The Folk Revival Revisited: Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Jim Kweskin, Jerry Garcia, Alan Lomax, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt and more


July 5th, 2017 ~ The American folk music revival that grew from the Post-WWII era to the Sixties was about more than just music: it wrapped in political activism, romantic visions of the self and the "folk," group "sing-a-longs," "hootenannies" and careers of singer-songwriters. We interview folk heroine Judy Collins about her move from traditional British folk songs to the new songs and sounds in Greenwich Village. Jug bandleader Jim Kweskin talks about his love of communal living. The late Pete Seeger and Alan Lomax offer opinions on their divergent views of folk music and the quest for authenticity. Jerry Garcia tells of his most influential folk music source and we'll hear Dylan go electric at Newport in 1965. Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops talks about bringing back the peoples' music of another era today.

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  • Open Bed: Savannah Rag Norman Blake
    Far Away Down On a Georgia Farm, Shanachie
  • Going Down the Road Feeling Bad Doc and Merle Watson
    Elementary Dr. Watson!, Tomato
  • SEGMENT: Studs Terkel, Nora Guthrie and Guy Logsdon on "This Land is Your Land"
  • CLIP: Ramblin' Jack Elliot
  • Excerpt: Talkin' New York Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan , Columbia/Capital
  • Blowin' In the Wind Bob Dylan
    The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Columbia
  • CLIP: Jerry Garcia
  • The Cuckoo Clarence Ashley
    The Anthology of American Folk Music, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Instrumental: Not Fade Away/Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad Grateful Dead
    Grateful Dead/Skull and Roses, Warner Bros.
  • SEGMENT: Alan Lomax
  • SEGMENT: Pete Seeger
  • Good Morning Blues Lead Belly
    Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy Vol. 1, Smithsonian Folkways
  • If I Had a Hammer Toussaint McCall
    Nothing Takes the Place of You, Westside Records
  • Instrumental: Cairo Rag Cannon's Jug Stompers
    The Complete Works 1927-1930, Yazoo
  • SEGMENT: Jim Kweskin
  • CLIP: Bonnie Raitt
  • Love Me Like a Man Bonnie Raitt
    Give it Up, Warner Bros.
  • On the Road Again Tom Rush
    Take a Little Walk With Me, Elektra
  • End Bed: Funeral Song for Mississippi John Hurt John Fahey
    Of Rivers and Religion, Reprise
  • Open Bed: Midnight Special Jimmy Smith
    Midnight Special, Blue Note
  • Why Am I Treated So Bad The Staple Singers
    Freedom Highway, Columbia/Legacy
  • Midnight Special Johnny Rivers
    Anthology, 1964-1977, Rhino
  • CLIP: Joan Baez
  • Green, Green Grass of Home Joan Baez
    David's Album, Vanguard
  • Simple Song of Freedom Tim Hardin
    The Folk Years- A Singers and Songwriters collection-Simple Song of Freedom, EMI
  • Instrumental: When Johnny Comes Marching Home Jimmy Smith Trio
    The Master, Blue Note
  • CLIP: Rhiannon Giddens
  • Excerpt: Last Kind Words Geeshie Wiley
    Before the Blues Vol. 2, Yazoo
  • Excerpt: Last Kind Words Rhiannon Giddens
    Tomorrow Is My Turn, Nonesuch
  • SEGMENT: Judy Collins
  • Instrumental: Nashville Skyline Rag Bob Dylan
    Nashville Skyline, Columbia
  • CLIP: John Oates
  • Stagger Lee John Oates
    Live at Preservation Hall, American Routes original recording
  • Blowin' In the Wind Stevie Wonder
    Up-Tight, Tamla
  • SEGMENT: Bob Dylan at Newport with Joan Baez, Dick Waterman, and George Wein
  • Maggie's Farm Bob Dylan
    Live at Newport 1965, private collection
  • It's All Over Now, Baby Blue Bob Dylan
    Live at Newport 1965, private collection