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Thread #101506 Message #2047992
Posted By: GUEST
10-May-07 - 09:33 AM
Thread Name: What got you hooked on folk music?
Subject: RE: What got you hooked on folk music?
In the tradition of Joe Offer, who's given us lists of the Silver Burdett school-age songbooks that taught folk and near-folk songs to so many people as kids, some of them for the first time in their lives ...
A word should be said for the Robbins Pocket-Size school songbooks of the 1930s and 1940s. They included an amazing amount of folksongs, which were re-becoming part of America's heritage due largely to a vigorous movement in and around New York spurred by Alan Lomax and others during that period.
I'll start a separate thread on these, as they deserve one.