Urban Pioneers interview with Barre Toelken, August 3, 2007. (Cassette Recording Side B)

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Title Urban Pioneers interview with Barre Toelken, August 3, 2007. (Cassette Recording Side B)
Alternative Title Polly Stewart Oral History Project: Interview with Barre Toelken (2007)
Links to Media https://stream.lib.utah.edu/index.php?c=portable_details&id=9660
Creator Toelken, Barre, 1935-; Stewart, Polly, 1943-2013
Contributor Bateman, Jennifer; Green, Laura Marcus
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2007-08-03
Date Digital 2013-06-21
Temporal Coverage August 3, 2007
Description Recording of an interview by Polly Stewart with Barre Toelken, a participant in the Utah folk music scene of the 1960s. Jennifer Bott [now Bateman] served as sound engineer. Transcript by Laura R. Marcus [now Green]. One of the interview recordings that Polly Stewart and Jennifer Bott conducted for the Utah Folk Music Revival Oral History Project, 2004-2011
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah)
Subject Toelken, Barre, 1935- --Interviews; Folk singers--Utah--Interviews; Musicians--Utah--Interviews; Folk music--Utah
Keywords Barre Toelken; Folk revival; Urban Pioneers; Oral history; Interviews
Table of Contents 1. Talking about identity as folk singer, folklorist, and medievalist; 2. Choosing dissertation topic; 3. Broadening definition of folk song through contact with Salt Lake musicians (Phillips and Sorrels); 4. Talking about original songs and melodies/"Moose Turd Pie"; 5. Talking about childhood song repertoire/family history and song repertoire; 6. Talking about folk singing days/working with Bruce (Utah) Phillips; 7. Talking about the three record albums that he made; 8. Talking about the rise and fall in popularity of folk music/personal journeys in folk music; 9. Barre Toelken talks about topical songs in his repertoire; 10. Story about stopping singing when in high school; 11. Talking about family traditions of tattoos and folk songs, in past and future generations; 12. Background/story about his birth; 13. Coming to Utah to attend forestry school and finding folklore at Utah State University; 14. Navigating interracial marriage at a time when it was not allowed everywhere; 15. Graduate school at the University of Oregon/friendship with Kester Swendson at the University of Oregon; 16. Learning to play guitar; 17. Talking about hands after his stroke
Abstract Folklore scholars Polly Stewart and Barre Toelken talk about their shared experiences during the Utah Folk Music Revival in the 1960s; discuss their careers as folklorist and as musicians
Type Sound
Genre Sound recordings
Format application/pdf
Extent 46 minutes, 7 seconds
Language eng
Rights This material may be protected by copyright. Permission may be required for use in any form. For further information please contact Alison Regan, Head of Scholarship and Education Services at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah: alison.regan@utah.edu
Relation Side B of the Cassette Recording
Is Part of The 30 interview recordings that Polly Stewart and Jennifer Bott conducted for the Utah Folk Music Revival Oral History Project
ARK ark:/87278/s6tf0g98
Setname uu_utfolklore
Date Created 2013-07-01
Date Modified 2014-02-20
ID 716477
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tf0g98