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Old-Time Music and Dance : Community and Folk Revival - John Bealle

Old-Time Music and Dance

Community and Folk Revival


Published: 31st August 2005
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In the summer of 1972, a group of young people in Bloomington, Indiana, began a weekly gathering with the purpose of reviving traditional American old-time music and dance. In time, the group became a kind of accidental utopia, a community bound by celebration and deliberately void of structure and authority. In this joyful and engaging book, John Bealle tells the lively history of the Bloomington Old-Time Music and Dance Group -- how it was formed, how it evolved its unique culture, and how it grew to shape and influence new waves of traditional music and dance. Broader questions about the folk revival movement, social resistance, counter culture, authenticity, and identity intersect this delightful history. More than a story about the people who forged the group or an extraordinary convergence of talent and creativity, Old-Time Music and Dance follows the threads of American folk culture and the social experience generated by this living tradition of music and dance.

"... excellent..." -The Old-Time Herald

Introduction : conjuring history
An apocryphal storyp. 1
Old-time music revivalp. 11
Banjo pedagogyp. 27
Back to the landp. 35
The green housep. 48
The old-time communityp. 55
The jukeboxp. 68
The orange sheetp. 77
Anne's a bride tonightp. 87
Opening upp. 100
Gardening and dumpsteringp. 105
The bean kingp. 117
The Indiana contra dancers' lamentp. 127
The gang of fourp. 136
Easy Streetp. 142
Dance campsp. 152
The sovereign selfp. 160
Bloomington Quarry Morrisp. 176
May Dayp. 183
Dare to be squarep. 189
The Shuffle Creek Cloggersp. 201
The old libraryp. 207
Sugar Hillp. 212
Young audiencesp. 224
Little Bloomingtonp. 230
Eight miles from townp. 241
The piano controversyp. 252
The bookp. 262
Collection time!p. 267
The reclusive musep. 281
Lotus Dickeyp. 285
Breaking awayp. 292
Blue sprucep. 302
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ISBN: 9780253346384
ISBN-10: 025334638X
Series: Readings in African Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 31st August 2005
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59