Cover for WADE: The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience. Click for larger imageThe September 14, 2012, edition of The Wall Street Journal includes Terry Teachout’s enthusiastic review of Stephen Wade’s new book The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience.

“Following in Mr. [Alan] Lomax’s footsteps, Mr. Wade went back into the field to track down the descendants of 12 of the near-forgotten musicians who recorded for the Library of Congress between 1934 and 1942. He has turned his findings into an extraordinary book called The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience that was published earlier this month by the University of Illinois Press. It’s a masterpiece of humane scholarship—but one that reads like a detective story.”

One Response to The Wall Street Journal reviews The Beautiful Music All Around Us

  1. Gerald Brasell says:

    Iwould like to buy the book and the music on cd’s