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Dyer-Bennet Records

Paul O. Jenkins

in Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733600
eISBN:
9781604733617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Richard Dyer-Bennet’s decision to found Dyer-Bennet Records together with partner Harvey Cort, a television director and producer from New York, and explains that Dyer-Bennet ... More


Early Recordings

Paul O. Jenkins

in Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733600
eISBN:
9781604733617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the early music recordings of Richard Dyer-Bennet from 1941 to 1955. It explains that during this period Dyer-Bennet recorded albums for different labels including Stinson, ... More


Master and Pupil

Paul O. Jenkins

in Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733600
eISBN:
9781604733617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the influence of the Swedish minstrel Sven Scholander on the career and musical style of Richard Dyer-Bennet. It explains that Dyer-Bennet used an unexpected inheritance to ... More


Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel

Paul Jenkins

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733600
eISBN:
9781604733617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

In the 1940s and ’50s, Richard Dyer-Bennet (1913–1991) was among the best-known and most respected folk singers in America. This book tells the story of Dyer-Bennet, often referred to as the ... More


The Lovely Milleress and Stony Brook

Paul O. Jenkins

in Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733600
eISBN:
9781604733617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Richard Dyer-Bennet’s work on the translation of the Wilhelm Muller poems that Franz Schubert set to music as the song cycle Die schöne Müllerin. It explains that during this ... More


New York

Paul O. Jenkins

in Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733600
eISBN:
9781604733617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the career of Richard Dyer-Bennet in New York. It describes Dyer-Bennet’s relationship with some of the most prominent musicians in the state including Woody Guthrie, Pete ... More


The Legacy of Richard Dyer-Bennet

Paul O. Jenkins

in Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733600
eISBN:
9781604733617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the legacy of Richard Dyer-Bennet as a minstrel or folk singer. It explains that Dyer-Bennet never considered himself as a folk singer. Some of his contemporaries described ... More


Aspen Interlude and Life on the Road

Paul O. Jenkins

in Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733600
eISBN:
9781604733617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Richard Dyer-Bennet’s work as a teacher in a school of minstrelsy in Aspen, Colorado founded by Walter Paepcke. By 1947, Dyer-Bennet had assembled a staff that would help ... More


The Odyssey of Richard Dyer-Bennet

Paul O. Jenkins

in Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733600
eISBN:
9781604733617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Richard Dyer-Bennet’s attempt to produce a recording of American poet Robert Fitzgerald’s translation of Homer’s Odyssey. It explains that Dyer-Bennet initially performed a ... More


The Blacklist

Paul O. Jenkins

in Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733600
eISBN:
9781604733617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the blacklisting of Richard Dyer-Bennet in the United States. It explains that American folk music has long been associated with leftist politics, and that Dyer-Bennet took ... More


Afterword Afterword Richard Dyer-Bennet as Guitarist

Paul O. Jenkins

in Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733600
eISBN:
9781604733617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Richard Dyer-Bennet’s skill as a guitarist and the author’s relationship with him as a student/protégé. It explains that the author first met Dyer-Bennet in May 1971 at Stony ... More


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