By Marc Weingarten
July 20, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom: 1950-1970

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It’s too easy to dismiss Cold War-era folk music as the earnest, mewling imprecations of white, privileged kids railing against social injustice; a lot of enduring music emerged from that all-too-brief cultural efflorescence. This well-annotated three-CD set culls the best-known tracks (”Blowin’ in the Wind,” ”Walk Right In”) with material from the movement’s brightest lights (Eric Von Schmidt, Carolyn Hester) and left-of-center eccentrics (the Holy Modal Rounders, Dave Van Ronk).

Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom: 1950-1970

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