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Thread #84959   Message #1571625
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
27-Sep-05 - 02:02 PM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorceseDocumentary
Ron

The fact that we are getting a closer look at Woody, as well as the Clancys, Van Ronk, Hammond, PP&M, etc is one of the best things about this special. I was too young at the time to appreciate these people, and all too often Folk Music is seen as "antique music" by young people, a stereotype which was reinforced by A Mighty Wind, as much as I enjoyed it. The scenes at Newport and in the Village showed Folk Music in its vital form, part and parcel with the beat movement and with the political upheaval that was about to sweep the country. Like Guthrie's music, the music that sprung out of Dylan was not just music of the past, but an accurate barometer of the youth movement of the time, and a harbinger of what was to come.