Music History

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Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991
Hobsbawm, Eric
A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
Asch, Moses: Connexipedia Article
Founder of Folkways Records. The label, founded in 1948, was instrumental in bringing folk music into the American mainstream. (1905-1986).
Bird, Diz and Max at Town Hall, 1945: Birth of a Revolution: Against The Current vol. 124
Crothers, Connie
Hip-hop had a musical parallel in the 1940s. It was the music now called be-bop, although it wasn't called be-bop then. It was "the new thing" or "the revolution in music."
Folkways Records: Connexipedia Article
A record label that documents folk and world music.
Labour Songs
Green, Archie
1950-1985. ...
The Man Who Recorded the World : A Biography of Alan Lomax
Szweed, John
Documentarian of the folk culture of American life,, Lomax was diligent and tireless in preserving the irreplaceable vernacular cultures that have fallen into the past.
The People's Song Book
Hille, Waldemar (ed.)
Songs of protest and affirmation. Foreword by Alan Lomax; preface by B.A. Botkin.

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Tales of Music and the Brain
Sacks, Oliver
Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia, he examines the power of music through the individaul experiences of patients, musi...
Ten of the best union songs of all time
Carter, Adam
From Woodie Guthrie to Buce Springsteen, ten great songs written about workers or the union movement.