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Cohen, Ronald D. 1940-

Works: 105 works in 311 publications in 2 languages and 12,732 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Songs and music  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Pictorial works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Writer of accompanying material, Animator , Illustrator, Director, Conductor
Classifications: ML3551, 781.6213
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Most widely held works about Ronald D Cohen
Most widely held works by Ronald D Cohen
Alan Lomax, assistant in charge : the Library of Congress letters, 1935-1945 by Alan Lomax( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Lomax is noted for his field recordings, these collected letters, many signed "Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge:' are a trove of information until now available only at the Library of Congress. In addition, editor Ronald D. Cohen consulted a number of other manuscript collections to create the widest possible selection. These letters make it clear that Lomax was very interested in the commercial hillbilly, race, and even popular recordings of the 1920's and after. The letters in Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge serve as a way of understanding Lomax's public and private life during these productive and significant years. Lomax was one of the most stimulating and influential cultural workers of the twentieth century. Here he speaks for himself through his voluminous correspondence--From publisher description
Roots of the revival : American and British folk music in the 1950s by Ronald D Cohen( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s, Ronald D. Cohen and Rachel Clare Donaldson present a transatlantic history of folk's midcentury resurgence that juxtaposes the related but distinct revivals that took place in the United States and Great Britain. After setting the stage with the work of music collectors in the nineteenth century, the authors explore the so-called recovery of folk music practices and performers by Alan Lomax and others, including journeys to and within the British Isles that allowed artists and folk music advocates to absorb native forms and facilitate the music's transatlantic exchange. Cohen and Donaldson place the musical and cultural connections of the twin revivals within the decade's social and musical milieu and grapple with the performers' leftist political agendas and artistic challenges, including the fierce debates over 'authenticity' in practice and repertoire that erupted when artists like Harry Belafonte and the Kingston Trio carried folk into the popular music mainstream. From mountain ballets to skiffle, from the Weavers in Greenwich Village to Burl Ives on the BBC, Roots of the Revival offers a frank and wide-ranging consideration of a time, a movement, and a transformative period in American and British pop culture."--Publisher's Web site
Children of the mill : schooling and society in Gary, Indiana, 1906-1960 by Ronald D Cohen( )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Lomax : selected writings, 1934-1997 by Alan Lomax( )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompany CD has excerpts from a speech given by Alan Lomax on March 7, 1989, at the New York Public Library plus seven tracks of folk songs recorded by Alan Lomax
Depression folk : grassroots music and left-wing politics in 1930s America by Ronald D Cohen( )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While music lovers and music historians alike understand that folk music played an increasingly pivotal role in American labor and politics during the economic and social tumult of the Great Depression, how did this relationship come to be? Ronald D. Cohen sheds new light on the complex cultural history of folk music in America, detailing the musicians, government agencies, and record companies that had a lasting impact during the 1930s and beyond. Covering myriad musical styles and performers, Cohen narrates a singular history that begins in nineteenth-century labor politics and popular music culture, following the rise of unions and Communism to the subsequent Red Scare and increasing power of the Conservative movement in American politics--with American folk and vernacular music centered throughout. Detailing the influence and achievements of such notable musicians as Pete Seeger, Big Bill Broonzy, and Woody Guthrie, Cohen explores the intersections of politics, economics, and race, using the roots of American folk music to explore one of the United States' most troubled times. Becoming entangled with the ascending American left wing, folk music became synonymous with protest and sharing the troubles of real people through song
Rainbow quest : the folk music revival and American society, 1940-1970 by Ronald D Cohen( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk music : the basics by Ronald D Cohen( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Folk Music: The Basics offers an introduction to two hundred years of British and American folk music. It is a fresh approach to various aspects of folk music, including collectors and scholars, as well as professional performers, transatlantic influences, the changing nature of public acceptance, and much more. The two sides of the folk tradition are examined - both as popular and commercial expressions. Throughout, sidebars offer studies of key folk performers, record labels, and related issues to place the general discussion in context. A comprehensive bibliography and discography provide resources for further research."--Jacket
The Pete Seeger reader by Pete Seeger( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the most widely recognized figure in folk music and one of the most controversial figures in American political activism, Pete Seeger now belongs among the icons of 20th-century American culture. The road to his current status as activist and respected voice of folk music was long and often rough, starting from the moment he dropped out of Harvard in the late 1930s and picked up a banjo. Editors Cohen and Capaldi trace Seeger's long and storied career, focusing on his work as not only a singer, but as an educator, songwriter, organizer, publisher, and journalist. The son of musicians, Seeger began his musical career before World War II and became well-known in the 1950s as a member of the commercially popular Weavers, only to be blacklisted by much of the mainstream media in the 1960s because of his progressive politics, and to return to the music scene in subsequent decades as a tireless educator and activist. The Pete Seeger Reader gathers writings from numerous sources, mixing Seeger's own work with that of the many people who have, over the years, written about him. Many of the pieces have never before been republished, and cover his entire career. A figure of amazing productivity, influence, and longevity, Seeger is author of a life that has been both cast in heroic terms and vilified. The selections in this book draw from a full range of these perspectives and will inform as they entertain, bringing into focus the life and contributions of one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century
The paradox of progressive education : the Gary plan and urban schooling by Ronald D Cohen( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk city : New York and the American folk music revival by Stephen Petrus( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Washington Square Park and the Gaslight Café to WNYC Radio and Folkways Records, New York City's cultural, artistic, and commercial assets helped to shape a distinctively urban breeding ground for the folk music revival of the 1950s and 60s. Folk city explores New York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in postwar America. It involves the efforts of record company producers and executives, club owners, concert promoters, festival organizers, musicologists, agents and managers, editors and writers - and, of course, musicians and audiences. In Folk city, authors Stephen Petrus and Ron Cohen capture the exuberance of the times and introduce readers to a host of characters who brought a new style to the biggest audience in the history of popular music. Among the savvy New York entrepreneurs committed to promoting folk music were Izzy Young of the Folklore Center, Mike Porco of Gerde's Folk City, and John Hammond of Columbia Records. While these and other businessmen developed commercial networks for musicians, the performance venues provided the artists space to test their mettle. The authors portray Village coffee houses not simply as lively venues but as incubators of a burgeoning counterculture, where artists from diverse backgrounds honed their performance techniques and challenged social conventions. Accessible and engaging, fresh and provocative, rich in anecdotes and primary sources, Folk city is lavishly illustrated with images collected for the accompanying major exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York in 2015"--
Deadly farce : Harvey Matusow and the informer system in the McCarthy era by Robert M Lichtman( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No issue so possessed the nation in the first half of the 1950s as alleged Communist subversion in the United States. Deadly Farce presents Harvey Matusow, a young Bronx "wise guy" who became a Communist Party member, an undercover FBI informer inside the Party, and then a leading witness for the government during the McCarthy era - until he recanted his testimony. His story illuminates a disturbing time in American history, one with renewed relevance today." "Matusow was easily the most flamboyant of the "professional" ex-Communists, an aspiring celebrity informer who considered himself "booked" by Congressional committees not just to testify, but to entertain. He testified that Communists fostered loose sex, taught politicized Mother Goose rhymes to small children, and tried to infiltrate the Boy Scouts. He also named more than 200 people as Communists and was a prosecution witness in major criminal cases." "Robert M. Lichtman and Ronald D. Cohen draw on FBI records, court transcripts, personal interviews, private papers, and other primary sources, most never before utilized, to describe the unusual role of ex-Communist informer-witnesses during the McCarthy era."--Jacket
"Wasn't that a time!" : firsthand accounts of the folk music revival( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work and sing : a history of occupational and labor union songs in the United States by Ronald D Cohen( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work and Sing documents the publication and collecting of occupational and labor union songs, and attempts to understand their use by workers and their supporters.-publisher description
The best of Broadside 1962-1988 : anthems of the American underground from the pages of Broadside magazine( Recording )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadside was a small underground magazine filled with new songs by artists too radical for the establishment. These songs tell stories rooted in American history from 1962 through 1988 addressing such issues as warfare, nuclear threat, ethnic conflicts, immigrants' sufferings, unequal treatment of women, ecological devastation and social injustice. This extensively annotated 5 CD set includes 89 songs, some never commercially released, extensive notes, graphics from the original Broadside magazine and more
A history of folk music festivals in the United States : feasts of musical celebration by Ronald D Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonlight in Duneland : the illustrated story of the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red dust and broadsides : a joint autobiography by Sis Cunningham( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago folk : images of the sixties music scene : the photographs of Raeburn Flerlage by Raeburn Flerlage( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vibrant urban folk scene of the 1960s is dazzlingly portrayed in this collection of more than 150 previously unpublished photographs by Raeburn Flerlage
Woody Guthrie : writing America's songs by Ronald D Cohen( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singing for peace : anti-war songs in American history by Ronald D Cohen( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ch. 1. From the Colonial Era to 1900 -- ch. 2. From World War I into the 1950s -- ch. 3. The early sixties -- ch. 4. The later sixties -- ch. 5. Peace songs since 1970
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Alan Lomax : selected writings, 1934-1997
Children of the mill : schooling and society in Gary, Indiana, 1906-1960Alan Lomax : selected writings, 1934-1997Rainbow quest : the folk music revival and American society, 1940-1970Folk music : the basicsDeadly farce : Harvey Matusow and the informer system in the McCarthy eraWork and sing : a history of occupational and labor union songs in the United StatesA history of folk music festivals in the United States : feasts of musical celebrationMoonlight in Duneland : the illustrated story of the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad
Alternative Names
Cohen, Ron.

Cohen, Ron 1940-

Cohen, Ronald

Cohen, Ronald 1940-

コーエン, R. D

コーエン, ロナルド・D

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