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Singing out : an oral history of America's folk music revivals

Author: David King Dunaway; Molly Beer
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Oxford oral history series.
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Intimate, anecdotal, and spell-binding, Singing Out offers a fascinating oral history of the North American folk music revivals and folk music. 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, shedding light on the musical, political, and social aspects of this movement. The narrators highlight  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dunaway, David King.
Singing out.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009034127
(OCoLC)432444012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David King Dunaway; Molly Beer
ISBN: 9780199702947 0199702942
OCLC Number: 593295804
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 255 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: I never heard a horse sing it! : defining folk music --
Early collectors --
Music for the masses --
Greenwich Village : 1940s --
Am I in America? : the red scare --
Folk boom --
Movement music --
Folk-rock --
Nu folk : the music changes, but the beat goes on --
The power of music.
Series Title: Oxford oral history series.
Responsibility: David King Dunaway, Molly Beer.
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Intimate, anecdotal, and spell-binding, Singing Out offers a fascinating oral history of the North American folk music revivals and folk music. 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, shedding light on the musical, political, and social aspects of this movement. The narrators highlight many of the major folk revival figures, including Pete Seeger, Bernice Reagon, Phil Ochs, Mary Travers, Don McLean, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, Ry Cooder, and Holly Near. Together the.

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An important and excellent new book... Uncover[s] the true life of folk music in North America as it progressed through the world-altering twentieth century. The Journal of Music

 
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