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Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids

A Brief List of Material Relating to the Folksong Revival

Compiled by: Joseph C. Hickerson
Publication Year: 1969


Bayard, Samuel P.
"Decline and 'Revival' of Anglo-American Folk Music." In Folklore in Action, edited by Horace P. Beck, Philadelphia: Publications of the American Folklore Society, Bibliographical and Special Series, volume 14, 1962, pp. 21-29.

Bikel, Theodore.
"Random Thoughts on the Folk Scene." ABC TV Hootenanny, volume 1, number 1, January 1964, pp. 16-19.

Bluestein, Gene.
"Songs of the Silent Generation." New Republic, March 13, 1961, pp. 21-22.

Botkin, Benjamin A.
"The Folk Song Revival: Cult or Culture?" Folk Music and Dance, number 4, April 1964, pp. 1-4. Reprinted in Sing Out!, volume 15, number 1, March 1965, pp. 30-32.

"The Folkness of the Folk." In Folklore in Action: Essays for Discussion in Honor of MacEdward Leach, edited by Horace P. Beck, Philadelphia: Publications of the American Folklore Society, Bibliographical and Special Series, volume 14, 1962, pp. 44-57.

"The Folksong Revival: A Symposium." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 19, number 2, June 1963, pp. 83-142.

"The Liveliest Art." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 14, number 2, Summer 1958, pp. 152-154.

Brand, Oscar.
The Ballad Mongers. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1962.

Castan, Sam.
"Folk-Singers and Their Fans." Look, August 27, 1963, pp. 49-57.

Coffin, Tristram P.
"Folksong of Social Protest: A Musical Mirage." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 14, number 1, Spring 1958, pp. 3-9.

"Image of the Folklorist." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 18, number 1, Spring 1962, pp. 39-43.

Cohen, John.
"In Defense of City Folksingers." Sing Out!, volume 9, number 1, Summer 1959, pp. 30-31.

Dachs, David.
Any Thing Goes: The World of Popular Music. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964. Pp. 238-248: "Folk Music Boom."

Davidson, Donald.
"Current Attitudes Towards Folklore." Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin, volume 6, number 4, December 1940, pp. 44-51. Reprinted in Still Rebels, Still Yankees, and Other Essays, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1957, pp. 128-136.

Denver, Nigel.
"The Responsibility of the Revival." Folk Scene, number 12, October 1965, pp. 20-21.

DeTurk, David A. and A. Poulin, Jr.
The American Folk Scene: Dimensions of the Folksong Revival. New York: Dell, 1967.

Dorson, Richard M.
"The American Folklore Scene, 1963." Folklore [London], volume 74, Autumn 1963, pp. 433-449

"Folklore in Higher Education." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 18, number 1, Spring 1962, pp. 44-54

"The Growth of Folklore Courses." Journal of American Folklore, volume 63, number 249, July-September 1950, pp. 345-359.

Dunson, Josh.
Freedom in the Air: Song Movements of the Sixties. New York: International Publishers, 1965.

Dunson, Josh, and Moses Asch.
"Is Cash Killing Folk Music?" American Dialog, volume 2, number 1, March 1965, pp. 29-30.

Dyer-Bennet, Richard.
"Some Thoughts on the Folk Song Revival." Sing Out!, volume 12, number 2, April-May 1962, pp. 17-22.

Faier, Billy.
"Folk Singing Styles and the Phonograph Record." Folk Music [New York], [number 1], June 1964, pp. 24-29, 31.

Field, Arthur Jordan.
"Notes on the History of Folksinging in New York City." Caravan, number 7, June-July 1959, pp. 7-14, 17.
Fiott, Stephen.

"In Defense of Commercial Folksingers." Sing Out!, volume 12, number 5, December-January 1962, pp. 43-45.

Folk Music Yearbook of Artists 1964. Fairfax, Va.: Jandel Productions International, 1964.

"Folk Singing." Time, November 23, 1962, pp. 54-60.

"Folk Songs and the Top 40." Sing Out!, volume 16, number 1, February-March 1966, pp. 12-21.

"The Folklorist: Hillbilly or Highbrow?" Keystone Folklore Quarterly, volume 3, number 4, Winter 1958, pp. 1-8.

Gleason, Ralph J.
"The Times They Are a Changing." Ramparts, volume 3, number 7, April 1965, pp. 36-48.

Goode, Brian.
"Some Thoughts on the Rise in Popularity of Folk Music in Britain." Autoharp, number 24, March 20, 1965, pp. a-i.

Greenway, John.
American Folksongs of Protest. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1953.

Harris, Roy.
"Folksong - American Big Business." Modern Music, volume 18, number 1, November-December 1940, pp. 8-11.

Haun, Eugene.
"Lares and Penates, Once Removed." Journal of American Folklore, volume 72, number 285, July-September 1959, pp. 243-247.

Hentoff, Nat.
"Folk, Folkum and the New Citybilly." Playboy, June 1963, pp. 95-98, 168-170.

Hinton, Sam.
"The Singer of Folk Songs and His Conscience." Western Folklore, volume 14, number 3, July 1955, pp. 170-173. Reprinted in Sing Out!, volume 7, number 1, Spring 1957, pp. 24-26.

Ives, Burl.
Wayfaring Stranger. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1948.

Jackson, Bruce.
"Sanitary Signifying and Proliferating Ivy: Observations of the Citybilly at Work and Play." Listen, number 2, February 1964, p. 6; number 3, March-April 1964, pp. 4-6.

Joseph, Nathan.
"Revival or Standstill?" Folk Scene, number 9, July 1965, pp. 27-29.

The Kingston Trio. New York: Random House, 1960.

Kornfeld, Barry.
"Folksinging in Washington Square." Caravan, number 18, August-September 1959, pp. 6-12.

Lass, Roger.
"Art of the Urban Folksinger." Caravan, number 13, October-November 1958, pp. 20-23.

"Chronicle of the Urban Folksinger." Caravan, number 8, March 1958, pp. 11-17.

Lawless, Ray M.
Folksingers and Folksongs in America. Revised edition, New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1965.

Legman, Gershon.
"Folksongs, Fakelore, Folkniks, and Cash." Sing Out!, volume 10, number 3, October-November 1960, pp. 29-35. Reprinted in The Horn Book: Studies in Erotic Folklore and Bibliography, New Hyde Park, N. Y.: University Books, 1964, pp. 494-504.

Lloyd, A. L.
"The English Folk Song Revival." Sing Out!, volume 12, number 2, April-May 1962, pp. 34-37.

"What's Tradition?" Folk Music [London], volume 1, number 1, November 1963, pp. 10-13.

Lomax, Alan.
"The 'Folkniks'--and the Songs they Sing." Sing Out!, volume 9, number 1, Summer 1959, pp. 30-31.

MacColl, Ewan.
"The Singer and the Audience." Folk Music [London], volume 1, number 1, November 1963, pp. 4-8. Reprinted in Sing Out!, volume 14, number 4, September 1964, pp. 16-20.

McGrath, Kevin.
"What Have They Done to the Folk?" Anarchy, number 51 (volume 5, number 5), May 1965, pp. 133-139.

Marett, R. R.
"Survival and Revival." Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, volume 1, number 2, December 1933, pp. 73-78.

Molin, Sven Eric, et al.
"Lead Belly, Burl Ives, and Sam Hinton." Journal of American Folklore, volume 71, number 279, January-March 1958, pp. 58-79.

Montgomery, Susan.
"The Folk Furor." Mademoiselle, December 1960, pp. 98-100, 117-119.

Nye, Hermes.
How To Be a Folksinger: How To Sing and Present Folksongs: or The Folksinger's Guide; or Eggs I Have Laid. New York: Oak Publications, 1965.

Pankake, Jon.
"Pete's Children: The American Folk Song Revival, Pro and Con." Little Sandy Review, number 29, March-April 1964, pp. 25-31.

Paton, Sandy.
"Folk and the Folk Arrival." Folk Music [New York], [number 1], June 1964, pp. 14, 54-56.

Radosh, Ron.
"Commercialism and the Folk Song Revival." Sing Out!, volume 8, number 4, Spring 1959, pp. 27-29.

Reuss, Dick.
"Topical Songs from People's Songs to Broadside; The Changing Times." Broadside, number 55, February 12, 1965, pp. [10]-[12].

Seeger, Charles.
"Professionalism and Amateurism in the Study of Folk Music." Journal of American Folklore, volume 62, number 244, April-June 1949, pp. 107-113. Reprinted in The Critics and the Ballads: Readings, edited by MacEdward Leach and Tristram P. Coffin, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1961, pp. 151-160.

Seeger, Mike.
"A Contemporary Folk Esthetic." Sing Out!, volume 16, number 1, February-March 1966, pp. 59-61.

Seeger, Pete.
"The American Folk Music Revival." In Folk Music USA, by Howard Graffman and B. T. Manning, New York: Citadel Press, 1962, pp. 8-15.

"Why Folk Music?" International Musician, volume 63, number 11, May 1965, pp. 9, 31-32.

Shaw, Arnold.
Belafonte: An Unauthorized Biography. Philadelphia and New York: Chilton, 1960.

Shelton, Robert.
"Folk Music Today." In Folk Music Guide, New York: C. F. Martin, 1962, pp. [7]-[12].

Shepard, Leslie.
"Letter from England on the British Folk Music Revival." Mountain Life and Work, volume 39, number 1, Spring 1963, pp. 17-21.

Silber, Irwin.
"15 Years of Sing Out!: From an Editor's Diary." Sing Out!, volume 16, number 1, February-March 1966, pp. 43-53.

Hootenanny Song Book. Music for Millions Series, volume 44. New York: Consolidated Music Publishers, 1963. Pp. 5-8: "The Folk Song Revival."

Reprints from the People's Songs Bulletin 1946-1949. New York: Oak Publications, 1961.

"Traditional Folk Artists Capture the Campus." Sing Out!, volume 14, number 2, April-May 1964, pp. 8-14.

Story, Mike.
"Mike Story Discusses the Current Folk Scene and Its Relation to the Hit Parade." Folk Voice, U.S. Edition, number 29, September 30, 1965.

"A Symposium: Folk Music Today." Sing Out!, volume 11, number 1, February-March 1961, pp. 16-28.

"Symposium: Topical Songs and Folksinging, 1965." Sing Out!, volume 15,
number 4, September 1965, pp. 9-18.

Tamony, Peter.
"'Hootenanny': The Word, Its Content and Continuum." Western Folklore, volume 22, number 3, July 1963, pp. 165-170. Reprinted in Hootenanny, volume 1, number 2, March 1964, pp. 25, 73-74. Reprinted also as "History of Hootenanny" in Spin, volume 3, number 1, 1964, pp. 14-15.

Waldman, Grace Jan.
"Life Among the Guitars." Mademoiselle, May 1959, pp. 88-89, 14, 27, 32.

Whitman, Robert S., and Sheldon S. Kagan.
"Folksongs and the Mass Media." Studies in the Mass Media, volume 4, number 6, March 1964, pp. 3-20.

Young Folk Song Book. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963.


ADDENDA

Badeaux, Ed.
"The Spectacle Moves On." Sing Out!, volume 17, number 4, August-September 1967, pp. 10-14.

Belz, Carl I.
"Popular Music and the Folk Tradition." Journal of American Folklore, volume 80, number 316, April-June 1967, pp. 130-142.

Bose, Fritz.
"Folk Music Research and the Cultivation of Folk Music." Journal of the International Folk Music Council, volume 9, 1957, pp. 20-21.

"Traditional Folksong and 'Folklore' Singers." Journal of the International Folk Music Council, volume 20, 1968, pp. 17-21.

"Volkslied - Shlager - Folklore." Zeitschrift für Volkskunde, volume 63, number 1, 1967, pp. 40-78. Includes discussion by several writers.

Bronson, Bertrand H.
"Cecil Sharp and Folksong: A Review Article." Western Folklore, volume 27, number 3, July 1968, pp. 200-207.

Crossley-Holland, Peter.
"Preservation and Renewal of Traditional Music." Journal of the International Folk Music Council, volume 16, 1964, pp. 15-18.

Cunningham, Sis.
Broadside: Songs of Our Times from the Pages of Broadside Magazine, Volume 1. New York: Oak Publications, 1964. Introduction by Gordon Friesen. Volume 2, 1968.

Dean-Smith, Margaret.
"The Pre-disposition to Folkery." Folklore [London], volume 79, Autumn 1968, pp. 161-175.

Denisoff, R. Serge.
"The Proletarian Renascence: The Folkness of the Ideological Folk." Journal of American Folklore, volume 82, number 323, January-March 1969, pp. 51-65.

"Protest Movements: Class Consciousness and the Propaganda Song." Sociological Quarterly, volume 9, number 2, Spring 1968, pp. 228-247.

"Songs of Persuasion: A Sociological Analysis of Urban Propaganda Songs." Journal of American Folklore, volume 79, number 314, October-December 1966, pp. 581-589.

Fishwick, Marshall.
"Folklore, Fakelore, and Poplore." Saturday Review, volume 50, number 34, August 26, 1967, pp. 20-21, 43-44.

Gahr, David, and Robert Shelton.
The Face of Folk Music. New York: Citadel Press, 1968.

Graves, Alfred Perceval.
"Ireland's Share in Folk Song Revival." Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, volume 14, April 1914, pp. 9-21.

Green, Archie.
"Several Scenes in Search of a Tag." In Philadelphia Folk Festival - 66, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Folksong Society, 1966, pp. 25, 40.

Greenway, John.
"Folklore and the Big Money." In Our Living Traditions: An Introduction to American Folklore. New York: Basic Books, 1968, pp. 283-291.

"Folksong - A Protest." Australian Literary Studies, volume 2, number 3, June 1966, pp. 179-192.

Hentoff, Nat.
"The Future of the Folk Renascence." Sing Out!, volume 17, number 1, February-March 1967, pp. 10-13.

Kaplan, Arlene E.
"A Study of Folksinging in a Mass Society." Sociologus, volume 5, number 1, Spring 1955, pp. 14-28.

Kennedy, Douglas N.
"The Folk Music Revival in England." Journal of the International Folk Music Council, volume 7, 1955, pp. 15-16.

Kennedy, Peter.
"Searching for Lambs." Tradition, volume 1, 1966, pp. 4-5.

Klusen, Ernst.
"Differences in Style between Unbroken and Revived Folk-Music Traditions." Journal of the International Folk Music Council, volume 9, 1957, pp. 28-29.

Leach, MacEdward.
"The Academician Looks at the Folk Festivals." In Philadelphia Folk Festival - 66, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Folksong Society, 1966, pp. 18-19.

MacColl, Ewan.
"Where Are We Going?" Chapbook, volume 3, number 5 [1965], pp. 3-12, 30-34.

Okun, Milton.
Something to Sing About!: The Personal Choices of America's Folk Singers. New York: Macmillan; London: Collier-Macmillan, 1968.

Real, Jere.
"Folk Music and Red Tubthumping." American Opinion, volume 7, number 11, December 1964, pp. 19-24.

Ribakove, Sy and Barbara.
Folk Rock: The Bob Dylan Story. New York: Dell, 1966.

Rosenfeld, Paul.
"Folksong and Culture-Politics." Modern Music, volume 17, number 1, November-December 1939, pp. 18-24.

Russcol, Herbert.
"I Gave My Love a Cherry, So Tell It Like It Is, Baby!" High Fidelity, volume 18, number 12, December 1968, pp. 54-58.

Seeger, Charles.
"Folk Music in the Schools of a Highly Industrialized Society." Journal of the International Folk Music Council, volume 5, 1953, pp. 40-44. Reprinted in Sing Out!, volume 8, number 1, Spring 1958, pp. 26-29.

Seeger, Peter.
"The Popularisation of Folk Songs in the U.S.A." Folkmusic and Folklore, volume 1, October 1967, pp. 139-142.

"Whatever Happened to Singing in the Unions." Sing Out!, volume 15, number 2, May 1965, pp. 28-31.

Shaw, Arnold.
"Gitars, Folk Songs, and Halls of Ivy." Harper's Magazine, volume 229, number 1374, November 1964, pp. 33-45.

Stekert, Ellen J.
"Cents and Nonsense in the Urban Folksong Movement: 1930-1966." In Folklore & Society: Essays in Honor of Benj. A. Botkin, edited by Bruce Jackson, Hatboro, Penna.: Folklore Associates, 1966, pp. 153-168.

Young, Israel.
"Folk Music Was Bigger Than the Bronx." In Philadelphia Folk Festival - 66, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Folksong Society, 1966, pp. 8-9, 28, 32, 34, 36.

 

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