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The British Folk Revival 1944?2002.

Author: Michael Brocken
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Pub., 2007.
Series: Ashgate popular and folk music series.
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The British Folk Revival is the very first historical and theoretical work to consider the post-war folk revival in Britain from a popular music studies perspective. Michael Brocken charts the revival from its origins in left-wing political ideology through to the convergence of folk and pop during the 1950s and 1960s, and the fragmentation and constriction of the revival since the 1970s. The book will create lively  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Brocken
ISBN: 9780754681694 0754681696
OCLC Number: 437113501
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; General Editor's Preface; Preface; 1 The early revivalists; 2 Towards post-war utopianism: the precursors and advent of the second folk revival; 3 Bert Lloyd and Ewan MacColl: a critique of the leading protagonists; 4 Politics and obstinacy; 5 Challenging folk historiography: skiffle as a pop aesthetic; 6 Folk-rock; 7 Rituals of retreat: folk clubs, connoisseurs, hierarchies; 8 What of the folk scene now?; Topic Records Discography; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Ashgate popular and folk music series.

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