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Leary, James P. 1950-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 141 publications in 2 languages and 5,383 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folk music  Folk songs  Exhibition catalogs  Songs and music  Music  History  Juvenile works  Concert television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer
Classifications: GR110.M6, 398.874
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about James P Leary
 
Most widely held works by James P Leary
Polkabilly : how the Goose Island Ramblers redefined American folk music by James P Leary( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Goose Island Ramblers played as a house band for a local tavern in Madison, Wisconsin, from the early 1960s through the mid-1970s. The groups epitomized the polka-billy sound with their wild mixture of Norwegian fiddle tunes, Irish jigs, Slovenian polkas, Swiss yodels, old-time hillbilly songs, "Sandihoovian" and "Dutchman" dialect ditties, frostbitten Hawaiian marches, and novelty number on the electric toilet plunger. In this original study, James P. Leary illustrates how the Ramblers' multi-ethnic music combined both local and popular traditions, and how their eclectic repertoire challenges prevailing definitions of American folk music. He thus offers the first comprehensive examination of the Upper Midwest's folk musical traditions within the larger context of American life and culture."--Jacket
Wisconsin folklore by James P Leary( )

22 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midwestern folk humor by James P Leary( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ISBN 0874831075 LCCN 9111948
Folksongs of another America : field recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946 by James P Leary( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Available here for the first time is the remarkably diverse folk music of America's Upper Midwest, captured in field recordings by collectors for the Library of Congress from 1937 to 1946. This landmark multimedia work challenges and considerably broadens popular and scholarly understanding of folk music in American culture. Although Eastern, Southern, and Western musical traditions are familiar to fans of American roots music, the restored images and performances of Folksongs of Another America weave the songs and spirit of the Upper Midwest's peoples into the nation's folksong fabric. - 187 songs and tunes, digitally restored - Songs in more than 25 languages, with full original lyrics and English translations - More than 200 performers, with biographical notes and many photographs"--Publisher description
So ole says to Lena : folk humor of the upper Midwest by James P Leary( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the land of beer, cheese, and muskies - where the polka is danced and winter is unending and where Lutherans and Catholics predominate - everybody is ethnic, the politics are clean, and the humor is plentiful. This collection includes jokes, humorous anecdotes, and tall tales from the ethnic groups (Woodland Indians, French, Cornish, Germans, Irish, Scandinavians, Finns, and Poles) and working folk (loggers, miners, farmers, townsfolk, hunters, and fishers). Dig into the rich cultural context supplied by the notes and photographs, or just laugh at the hundreds of jokes gathered at small-town cafes, farm tables, job sites, and church suppers."--BOOK JACKET
Bloodstoppers & bearwalkers : folk traditions of the Upper Peninsula by Richard M Dorson( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In tune with tradition : Wisconsin folk musical instruments by James P Leary( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pinery boys : songs and songcatching in the lumberjack era( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the heyday of the lumber camps faded, a young scholar named Franz Rickaby set out to find songs from shanty boys, river drivers, and sawmill hands in the Upper Midwest. Traveling mostly on foot with a fiddle slung over his shoulder, Rickaby fell into easy conversation with the men, collecting not just the words of songs, but the tunes, making careful notes about his informants and their performances. Shortly before his groundbreaking and much-praised Ballads and Songs of the Shanty Boy was published in 1926, Rickaby died, leaving later folklorists, cultural historians, and folksong enthusiasts with little knowledge of his life and other unpublished research. Pinery Boys now incorporates, commemorates, contextualizes, and complements Rickaby's early work. It includes an introduction and annotations throughout by eminent folklore scholar James P. Leary and an engaging, impressively researched biography by Rickaby's granddaughter Gretchen Dykstra. Central to this edition are Rickaby's own introduction and the original fifty-one songs that he published--including "Jack Haggerty's Flat River Girl," "The Little Brown Bulls," "Ole from Norway," "The Red Iron Ore," and "Morrissey and the Russian Sailor"--plus fourteen additional songs selected to represent the varied collecting Rickaby did beyond the lumber camps. Supplemented by historical photographs, Pinery Boys fully reveals Franz Rickaby as a visionary artist and scholar and provides glimpses into the past lives of woods poets and singers [Publisher description]
Down home dairyland : a listener's guide by James P Leary( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yodeling in Dairyland : a history of Swiss music in Wisconsin by James P Leary( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passed to the present : folk arts along Wisconsin's ethnic settlement trail( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minnesota polka : dance music from four traditions( Recording )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This recording contains sixteen tunes from sixteen polka bands, four each of the German, Czech, Slovenian and Polish styles. All are reissues of prior recordings, and all represent the work of musicians who remain active"--Accompanying booklet
Down home dairyland( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polka from Cuca( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the polka as the state dance of Wisconsin and polka music as part of Wisconsin's folk heritage. Contains performances by some of the state's best polka musicians representing various ethnic backgrounds and shows polka dancing at a reunion of Cuca Records recording artists at the Riverview Ballroom in Sauk City. Describes the history of Cuca Records which recorded the largest catalog of polka music. Includes short interviews with performers and with Cuca Records owner Jim Kirchstein, and commentary by folklorist James Leary
Down home dairyland( Recording )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklorists Jim Leary and Rick March have distilled a definitive presentation of Upper Midwestern traditional and ethnic music, from Ojibwe drums to Norwegian fiddles, from polka to salsa, from gospel choirs to southeast Asian rock bands. The book provides a wonderful overview of Wisconsin's musical heritage through forty essays, fifty-seven photographs, plus a rich discography and bibliography
Past mobilities : archaeological approaches to movement and mobility by James P Leary( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boys from the dome : folklore of a modern American male group by James P Leary( )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicine fiddle : a humanities discussion guide, a film by Michael Loukinen( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the fiddling and dancing representative of the mixed Indian/European culture which spread westward with the French fur traders. Fiddlers and dancers share their recollections and discuss their art
Alcoholism and aborigines : a report 1975( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beginning fieldworker's guide to European ethnic music in northern Wisconsin by James P Leary( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Polkabilly : how the Goose Island Ramblers redefined American folk music
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Wisconsin folkloreSo ole says to Lena : folk humor of the upper MidwestBloodstoppers & bearwalkers : folk traditions of the Upper PeninsulaIn tune with tradition : Wisconsin folk musical instrumentsDown home dairyland : a listener's guideYodeling in Dairyland : a history of Swiss music in WisconsinPassed to the present : folk arts along Wisconsin's ethnic settlement trailDown home dairylandDown home dairyland
Alternative Names
James P. Leary American folklorist

Leary, J. 1950-

Leary, James 1950-

Leary, James P.

Leary, Jim 1950-

Leary, Jim P. 1950-

Languages
English (92)

German (1)