A horse wrangler in 1917 (Photo: Erwin E. Smith) Public Domain

American popular music has often had a profound influence on music elsewhere. The UK is no exception. Here are those posts looking both at popular music in the USA (its people, music, and social influences), together with some earlier material, and a post about Canadian music.

Rebel guy – songs and lyrics of Joe Hill

‘Get Along Little Dogies’ – the music of Cisco Houston

‘Birmingham Sunday’ – songs of protest from the ‘other’ Birmingham

A Time of Trial: More Songs from the American Great Depression

Hard-hit People: Songs of the American Great Depression

The ‘House of the rising sun’ blues …

The Mayflower tercentenary song book

Harriet Beecher Stowe in song