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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Bruce Langhorne obituary
Guardian (UK) - 10 months
Musician who achieved fame as Bob Dylan’s Mr Tambourine Man As a session guitarist and percussionist, he was crucial to the 60s boom in folk music, but Bruce Langhorne, who has died aged 78, will be best remembered as Bob Dylan’s Mr Tambourine Man. It was Langhorne’s Turkish frame drum, like a giant tambourine with bells attached to its edges, that inspired the “jingle jangle morning” of Dylan’s song on the pivotal Bringing It All Back Home album (1965), showcasing Langhorne’s electric guitar. The record’s mix of electric and acoustic songs cued folk music’s transition into folk rock. “If you had Bruce playing with you, that’s all you would need to do just about anything,” Dylan said. Langhorne’s often tangential interplay with the veteran studio guitarist Al Gorgoni set the stage for Michael Bloomfield’s guitar on Dylan’s next record, the electric masterpiece Highway 61 Revisited, but he first worked alongside Dylan when they were sidemen on Carolyn Hester’s 1961 debut album, with Dy...
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And So It Began: Remembering the First Issue - Paste Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 6 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 6 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 6 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 - over 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 7 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 7 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 10 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 14 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 17 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 17 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 23 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 25 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 30 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 31 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 32 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 36 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.
  • 2000
    Age 63
    She appeared on the A&E television Biography of Bob Dylan in August 2000.
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  • 1999
    Age 62
    In 1999, Hester released a Tom Paxton tribute album.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 60
    In 1997, Hester toured Germany for the first time.
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  • 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.
  • 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."
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  • 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.
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  • 1960
    Age 23
    After failing to convince Joan Baez to sign with Columbia Records, John H. Hammond signed Hester in 1960.
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    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.
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    She made her second album for Tradition Records, run by the Clancy Brothers, in 1960.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1957
    Age 20
    Carolyn Hester's first album was produced by Norman Petty in 1957.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Age 0
    Born on January 28, 1937.
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