Book Reviews The Conscience of the Folk Revival: The Writings of Israel "Izzy" Young. ed. Scott barretta. (lanham, mD: Scarecrow Press, 2013. Pp xliv + 247, 17 black-and-white photographs and other images. series editor's foreword, author's foreword, preface, introduction, appendix, bibliography, index.) Philip nusbaum bluegrass review radio show israel "izzy" young carved out a special niche in the Folk revival. his writings display how he touched on worlds of performance, concert promotion, recordings, and folklore during an influential career in folk music. izzy's threepage foreword tells how he entered the world of the Folk revival. one night, his date got the idea to go to a square dance, and to izzy's surprise, he was hooked. Following izzy's foreword is Scott barretta's well-crafted introduction. it provides details of izzy's biography from his childhood in the bronx through his emigration to Sweden in 1973 and beyond. influenced by folklorist ken Goldstein, izzy's first entrance into the Folk revival world was by publishing a catalog of folklore books. When he opened the Folklore center in a Greenwich Village storefront, he became a more public person, and izzy's influence began to be widely felt. barretta's introduction contains key reference points that young
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