New Jersey Folk Revival Music

New Jersey shaped folk revival music into an art form.

New Jersey Folk Revival Music

New Jersey shaped folk revival music into an art form. The saga began with the bawdy tunes sung in colonial-era taverns and continued with the folk songs that echoed through the Pine Barrens. “Guitar Mania” became a phenomenon in the 1800s, and twentieth-century studio recordings in Camden were monumental. Performances by legendary artists like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan spotlighted the state’s folk revival movement and led to a flourishing community of folk organizations, festivals and open-mic nights at village coffeehouses. Author Michael Gabriele traces the evolution and living history of folk revival music in the Garden State and how it has changed the lives of people on stage and in the audience.

New Jersey Folk Revival Music History Tradition

By contrast, folk revival is the commercial, popular music tradition that draws inspiration and structure from traditional folk ... PhD, who served as the coordinator of the folk-life program at the New Jersey Historical Commission, ...

New Jersey Folk Revival Music  History   Tradition

New Jersey shaped folk revival music into an art form. The saga began with the bawdy tunes sung in colonial-era taverns and continued with the folk songs that echoed through the Pine Barrens. "Guitar Mania" became a phenomenon in the 1800s, and twentieth-century studio recordings in Camden were monumental. Performances by legendary artists like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan spotlighted the state's folk revival movement and led to a flourishing community of folk organizations, festivals and open-mic nights at village coffeehouses. Author Michael Gabriele traces the evolution and living history of folk revival music in the Garden State and how it has changed the lives of people on stage and in the audience.

Reader s Guide to Music

Firsthand Accounts of the Folk Music Revival, Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1995 Goldsmith, Peter David, ... Bruno, Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1965; ...

Reader s Guide to Music

The Reader's Guide to Music is designed to provide a useful single-volume guide to the ever-increasing number of English language book-length studies in music. Each entry consists of a bibliography of some 3-20 titles and an essay in which these titles are evaluated, by an expert in the field, in light of the history of writing and scholarship on the given topic. The more than 500 entries include not just writings on major composers in music history but also the genres in which they worked (from early chant to rock and roll) and topics important to the various disciplines of music scholarship (from aesthetics to gay/lesbian musicology).

Making the Scene in the Garden State

Popular Music in New Jersey from Edison to Springsteen and Beyond Dewar MacLeod. 60. Testa, “Maxwell's. ... See also Michael C. Gabriele, New Jersey Folk Revival Music: History & Tradition (Charleston, SC: History Press, 2016), 109–117.

Making the Scene in the Garden State

Making the Scene in the Garden State explores New Jersey’s rich musical heritage through stories about the musicians, listeners and fans who came together to create sounds from across the American popular music spectrum. The book includes chapters on the beginnings of musical recording in Thomas Edison’s factories in West Orange; early recording and the invention of the Victrola at Victor Records’ Camden complex; Rudy Van Gelder’s recording studios (for Blue Note, Prestige, and other jazz labels) in Hackensack and Englewood Cliffs; Zacherley and the afterschool dance television show Disc-o-Teen, broadcast from Newark in the 1960s; Bruce Springsteen’s early years on the Jersey Shore at the Upstage Club in Asbury Park; and, the 1980s indie rock scene centered at Maxwell’s in Hoboken. Concluding with a foray into the thriving local music scenes of today, the book examines the sounds, sights and textures of the locales where New Jerseyans have gathered to rock, bop, and boogie.

Annual Report

Jefferson National Expansion Historical Association , Inc. St. Louis , Missouri For a folk music festival . ... Maryland Middletown Folk Festival , Inc. Middletown , New Jersey For a two - day festival of traditional music .

Annual Report

Reports for 1980- include also the Annual report of the National Council on the Arts.

Stories from New Jersey Diners Monuments to Community

From an impromptu midnight wedding in an Elizabeth lunch wagon to a Vietnam veteran sustained by a heartfelt note from a beloved Mount Holly waitress, these are true tales from the soul of New Jersey.

Stories from New Jersey Diners  Monuments to Community

Diners are where communities across the Garden State go to celebrate milestones, form lifetime bonds and take comfort in food. Daily life at the counter or in the booth inspires sentimental recollections that reflect the state's spirit and history. Late-night eats fueled Wildwood's wild rock-and-roll days. An entrepreneur traveled eight thousand miles from India and opened a diner in Shamong. From an impromptu midnight wedding in an Elizabeth lunch wagon to a Vietnam veteran sustained by a heartfelt note from a beloved Mount Holly waitress, these are true tales from the soul of New Jersey. Author Michael C. Gabriele documents colorful stories from the Diner Capital of the World.

The Conscience of the Folk Revival

Eric Weissberg, Steve Mandell, and Bruce Farwell are undergoing basic training in Fort Dix, New Jersey. ... The current issue of Cavalier magazine has a long article on the history of the folk music revival by Jack Goddard.

The Conscience of the Folk Revival

The Conscience of the Folk Revival: The Writings of Israel “Izzy” Young collects Young's writing, from his regular “Frets and Frails” column for Sing Out! Magazine (1959-1969) to his commentaries on such contentious issues as copyright and commercialism. A key collection of primary sources on the American countercultural scene in New York City, this work will interest not only folk music fans, but students and scholars of American social and cultural history.

Developing an All School Model for Elementary Integrative Music Learning

As a counterpart to Rosenberg's collection of folk revival essays, Susan Eike Spalding and Jane Harris Woodside (1995) ... New Jersey begins with the premise that revivalists are responsible for the perpetuation of traditional dance.

Developing an All School Model for Elementary Integrative Music Learning

The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential for increasing informal music-making in elementary school culture, and create a model of such music-making. Precedence for this model can be found in the literature of ethnomusicology, educational psychology and learning theory, multicultural music education, and cultural anthropology. Literature from four distinct traditions and contexts of music-making in integrative sociocultural contexts-sub-Saharan African ngoma, and Community Music as manifested in New Orleans second lines, old-time music and dance, and summer camp music-making-was parsed with a philosophical lens to determine and assess possible areas of intersection between these four participatory cultures and North American public school culture. Each of these five areas was examined through a comprehensive review of literature to define their salient characteristics. These characteristics were sorted to determine commonalities between areas, and the zones of intersection became the basis for a speculative model of integrative music learning, featuring the inclusion of musical opportunities and interludes throughout the school day, thus taking school music beyond the confines of the music room. Instruction in music classes would still continue, enhanced in this model by supplemental learning opportunities inspired by the informal learning of traditional world musics, the participatory practice of New Orleans second line parades, old-time music and dance, and summer camp music culture. This model of integrative learning is also informed by current educational best practices such as child-centered learning, peer tutoring, experiential learning, and multicultural perspectives. It acknowledges the diversity of traditions consulted, while aiming for the unity in their seemingly disparate disciplines. Five universal characteristics were uncovered in the search for areas of intersection between North American elementary school culture, child culture, ngoma music-making, and Community Music-style music-making in New Orleans, old-time music and dance, and summer camp contexts: (a) Song; (b) play; (c) informal learning, as evidenced by oral tradition, peer tutoring, self-learning; (d) kinesthetic learning; and (e) contextualized learning, as evidenced in the sociocultural uses of music and situated learning. This model strives for the enactment of school music as a vital and integral part of daily school culture.

Philosophizing Rock Performance

proach to recording followed from the relationship that the folk tradition has had with recording. In Which Side Are You On? An Inside History of the Folk Music Revival in America (2005), Dick Weissman states that folk song collecting ...

Philosophizing Rock Performance

In Philosophizing Rock Performance: Dylan, Hendrix, Bowie, Wade Hollingshaus capitalizes on this notion by embracing a set of historiographical logics that re-imagine these three artists. Noting how Dylan, Hendrix, and Bowie first established their reputations amid the anti-establishment sentiments that emerged in Western counties during the 1960s and early 1970s, he connects them with the concurrent formative phase of Continental philosophy in the work of Giorgio Agamben, Jean-François Lyotard, Michel de Certeau, Jacques Rancière, Guy Debord, and Michel Foucault. In Philosophizing Rock Performance, Hollingshaus draws on the work of these latter Continental thinkers to explore how we might otherwise think about Dylan, Hendrix, and Bowie.

The Cambridge History of American Music

Spaeth , Sigmund 1948 A History of Popular Music in America ( New York ) Tirro , Frank 1977 Jazz : A History ( New ... and Foss , George 1968 Anglo - American Folksong Style ( Englewood Cliffs , New Jersey ) Ancelet , Barry Jean 1984 ...

The Cambridge History of American Music

A definitive history of music in the United States, written by a team of scholars and first published in 1998.

Tommy Thompson

Aldrich, Virgil C. Philosophy of Art. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1963. ... Gone to the Country: The New Lost City Ramblers and the Folk Music Revival. ... African Echoes in Appalachia: A Study of Folk Traditions.

Tommy Thompson

Tommy Thompson arrived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1963, smitten by folk and traditional Appalachian music. In 1972, he teamed with Bill Hicks and Jim Watson to form the nontraditional string band the Red Clay Ramblers. Mike Craver joined in 1973, and Jack Herrick in 1976. Over time, musicians including Clay Buckner, Bland Simpson and Chris Frank joined Tommy, who played with the band until 1994. Drawing on interviews and correspondence, and the personal papers of Thompson, the author depicts a life that revolved around music and creativity. Appendices cover Thompson's banjos, his discography and notes on his collaborative lyric writing.

New Jersey Folklore

The New Jersey Folk Festival , which began as an urban folk - song revival festival , has moved to focus on traditional New Jersey folk arts and folk ways . In describing American culture , folklorists like to say there are three layers ...

New Jersey Folklore


The Revival of Banned Dances

“There Is No Doubt the Dances Should Be Curtailed”: Indian Dances and Federal Policy on the Southern Plains, ... Literary Studies, Historical Studies, and Black Music Inquiry. ... Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, 1975.

The Revival of Banned Dances

"This work provides an exploration of dances banned around the world. The sixteen case studies reveal the meaning of the dance to each culture and the importance of the art form to the creation of healthy sociological and political climates. Chapters detail each dance's origins, technical steps and movements, costumes, music, and political history"--Provided by publisher.

Victorian Songhunters

Finson, Jon W. Nineteenth-Century Music: The Western Classical Tradition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002. Firth, C. H. “The Ballad History of the Reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII,” Transactions of the Royal Historical ...

Victorian Songhunters

Victorian Songhunters is a history of popular song collecting and ballad editing from 1820 to 1883. It is a comprehensive telling of the Victorian vernacular song revival leading up to the Eduardian folksong festival, and includes information on the folksong revival in Scotland.

Directory of Traditional Music

Directory of Traditional Music


City Folk

Bernstein had been secretary of the Communist Party in New Jersey. ... This is a traditional dance in which couples do not change partners. 42. ... Sweers, Electric Folk; G. Mitchell, The North American Folk Music Revival.

City Folk

In the bustling cities of the mid-nineteenth-century Northeast, young male clerks working in commercial offices and stores were on the make, persistently seeking wealth, respect, and self-gratification. Yet these strivers and "counter jumpers" discovered that claiming the identities of independent men—while making sense of a volatile capitalist economy and fluid urban society—was fraught with uncertainty. In On the Make, Brian P. Luskey illuminates at once the power of the ideology of self-making and the important contests over the meanings of respectability, manhood, and citizenship that helped to determine who clerks were and who they would become. Drawing from a rich array of archival materials, including clerks’ diaries, newspapers, credit reports, census data, advice literature, and fiction, Luskey argues that a better understanding of clerks and clerking helps make sense of the culture of capitalism and the society it shaped in this pivotal era.

New Jersey Historical Commission Newsletter

He holds a B.A. and revival folk art and music . Admission is in history from Fairleigh Dickinson Univerfree . sity , and he recently received a master's Symposium degree in library science from Case Western The New Jersey Committee for ...

New Jersey Historical Commission Newsletter


The History of Rock Roll Volume 1

featuring Folkways Anthology star Clarence Ashley and some of his friends, Old-Time Music at Clarence Ashley's. ... around since the first folk revival of the 1930s, writing songs with political messages on the frameworks of traditional ...

The History of Rock   Roll  Volume 1

Ed Ward covers the first half of the history of rock & roll in this sweeping and definitive narrative—from the 1920s, when the music of rambling medicine shows mingled with the songs of vaudeville and minstrel acts to create the very early sounds of country and rhythm and blues, to the rise of the first independent record labels post-World War II, and concluding in December 1963, just as an immense change in the airwaves took hold and the Beatles prepared for their first American tour. The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1 shines a light on the far corners of the genre to reveal the stories behind the hugely influential artists who changed the musical landscape forever. In this first volume of a two-part series, Ward shares his endless depth of knowledge and through engrossing storytelling hops seamlessly from Memphis to Chicago, Detroit, England, New York, and everywhere in between. He covers the trajectories of the big name acts like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, and Ray Charles, while also filling in gaps of knowledge and celebrating forgotten heroes such as the Burnette brothers, the “5” Royales, and Marion Keisker, Sam Phillips’s assistant, who played an integral part in launching Elvis’s career. For all music lovers and rock & roll fans, Ward spins story after story of some of the most unforgettable and groundbreaking moments in rock history, introducing us along the way to the musicians, DJs, record executives, and producers who were at the forefront of the genre and had a hand in creating the music we all know and love today.

New Jersey a Guide to Its Present and Past

The activities of several educational institutions have enriched musical life in the central part of New Jersey. ... for the theory that southern New Jersey is the meeting place of the northern and southern American folk song tradition.

New Jersey  a Guide to Its Present and Past

Originally published: New York: Viking, 1939.

Notable American Women

Sessions ” were some of the most important events Mother Maybelle's appearance at the Newport in the history of country music . Jimmie Rodgers , Folk Festival in 1963 was a success , and in 1966 an equally important figure in country ...

Notable American Women

Entries on almost five hundred women representing a wide range of fields of endeavor are featured in a collection of biographical essays that integrate each woman's personal life with her professional achievements, set in the context of historical develop