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The Bleecker Street Tapes: Echoes of Greenwich Village

Bruce Pollock

From the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village to the stage of Woodstock, folksingers became a powerful cultural force in the 1960s, Mixing music and politics, tradition and innovation, romance and righteousness, these men and women were outspoken voices for their generation, each with a story to tell.

The Bleecker Street Tapes -- a collection of intimate profiles and essays by veteran music journalist Bruce Pollock, a Village resident and clubgoer during its heyday -- documents folk music's evolution from passing the hat to topping the charts.

Profiles include

Dave Van Ronk

Phil Ochs

Richie Havens

Tuli Kupferberg


Buffy Sainte-Marie

Eric Andersen

Peter, Paul & Mary

Roger McGuinn

John Sebastian

Peter Tork

Maria Muldaur

Loudon Wainwright III

Janis Ian

The Roches

Harry Chapin

Suzanne Vega

Don McLean

Leonard Cohen

Book Details

  • Publisher: Trouser Press Book
  • Publish Date: Jun 1st, 2023
  • Pages: 226
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.48in - 0.68lb
  • EAN: 9798985658965
  • Categories: Genres & Styles - Folk & TraditionalHistory & Criticism - GeneralEthnic

About the Author

Pollock, Bruce: - Author, editor, rock historian and record producer Bruce Pollock has published fifteen books on rock music. He was the founding Editor in Chief of the magazine Guitar for the Practicing Musician, an Executive A&R Producer at BMG and Sony BMG and a columnist for Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Viva, Video Review, the Gannett Westchester Newspapers, and He was recently a guest lecturer for two semesters at Fairfield University, teaching a course on the History of Rock and Roll.

Praise for this book

"Folk music has a contradictory mission -- to preserve tradition and to screw with it. In his incisive collection of interviews with key folk stars from the '60s through the '80s, Bruce Pollock captures both functions perfectly. His flowing conversations with the stars show the traditions they honored as well as the many ways they pushed them forward."

-- music critic Jim Farber

"Bruce Pollock was in the right place at the right time, and this book is a time capsule from a memorable era."

--Elijah Wald, author of The Mayor of MacDougal Street and Dylan Goes Electric!