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Approaching Electric Folka: A History of Music Revivals, Fusions, and Ideologies

Britta Sweers

in Electric Folk: The Changing Face of English Traditional Music

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195174786
eISBN:
9780199864348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174786.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

As a re-evaluation of Bob Dylan's folk rock performance at Newport highlights, one central controversy of fusion music has been centered on the relationship between traditional and popular music. ... More


Electric Folk: The Changing Face of English Traditional Music

Britta Sweers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195174786
eISBN:
9780199864348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174786.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

In the 1960s and 1970s, British musicians rediscovered traditional folk ballads, fusing the old melodies with rock, jazz, and blues styles to create a new genre dubbed “electric folk” or “British ... More


Modern Revival And Fusion Processes

Britta Sweers

in Electric Folk: The Changing Face of English Traditional Music

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195174786
eISBN:
9780199864348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174786.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

In order to discuss modern revival and fusion processes from a broader perspective, this chapter presents the case study of the New St. George, an American English electric folk band. The interview ... More


A Question Of Definition: Traditional and Popular Music

Britta Sweers

in Electric Folk: The Changing Face of English Traditional Music

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195174786
eISBN:
9780199864348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174786.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

A hybrid revival genre like electric folk illustrates the difficulty of a strict separation of art, folk, and popular music. This is also corroborated by a deeper analysis of the relationship between ... More


The Second Folk Revival

Daniel J. Walkowitz

in City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794692
eISBN:
9780814784525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794692.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the second folk revival, which occurred in the midcentury. Unlike the first, it has largely been studied as a music revival, but it transformed dance as well as song. Moreover, ... More


Forgetting as in(ter)vention: memory and context in very short songs

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

in Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song: From the Blues to the Baltic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262887
eISBN:
9780191734441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses memory and context in very short songs. Whenever a song is very short, the question of the failing memory of the source singer is always considered an issue. Instead of ... More


The Historical and Social Background of Transatlantic Roots Music Revivals

Jill Terry and Neil A. Wynn

in Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues, and National Identities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032882
eISBN:
9781617032899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032882.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides an overview of some of the major debates and issues about folk/roots music, and its meaning and place as a genre, identified by the collectors and authorities who both preserved ... More


The Tarnished Image? Folk ‘Industry’ and Media

Mike Brocken

in The Business of Music

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235286
eISBN:
9781846312717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235286.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the present state of the folk revival, which used to occupy an important place in youth culture but has become a main refuge for the middle-aged and elderly. Historiographical ... More


The Folk Revival and the Search for Authenticity

Sean Williams and Lillis Ó Laoire

in Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney, Irish Song Man

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195321180
eISBN:
9780199893713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321180.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This final chapter focuses on Joe Heaney's work and legacy during the folk revival in America, particularly the ways in which he became a folk hero to many of his audience members. His symbolism of ... More


Revival Stories

Daniel J. Walkowitz

in City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794692
eISBN:
9780814784525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794692.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter introduces some of the major threads that weave together to provide the complex fabric that is the history of English Country Dance (ECD) in the twentieth century. After a review of the ... More


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