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Hubography of My Folk Music hubs

Updated on January 31, 2015
folksingers at the march on Washington
folksingers at the march on Washington

Why I'm Making this lensography of my Folk Music Lenses:

Why am I Making this lensography of my Folk Music Lenses? That's a good question, since all of my folk music lenses can be found on the first lens listed below (American Folk Music, Past, Present and Future. However, there my folk music pages are listed according to the time period in which they took place and are listed along with those of other webmasters, and are separated by larger amounts of text as well as links to other the pages and several Amazon capsuals. Here I list only my hubs and I also list them chronologically, with individual link capsuals, but separated only a sparce amount of text and by no more than one Amazon capsual, with one product for each hub listed,so they are easier to spot. And, who am I kidding?--I'm doing it this way in order to get more page rank.

Painting by William Sidney Mount (1807-1868), artist, musician, composer and collector of the folk music of early America.
Painting by William Sidney Mount (1807-1868), artist, musician, composer and collector of the folk music of early America. | Source

The labor movement of the 1900s

The labor movement in America was fueled by folk songs, in particular the songs of labor leader Joe Hill, which were covered by The Almanac Singers.

The 30's and 40's

The 1930s and 40's saw such luminaries as Woody Guthrey, Pete Seeger and America's Balladeer, Burl Ives:

Harry Smith's Anthology:

As my American Folk Music hub shows, one of the greatest influences of the American folk revival of the 60's was the publication in 1952 of Harry Smith's "Anthology of American Folk Music."

Anthology of American Folk Music (Edited by Harry Smith)
Anthology of American Folk Music (Edited by Harry Smith)

This is still the best American roots music collection around! Musicologist Harry Smith assembled the anthology from 78 rpm discs issued between 1927 and 1935.

 

The start of the folk revival:

The Weavers paved the way for the folk music revival of the 60's, and the Kingston Trio actually started it in 1958 with the phenomenal success of "Tom Dooley."

Then came Bob Dylan and Peter, Paul and Mary:

But the biggest boast of the folk music revival came with the arrival of the prolific singer/songwriter Bob Dylan. ...

...and the formation of the great folk trio, Peter Paul and Mary, who covered many of Bob's songs.

Peter Paul and Mary
Peter Paul and Mary

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      Sunflower Susan 5 years ago

      You've got a wonderful collection here. I will always think of Christmas when I think of Burl Ives.