Hazel Jane Dickens (June 1, 1935 – April 22, 2011) was an American bluegrass singer, songwriter, double bassist and guitarist. Her music was characterized not only by her high, lonesome singing style, but also by her provocative pro-union, feminist songs. Cultural blogger John Pietaro noted that "Dickens didn’t just sing the anthems of labor, she lived them and her place on many a picket line, staring down gunfire and goon squads, embedded her into the cause." The New York Times extolled her as "a clarion-voiced advocate for coal miners and working people and a pioneer among women in bluegrass music." With Alice Gerrard, Dickens was one of the first women to record a bluegrass album.
Dickens was born in Montcalm, Mercer County, West Virginia on June 1, 1935, the eighth of eleven siblings born to a mining family.
In the early 1950s she moved to Baltimore. She met Mike Seeger, younger half-brother of Pete SeegerЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Who's That Knocking? [1965, альбом]
- Hazel & Alice [1973, альбом]
- Won't You Come & Sing for Me? [1973, альбом]
- Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard [1975, альбом]
- Hard Hitting Songs for Hard Hit People [1980, альбом]
- By the Sweat of My Brow [1983, альбом]
- A Few Old Memories [1987, альбом]
- It's Hard to Tell the Singer From the Song [1987, альбом]
- Pioneering Women of Bluegrass [1996, сборник]
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