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us: Traum, Happy

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  • Variants

    • us: Traum, Harry Peter
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Woodstock (N.Y.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Children of Paradise (Musical group)
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Folk music
          (lcsh) Folk-rock music
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Folk musicians
              (lcsh) Authors
                (lcsh) Editors
                  (lcsh) Folk singers
                    (lcsh) Composers
                      (lcsh) Guitarists
                        Radio host
                    • Additonal Related Forms

                      • us: Homespun Tapes
                      • us: New World Singers
                    • Sources

                      • found: Sally go round the moon, c1986: t.p. (guitar chords by Happy Traum)
                      • found: LC data base, 7-15-87 (hdg.: Traum, Happy)
                      • found: BL database, 4 Feb. 2002 (hdg.: Traum, Happy, 1938-)
                      • found: Oxford music online, August 14, 2014: Encylopedia of popular music (Traum, Happy; b. 1939; raised in the Bronx district of New York; formed a folk duo with his younger brother Artie; the Traums later formed a rock group, Children of Paradise, also featuring pianist Eric Kaz; Happy Traum has written several instruction books and recorded tapes for a home music study course)
                      • found: Wikipedia, August 14, 2014 (Happy Traum; born Harry Peter Traum, May 9, 1938, The Bronx, New York City; American folk musician; best known as one half of Happy and Artie Traum, a duo he began with his brother; later a solo artist and founder of Homespun Tapes, a company that makes and sells music lessons)
                      • found: Happy Traum WWW site, August 14, 2014: Biography (Happy Traum; folk singer, guitarist, and banjo player; member of the New World Singers, recording for Folkways and Atlantic in the early 1960s; author of Fingerpicking styles for guitar, the first of more than a dozen instruction books which documented the playing of the great traditional guitarists; songbook editor and editor of Sing Out! magazine for three years, starting in 1967; moved to Woodstock, NY in 1967, where he formed a folk duet with his brother Artie Traum; collaborated with Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg; host of Bring it on home on WAMC in Albany, NY; co-founder with his wife Jane of Homespun Tapes, offering music lessons on DVDs, CDs, books and downloads) {}
                      • found:, August 14, 2014 (Happy Traum; born May 9, 1938, in New York, NY; singer/songwriter based in Woodstock, New York who served as editor of Sing Out! magazine for three years and has run Homespun Tapes -- a company that sells instructional tapes for aspiring musicians narrated by well-known folk and rock artists -- for over 40 years; member of the New World Singers and formed a folk-rock band in the mid-'60s called the Children of Paradise with his brother Artie, Eric Kaz, and others)
                    • Change Notes

                      • 1987-07-15: new
                      • 2014-08-15: revised
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