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Roots of the Revival : American and British Folk Music in the 1950s (Music in American Life)
by Donaldson, Rachel Clare, Cohen, Mr. Ronald D

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In Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s, Ronald D. Cohen and Rachel Clare Donaldson present a transatlantic history of folk's midcentury resurgence that juxtaposes the related but distinct revivals that took place in the United States and Great Britain.

After setting the stage with the work of music collectors in the nineteenth century, the authors explore the so-called recovery of folk music practices and performers by Alan Lomax and others, including journeys to and within the British Isles that allowed artists and folk music advocates to absorb native forms and facilitate the music's transatlantic exchange. Cohen and Donaldson place the musical and cultural connections of the twin revivals within the decade's social and musical milieu and grapple with the performers' leftist political agendas and artistic challenges, including the fierce debates over authenticity in practice and repertoire that erupted when artists like Harry Belafonte and the Kingston Trio carried folk into the popular music mainstream.

From work songs to skiffle, from the Weavers in Greenwich Village to Burl Ives on the BBC, Roots of the Revival offers a frank and wide-ranging consideration of a time, a movement, and a transformative period in American and British pop culture.

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Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950sRoots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2014
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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Notes: Glued binding. Paper over boards. 182 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Music in American Life (Hardcover).
Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950sRoots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2014
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Price: $88.26
Seller: GreatBookPrices-, Columbia, MD, USA
Description: 100% Money Back Guarantee. Brand New, Perfect Condition. We offer expedited shipping to all US locations. Over 3, 000, 000 happy customers.
Condition: New.
Notes: Glued binding. Paper over boards. 182 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Music in American Life (Hardcover).
 
 
 

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Overview

In Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s, Ronald D. Cohen and Rachel Clare Donaldson present a transatlantic history of folk's midcentury resurgence that juxtaposes the related but distinct revivals that took place in the United States and Great Britain.

After setting the stage with the work of music collectors in the nineteenth century, the authors explore the so-called recovery of folk music practices and performers by Alan Lomax and others, including journeys to and within the British Isles that allowed artists and folk music advocates to absorb native forms and facilitate the music's transatlantic exchange. Cohen and Donaldson place the musical and cultural connections of the twin revivals within the decade's social and musical milieu and grapple with the performers' leftist political agendas and artistic challenges, including the fierce debates over authenticity in practice and repertoire that erupted when artists like Harry Belafonte and the Kingston Trio carried folk into the popular music mainstream.

From work songs to skiffle, from the Weavers in Greenwich Village to Burl Ives on the BBC, Roots of the Revival offers a frank and wide-ranging consideration of a time, a movement, and a transformative period in American and British pop culture.

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  • PID: 16142833174
  • ISBN-13: 9780252038518
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
    Description: G-Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block, may have remainder mark or previous owner's name-GOOD Standard-sized.