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The Sixties in Folk Music / 15. René Leyva

Playing Around
René Leyva
My first experience on stage was at an assembly when I was in kindergarten at 32nd Street School in Los Angeles. The most memorable part of this première was that after my brother and I finished each song, … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 2. Tony Townsend Part I.

Tony Townsend
The Growing Season: The Noctambulist, Rondo, & Iopan
I arrived early that night and parked at the rear. There was no one around. Looking down the dark corridor toward Canon Perdido Street, I saw that other businesses were closed. But … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 1. The Iopan

Marilyn Berner—The Iopan
A House Filled With Music
(Copyright by M.J. and D.E. Berner 2007)
One of my first vivid memories is of my dad playing his saxophone. Dwight Shaffer was a musician, from a family of musicians who left Iowa in 1910 to … Continue reading

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