Overview:Singing from the Floor: A History of British Folk Clubs - In smoky rooms above pubs, bare rooms with battered stools and beer-stained tables, where the stage was little more than a scrap of carpet and sound systems were unheard of, an acoustic revolution took place in Britain in the 1950s and '60s. This was the folk revival, where a generation of musicians, among much drink and raucous cheer, would rediscover the native songs of their own tradition, as well as the folk and blues coming from across the Atlantic by artists such as Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie and Big Bill Broonzy.Singing from the Floor is the story of this remarkable movement, faithfully captured in the voices of those who formed it by JP Bean. We hear from luminaries such as Shirley Collins, Martin Carthy, Peggy Seeger and Ralph McTell, alongside figures such as Billy Connolly, Jasper Carrott and Mike Harding, who all started their careers on the folk circuit. The book charts the revival's improvised beginnings and its ties to the CND movement, through the heyday of the '60s and '70s, when every university, town and many villages across the country boasted a folk club, to the fallow years of the '80s and '90s. The book finishes on a high note, with the recent resurgence of interest in folk, through such artists as the Lakemans, Sam Lee and Eliza Carthy. It is a joyous, boisterous and hugely entertaining book, and an essential document of our recent history stretching into the past.
This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603725748-9780571305452. It was written by the following authors: JP Bean. Book Singing from the Floor: A History of British Folk Clubs, which can be read online, published by the company: Faber & Faber. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Entertainment. The book was published on 2014-03-06. It has 464 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 620 g. File for download Singing from the Floor: A History of British Folk Clubs has PDF format and is called singing-from-the-floor-a-history-of-british-folk-clubs.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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