Gene Bluestein collection, 1955-2002.
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Pete Seeger (1919-2014) was an American folk singer and social activist. As a member of the Weavers, Seeger was often heard on the radio in the early 1950s, most notably on their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene". In the 1960s, Seeger re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture, workers' rights, and environmental causes. A prolific songwriter, his best-known songs include "Where Have ...
Folksinger Jean Ruth Ritchie was born the youngest of 14 children on December 8, 1922, to Balis W. and Abigail Hall Ritchie in Viper, Perry County, Kentucky. She learned to play the dulcimer from her father at the age of five. After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1946, Ritchie moved to New York City to work at the Henry Street Settlement House. While there she became known for singing ballads and playing mountain dulcimer. Alan Lomax, a folk song collector, recorded her in 1949 fo...
Anglo-American early country musician Ernest V. Stoneman of Virginia; fiddler Charlie Bowman, originally from Tennessee; guitarist Sam McGee of Franklin, Tenn.; early country and cowboy musician Edward L. Crain of Texas; banjo player Doc Walsh, member of the Carolina Tar Heels; harmonica player Garley Foster; fiddler Alonza Elvis ("Tony") Alderman of Virginia; arranger Irene Spain; talent scout Polk Brockman; early country musician Wilber Ball of Kentucky; Blake Gardner and Bill Knapke; early co...
Epithet: chairman of Bracknell Labour Party British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000412.0x000378 ...
Gene Bluestein was an English professor, musician, folklorist, and social activist. Influenced by the folk music revival, he taught himself to play banjo, performed as a musician, and provided educational programs on folklore and folk music in his classroom, on the stage, and on television. For most of his career, he taught English at California State University, Fresno, where he started and facilitated the Folk Artist in Residence Program. In 1974, while on sabbatical in France, he formed a fol...
Educator, poet, playwright, essaytist, and activist Marvin X (born Marvin Jackmon, also known as Imam El Muhajir) was born on May 29, 1944 and grew up in Oakland and Fresno, California. After attending Merrit College in Oakland, he received his B.A. and M.A. in English from San Francisco State University. He has taught English, creative writing, journalism, Arabic, and drama at Fresno State University, U.C. Berkeley, U.C. San Diego, San Francisco State University, Mills College, the University o...