Lecture 19 - Lecture 19 Urban Folk Revival o Late 50's mid...

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Lecture 19 Urban Folk Revival o Late 50’s – mid 60’s o Initiated with Kingston Trio’s recording of Tom Dooley o Ended in ’65 at Newport Folk Festival when Bob Dylan used amplified instruments o o Musicologists and folklorists o Woodie Guthrie Most famous and influential This Land Is Your Land Pro labor and union songs Folks songs w/sting Student= bob Dylan Brought folk music to NY with Pete Seeger Formed 40’s folk group- The Almanac Singers Pete Seegar formed The Weavers o Blacklisted for member’s communist ties o Late 50’s college students became interested in restoring folk music Rediscovered folk musicians Recreated folk music with contemporary performers Joan Baez covered songs by The Carter Family Guitar style similar to Maybelle carter’s original Pure toned voice is distinctly urban though o Social commentary and Folk Music
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUS 111 taught by Professor Landgrebe during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.

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Lecture 19 - Lecture 19 Urban Folk Revival o Late 50's mid...

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