Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2011

272 Pages | 16 b/w halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199896561

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Singing Out

An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals

David King Dunaway and Molly Beer

Oxford Oral History Series

  • Covers seven decades of American folk music through more than 150 interviews along with histories of musical groups
  • Foreword by Pete Seeger
  • Provides a longer view of the American folk music revival, dating back to the Great Depression
  • Includes interviews with name-brand folkies, such as the Seegers, Arlo Guthrie, and Holly Near
  • Includes biographical sketches of folk figures referenced in the text, plus bibliography, discography, and index
  • Provides explanatory footnotes and biographical notes so as to be accessible to readers who have followed folk revivalism for years, as well as younger readers approaching the subject for the first time
  • Presents a broader treatment of the surveillance, interrogation, and blacklisting of musicians and musical organizations during the McCarthy era than previous folk music history books have done by drawing on documents released under Dunaway v. Kelley
  • Provides an intimate, first-person, and anecdotal, and thus a vibrant companion to traditional academic histories, with chapters that match many history textbooks