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By Paul Jenkins,Bonnie Dyer-Bennet

In the Nineteen Forties and '50s, Richard Dyer-Bennet (1913-1991) used to be probably the greatest recognized and most dear folks singers in the US. Paul O. Jenkins tells, for the 1st time, the tale of Dyer-Bennet, also known as the "Twentieth-Century Minstrel." Dyer-Bennet's method of making a song sounded virtually overseas to many American listeners. the folks artist a musical culture at risk of demise out. The Swede Sven Scholander used to be the final eu proponent of minstrelsy and served as Dyer-Bennet's proposal after the younger singer traveled to Stockholm to satisfy him 12 months ahead of Scholander's death.

Dyer-Bennet's achievements have been many. 9 years after his assembly with Scholander, he turned the 1st solo performer of his style to seem in Carnegie corridor. This e-book argues Dyer-Bennet helped pave the way in which for the people growth of the mid-1950s and early Nineteen Sixties, discovering his effect within the paintings of Joan Baez, Judy Collins, etc. It additionally posits robust facts that Dyer-Bennet will surely be far better recognized at the present time had his occupation no longer been interrupted midstream by means of the anticommunist, Red-scare blacklist and its ban on his performances.

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