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  posted on 12/23/2008 at 11:42 AM
Last summer when the Allman Brothers Band played the Newport Folk Festival, I was there!! Of course I went up there knowing that Newport, Rhode Island was the home of the famous original Folk Festival, founded by George Wein It took place from 1959-1960; then 1963-1971. And it made stars of such artists as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Peter Paul & Mary, Kingston Trio, Johnny Cash, Odetta, Donovan, Judy Collins, Jim Kweskin, Mimi & Richard Farina, Ian Tyson & Sylvia Fricker, etc.

At the festival, there was a CD tent that was selling various folk music CDs, mainly on the Vanguard label, which championed the Folk Revival of the early 60s. I left Newport with a handful of CDs and a new found enthusiasm for the music.

Anyone who was at the original Newport Folk Festivals or witnessed the Folk Revival of the early 60s? Or just fans of the era?

 

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  posted on 12/23/2008 at 11:46 AM
Quite fond of it here I'd say.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o-SuRXwK5o

 

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  posted on 12/23/2008 at 12:23 PM
I used to live not far from Newport but never made it to a Folk Festival.

I am a fan of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Donovan, Judy Collins....


 

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  posted on 12/23/2008 at 02:02 PM
Patick Sky, Tom Rush...

 

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  posted on 12/23/2008 at 02:33 PM
I love all the old folk artists you mention. Sweet, pure stuff that's good for the soul. One of my prize possessions is an LP box set called "American Folk Singers & Balladeers" that is selections of live performances from Newport 65 -- Ian & Sylvia, Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, Pete Seeger, etc, etc. Awesome.

I even go on jags where I dust off my college-folks LPs and can enjoy them again -- Chad Mitchell, Brothers Four, Highwaymen, New Christy Minstrels, Kingston Trio. Not quite as honest as the others, but nicely melodic.

Then I plug in Gov't Mule "Larger Than Life" and rip away all that sweetness....

 

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  posted on 12/23/2008 at 02:41 PM
Any fans of old-school Folk music (early 60s)?


Puts me to sleep..........

 

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  posted on 12/23/2008 at 02:47 PM
I'm a fan of the Kingston Trio (Member Nick Reynolds passed away Oct. 1, 2008), I like their songs Tom Dooley, Greenback Dollar, Scotch & Soda, etc. I admire Joan Baez for her social activism. I like her singing too, but wouldn't be able to listen to it all the time. Always enjoyed Pete Seeger. Some of his songs I like are "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy", "Little Boxes" "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" "My Old Brown Earth" "Sailin' Down My Golden River". I love folk music because I love the sound of acoustic guitars and I love songs about social justice.


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I'm a fan of the Kingston Trio (Member Nick Reynolds passed away Oct. 1, 2008), I like their songs Tom Dooley, Greeback Dollar, Scotch & Soda, etc. I admire Joan Baez for her social activism. I like her singing too, but wouldn't be able to listen to it all the time. Always enjoyed Pete Seeger. Some of his songs I like are "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy", "Little Boxes" "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" "My Old Brown Earth" "Sailin' Down My Golden River". I love folk music beacuse I love the sound of acoustic guitars and I love songs about social justice.





& being a Dylan fan it's hard to ignore this music.

 

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  posted on 12/23/2008 at 02:55 PM
Love Dylan too.
 

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  posted on 12/23/2008 at 03:14 PM
I am. I'm always singing Dave Van Ronk's praises. More than Dylan, Van Ronk, Paxton, Ochs, etc., I'm a fan of the old blues guys the early 60's folk revival uncovered.

I wasn't even born at the time, but would I have ever been introduced to Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Sleepy John Estes, Jesse Fuller, etc., if they had not been included in those same festivals that Dylan, Van Ronk, John Hammond, etc., were playing?

I don't know the answer, but I'm sure the revival of their music in the early 60's provided a bump for their careers, and probably strengthened their legacies in general.

 

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  posted on 12/23/2008 at 03:17 PM
Bob lived in Van Ronk's home when he came to NYC & read all his 1000's of books.
 

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  posted on 12/23/2008 at 03:41 PM
Folk music fan here - both American folk music and that of other cultures.

 

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  posted on 12/24/2008 at 01:53 PM
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Last summer when the Allman Brothers Band played the Newport Folk Festival, I was there!! Of course I went up there knowing that Newport, Rhode Island was the home of the famous original Folk Festival, founded by George Wein It took place from 1959-1960; then 1963-1971. And it made stars of such artists as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Peter Paul & Mary, Kingston Trio, Johnny Cash, Odetta, Donovan, Judy Collins, Jim Kweskin, Mimi & Richard Farina, Ian Tyson & Sylvia Fricker, etc.

At the festival, there was a CD tent that was selling various folk music CDs, mainly on the Vanguard label, which championed the Folk Revival of the early 60s. I left Newport with a handful of CDs and a new found enthusiasm for the music.

Anyone who was at the original Newport Folk Festivals or witnessed the Folk Revival of the early 60s? Or just fans of the era?


Perhaps not too weired but I did the same! What a fantastic festival; loved all the main stage acts. so many favourites. I too visited the CD tent and fell in love again with the likes of Tom Rush, Jack Elliott and Dave Van Ronk. Always been a big folk fan both US and UK from the early 60's. Current fave is Greg Brown who I got to late in the day.

 
 


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