This week the Los Angeles Times published a sparkling review of Stephen Wade’s new book The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience.
“Musician and folklorist Stephen Wade dissects and celebrates the vast diversity
of American culture in The Beautiful Music All Around Us, his book drawn from
the Library of Congress’ vast holdings of field recordings made from 1934 to 1942. . . .
These stories and the recordings — capturing the voices of everyday people, not
pop stars — simply crackle.”