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When we were good : the folk revival

Author: Robert Cantwell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd printingView all editions and formats
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This text traces the many and varied cultural influences on the folk revival of the 1960s. It includes coverage of: 19th-century blackface minstrels; the Jewish entertainment and political cultures  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Cantwell
ISBN: 0674951328 9780674951327 0674951336 9780674951334
OCLC Number: 993313352
Description: viii, 412 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue - history of a song, Tom Dooley; we are the folk - backgrounds of the revival; the new minstrelsy - Jim Crow and John Henry; ballad for Americans - the search for a people's opera; ramblin' round your city - the Almanac Singers; wasn't that a time - folk music and the Cold War; Smith's memory theater - the great folkways anthology; he shall overcome - Pete Seeger; happy campers - the children's underground; lady and the tramp - Joan Baez and Bob Dylan; nobles, patrons, patriots, reds - democracy and revivalism.
Responsibility: Robert Cantwell.

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"When We Were Good" is a long-overdue account of an all too frequently ignored period of American popular music, roughly the seven years between the Kingston Trio's 'Tom Dooley' and Bob Dylan's Read more...

 
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