The music scene that is parodied in 'A Mighty Wind.'  You know, the groups that sang songs like, 'This Land is Your Land', 'If I Had a Hammer', and 'Michael Rode the Boat Ashore.'

Groups like:
The Kingston Trio
Pete Seeger
New Christy Minstrels
The Brothers Four
Judy Collins
Peter, Paul, and Mary
Barry McGuire

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Do you think the folk music scene of the early 1960`s is underrated?
The music scene that is parodied in `A Mighty Wind.` You know, the groups that sang songs like, `This Land is Your Land`, `If I Had a Hammer`, and `Michael Rode the Boat Ashore.`

Groups like:

The Kingston Trio

Pete Seeger

New Christy Minstrels

The Brothers Four

Judy Collins

Peter, Paul, and Mary

Barry McGuire

I just love them!


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17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/29/03 - 11:35:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
"michael rowed his boat ashore"

i like nick drake.

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/29/03 - 11:37:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
"Hang down you head Tom. Dooley"
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/29/03 - 11:37:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
i dotn know to me know but to others maybe
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/29/03 - 11:39:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
DoMo-I know and enjoy every one of them listed.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/29/03 - 11:48:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
I LOVE that song Andy! The Kingston Trio was great!

How about the New Christy Minstrels?

"Green green, its green they say
On the far side of the hill
Green green, I'm goin away
to where the grass is greener still"

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/29/03 - 11:56:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yup. I remeber songs "Downtown, Today , Little Bit of Happiness" If I sat here and thought about it, I can name all of them.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/29/03 - 11:58:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm partial to the Kingston trio. My 4 month old son loves their MTA song.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/29/03 - 12:13:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
In England the equivelent... Skiffle and it's frontman Lonnie Donegan have not gone unnoticed.

Cumberland Gap, My Old man's a Dustman, Don't you rock me Daddy 'o and the ubiquitus Does your chewing gum lose it's flavour (on the bedpost overnight?) were the songs that descent English kids listened to while the delinquents smashed up cinemas to the sound of Rock around the Clock.

Skiffle band The Quarrymen was the nurtureing ground for John Lennon and at one of their performences he met Paul McCartney.

The Springfields consisting of two brothers and their sister Dusty had a few hits.

Peter Paul and Mary were a popular import.

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/29/03 - 12:15:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
those groups make a mockery of real earthy forl music
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/29/03 - 12:17:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
try listening to leadbelly and Woodie Guthrie
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/29/03 - 12:20:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Woodie Guthrie isn't folk round here.

Actually folk round here is shaven headed kids with two 303's and an 808 banging out of their bedroom window. QBASE stylee.

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/29/03 - 12:22:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
I disagree Jealous. They were the forerunners of people like Bob Dylan and later earthy folk music.

In that list above, I forgot to list some other great folk musicians of that time like:

Joan Baez,
Koerner, Ray, and Glover
Malvina Reynolds ('Little Boxes'),
Leonard Cohen,
Tommy Makem

There are others I have forgotten I'm sure.

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/29/03 - 12:48:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
The Folk scene of the 60s was huge, but got buried alive by the British Invasion. Blue grass, blues, and R&B scenes were overshadowed by it too. Acoustic music is making a come back lately and that's nice.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/29/03 - 3:24:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oooh yes, I love that music.

And I'm a big Bob Dylan fan.

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 9/1/03 - 5:43:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not a big fan of folk music, but I still respect any kind of music...reminds me of A Mighty Wind though.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 10/21/03 - 4:26:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
What I love about the scene was that the music was good, it was slightly Lefty but not obnoxiously so, and was the countrified, musical version of the Beatnik movement, but they did not take themselves so seriously.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 10/29/03 - 6:16:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
both underrated and overrated, i think.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 11/21/03 - 1:20:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
No.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 12/14/03 - 5:11:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
I really like folk sometimes. But at the same time, I don't think it's underrated.
19 days ago - Monday 4/19/21 - 11:31:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
It is largely forgotten save the occasional PBS oldies concert during their fundraising drives.

Those are really depressing to watch.
19 days ago - Monday 4/19/21 - 11:51:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have some early folk on vinyl.

Peter Paul and Mary.

A live album that includes rambling Jack Elliot.

A few Joan Baez albums.

Songs of Love and Hate by Cohen, though that’s pretty progressive.

I really like a Dave Grisman Quintet album but that’s just instrumental. Also kind of progressive.
4 days ago - Tuesday 5/4/21 - 10:23:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 8/29/03 - 11:58:08 AM CowDung wrote:
I'm partial to the Kingston trio. My 4 month old son loves their MTA song.

You like music??
4 days ago - Tuesday 5/4/21 - 11:19:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
My kids like music, I like my kids.

1 day ago - Friday 5/7/21 - 4:05:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was just making a Spotify playlist earlier.

Early Morning Rain - Ian & Sylvia
Everybody's Talking - Harry Nilsson
Gentle on My Mind - Glen Campbell
Names and Dates and Times - Ani Difranco (ofc)
Hey Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
Homeward Bound - Simon and G
Hour Follows Hour - Ani D
Your Fonder Heart - Anais Mitchell
California Dreaming - The Mamas and the Papas
Ruby Tuesday - Melanie Safka
God's Country - Ani D
Big Yellow Taxi- Joni Mitchell
Sunday Morning - Ani D
Teach Your Children - Crosby Stills N & Y
1 day ago - Friday 5/7/21 - 4:11:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
I like Ewan McColl - Dirty Old Town - Shoals of Herring. (He stole Pete Seeger's wife and they produced Kristy McColl - Fairy tale of New York)



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