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Bound for Glory: The Hard-Driving, Truth-Telling Autobiography of America's Great Poet-Folk Singer
Bound for Glory: The Hard-Driving, Truth-Telling Autobiography of America's Great Poet-Folk Singer
by Woody Guthrie
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First published in 1943, this autobiography is also a superb portrait of America's Depression years, by the folk singer, activist, and man who saw it all. One of Guthrie's first published writings, it is an important artifact of musical and political... (read more)

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Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina
Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina
by David Hajdu
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When twenty-five-year-old Bob Dylan wrecked his motorcycle near Woodstock in 1966 and dropped out of the public eye, he was already recognized as a genius, a youth idol with an acid wit and a barbwire throat; and Greenwich Village, where he first made... (read more)

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Rise Up Singing: The Group Singing Songbook
Rise Up Singing: The Group Singing Songbook
by Peter Blood
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Lyrics and guitar chords for nearly 1,200 songs are arranged in a compact, easy-to-use format in this comprehensive collection. Folk revival favorites; Broadway show tunes; Beatles' songs; hymns, spirituals, and gospel standards; songs about peace... (read more)

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Woody Guthrie: A Life
Woody Guthrie: A Life
by Joe Klein
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Perhaps now best known as an acclaimed (and bestselling) author of fiction, Joe Klein has for nearly three decades been one of contemporary journalism's premiere reporters. In "Woody Guthrie: A Life", Klein's signature style of insightful narrative... (read more)

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Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation
by Sheila Weller
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A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artists -- Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon -- charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time. Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon... (read more)

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The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience (Music in American Life)
The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience (Music in American Life)
by Stephen Wade
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  The Beautiful Music All Around Us presents the extraordinarily rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the Mississippi... (read more)

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I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like: Mostly True Tall Tales
I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like: Mostly True Tall Tales
by Todd Snider
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Acclaimed singer-songwriter Todd Sniders hilarious stories gathered in print for the first time "[Snider] combines the sly phrasing of a stoner, the perfect timing of a stand-up comedian, and a mastery of the tiny detail."—The New Yorker "Todd... (read more)

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Positively 4th St. 10th Anniversary
Positively 4th St. 10th Anniversary
by David Hajdu
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Tenth Anniversary EditionThe story of how four young bohemians on the make - Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mimi Baez, and Richard Farina - converged in Greenwich Village, fell into love, and invented a sound and a style that are one of the most lasting legacies... (read more)

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The Mayor of Macdougal Street: A Memoir
The Mayor of Macdougal Street: A Memoir
by Dave Van Ronk
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Dave van ronk (1936-2002) was not only one of the founding figures of the 1960s folk music revival; he was a pioneer of modern acoustic blues, a fine songwriter and arranger, a powerful singer, and one of the most influential guitarists of his era. He... (read more)

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The Poets of Tin Pan Alley: A History of America's Great Lyricists (Oxford Paperbacks)
The Poets of Tin Pan Alley: A History of America's Great Lyricists (Oxford Paperbacks)
by Philip Furia
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From the turn of the century to the 1960s, the songwriters of Tin Pan Alley dominated American music. Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart--even today these giants remain household names, their musicals regularly revived,... (read more)

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Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie
Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie
by Ed Cray
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A patriot and a political radical, Woody Guthrie captured the spirit of his times in his enduring songs. Ed Cray, the first biographer to be granted access to the Woody Guthrie Archive, has created a haunting portrait.... (read more)

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Caffe Lena: Inside America's Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse
Caffe Lena: Inside America's Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse
by Jocelyn Arem
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In 1960, burgeoning actress and defiant dreamer Lena Spencer opened a small, grassroots coffeehouse in the quaint upstate New York town of Saratoga Springs. Within her then-husband’s plan to start the Caffè as a means for the couple to... (read more)

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Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music
by Judy Collins
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A vivid, highly evocative memoir of one of the reigning icons of folk music, highlighting the decade of the ’60s, when hits like “Both Sides Now” catapulted her to international fame.   Sweet Judy Blue Eyes is the deeply personal... (read more)

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South to Louisiana: The Music of the Cajun Bayous
South to Louisiana: The Music of the Cajun Bayous
by John Broven
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It's a great book-informative, funny, thoroughly entertaining, but most important of all it is an absolutely ESSENTIAL reference work for anyone who's interested in one of America's last great overlooked ethnic musics.-Houston PostFrom the author of the... (read more)

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Staging Tradition: John Lair and Sarah Gertrude Knott (Music in American Life)
Staging Tradition: John Lair and Sarah Gertrude Knott (Music in American Life)
by Michael Ann Williams
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The colorful and detailed story of folk music’s pioneering stage presenters   Based on extensive archival research and oral history, Michael Ann Williams’s Staging Tradition traces the parallel careers of the creators of the Renfro... (read more)

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Everyday Music (John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music)
Everyday Music (John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music)
by Alan B Govenar
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Native American drumming and chant; Czech and German polka; country fiddling; African American spirituals, blues and jazz; cowboy songs; Mexican corridos; zydeco; and the sounds of a Cambodian New Year’s celebration — all are part of the... (read more)

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Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals (Oxford Oral History)
Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals (Oxford Oral History)
by David King Dunaway
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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... (read more)

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Live! at the Ozark Opry
Live! at the Ozark Opry
by Dan William Peek
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In the Ozarks, music frames everything. The Ozark Opry was a focal point of that cultural tradition for over fifty years, playing to sold-out audiences and influencing the course of the American entertainment industry in vital ways hitherto untold. This... (read more)

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Woody Guthrie, American Radical (Music in American Life)
Woody Guthrie, American Radical (Music in American Life)
by Will Kaufman
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 Woody Guthrie, American Radical reclaims the politically radical profile of America's greatest balladeer. Although he achieved a host of national honors and adorns US postage stamps, and although his song "This Land Is Your Land" is... (read more)

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Which Side Are You On?: An Inside History of the Folk Music Revival in America
Which Side Are You On?: An Inside History of the Folk Music Revival in America
by Dick Weissman
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In 1932 Florence Reece, the wife of a Kentucky coal miner, wrote one of the classic topical songs preserved in the folk musical revival. The song, Which Side Are You On?, contrasts the lot of the working class and the bosses, and asks the listener to... (read more)

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