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Paul Clayton and the folksong revival

Author: Bob Coltman
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008.
Series: American folk music and musicians, no. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A scholar and a balladeer, Paul Clayton (1931-1967) is credited with the top ten hit "Gotta Travel On" and was a key figure in the mid-1950s rise of folksong to media popularity. Clayton single-handedly brought hundreds of obscure traditional songs to the mainstream radio and recording market, and he influenced listeners and friends from Dave Van Ronk to Bob Dylan, who considered Clayton a mentor, "mindguard," and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coltman, Bob.
Paul Clayton and the folksong revival.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008
(OCoLC)639560031
Named Person: Paul Clayton; Paul (Musiker) Clayton; Paul Clayton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Coltman
ISBN: 9780810861329 0810861321 9780810863651 0810863650
OCLC Number: 221960420
Description: xxvi, 297 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Breathing in old songs from the cradle --
A boy, a guitar, a microphone --
In the heart of old Virginia --
A couple of beards and bluegrass --
View from a Virginia cabin --
Paul conquers Folkways --
Big find in North Carolina --
America's most recorded young folksinger --
From Virginia to the Village --
Done laid around and stayed around --
Across the blue mountain --
Another brush with the big time --
A roller coaster ride --
Charlottesville follies --
The Dylan and Clayton expedition --
The long tumble from grace --
A gingerbreadd endd --
Life after death?
Series Title: American folk music and musicians, no. 10.
Responsibility: Bob Coltman.
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"A scholar and a balladeer, Paul Clayton (1931-1967) is credited with the top ten hit "Gotta Travel On" and was a key figure in the mid-1950s rise of folksong to media popularity. Clayton single-handedly brought hundreds of obscure traditional songs to the mainstream radio and recording market, and he influenced listeners and friends from Dave Van Ronk to Bob Dylan, who considered Clayton a mentor, "mindguard," and well of folksong. Paul Clayton and the Folksong Revival is the first biography of the folksinger and song collector."--pub. desc.

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Well-researched tome. -- Craig Harris * Dirty Linen, June 2009 * Coltman's book is thoroughly detailed and annotated, with interviews with colleagues, family, friends, lovers and creative Read more...

 
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