The politically correct response among fans of bona-fide folk music to the astonishing success of Peter, Paul and Mary in the mid-1960's was to dismiss their glossy covers of "Blowin' In the Wind," and "If I Had a Hammer," as the fatal commercialization of a genuine American art form.
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Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJuly 2, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 37Feiffer on TVJules Feiffer will appear on the Steve Allen television show at 11.15 p.m. on Friday, July 3, on channel 11. More of Feiffer's cartoons will be dramatized by Lee Philips, Joyce Van Patten, and Robert Elst ... More >>
In the 1950's, the Dave Brubeck Quartet began experimenting with time, particularly odd-meters and polyrhythms. The resulting compositions, which would have sunk lesser musicians, are Brubeck's most enduring works-- the wonky "Raggy Waltz," the luscious "Blue Rondo A La Turk," and "Take Five," wh ... More >>