Prior to each
interview Folk Music Archives does archival research through the
Library of Congress American Folklife Center, Smithsonian Folkways, Private and University Archive Collections,
Museum Collections, Biographers, Authors,
Journalists, Sing Out, Broadside, Archive Newspaper and Magazine Articles, Folk
Festivals, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, Public
Broadcasting System, Record Companies, Producers, Managers, Venues, Other
Artists . . . and with permission, family and friends.
Folk Music Archives for archival research,
depending on availability, budget and time constraints, obtains and auditions
recordings of the folk artist or group being interviewed. Recording's or cuts
are copyright referenced as part of the final archive
interview. This is done to identify the accurate and appropriate song or cut
mentioned or referred to during interview. For archival accuracy this is of
utmost importance, since a particular folk song, like "Where
Have All The Flowers Gone," may have been recorded by the artist on
several records over many years . . . and in many cases by
other artists and groups. All music is copyright protected by
the artist and/or record company. Copyright and Intellectual Property Right Laws
Apply. Permission must be granted independently for use of any music, lyrics or song.
artist, song, album name and record company. All voice interviews recorded
by Folk Music Archives are copyright protected and permission and licensing for
use of audio recordings or segments must be obtained by Folk Music Archives
and/or the Library of Congress American Folklife Center.
during the Pete Seeger interview
at his cabin in Beacon, New York on September 22, 1999, Pete talks about Bob Dylan's first
performance at Carnegie Hall when Bob performed
"Maggie's Farm ."
Folk Music Archives researched the performance
date, venue and song. It is referenced and noted if the
recording is needed for archive listening or production use. If, however, any
artist or group sings during a recorded interview that is part of the Folk
Music Archives interview. Pete Seeger and Joe Hickerson both wrote verses
to "Where Have All The Flowers Gone"
and they sing verses during the archive interview. Peter, Paul & Mary and
The Kingston Trio refer to the song - - their versions on Warner Bros. and
Decca are referenced.
Photographs: Folk Music
Top Photo Features: The Weavers Song Book arranged by
Robert De Cormier 1960 Library of Congress M60-1041.
Bound For Glory: Woody Guthrie Copyright 1943/1971.
Oscar Brand, "The Ballad Mongers, rise of
the modern folk song
© 1962 Greenwood Press Publishers.
Bottom Photo Features: The Tarriers, Decca: "A Live Performance
at The Bitter End"
Peter, Paul & Mary, Warner Bros., "A Song Will Rise.
The Kingston Trio, first release Capital high fidelity recording
featuring "Tom Dooley."
Folk Song and Minstrelsy 1962, featuring Joan Baez, Bob Gibson, Cisco Houston,
Ed McCurdy, Odetta, Leon Bibb, Ronnie Gilbert, Tom Makem, Pete Seeger, The
Weavers and others.
Bob Dylan "Rare & Unreleased" Columbia Records 1961 - 1991.
MusicHound Folk, Neal Walters and Brian Mansfield
Pete Seeger & Folkways Records 1954, 1962, Smithsonian Folkways
"How To Play The 5-String Banjo" [Instructions w/Album FM8303].
Paul Robeson, A Biography by Martin Duberman, The New Press 1989.
Pete Seeger bringing a girl with leg braces aboard the
Sloop Clearwater, Beacon, New York 1972 - Photo by Frank Shane©