American Folklore Society Meeting, October 16, 2004 (Part 2)

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Title American Folklore Society Meeting, October 16, 2004 (Part 2)
Alternative Title Polly Stewart Oral History Project: AFS Meeting, 2004 (Part 2)
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Creator Stewart, Polly, 1943-2013; Sorrels, Rosalie; Toelken, Barre, 1935-; Cannon, Hal, 1948-
Contributor Marcus, Laura R.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2004-10-16
Date Digital 2013-06-24
Temporal Coverage American Folk Music Revival 1950-1970
Description The second part of video recording American Folklore Society (AFS) meeting. This meeting is a part of Polly Stewart's strategic grand launch of her oral history project, Utah Urban Pioneers Folk Music Revival, seizing the oportunity provided by the fact that AFS meeting was held in Salt Lake City for the first time in 26 years. In this meeting, some of the principals, who participated the revival during the 1950s and 1960s, were assembled for he first time to reminisce their experience in that historically meaningful time. It is also the first time that Polly Stewart introduced the definition of the movement as "Utah Urban Pioneers Folk Music Revival," and the musicians as "Utah Urban Pioneers"
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah)
Subject Folk music--Utah; Musicians--Interviews; Sorrels, Rosalie--Interviews; Toelken, Barre, 1935- --Interviews; Cannon, Hal, 1948- --Interviews
Keywords Folk revival; American Folklore Society
Table of Contents 1. Polly Stewart opens discussion about collecting folk music in Utah; 2. Barre Toelken talks about collecting a stellar example of the Mountain Meadows Massacre Ballad in Blanding, Utah/ensuing discussion about the politics and social dynamics of this song and chapter in Utah history; 3. Hal Cannon talks about his research and collecting activities and the New Beehive Songster project; 4. Rosalie Sorrels talks about the song, "Lonesome Roving Wolves"/her experience collecting at women's clubs in Utah; 5. Barre Toelken speaks about his own performing and recording career/tells story of Rosalie Sorrels' song, "I'm Gonna Tell"; 6. Ed Reber asks question about a song about the Apostate's Dream/talks about a song from his childhood/being a student of Barre Toelken's at the University of Utah/musical experience with African American soldiers while serving in Vietnam; 7. Rosalie Sorrels talks about continuity in folk music, the contemporary scene/describes what folk music is to her; 8. Discussion of urban folk music revivals in other countries; 9. Discussion about community-based folk music vs. commercial folk music Discussion of the concept, Urban Folk Music Revival; 10. Rosalie Sorrels sings the Bruce (Utah) Phillips song, "Ashes on the Sea" about the passing of Woody Guthrie
Abstract Folk musician Rosalie Sorrels, Hal Cannon, folklore scholar Polly Stewart, Barre Toelken forms a panel discussion to reconstruct the history of folk music revival in Salk Lake City, 1950-1970. They share their personal experiences of getting interested in folk music, finding teachers and learning to play instruments and sing. The discussion gradually expends to include the national folk scene and its relationship with the Utah Folk Scene
Type Text; Image
Genre Video recording
Format application/pdf
Extent 34:16
Language eng
Is Part of American Folklore Society Meeting Salt Lake City, Utah Saturday, October 16, 2004
ARK ark:/87278/s6rn3srd
Setname uu_utfolklore
Date Created 2013-07-01
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 716462
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