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Author Jenkins, Paul O.

Title Richard Dyer-Bennet : the last minstrel / Paul O. Jenkins ; foreword by Bonnie Dyer-Bennet ; afterword by Andrew Schulman
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 181 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series American made music series
American made music series.
Contents Master and pupil -- New York -- Early recordings -- Aspen interlude and life on the road -- The blacklist -- Dyer-Bennet Records -- The lovely milleress and Stony Brook -- The odyssey of Richard Dyer-Bennet -- The legacy of Richard Dyer-Bennet
Summary In the 1940s and '50s, Richard Dyer-Bennet (1913-1991) was among the best known and most respected folk singers in America. Paul O. Jenkins tells, for the first time, the story of Dyer-Bennet, often referred to as the "Twentieth-Century Minstrel." Dyer-Bennet's approach to singing sounded almost foreign to many American listeners. The folk artist followed a musical tradition in danger of dying out. The Swede Sven Scholander was the last European proponent of minstrelsy and served as Dyer-Bennet's inspiration after the young singer traveled to Stockholm to meet him one year before Scholander's
Bibliography Includes discography (pages 137-142), bibliographical references (pages 157-171), and index
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Subject Dyer-Bennet, Richard.
Folk singers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009015241
ISBN 1604733616 (electronic bk.)
9781604733617 (electronic bk.)