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The Resource Folk city : New York and the American folk music revival, Stephen Petrus, Ronald D. Cohen

Folk city : New York and the American folk music revival, Stephen Petrus, Ronald D. Cohen

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Folk city : New York and the American folk music revival
Title
Folk city
Title remainder
New York and the American folk music revival
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Petrus, Ronald D. Cohen
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From Washington Square Park and the Gaslight Café to WNYC Radio and Folkways Records, New York City's cultural, artistic, and commercial assets helped to shape a distinctively urban breeding ground for the folk music revival of the 1950s and 60s. Folk city explores New York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in postwar America. It involves the efforts of record company producers and executives, club owners, concert promoters, festival organizers, musicologists, agents and managers, editors and writers - and, of course, musicians and audiences. In Folk city, authors Stephen Petrus and Ron Cohen capture the exuberance of the times and introduce readers to a host of characters who brought a new style to the biggest audience in the history of popular music. Among the savvy New York entrepreneurs committed to promoting folk music were Izzy Young of the Folklore Center, Mike Porco of Gerde's Folk City, and John Hammond of Columbia Records. While these and other businessmen developed commercial networks for musicians, the performance venues provided the artists space to test their mettle. The authors portray Village coffee houses not simply as lively venues but as incubators of a burgeoning counterculture, where artists from diverse backgrounds honed their performance techniques and challenged social conventions. Accessible and engaging, fresh and provocative, rich in anecdotes and primary sources, Folk city is lavishly illustrated with images collected for the accompanying major exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York in 2015"--
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Petrus, Stephen
Dewey number
781.62/1307471
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3551.8.N49
LC item number
P48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cohen, Ronald D.
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  • Folk music
  • MUSIC / History & Criticism
Label
Folk city : New York and the American folk music revival, Stephen Petrus, Ronald D. Cohen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The heart of folk city -- New York and the origins of the folk music revival -- Making a business out of it -- The battles of Washington Square Park -- The Village scene in the early 1960s -- Political activism and the folk music revival -- Bob Dylan is talkin' New York -- The evolution of the folk music revival in New York
Control code
1618070
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780190231026
Lccn
2015000073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1618070
  • (OCoLC)893455390
Label
Folk city : New York and the American folk music revival, Stephen Petrus, Ronald D. Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The heart of folk city -- New York and the origins of the folk music revival -- Making a business out of it -- The battles of Washington Square Park -- The Village scene in the early 1960s -- Political activism and the folk music revival -- Bob Dylan is talkin' New York -- The evolution of the folk music revival in New York
Control code
1618070
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780190231026
Lccn
2015000073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1618070
  • (OCoLC)893455390

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