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Thread #82700   Message #1516723
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
07-Jul-05 - 04:40 AM
Thread Name: 'Sixties Folk Music' Presentation - Help
Subject: RE: 'Sixties Folk Music' Presentation - Help
yes like a lot of people I became aware of Child ballads - firstly through Joan baez, and her song books.

I suppose it was like a spell that fell over some of us.

first stage was the radio friendly stuff - Kingston Trio, Burl Ives, Nina and Frederick,etc. then the albums and finally the folk clubs and college scene really started kicking off for ordinary people in the early 60's. although sophisticated city folk had had folk clubs since the 1950's.