Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals (Oxford Oral History Series)

Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals (Oxford Oral History Series)

David King Dunaway


Intimate, anecdotal, and spell-binding, Singing Out bargains a desirable oral background of the North American people track revivals and folks track. Culled from greater than a hundred and fifty interviews recorded from 1976 to 2006, this attractive tale spans seven a long time and cuts throughout a large swath of generations and views, laying off gentle at the musical, political, and social features of this circulate. The narrators spotlight some of the significant people revival figures, together with Pete Seeger, Bernice Reagon, Phil Ochs, Mary Travers, Don McLean, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, Ry Cooder, and Holly close to. jointly they inform the tales of such musical teams because the Composers' Collective, the Almanac Singers, People's Songs, the Weavers, the recent misplaced urban Ramblers, and the liberty Singers. Folklorists, musicians, musicologists, writers, activists, and aficionados demonstrate not just what occurred throughout the people revivals, yet what it intended to these individually and passionately concerned. for everybody who ever picked up a guitar, mess around, or banjo, it will be a ebook to provide and cherish. huge notes, bibliography, and discography, plus a photograph section.

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