A Freewheelin Time

Author: Suze Rotolo
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0767926889
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The author describes growing up as the politically active daughter of Italian working-class Communists, her love affair with Bob Dylan and its disintegration, and her memories of a time of dramatic change and possibility.

The Village

Author: John Strausbaugh
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062078208
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Cultural commentator John Strausbaugh's The Village is the first complete history of Greenwich Village, the prodigiously influential and infamous New York City neighborhood. From the Dutch settlers and Washington Square patricians, to the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and Prohibition-era speakeasies; from Abstract Expressionism and beatniks, to Stonewall and AIDS, the connecting narratives of The Village tell the story of America itself. Illustrated with historic black-and-white photographs, The Village features lively, well-researched profiles of many of the people who made Greenwich Village famous, including Thomas Paine, Walt Whitman, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mark Twain, Margaret Sanger, Eugene O’Neill, Marcel Duchamp, Upton Sinclair, Willa Cather, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Jackson Pollock, Anais Nin, Edward Albee, Charlie Parker, W. H. Auden, Woody Guthrie, James Baldwin, Maurice Sendak, E. E. Cummings, and Bob Dylan.

Baby Let Me Follow You Down

Author: Eric Von Schmidt
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780870239250
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This volume tells the story of the folk music community in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from its beginnings in living rooms and Harvard Square coffee houses in the late 1950s, to the heyday of the folk music revival in the early 1960s.

Beat Generation

Author: Fred W. McDarrah
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 9780825671609
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Features candid photographs of modern icons like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Diane di Prima, alongside key early Beat works, many out-of-print. With a short introductory essay on the Beat movement, this is an authoritative and fascinating look at a uniquely American genre.

Sweet Judy Blue Eyes

Author: Judy Collins
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 0307717348
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A folk music icon discusses the height of her career in the 60s, her alcoholism, her love affair with Stephen Stills and her friendships with Joan Baez, David Crosby, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and others. By the author of Voices.

Folk City

Author: Stephen Petrus
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190231025
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From Washington Square Park and the Gaslight Cafe(c) 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 famous folk music revival of the 1950s and '60s. 'Folk City', by Stephen Petrus and Ronald Cohen, explores New York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in postwar America. The musical form blossomed particularly in Greenwich Village, the famed neighborhood that had long nurtured unconventional art, progressive politics, and countercultural trends. But the phenomenon was not inevitable. After all, folk music was largely rural in origins, the songs of peasants in the Old World and then of sailors, cowboys, lumberjacks, coal miners, chain gangs, and others across the United States. How it became urban and modern is a fascinating story, one that involves the efforts of record company producers and executives, club owners, concert promoters, festival organizers, musicologists, agents and managers, editors and writers-not to mention the musicians and their audiences.0In this account, Petrus and 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 spaces 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 convention in the era of Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson.

Positively 4th Street

Author: David Hajdu
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780747558262
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In the 1960s, folk music was being crossed with rock 'n' roll to form a throughtful, literate, new musical style. This title relates just how folk became rock by looking at four young beatniks and their rise to fame: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, her sister Mimi and Mimi's husband, Richard Farina.

Bound For Glory

Author: Woody Guthrie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440672784
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First published in 1943, this autobiography is also a superb portrait of America's Depression years, by the folk singer, activist, and man who saw it all. Woody Guthrie was born in Oklahoma and traveled this whole country over—not by jet or motorcycle, but by boxcar, thumb, and foot. During the journey of discovery that was his life, he composed and sang words and music that have become a national heritage. His songs, however, are but part of his legacy. Behind him Woody Guthrie left a remarkable autobiography that vividly brings to life both his vibrant personality and a vision of America we cannot afford to let die. “Even readers who never heard Woody or his songs will understand the current esteem in which he’s held after reading just a few pages… Always shockingly immediate and real, as if Woody were telling it out loud… A book to make novelists and sociologists jealous.” —The Nation From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bob Dylan In America

Author: Sean Wilentz
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0767931793
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A noted historian presents an assessment of Bob Dylan and his music that draws on unprecedented access to rare materials and illuminates key cultural influences.

Need More Love

Author: Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Publisher: Spruce Books
ISBN:
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In an innovative graphic memoir, a female cartoonist utilizes artwork, photographs, and memorabilia to chronicle the story of her life, from her love-deprived childhood and failed first marriage, to her art school studies, marriage to comic legend Robert Crumb, and their daughter Sophie.