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Hubography of My Folk Music hubs

Updated on October 23, 2017
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 hub listed below. 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 capsules. Here I list only my hubs and I also list them chronologically, with individual link capsules, but separated only a sparse amount of text and by no more than one Amazon capsule, 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 (above) 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 Weaverspaved the way for the folk music revival of the 60's, andthe Kingston Trio (below) 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

The top folk hits of the folk revival:

Many of the above-listed groups are on this album. It contains the most popular folk hits of the era. The liner notes give the dates and the number each song arrived at on the Billboard chart,

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      Sunflower Susan 6 years ago

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