Outline 8 - Folk, Dylan, Folk rock

Outline 8 - Folk, Dylan, Folk rock - Lecture 8 Folk Dylan...

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Lecture 8 Folk, Dylan, Folk-Rock Songs of Social Protest • Protest has always been part of American music: songs have addressed inequality, poverty, war; and supported civil, human, and worker’s rights • Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger continued that tradition in the 30s, 40s, and 50s • EX. Woody Guthrie, “This Land Is Your Land:” This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York Island From the redwood forest to the gulfstream waters This land was made for you and me . . . • Late 40s-early 50s protest music flourished, but the singers fell into disrepute with the McCarthy hysteria Folk Revival • Folk revives ca. 1960, supported by college students • Kingston Trio (“Tom Dooley”) and others had commercial success • Fans explored folk music’s roots • Folk music a craze across the country (coffeehouses; TV show Hootenanny ) Civil Rights • The growing demand of African Americans for civil rights coincided with and shaped the folk revival • Civil rights in the early 60s: sit-ins, boycotts, freedom rides, MLK “I
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