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Paul Clayton and the folksong revival

"A scholar and a balladeer, Paul Clayton (1931-1967) is credited with the top ten hit "Gotta Travel On" and was a key figure in the mid-1950s rise of folksong to media popularity. Clayton single-handedly brought hundreds of obscure traditional songs to the mainstream radio and recording market, and he influenced listeners and friends from Dave Van Ronk to Bob Dylan, who considered Clayton a mentor, "mindguard," and well of folksong. Paul Clayton and the Folksong Revival is the first biography of the folksinger and song collector."--pub. desc
Print Book, English, 2008
Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Md., 2008
xxvi, 297 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
9780810861329, 9780810863651, 0810861321, 0810863650
Breathing in old songs from the cradle
A boy, a guitar, a microphone
In the heart of old Virginia
A couple of beards and bluegrass
View from a Virginia cabin
Paul conquers Folkways
Big find in North Carolina
America's most recorded young folksinger
From Virginia to the Village
Done laid around and stayed around
Across the blue mountain
Another brush with the big time
A roller coaster ride
Charlottesville follies
The Dylan and Clayton expedition
The long tumble from grace
A gingerbreadd endd
Life after death?