The Banjo Entertainers: Roots to Ragtime - A Banjo History

By: Schreyer, Lowell H.

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First edition - a paperback original. Bottom corner curls forward very slightly. 2007 Trade Paperback. xv, 269 pp. Bibliography and numerous helpful indices follow text. This book focuses on the hundreds of banjoists who made their living as professional entertainers in years ranging from the minstrel period of the early 1800s into the ragtime era leading into the 20th Century. The book also touches on related areas in the banjo's development. Author Lowell H. Schreyer, a former newspaper reporter, relied heavily on the products of his profession in tracing careers and performing routes of these banjoists through pre-Civil War newspapers, entertainment journals and later fretted instrument periodicals. This virtual time travel in print involved years of tedious cranking through microfilm of these publications page by page.

Title: The Banjo Entertainers: Roots to Ragtime - A Banjo History

Author: Schreyer, Lowell H.

Categories: Americana, Music,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Minnesota Heritage Publishing: 2007

ISBN Number: 0971316899

ISBN Number 13: 9780971316898

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2032365

Keywords: MUSIC BANJO STRINGED INSTRUMENT MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS RAGTIME MUSICIANS,