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Posted By: toadfrog
30-Aug-01 - 09:55 PM
Thread Name: Top 20 Folk Songs From 50's & 60's
Subject: RE: Top 20 Folk Songs From 50's & 60's
The Weavers recorded lots of hits, many of them folk songs (or like "Kisses Sweeter than Wine," derived from folk songs) in the early 1950's. Then The Weavers got blacklisted. Burl Ives was also around in the 1950's; he can't have been all that popular, for he never got blacklisted. I can recall his records, some of them by heart, but don't recall any of them being popular hits. And at the end of the 1950's, there was Harry Belafonte. "Jamaica Fairwell" had to be a hit.

All the other groups mentioned, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Kingston Trio, Peter Paul and Mary, and the like were denizens of the 60's.