Singing Out: An Oral History of America’s Folk Music Revivals Oxford Oral History Series

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Oxford University Press #ad - Intimate, anecdotal, and spell-binding, Singing Out offers a fascinating oral history of the North American folk music revivals and folk music. Extensive notes, bibliography, and discography, plus a photo section. Culled from more than 150 interviews recorded from 1976 to 2006, this captivating story spans seven decades and cuts across a wide swath of generations and perspectives, political, shedding light on the musical, and social aspects of this movement.

Folklorists, musicians, writers, and aficionados reveal not only what happened during the folk revivals, activists, musicologists, but what it meant to those personally and passionately involved. The narrators highlight many of the major folk revival figures, Phil Ochs, Ry Cooder, Mary Travers, Judy Collins, including Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Don McLean, Bernice Reagon, and Holly Near.

Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals Oxford Oral History Series #ad - For everyone who ever picked up a guitar, fiddle, or banjo, this will be a book to give and cherish. Together they tell the stories of such musical groups as the Composers' Collective, the New Lost City Ramblers, the Almanac Singers, People's Songs, the Weavers, and the Freedom Singers.

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Wasn't That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America

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Da Capo Press #ad - Using previously unseen journals and letters, once-secret government documents, incredible pressures, Jesse Jarnow uncovers the immense hopes, and other archival research, unreleased recordings, and daily struggles of the four distinct and often unharmonious personalities at the heart of the Weavers.

In an era defined by a sharp political divide that feels all too familiar, the Weavers became heroes. Wasn't that a time: the weavers, from basement hootenannies to the top of the charts, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America details the remarkable rise of Pete Seeger's unlikely band of folk heroes, and the harassment campaign that brought them down.

. With origins in the radical folk collective the almanac Singers and the ambitious People's Songs, the singing activists in the Weavers set out to change the world with songs as their weapons, pioneering the use of music as a transformative political organizing tool. Exploring how a pop group's harmonies might be heard as a threat worthy of decades of investigation by the FBI, Wasn't That a Time turns the black-and-white 1950s into vivid color, using the Weavers to illuminate a dark and complex period of American history.

Wasn't That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America #ad - The dramatic untold story of the weavers, anyway following a series of top-ten hits that became instant American standards, the hit-making folk-pop quartet destroyed with the aid of the United States government--and who changed the world, the Weavers dissolved at the height of their fame. With a class- and race-conscious global vision that now makes them seem like time travelers from the twenty-first century, the Weavers became a direct influence on a generation of musicians and listeners, teaching the power of eclectic songs and joyous, participatory harmonies.

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Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival

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Oxford University Press #ad - It involves the efforts of record company producers and executives, editors and writers - and, agents and managers, musicologists, club owners, concert promoters, of course, festival organizers, musicians and audiences. Among the savvy new york entrepreneurs committed to promoting folk music were Izzy Young of the Folklore Center, Mike Porco of Gerde's Folk City, and John Hammond of Columbia Records.

Accessible and engaging, fresh and provocative, rich in anecdotes and primary sources, Folk City is lavishly illustrated with images collected for the accompanying major exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York in 2015. While these and other businessmen developed commercial networks for musicians, the performance venues provided the artists space to test their mettle.

From washington square park and the gaslight caf� to wnyc radio and Folkways Records, New York City's cultural, artistic, and commercial assets helped to shape a distinctively urban breeding ground for the folk music revival of the 1950s and 60s. Folk city explores new York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in postwar America.

Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival #ad - The authors portray village coffee houses not simply as lively venues but as incubators of a burgeoning counterculture, where artists from diverse backgrounds honed their performance techniques and challenged social conventions. In folk city, authors stephen petrus and ron Cohen capture the exuberance of the times and introduce readers to a host of characters who brought a new style to the biggest audience in the history of popular music.

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How Can I Keep from Singing?: The Ballad of Pete Seeger

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Villard #ad - Dunaway has taken seeger’s materials and woven them into a detailed, interesting, and well-written narrative of a most fascinating life. American music“an extraordinary tale of an extraordinary man that will intrigue not only his legions of followers but everyone interested in one man’s battles and victories.

Chicago Sun-Times. Still, he sang. How can i keep from singing? is the compelling story of how the son of a respectable Puritan family became a consummate performer and American rebel. It captures not only the life of the bard but the world of which he sings. Studs terkel “A fine and meticulous biography. Joan baez said, “We all owe our careers to him.

But seeger’s considerable musical achievements were overshadowed by political controversy when he became perhaps the most blacklisted performer in American history. Today, and his classic antiwar songs, Seeger remains an icon of conscience and culture, sung by Bruce Springsteen and millions of others, live again in the movement against foreign wars.

How Can I Keep from Singing?: The Ballad of Pete Seeger #ad - He was investigated for sedition, picketed, harassed by the FBI and the CIA, and literally stoned by conservative groups. Updated with new research and interviews, unpublished photographs, and thoughtful comments from Pete Seeger himself, this is an inside history of the man Carl Sandburg called “America’s Tuning Fork.

In the only biography on Seeger, David Dunaway parts the curtains on his life.

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Which Side Are You On?: An Inside History of the Folk Music Revival in America

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Bloomsbury Academic #ad - Though he writes as a historian, weissman also has seen it all from the inside, and includes anecdotes that are both funny and poignant: My friend and guitarist-singer Artie Traum took care of one of two houses that Bob Dylan owned in Woodstock, some thirty five years ago. The song, "which side are you on?, " contrasts the lot of the working class and the bosses, and asks the listener to choose.

He took me on a brief tour of the house. We randomly opened a half-dozen letters. Indeed, the story of this song might serve as a microcosm of the entire history of the folk music revival. It was recorded more recently by Billy Bragg. The house had thirty seven rooms! Artie was instructed not to give out Dylan's phone number to any caller.

Which Side Are You On?: An Inside History of the Folk Music Revival in America #ad - Dick weissman, former member of the Journeymen and a musician still releasing CDs of his original compositions, brings his personal and professional involvement to this definitive history. During artie's house-sitting chores, I visited him. Which side are you on? includes chapters and sections on the lomaxes, paul simon, bob dylan, harry smith, joni mitchell, the indigo Girls, Ani Difranco, Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, the little known Lawrence Gellert, Bela Fleck, Dave Van Ronk, Leadbelly, Nickel Creek, groups such as the Weavers and the Kingston Trio, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joan Baez, Josh White, Woody Guthrie, Natalie Merchant, and many others.

The first caller was joan Baez, and Artie followed instructions, calling Dylan at the other house to relay the call. The one that i remember was by a female fan in North Dakota.

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Pete Seeger: In His Own Words Nine Lives Music Series

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Paradigm Publishers #ad - Long an icon of american musical and political life, Pete Seeger has written eloquently in a diverse array of publications but nowhere is his life story more personally chronicled than in these, his private writings, documents and letters stored for decades in his family barn. Used book in Good Condition.

. Pete seeger: his life in his own words, stories and poetry - creating the most intimate picture yet available of Seeger as a musician, rough drafts, published articles, collects Seeger's letters, notes, an activist and a family man. The book covers the passions, to woody guthrie, personalities and experiences of a lifetime of struggle - from the pre-WWII labour movement and the Communist Party, the Civil Rights movement and the struggle against the war in Vietnam.

Pete Seeger: In His Own Words Nine Lives Music Series #ad - The portrait that emerges is not of a saint, but a flesh-and-blood man, struggling to understand his time and his place.

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Rainbow Quest: The Folk Music Revival and American Society, 1940-1970 Culture, Politics, and Cold War

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University of Massachusetts Press #ad - Stars emerged, leadbelly, burl Ives, Pete Seeger, such as Woody Guthrie, and Josh White. Cohen reconstructs the history of this singular cultural moment, tracing its origins to the early decades of the twentieth century. Used book in Good Condition. He documents the crucial work of john Lomax and other collectors who, with the assistance of recording companies, preserved and distributed folk music in the 1920s.

. Drawing on scores of interviews and numerous manuscript collections, as well as his own extensive files, Cohen shows how a broad range of traditions–from hillbilly, and sea shanties to cowboy, blues, ethnic, gospel, and political protest music–all contributed to the genre known as folk. It included a wide array of performers and a supporting cast of journalists, record company executives, club owners, political activists, managers, and organizers.

For a brief period from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s, joan baez, as college students and others swarmed to concerts by the likes of Peter, folk music captured a mass audience in the United States, Paul & Mary, and Bob Dylan. Centered in new york's greenwich Village and sustained by a flourishing record industry, the revival spread to college campuses and communities across the country.

Rainbow Quest: The Folk Music Revival and American Society, 1940-1970 Culture, Politics, and Cold War #ad - In this comprehensive study, Ronald D. By 1965 the boom had passed its peak, as rock and roll came to dominate the marketplace, but the folk revival left an enduring musical legacy in American culture. With the success of the weavers and the kingston Trio in the 1950s, the stage was set for the full-blown "folk revival" of the early 1960s.

During the 1930s and 1940s, the emergence of left-wing politics and the rise of the commercial music marketplace helped to stimulate wider interest in folk music.

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The Pete Seeger Reader Readers on American Musicians

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Oxford University Press #ad - The road to his current status as activist and respected voice of folk music was long and often rough, starting from the moment he dropped out of Harvard in the late 1930s and picked up a banjo. The selections in this book draw from a full range of these perspectives and will inform as they entertain, bringing into focus the life and contributions of one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century.

Used book in Good Condition. A figure of amazing productivity, influence, and longevity, Seeger is author of a life that has been both cast in heroic terms and vilified. Many of the pieces have never before been republished, and cover his entire career. Editors ronald cohen and james capaldi trace seeger's long and storied career, organizer, focusing on his work as not only a singer, songwriter, but also on his substantial contributions as an educator, publisher, and journalist.

. The son of musicians, seeger began his musical career before world war ii and became well-known in the 1950s as a member of the commercially popular Weavers, only to be blacklisted by much of the mainstream media in the 1960s because of his progressive politics, and to return to the music scene in subsequent decades as a tireless educator and activist.

The Pete Seeger Reader Readers on American Musicians #ad - The pete seeger reader gathers writings from numerous sources, mixing Seeger's own work with that of the many people who have, over the years, written about him. Perhaps the most widely recognized figure in folk music and one of the most well-known figures in American political activism, Pete Seeger now belongs among the icons of 20th-century American culture.

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Greenwich Village Folk Scene / Various

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Not #ad - The kingston trio's version of 'tom dooley' opened the floodgates by topping the US chart in 1958, inspiring a five-year folk boom that would give many soon-to-be familiar names their start in music. There are many key tracks on this compilation of late-Fifties/early-Sixties folk recordings - but none are more significant than track eight, disc two.

. Folk music had been an integral part of American culture for decades. But the boom - revival, call it what you will - that flowered in the coffee houses of New York's Greenwich Village as the Fifties closed would inspire a new generation to pick up their acoustic guitars. To take yourself back to the halcyon days of Bob, Joanie and Tom Dooley, just press play! Used book in Good Condition.

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History of American Folk / Various

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Not Now Uk #ad - History of American Folk / Various #ad - Includes greenback dollar woody guthrie; frankie and johnny pete seeger; john hardy leadbelly; strange fruit josh white; If I Had a Hammer Weavers; Alabama Bound Odetta; Wildwood Flower Carter Family; the Boll Weevil Ramblin' Jack Elliot; Tom Dooley Kingston Trio; the Old Chisholm Trail Cisco Houston, and more including additional songs by all of the above! Used book in Good Condition.

Here are 75 original recordings by the greatest singers, songwriters and groups in folk.

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Songs of Protest / Various

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Not Now Uk #ad - Pity the downtrodden Landlord- Bob Hill 17. Ship in the sky- Woody Guthrie 13. We'll roll back the Prices- Carl Sandburg 22. Bank failures- Bob Miller 8. Sad news from korea- Lightnin' Hopkins 22. Deportees- Cisco Houston 5. We shall overcome- Guy Carawan 25. How can a poor man stand such times And Live- The New Lost City Ramblers 15.

Songs of Protest / Various #ad - Black, brown, and White- Big Bill Broonzy 16. Worried man blues- Woody Guthrie 19. Where have all the Flowers Gone?- Pete Seeger 2. We've got a plan- tom Glazer & Josh White 2050 stark songs of struggle and strife brought to you digitally re mastered across 2CDs. Fair and free Elections- Oscar Brand 23. We shall be free- Woody Guthrie 2.

Death valley Blues- Snooks Eaglin 14. Uaw-cio- the union Boys 19. Soup song- Cisco Houston 21. The tramp- Cisco Houston 21. The rich man and the Poor Man- Bob Miller 12. Wars of germany- Judy Collins 25.

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