Baby, Let Me Follow You Down

Baby, Let Me Follow You Down

The Illustrated Story of the Cambridge Folk Years

Book - 1994
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Long out of print, Baby, Let Me Follow You Down is a classic in the history of American popular culture. The book tells the story of the folk music community in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from its beginnings in living rooms and Harvard Square coffeehouses in the late 1950s to the heyday of the folk music revival in the early 1960s. Hundreds of historical photographs, rescreened for this edition, and dozens of interviews combine to re-create the years when Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and a lively band of Cambridge folksingers led a generation in the rediscovery of American folk music.

Compiled by two musicians who were active participants in the Cambridge folk scene, the volume documents a special time in United States culture when the honesty and vitality of traditional folk music were combined with the raw power of urban blues and the high energy of electric rock and roll to create a new American popular music.

Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c1994
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780870239250
0870239252
Branch Call Number: ML3551.8.C36 V6 1994
Characteristics: 314 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Rooney, Jim 1938-

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