Richard Dyer Bennet

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Jenkins, Paul O. Richard Dyer-Bennet: the last minstrel / Paul O. Jenkins; foreword by Bonnie Dyer-Bennet; afterword by Andrew Schulman. p. cm. — (American made music series) Includes ...

Author: Paul Jenkins

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604733616

Category: Music

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In the 1940s and '50s, Richard Dyer-Bennet (1913-1991) was among the best known and most respected folk singers in America. Paul O. Jenkins tells, for the first time, the story of Dyer-Bennet, often referred to as the "Twentieth-Century Minstrel." Dyer-Bennet's approach to singing sounded almost foreign to many American listeners. The folk artist followed a musical tradition in danger of dying out. The Swede Sven Scholander was the last European proponent of minstrelsy and served as Dyer-Bennet's inspiration after the young singer traveled to Stockholm to meet him one year before Scholander's death. Dyer-Bennet's achievements were many. Nine years after his meeting with Scholander, he became the first solo performer of his kind to appear in Carnegie Hall. This book argues Dyer-Bennet helped pave the way for the folk boom of the mid-1950s and early 1960s, finding his influence in the work of Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and many others. It also posits strong evidence that Dyer-Bennet would certainly be much better known today had his career not been interrupted midstream by the anticommunist, Red-scare blacklist and its ban on his performances. .

Richard Dyer Bennet

Paul O. Jenkins tells, for the first time, the story of Dyer-Bennet, often referred to as the "Twentieth-Century Minstrel." Dyer-Bennet's approach to singing sounded almost foreign to many American listeners.

Author: Paul O. Jenkins

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ISBN: 9781496800466

Category: Folk singers

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Roots of the Revival

American and British Folk Music in the 1950s Ronald D Cohen, Rachel Clare Donaldson ... Lomax in late 1945 as the editor of Decca's Folk Music Series, which released albums by Josh White, Richard Dyer-Bennet, Burl Ives, Carl Sandburg, ...

Author: Ronald D Cohen

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252096428

Category: Music

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In Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s, Ronald D. Cohen and Rachel Clare Donaldson present a transatlantic history of folk's midcentury resurgence that juxtaposes the related but distinct revivals that took place in the United States and Great Britain. After setting the stage with the work of music collectors in the nineteenth century, the authors explore the so-called recovery of folk music practices and performers by Alan Lomax and others, including journeys to and within the British Isles that allowed artists and folk music advocates to absorb native forms and facilitate the music's transatlantic exchange. Cohen and Donaldson place the musical and cultural connections of the twin revivals within the decade's social and musical milieu and grapple with the performers' leftist political agendas and artistic challenges, including the fierce debates over "authenticity" in practice and repertoire that erupted when artists like Harry Belafonte and the Kingston Trio carried folk into the popular music mainstream. From work songs to skiffle, from the Weavers in Greenwich Village to Burl Ives on the BBC, Roots of the Revival offers a frank and wide-ranging consideration of a time, a movement, and a transformative period in American and British pop culture.

Opera Concert and Symphony

HUROK presents found inventiveness , masses , organ RICHARD DYER - BENNET pieces , motets , songs and piano numbers , also two large works The Twentieth - Century Minstrel ( " Gregorian Concerto " for organ Marines ' Memorial Theatre ...

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International Celebrity Register

... 1958 ( the last two were not badman roles ) . Duryea also appears often on TV in the filmed series , China Smith . 7621 Muholbad Drive , Los Angeles , Calif . DYER - BENNET , RICHARD the same year became the regular third baseman ...

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Celebrity Register

... 1958 ( the last two were not badman roles ) . Duryea also appears often on TV in the filmed series , China Smith . 7621 Muholbad Drive , Los Angeles , Calif . DYER - BENNET , RICHARD the same year became the regular third baseman ...

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Schwann Record Tape Guide

2326 Last Session ( 10-61 ) 3 - Verve 3001/3 Memorial ( 10-63 ) Mer . ... 3825 Dyer - Bennet , Richard Ballads Stinson 35 Concert Stinson 61 Dyer - Bennet 4 - Dyer - Bennet 1/4 Dyer - Bennet ( 11-58 ) Dyer - Bennet 5 Dyer - Bennet ...

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The Reporter

The music is from the sertão , the arid and impoverished interior of northeastern Brazil . ... The fog from a recent rain , the smoke from a bonfire , and a full moon provided a " 1601 " The great American minstrel Richard Dyer - Bennet ...

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Newsweek

Richard Dyer - Bennet is a minstrel In addition to singing several songs without a court to sing to . ... if his Town Hall debut in New York him when impresarios failed to be imto it that it stays that way . last week is any indication ...

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Evergreen Review

Book Week THE DEAD FAIRIES 16M the music business eight years , and in the past few have been aware of the change in ... Rick Wisneski Philadelphia , Pennsylvania " 1601 " The great American minstrel Richard Dyer - Bennet reads Mark ...

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