Carolyn Hester

Carolyn Hester

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Carolyn Hester (born January 28, 1937, Waco, Texas) is an American folk singer and songwriter. She was a figure in the early 1960s folk music revival. Carolyn Hester's first album was produced by Norman Petty in 1957. In 1960, she made her second album for the label run by the Clancy Brothers. She became known for "The House of the Rising Sun" and "She Moved Through the Fair." Hester was one of many young Greenwich Village singers who rode the crest of the 1960s folk music wave, and appeared on the cover of the May 30, 1964 issue of the Saturday Evening Post. According to Don Heckman of the Los Angeles Times, Hester was "one of the originals-one of the small but determined gang of ragtag, early-'60s folk singers who cruised the coffee shops and campuses, from Harvard Yard to Bleecker Street, convinced that their music could help change the world." Hester was dubbed "The Texas Songbird," and was politically active, spearheading the controversial boycott of TV's Hootenanny when Pete Seeger was blacklisted from it.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613496333X
  • 9786134963336