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By Eric von Schmidt

Lengthy out of print, child, allow Me persist with You Down is a vintage within the historical past of yankee pop culture. The publication tells the tale of the folks song group in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from its beginnings in residing rooms and Harvard sq. coffeehouses within the past due Fifties to the heyday of the folks song revival within the early Sixties. enormous quantities of old pictures, rescreened for this variation, and dozens of interviews mix to re-create the years while Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and a full of life band of Cambridge folksingers led a iteration within the rediscovery of yank folks track. Compiled by means of musicians who have been lively members within the Cambridge people scene, the amount files a unique time in usa tradition while the honesty and power of conventional people tune have been mixed with the uncooked strength of city blues and the excessive power of electrical rock and roll to create a brand new American renowned tune.

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So they went out to Tufts and talked to Saletan. At first he thought they wanted someone to come in every couple of weeks and play a few songs. It turned out they wanted a host, so Tony and a senior at the school, Mary Lou Addams, took on the job. The show was called "Come and See" and ran for thirteen months. Funds eventually ran out and so did Tony's enthusiasm for making his living with music. Save the music for fun and good times. He got a job as a social worker and counselor at Hecht House, a Jewish Community Center in Dorchester.

Joyce remembers one particular individual with special distaste. There was this nasty lieutenant who kept coming down a little shrimp who would put his foot up on the table and tell us what we were doing wrong. He was clearly just waiting for some money. And we were reluctanct and naive. We didn't have the money, nor would we have paid him if we did. So we were closed down, which put us into debt from which we never recovered. Through Paula being local Irish Catholic, we got in with a very good, tough Cambridge lawyer named Kennedy, and for next to nothing he got us this fancy non-profit educational charter just like Harvard!

You become a responsible member of society. So it was that most of us came to the Cambridge/Boston area in pursuit of a diploma. We certainly didn't come to participate in a musical scene. No scene existed. However, music did exist in the lives of various individuals. Very often it had happened in an accidental, off-hand way. An uncle had given someone a ukelele; someone else heard a record somewhere; something came out of the radio one day and caught someone's ear; an older brother brought some records home from college.

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