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jan 1, 1930 - Roots of Urban Folk Movement

Description:

- primarily consisted of performers from southern and midwestern states brought to NYC by folklorists and ethnomusicologists
--> early performers included Leadbelly, Josh White, Woody Gurthrie, Pete Seeger (all banded together as the Almanac Singers) even lived together and held weekly hootenannies to pay rent
- similar to hillbilly music but with less commercial mbitions (politically allied with leftist, anti-fascist, pro-labor movements)

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2 Oct 2017
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Popular Music After 1945

Date:

jan 1, 1930
Now
~ 88 years ago
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