Carolyn Hester
American musician
Carolyn Hester
Carolyn Hester is an American folk singer and songwriter. She was a figure in the early 1960s folk music revival.
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And So It Began: Remembering the First Issue - Paste Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Carolyn Hester, Dot 16800 Carolyn Hester and Judy Collins are both popular female folksingers, thought of by some as second-rate Baezes, by others as first-rate Baezes. Fortunately, they are neither. Unlike Baez, both these women have style and empathy
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A local musical treasure - Sonoma Valley Sun
Google News - over 5 years
They were a part of the elite folk music community that included Pete Seeger, Dave Van Ronk, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Carolyn Hester and many others, all of whom played to packed houses in the somewhat seedy Greenwich Village nightclubs
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Bob Dylan. Portrait d'un artiste fascinant Une légende universelle - El Watan
Google News - over 5 years
Il saisira l'occasion de ces premiers contacts avec le monde artistique pour enregistrer quelques titres avec la chanteuse Carolyn Hester. En 1961, il enregistre son premier album qui lui permet de s'essayer aux grands classiques du Blues et du Folk
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Mix N' Music to host Solomon at book cafe - Middleboro Gazette
Google News - almost 6 years
A fixture in the old Idler Coffeehouse in Harvard Square, During his years as a solo performer he shared bills with many name performers such as Chris Smither, Carolyn Hester, Bonnie Raitt, and Spider John. For many years music provided a backdrop for
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Bob Dylan oggi compie 70 anni - DirettaNews.it
Google News - almost 6 years
Dopo aver partecipato alle incisioni dell'album della cantante folk Carolyn Hester, in cui suonava l'armonica, Dylan attirò le attenzioni del produttore John Hammond che lo scritturò alla Columbia Records nell'ottobre dello stesso anno, per pubblicare
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Bob Dylan oslavuje v utorok 70. narodeniny - Webnoviny.sk
Google News - almost 6 years
Spočiatku hrával v kluboch, kde si ho všimol hudobný kritik Robert Shelton av septembri 1961 sa dostal po prvý raz do štúdia, keď nahral harmoniku na eponymný album folkovej speváčky Carolyn Hester, vďaka čomu sa dostal do pozornosti producenta Johna
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Paid Notice: Deaths HOOD, SAMUEL LEIGHTON
NYTimes - over 9 years
HOOD--Samuel Leighton. Born to Clarence and Janie Hood in Jackson, Mississippi in 1943. The family moved east, eventually settling in Florida where Sam played football on a scholarship from Florida State. In 1962 he moved to Manhattan with his father to manage The Gaslight (1962-1965) a popular folk club in Greenwich Village, producing performers
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Selling of Tax-Credit Forms Is Investigated
NYTimes - over 13 years
The city's Department of Consumer Affairs said yesterday that it had opened an investigation into a Brooklyn woman who has been selling state tax forms for a credit for homeowners and renters with annual household incomes of less than $18,000. The woman, the Rev. Carolyn Hester-White, used fliers to promote the tax credit forms at Holy Trinity
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES; Protest and Soap Opera For 4 Singers of the 60's
NYTimes - almost 16 years
POSITIVELY FOURTH STREET The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña and Richard Fariña By David Hajdu Illustrated. 328 pages. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $25. With this lovely madeleine of a book, a hauntingly evocative blend of biography, musicology and pop cultural history, it is as if David Hajdu has struck a tuning fork and
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - about 16 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in the New York metropolitan region this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. DAVID BERKMAN QUINTET, Smoke, 2751 Broadway, at 106th Street, (212) 864-6662. Mr. Berkman has been quietly building a solid career as a pianist and bandleader, operating out of a
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MUSIC; Bronx Arts Ensemble Finale
NYTimes - almost 22 years
THE Bronx Arts Ensemble winds up its spring season with a burst of activity, starting today at 2 P.M. with "Chamber Music in Great Homes." The house is at 7 Blackstone Place in Riverdale, and the music will feature works by Beethoven, Debussy and Brahms and the world premiere of Meyer Kupferman's "Poetics Nine." The guest artist for the recital is
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Review/Pop; Folk Singing That's Beyond Folksy
NYTimes - almost 24 years
"You know what this is?" said Carolyn Hester to Nanci Griffith just before the two Texas-born folk singers began a jaunty version of Tom Paxton's "Can't Help but Wonder Where I'm Bound." "It's the first annual Nanci Griffith Folk Festival at Carnegie Hall!" Ms. Hester's cheerful declaration may have been meant as hyperbole, but it came close to the
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The Pop Life
NYTimes - about 29 years
LEAD: Nanci Griffith Nanci Griffith When Nanci Griffith was a shy adolescent growing up in Austin, Tex., in the late 1960's, she immersed herself in the fiction of Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers and other authors who wrote compassionately of Southern misfits and dreamers. ''One Eudora Welty story, 'Why I Live at the P.O.' inspired me more than any
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POP: NANCI GRIFFITH, COUNTRY SINGER
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: ONE of the most encouraging aspects of the ''new traditionalist'' movement that has revitalized country music is the diversity of its voices, which run all the way from honky-tonk to bluegrass to acoustic folk. Until recently, Nanci Griffith, the Texan singer-composer who appeared at the Bottom Line on Thursday, recorded for small folk-music
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - about 31 years
Jitterbug Jazz, Top of the Gate, Bleecker Street at Thompson Street (475-5120). The mythical locus of this nostalgic revue celebrating late-swing-era Harlem is the legendary Savoy Ballroom. The house band, called the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band, consists of seven jazz and big-band veterans who are all over 70 years old but can still kick out the
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THE WORLDLY WISE WORLD OF KAREN AKERS
NYTimes - over 35 years
CAN a 36-year-old woman married to a Washington lawyer and the mother of two young boys also have a successful career as a cabaret singer in New York? That isn't the tag line to a soap opera but the question facing Karen Akers, the critically acclaimed chanteuse who is appearing at Mickey's, 44 West 54th Street, through Nov. 21. Performing with a
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carolyn Hester
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 73
    She continues to perform and tour with her daughters, Amy Blume and Karla Blume. They recorded her album We Dream Forever, which was released in 2010.
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  • 2000
    Age 63
    She appeared on the A&E television Biography of Bob Dylan in August 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Blume died in the spring of 2006. Hester closed the dance club, Cafe Danssa, a year after her husband's death.
  • 1999
    Age 62
    In 1999, Hester released a Tom Paxton tribute album.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 60
    In 1997, Hester toured Germany for the first time.
    More Details Hide Details Her tour manager was Dirk Stursberg of M&K Management. As a friend, she visited his home and bought a Teddy from his wife's company, the Teddy Atelier Stursberg. A year later, Hester played in a festival in Denmark.
  • 1992
    Age 55
    She and Nanci Griffith performed Bob Dylan's "Boots of Spanish Leather" at Dylan's Thirtieth Anniversary Tribute Concert at Madison Square Garden in 1992.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1969
    Age 32
    In 1969, Hester married the jazz pianist-producer-songwriter David Blume, the composer of the The Cyrkle's 1966 Top 40 hit "Turn Down Day."
    More Details Hide Details Together Hester and Blume formed the Outpost label. They also started an ethnic dance club in Los Angeles. In the 1980s she returned to recording and touring.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1961
    Age 24
    In 1961, Hester met Bob Dylan and invited him to play on her third album, her first on the Columbia label.
    More Details Hide Details Hammond, her producer, quickly signed Dylan to the label. Hester turned down the opportunity to join a folk trio with Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey. With Mary Travers the trio found stardom as Peter, Paul, & Mary. Hester collaborated with Bill Lee and Bruce Langhorne, but she concentrated exclusively on traditional material. In the late 1960s, unable to succeed as a folk-rock artist, she explored psychedelic music as part of the "Carolyn Hester Coalition", before drifting out of the music industry of the period. Hester has disputed David Hajdu's depiction of her marriage to Fariña in his book Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña, and Richard Fariña. She has also claimed that there are exaggerations in his description of the relationships among Dylan, Baez, Hester, and the Fariñas. She has denied that Fariña was as close to Dylan as some rock historians claim and has strongly disputed that Fariña was in any way responsible for Dylan’s success, as Hajdu suggested. Hajdu also suggested that Hester had an ongoing rivalry with Baez and her sister Mimi. To this day, Hester maintains that, on the contrary, she did not and does not know Baez well and that they were never rivals, personally or professionally.
  • 1960
    Age 23
    After failing to convince Joan Baez to sign with Columbia Records, John H. Hammond signed Hester in 1960.
    More Details Hide Details However, Hammond had a different recollection of events. In his autobiography, John Hammond on Record, he maintained that he passed on Baez "because she was asking a great deal of money while still a relatively unknown artist." That same year Hester met Richard Fariña, and they married eighteen days later. They separated after less than two years.
    Hester was one of many young Greenwich Village singers who rode the crest of the 1960s folk music wave, helping launch Gerde's Folk City in 1960.
    More Details Hide Details She 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, dubbed "The Texas Songbird," was politically active, spearheading the controversial boycott of the television program Hootenanny when Pete Seeger was blacklisted from it.
    She made her second album for Tradition Records, run by the Clancy Brothers, in 1960.
    More Details Hide Details She became known for "The House of the Rising Sun" and "She Moved Through the Fair".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1957
    Age 20
    Carolyn Hester's first album was produced by Norman Petty in 1957.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Age 0
    Born on January 28, 1937.
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