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A New History of American and Canadian Folk Music

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Dick Weissman was in the room at the dawn of the US-Canadian folk revival of the 1960s. As a musician, songwriter, and recording a... Lire la suite
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Dick Weissman was in the room at the dawn of the US-Canadian folk revival of the 1960s. As a musician, songwriter, and recording artist, he is uniquely placed to reflect on North American folk music as practice, cultural movement, and commercial industry. Also a professor and teacher, he is able to offer the wider historical overview. His New History is at once informed and idiosyncratic, scholarly and personal. It is sure to become a major source for future historians and lay readers alike.

A discussion of the history, evolution and current status of folk music in the United States and Canada - taking over from where Weissman left off in his 2006 book, Which Side Are You on: An Inside Look at the Folk Music Revival in America.

Dick Weissman is Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado at Denver, USA, and has been involved with the North American folk revival as a musician, performer, composer and scholar. He is the author of many critically acclaimed books about American roots music and the music industry, including The Folk Music Sourcebook (1989), which won the Deems Taylor ASCAP Music Critics Award; The Music Business (5th edition 2003), which sold over 100,000 copies; Navigating the Music Industry (2003); Which Side Are You On?: An Inside History of the Folk Music Revival in America (Bloomsbury, 2006); and Songwriting: The Words, the Music, and the Money (2010).

Building on his 2006 book, Which Side Are You On?, Dick Weissman's A New History of American and Canadian Folk Music presents a provocative discussion of the history, evolution, and current status of folk music in the United States and Canada. North American folk music achieved a high level of popular acceptance in the late 1950s. When it was replaced by various forms of rock music, it became a more specialized musical niche, fragmenting into a proliferation of musical styles. In the pop-folk revival of the 1960s, artists were celebrated or rejected for popularizing the music to a mass audience. In particular the music seemed to embrace a quest for authenticity, which has led to endless explorations of what is or is not faithful to the original concept of traditional music. This book examines the history of folk music into the 21st century and how it evolved from an agrarian style as it became increasingly urbanized. Scholar-performer Dick Weissman, himself a veteran of the popularization wars, is uniquely qualified to examine the many controversies and musical evolutions of the music, including a detailed discussion of the quest for authenticity, and how various musicians, critics, and fans have defined that pursuit.

Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: A New Look at American and Canadian Folk Music 1 From the Beginning: Folksong Collectors and Collections and Regional Music Styles in the United States and Canada 2 Mass Distribution: Radio, Records and Pre-World War Two Artists 3 Early Protest Music: The Industrial Workers of the World, the Coal Miners, the Cotton Mills and Communist and Socialist Agitators 4 The Almanac Singers, People's Songs, People's Artists and the Blacklist 5 The Weavers and the Beginning of the Folk Revival 6 Meanwhile, Back in Canada 7 Selling the Music: The New York Scene 8 Beyond the Big Apple: Coffeehouses, Folk Music Organizations and Folk Music Instrument Shops in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, the Pacific Northwest, San Francisco and Toronto 9 The Riddle of Authenticity: The Civil Rights Movement and Folk Music 10 Folk-Rock and the British Invasion Decimate the Pop-Folk World: And Singer-Songwriters Move In 11 How the Singer-Songwriters Evolved from the Pop-Folk Revival and the Women's Music Movement Emerged from the Feminist Movement 12 North American Folk Festivals and Summer Teaching Camps 13 Instrumental Music: Development and Expansion of Musical Possibilities the Folk Music Business 14 What's Going On: Expansion, Contraction and Evolution 15 Looking Back: An Evaluation of Four Major Figures in the Folk Revival 16 Today and Tomorrow Notes Appendix Index

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Titre: A New History of American and Canadian Folk Music
Code EAN: 9781501344152
ISBN: 978-1-5013-4415-2
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Bloomsbury Academic
Genre: Musique
nombre de pages: 340
Poids: 626g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm
Année: 2019