Electric Folk: The Changing Face of English Traditional Music

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In the 1960s and 1970s, a number of British musicians rediscovered traditional folk ballads, fusing the old melodies with rock, jazz, and blues styles to create a new genre dubbed "electric folk" or "British folk rock." This revival featured groups such as Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, and Pentangle and individual performers like Shirley & Dolly Collins, and Richard Thompson. While making music in multiple styles, they had one thing in common: they were all based on traditional English song and dance material. These ...

Electric Folk: The Changing Face of English Traditional Music 2005, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195174786

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Electric Folk: The Changing Face of English Traditional Music 2005, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195158786

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