Tangent Sunset

The History of Conscious Music by Alex Cosper

Folk Talkin' Blues


One of the first songs the masses heard from Bob Dylan was "Blowin' In The Wind." It's a simple thoughtful song that became a big hit for Peter, Paul & Mary and was covered by several other artists. Dylan released the song on his debut album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan in 1963, prior to the JFK assassination or the escalation of the Vietnam conflict. America was not yet very educated about the military industrial complex, as President Eisenhower had called it a few years earlier. The anti-war sentiment was still underneath the radar. Dylan songs such as "Masters Of War," turned out to be slightly ahead of their time.


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