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Jingle Jangle Morning: Folk-Rock in the 1960s
 
 

Jingle Jangle Morning: Folk-Rock in the 1960s [Kindle Edition]

Richie Unterberger
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Jingle Jangle Morning is the story of how folk and rock merged in the 1960s to create folk-rock, injecting social consciousness and poetic lyricism into popular music to scale heights that neither folk nor rock could have reached without blending. It draws on more than 100 first-hand interviews with key musicians, producers, promoters, and journalists, from stars like Roger McGuinn of the Byrds, Donovan, John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful, and Judy Collins to behind-the-scenes producers and cult artists. Starting with the folk revival of the early 1960s, it covers the folk-rock movement from the first stars to electrify folk (especially the Byrds and Bob Dylan) to stars like Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as underrated greats (like Richard & Mimi Fariña, Fred Neil, Tim Buckley, and Nick Drake to nearly unknown cult artists. Previously published in two separate volumes as Turn! Turn! Turn! and Eight Miles High, this combines those books into one, adding 15,000 words of updates and new material. It also adds a 75,000-word mini-book with in-depth descriptions of nearly 200 folk-rock recordings from the era, which together would comprise the ideal 1960s folk-rock box set. All branches of the decade’s folk-rock are covered, from early electric folk-rock, protest folk-rock, and folk-rock-psychedelia to singer-songwriters, country-rock, and the distinctively British form of folk-rock.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17942 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Richie Unterberger (20 Feb 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IKNNL96
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #131,609 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous read 15 May 2014
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A re-issue of two previous books with added new content, this overview of the folk and folk-rock music is one of the best I have ever read...
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4.0 out of 5 stars I'll come followin' you 17 Jun 2014
By Dangerous Dave TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I was in two minds about this one until it went into extra time. Apologies for the football analogy but the 2014 World Cup is on at the moment (and is a major distraction from music, Twitter, Amazon, etc). Extra time in football is often characterised by ultra-defensive play as both tiring sets of players try their hardest not to concede a goal. However on rare occasions it can be highly entertaining end-to-end stuff with both teams taking an "attack is the best form of defence" approach. I'd characterise the bulk of Richie's "extra time" i.e. that chunk that sits after the main body of the book (and there's a lot of it), as being in the latter category. More later.

Sticking with my analogy, the first and second halves were respectively, "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and "Eight Miles High" which were originally published in 2002 and 2003. The former kicks off with a detailed (and excellent) description of Dylan's electric performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. It then drops back in time to talk about American folk music in general, early Dylan and the New York scene, and the early folk popularisers like the Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul and Mary. Another chapter covers the 1963/64 introduction of the Beatles et al to the US pop scene, or, in short, the British Invasion. This leads us to the Byrds and inevitably "Mr Tambourine Man". Along the way Richie introduces and discusses the key performers - Collins, Baez, Farina, Hardin etc. - and the record labels - Elektra, Vanguard etc., not forgetting producers, arrangers, support musicians and others who played roles in early folk rock.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read about folk-rock music 28 May 2014
By Mike Gerrard - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved every sentence of this book. If you like folk-rock music in the 60s in the UK and USA, then you will love this book. I really did devour every moment of the book.
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