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Folk Music USA: The Changing Voice Of Protest :  The Changing Voice Of Protest - Ronald D. Lankford

Folk Music USA: The Changing Voice Of Protest

The Changing Voice Of Protest

Paperback Published: 1st September 2005
ISBN: 9780825673009
Number Of Pages: 256

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This definitive story of American folk music focuses on how a minority music genre suddenly became the emergent voice of a generation at the end of the Eisenhower years. The book shows how the social issues of early rural folk music were adapted by young people in the late fifties as college students bought guitars and banjos, attended hootenannies, and marched on the Capital for Civil Rights. From Kingston Trio's "Tom Dooley" in 1958 to Bob Dylan's electric performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, folk influenced American culture and eventually became absorbed into popular music.

The author also explores how authentic folk is now experiencing a second revival, taking its place in our contemporary fascination with roots music.The first non-academic text to probe the cultural and musical significance of the folk revival of 1958 to 1965. The only historical text on the American folk revival to examine both traditional and popular performers and to provide a thorough analysis of the era's music.First music history text to present a new reading of the American folk revival's development and provide a reinterpretation of the revival's decline.The only text to offer a compact history that exclusively centres on the music, artists, and social panorama of American folk music between 1958 and 1965.

About The Author

Ronnie Lankford writes about roots music for a number of print and internet magazines, including Sing Out!, Dirty Linen, and The Old-Time Herald. He has written over 100 album reviews for the All Music Guide and writes a bi-monthly column on folk music for Pop Matters. He lives in Appomattox, Virginia, with his wife and five cats.

About the Authorp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Troubadours, Prisoners, and Dirty Redsp. 1
The Midnight Specialp. 4
Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl Balladsp. 11
Folk Goes Popp. 14
Pinstriped Shirts and Banjosp. 23
Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooleyp. 27
The Anthology of American Folk Musicp. 37
Singing Gal from the Cumberlandsp. 41
Festivals and Scenesp. 47
The Folk Intelligentsiap. 51
The Villagep. 61
The Mushy Middlep. 69
Queen Joanp. 72
Odetta Feliousp. 78
The New Lost City Ramblersp. 84
Days of Future Pastp. 89
Folk Goes Mainstreamp. 93
Converting the Massesp. 97
The Limelitersp. 100
Raising All Boatsp. 107
Putting the "R" in Revivalp. 111
Folk Gets Politicalp. 115
The Silent Generation Awakesp. 119
The Birth of Broadsidep. 124
Hootenannyp. 129
The Limits of Politicsp. 133
The Revival Peaksp. 137
Two Beards and a Blondp. 139
Freewheelin' Bobp. 148
1963p. 156
The Twilight of the Revivalp. 161
Jug Band Feverp. 164
New Traditionalistsp. 170
New Wine, Old Jugsp. 174
The Twilight of the Revivalp. 178
Afterwordp. 181
Bibliographyp. 191
Booksp. 191
Websitesp. 194
Indexp. 195
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ISBN: 9780825673009
ISBN-10: 0825673003
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st September 2005
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

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