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Intimate, anecdotal, and spell-binding, Singing Out offers a fascinating oral history of the North American folk music revivals and folk music. Culled from more than 150 interviews recorded from 1976 to 2006, this captivating story spans seven decades and cuts across a wide swath of generations and perspectives, shedding light on the musical, political, and social aspects of this movement. The narrators highlight many of the major folk revival figures, including Pete Seeger, Bernice Reagon, Phil Ochs, Mary Travers, Don McLean, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, Ry Cooder, and Holly Near. Together they tell the stories of such musical groups as the Composers' Collective, the Almanac Singers, People's Songs, the Weavers, the New Lost City Ramblers, and the Freedom Singers. Folklorists, musicians, musicologists, writers, activists, and aficionados reveal not only what happened during the folk revivals, but what it meant to those personally and passionately involved. For everyone who ever picked up a guitar, fiddle, or banjo, this will be a book to give and cherish. Extensive notes, bibliography, and discography, plus a photo section.

About the Author

David King Dunaway is the author and editor of eight volumes of history; he teaches English and Communications at the University of New Mexico and is the first recipient of The Stetson Kennedy Vox Populi ("Voice of the People") biennial award of the Oral History Association.

Molly Beer is the author of numerous essays and articles on culture.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Pete Seeger

Introduction by David King Dunaway

1. I Never Heard A Horse Sing It!: Defining Folk Music

2. Early Collectors

3. Music for the Masses

4. Greenwich Village: 1940s

5. Am I In America?: The Red Scare

6. Folk Boom

7. Movement Music: Civil Rights

8. Folk-Rock

9. Nu Folk

10. The Power of Music

Biographies of Interviewees

Notes on the Interviews

Interview Index



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An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals
Beer, Molly
null, Molly
null, David King
Dunaway, David King
Oxford University Press
Folk music -- United States.
Oral tradition -- United States.
Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional
History & Criticism - General
Folk & Traditional
Folk songs, English -- United States.
Music | Music History, American
Music-Folk and Ethnic
Oxford Oral History
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Professional and scholarly
16 b/w halftones
9.50x6.43x.93 in. 1.19 lbs.

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