‘Legends of Folk’ DVD Review

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on April 8, 2012

Legends of Folk: The Village Scene
DVD ($19.99)

In the 1960s, New York City’s Greenwich Village was the epicenter of the exploding folk music scene, where a host of stars took the stage strumming and singing songs that were already becoming part of America’s evolving cultural landscape. In this 2011 PBS documentary assembled from vintage film footage and now available on DVD, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Simon & Garfunkel and others serve up “If I Had A Hammer,” “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “It Ain’t Me Babe,” If I Were A Carpenter,” “Leaving On A Jet Plane,” “California Dreamin’,” “The Sound of Silence” and more classic anthems of change. 

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