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- Paperback: 164 pages
- Publisher: JRPbooks (August 10, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0985439904
- ISBN-13: 978-0985439903
9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces
From Amazon: "a classic in the history of American popular culture. The book tells
the story of the folk music community in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from
its beginnings in living rooms and Harvard Square coffeehouses in the
late 1950s to the heyday of the folk music revival in the early 1960s.
Hundreds of historical photographs, rescreened for this edition, and
dozens of interviews combine to re-create the years when Joan Baez, Bob
Dylan, and a lively band of Cambridge folksingers led a generation in
the rediscovery of American folk music. Compiled by two musicians who
were active participants in the Cambridge folk scene, the volume
documents a special time in United States culture when the honesty and
vitality of traditional folk music were combined with the raw power of
urban blues and the high energy of electric rock and roll to create a
new American popular music."
By Gil Blas
on October 8, 2012
Bill Monroe and Muddy Waters each came off hardscrabble farms in the
rural South in the 1930s, moved to the Chicago area in search of
better-paying work, and made from the folk music of their home places a
powerful genre--Bluegrass for Monroe, Chicago Blues for Waters--that
influenced Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton
and countless others. Readers looking for definitive biographies of
these two American masters will not find them here, but Jim Rooney
offers something that cannot be found anywhere else, an explanation in
their own words, recorded in interviews while they were still in their
prime, of how they made their music, led their bands, and kept them
going through decades of personnel turnovers and changing audiences.
Originally published in 1971. Highly recommended.
About the Author
Jim Rooney has been making music for over 50 years starting in his Boston home where he managed the Club 47 in the 60s and was a director of the Newport Folk Festival. Subsequently he managed Albert Grossman's Bearsville Studios in Woodstock and then later moved to Nashville where he has produced John Prine, Iris DeMent, Nanci Griffith and Peter Rowan amongst many others. Along the way, he has been in a number of different groups and continues with Rooney's Irregulars, a rotating group of musicians who split their time between Nashville and Ireland.
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