A History of New York City Songwriters

New York City, and the songwriters that have shaped this beautiful city. From the American Folk Music Revival that began in the 1940’s with People’s Songs, Pete Seeger, Alan Lomax, Lee Hays, and the focus of writing songs to promote Labor and the American People.

1940’s and the beginning of the American Folk Music Revival

Jazz music in the 1940’s New York City with the influence of┬áLouis Armstrong and Duke Ellington was all the rave in the 1940’s and bebop emerged, led by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and others.

Folk music began to take center stage.