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Back on Track CD Series. Various. It's Time for Another One: Folk Songs from the South Coast of Newfoundland; Folklore of Newfoundland and Labrador: A Sampler of Songs, Narrations, and Tunes; Saturday Nite Jamboree. By Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media and Place, Memorial University of Newfoundland CDs, 2005, 2006, 2007 (available www.landwashdistribution.com) Newfoundland and Labrador has long been recognized for its rich oral traditions, including song, music, and narrative. This province has attracted many folksong and folklore collectors, including MacEdward Leach, Maud Karpeles, Kenneth Peacock, Margaret Bennett and others. Popular books featuring the region's folksongs, such as Gerald Doyle's Old-Time Songs and Poetry of Newfoundland, have been the source of songs for contemporary Newfoundland bands, such as Great Big Sea, The Fables, The Navigators, and Rawlins Cross. However, it is difficult to hear the songs, tunes, and stories as first recorded by collectors--unless, that is, you are prepared to listen to them in an archive, such as the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA). But now there is a series of CDs being produced by the Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media and Place (MMaP) at Memorial University, in conjunction with MUNFLA, which aims to make rare and currently inaccessible Newfoundland music available to a broader public. The "Back on Track" archival series currently consists of three CD recordings: It's Time for Another One: Folk Songs from the South Coast of Newfoundland (2005); Folklore of Newfoundland and Labrador: A Sampler of Songs, Narrations, and Tunes (2006); and Saturday Nite Jamboree (2007). In this review essay, I consider each recording individually as well as the series as a whole.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2008
September 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
10
Pages
PUBLISHER
Ethnologies
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
82.4
KB

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