issued by the Library of Congress is excellent. Especially to be mentioned among these are Folk Music from Wisconsin, AAFS L55; Songs of the Michigan Lumberjacks, AAFS L56; Anglo-Afnerican Songs and Ballads, AAFS L12, L14; Songs and Ballads of the Anthracite Miners, AAFS L16; and Sacred Harp Sing­ing, AAFS Lll. Lectures on collecting by John Lomax appear on The Ballad Hunter, AAFS L49-53 (5 disks). Fine Canadian collections are Maritime Folk Songs from the Collection of Helen Creighton, Folkways FE 4307; Folk Music from Nova Scotia, Folkways P 1006 (also edited by Helen Creighton); and Songs of French Canada, Folkways FE 4482. Spanish-American material appears on Music of Peru, Folkways P 415 and Traditional Music of Peru, Folkways FE 4456, as well as Spanish and Mexican Folk Music of New Mexico, Folkways P 426. An excellent col­lection of non-English language songs from the U.S., with detailed notes, is Lithuanian Folk Songs in the United States, Folkways P 1009.

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