flag uk * BALLADS BLUES AND THE BIG BEAT

     "Donald Myrus considers the unconventional creators and performers of folk singing in all its forms - protest, folk-rock, hillbilly, old-time ballads, and blues – with the backdrop of a notable event of the time (the Washington Square riot of 1961), and with descriptions of live performances (Pete Seeger at the historic “Broadside” hootenanny of 1964) and of the fans who attended. By examining folk singing from the broadest possible view, by putting citybilly, hillbilly, and rock ‘n’ roll in perspective, the author establishes an enthusiastic guide for appreciating both the traditional songs and newer trends." Many Dylan references throughout.

- HIGHLIGHTS OF AMERICAN FOLK SINGING FROM LEADBELLY TO DYLAN, by Donald Myrus, The Macmillan Company, New York Second Printing 1967, hardcover with dustjacket, 136 pages. ISBN 9780586043080 [1221]

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