Reprints from the People's Songs Bulletin 1946-1949
Place Published: New York
Publisher: An Oak Publication
Date Published: 1961
Edition: First edition thus
Book Id: 45540
96pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Black, orange, blue and white printed wraps. Very good, with light rubbing to the edges of the wraps and spine. The insides of the covers are damp stained along the edges, else the pages are free of stains.
From the Foreword- "In 1945 Americans came home from war. We dived enthusiastically into long deferred projects. A number of us who loved to sing folk songs thought it the most natural thing in the world to start an organization which could keep us all in touch with one another, which could promote new and old songs and singers, and in general bring closer the broad revival of interest in folk music and topical songs which we felt sure would sooner or later take place. We called our organization People's Songs to distinguish it from the scholarly folklore societies, and started a bulletin... The organization People's Songs closed its doors for lack of funds in early 1949... But the singers and songs carried on."