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Posted By: Marymac90
31-Aug-01 - 11:39 AM
Thread Name: Top 20 Folk Songs From 50's & 60's
Subject: RE: Top 20 Folk Songs From 50's & 60's
Toadfrog, thanks for pointing out the difference between 50's and 60's in the US "folk scene".

I remember "Kisses Sweeter than Wine" and "The Auctioneer" were hits on the radio around 1955-58. I had various kids' recordings by Burl Ives, such as "Little White Duck".

The reason often given for Burl Ives escaping the blacklist was that he supposedly talked to the HUAC, and named names. After the HUAC did their dirty work, artists like Pete Seeger, the Weavers, Woody Guthrie, etc, were blacklisted, and folk disappeared from the popular music scene for the rest of the decade. Then when the Kingston Trio and others came on the scene in the early 60's, it was termed the Folk REVIVAL.