Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: An American Folk Revival Essay

In the October of 1955, while Pete Seeger was plane bound to Oberlin College, the rest of the world seemed to be advancing in nuclear weaponry and a second red scare was erupting. The pentagon had announced their plans to develop intercontinental Ballistic Missiles armed with nuclear weapons, and First Lady Mammie Eisenhower had just … Continue reading Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: An American Folk Revival Essay

From California To The New York Island: An American Folk Revival Essay

Referred to as American’s folk national anthem, This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie has served as the voice of not only the generation of World War two, but has also been carried through the generation of the Vietnam war and the current War on terror. Some have analysed the song as a Marxist … Continue reading From California To The New York Island: An American Folk Revival Essay

Socio-Political Music Through 1940-1960 Part Two: An American Folk Revival Essay

Member Fred Hellerman was heeded by Hays and Seeger during the search of musical backing for folk dancers at a Thanksgiving hootenanny at Irving Plaza in Manhattan being held by People’s Music, a leftist organisation that assigned folk singers to political events, after the disbandment of their previous group, The Almanac Singers. Alongside Ronnie Gilbert, … Continue reading Socio-Political Music Through 1940-1960 Part Two: An American Folk Revival Essay