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Political folk music in America from its origins to Bob Dylan

Author: Lawrence J Epstein
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2010.
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"Musicians sang with fierce moral voices as they tried to relieve human suffering and transform an uncaring society. Many produced work in the midst of personal failure and troubled relationships, and under the influence of radical ideas. This work examines both the long tradition of folk music, and the lives of those who wrote its most enduring songs"--Provided by publisher.
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Epstein, Lawrence J. (Lawrence Jeffrey).
Political folk music in America from its origins to Bob Dylan.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2010
(DLC) 2009054322
(OCoLC)475664450
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence J Epstein
ISBN: 9780786456017 0786456019 0786448628 9780786448623 1282542680 9781282542686
OCLC Number: 607552648
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 201 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; One. Music from the Mountains; Two. Music from the Gutter; Three. Hard Luck Days; Four. Which Side Are You On? The Left Discovers Folk Music; Five. The Endless Hootenanny; Six. Are You Now or Have You Ever Been ...?The Folk Singers Under Attack; Seven. The Great Folk Scare; Eight. The Runaway Prophet; Nine. The Very Sound of Hope; Chapter Notes; References; Index.
Responsibility: Lawrence J. Epstein.

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This provocative work examines the long tradition of folk music in its American political context and the lives of those troubadours who wrote its most enduring songs. Many American folk singers have  Read more...

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