205-8 - Lecture 8 Folk, Dylan, Folk-Rock Folk Music Folk...

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Lecture 8 Folk, Dylan, Folk-Rock Folk Music “Folk” denotes music in an oral tradition, rural, relatively simple, performed by non- professionals In 20 th -century America, folk became urban as well, and “folk songs” were important in political and social movements 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 Commercial folk boom led to rediscovery of traditional folk music: fans explored its 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, Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” (August 28, 1963)
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course MUSC 205 taught by Professor King during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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205-8 - Lecture 8 Folk, Dylan, Folk-Rock Folk Music Folk...

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