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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Savoy, Ann Allen, 1952-
Cajun music: a reflection of a people. Vol. 1
Published By: Original publisher
Eunice, La.: Bluebird Press. 1984. [vi], [xvii],  p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
compiled & edited by Ann Allen Savoy
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Musical instruments (534);
Literary texts (539);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
According to Savoy Cajun music, which at one time was found
only in the backwoods of Louisiana, now occupies a prominent place in America. For the
Cajun, music is vital to the continuation of the culture, serving to bind together the old
and new generations. 'Those who can identify with this music can identify with the people
because the music is a reflection of the lives, strengths, sorrows, and joys of the people'
(p. xi). This book presents a detailed discussion of the entire range of Cajun music from a
study of musical instruments, songs, and the styles in the Cajun repertoire ca. 1984. Savoy
organizes her material around several major themes: traditional ballads, early Cajun music,
the string band era, the return of the accordion, traditional fiddle music, and modern song
writers. Each division is examined from the standpoint of the outstanding representative
musicians of the period, their discographies, and examples of their lyrics and
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
English and Cajun French
Bibliography: p. 416.|Includes discographies
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle, 1993
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Louisiana, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings