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Folk Music and the Civil Rights Movement

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How Bobby Zimmerman Became Bob Dylan

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Back in the late 1950s, rock 'n' roll royalty's most distinguished names were typically terse, snappy two-syllable appellations that shook, rattled, and rolled off DJs' tongues like so much cool. For a young rocker like Bob Dylan, the name Zimmerman just wasn't gonna cut it. Read more about how Bobby Zimmerman became Bob Dylan.



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Learn more about the banjo with this list of five essential banjo tunes, for folks learning to play or those who just love the twangy sound.



All About the Folk Revival

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not continue?""> I remember the first time I saw the full original version of " This Land is Your Land



Classic Anti-War Protest Songs

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Learn more about the rich history of protest music in American folk, with this list of essential protest songs.



Important African-American Folk Music Artists

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Learn more about African-American history and Black History Month by listening to the music of these great African-American folk music artists.



10 Essential Folk Music Singer-Songwriters

2016-09-28T11:04:24Z

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The Story Behind the Song: Michael Row the Boat...

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Bob Dylan and Joan Baez: The King and Queen of...

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Folk music singers Joan Baez and Bob Dylan wowed audiences whenever they dueted in live concerts. Backstage the pairing was not always so melodic.



Bob Dylan Timeline

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Little did Bob Dylan know, in 1961, that he would end up writing some of the world's most celebrated anthems. What follows is a timeline hitting the peaks and valleys of Dylan's epic and ongoing five-decade career.



Important Albums of the 1960s Folk Revival

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Learn more about the 1950s-1960s folk music revival with this list of important albums, spanning 1952-1965 including Bob Dylan, the Weavers, more.



Top 10 Best Moments in Bob Dylan's Early Career

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Bob Dylan is one of the most influential singer/songwriters ever, whether you're looking at Folk, Pop, or Rock. His career has enjoyed several twists and turns that have kept fans (and often Bob himself) on their toes. If you don't have the patience for Scorsese's very long Documentary on Dylan, have no fear. I'll sum it up for you by ticking off the ten biggest moments at the start of his career.



All About Protest Music

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Protest is remarkable for many reasons, but mostly for the fact that it helps people realize they're not alone in feeling a spirit of dissent against certain injustices, whether on a personal or more overarching governmental level. Learn more about American protest music, topical folk songs, political folksingers, and protest singers.



Who Wrote and Recorded "If I Had a Hammer"?

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10 Essential Songs from the Civil Rights Movement

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Songs inspired and encouraged the civil rights movement in America (1950s-'60s). These ten earned their place as essential anthems and ballads.



The 10 Best Guitars for Folk Musicians

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The acoustic guitar remains the most prevalent instrument in Folk music. Here is a list of the guitars most commonly employed by Folk's greatest players.



How is Folk Music Different From Country?

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The Story Behind the Song: Guantanamera

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Joan Baez's Best Songs

2016-09-28T11:04:24Z

Joan Baez has been one of the most ardent activist-folksingers in the history of the craft, and an inspiration to many other artists and fans alike. If you're just learning about Baez's work, here's a playlist of essential Joan Baez songs to help get you started.






60 Best Songs of the 1960s Folk Revival

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The 1960s folk revival churned out a lot of great songs. Here are the 60 best, listed alphabetically by the artist's first name. If you don't see a song that you think belongs on this list, please drop your vote in the folk music forum.



"Scarborough Fair" - Traditional/Simon and...

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A history of the traditional folk song, covered by Simon and Garfunkel in the 1960s.



The 10 Best Bluegrass Artists of All Time

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Learn more about American bluegrass music with this list of essential bluegrass artists.



Discover Folk Music's Greatest Female Musicians

2016-09-28T11:04:24Z

Women in folk music run the gamut from singer-songwriters to blues guitarists, alt-country crooners and activist protest singers. Learn more about women in folk music, from the legendary trailblazers to the hottest up-and-coming female folksingers. From Janis Ian to Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez to Ani DiFranco, this is a list of some of the most important women in American folk music.



The Fascinating History of American Folk Music

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History of American folk music, from topical and protest music to folk-pop, indie roots, Americana, bluegrass, and other forms of acoustic music.



Open Mic Nights in Seattle

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Seattle has a burgeoning folk and roots music scene. Here are opportunities to join not only open mic nights, but also community jam sessions and song swaps.



"This Little Light of Mine"

2016-09-28T11:04:24Z

Learn the history of this folk song - the lyrics, who recorded it and its connection to the Civil Right movement.