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Which side are you on? : an inside story of the folk music revival in America

Author: Dick Weissman
Publisher: New York : Continuum, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1932, Florence Reece, the wife of a Kentucky coal miner, wrote one of the classic topical songs preserved in the folk musical revival, "Which Side Are You On?". This work brings the history of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Weissman
ISBN: 0826416985 9780826416988
OCLC Number: 123240048
Awards: Commended for Oregon Book Awards (Nonfiction) 2006
Description: 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Guardians of the folk : the folklorists and folk song collectors --
Protest music before the folk revival of the sixties --
People's artists, the Weavers, the blacklist, and the beginning of the folk-pop revival, 1949-52 --
The pop-folk revival, 1955-64 --
The urban revivalists : the New York scene, 1950-65 --
The revival outside the Big Apple, 1950-65 --
Music, the civil rights movement, and the folk "superstars" --
Folk-rock, country rock, and the singer-songwriters --
The seventies : singer-songwriters and women's music : the revival transformed --
Roots and branches --
Roots and branches, part two : ethnicity --
The folk music business --
Up to now --
Today and tomorrow : what's going on.
Responsibility: Dick Weissman.
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