October 20, 1935|
Lake Forest, Illinois
|Genres||Folk and roots music|
|Years active||1957 to present|
|Labels||Folkways Records, Folk-Legacy Records|
|Associated acts||The Folksmiths|
Joe Hickerson (born October 20, 1935 in Highland Park, Illinois) is a noted folk singer and songleader. A graduate of Oberlin College, for 35 years (1963–1998) he was Librarian and Director of the Archive of Folk Song at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress. Joe is known for bringing together the original Russian text and his own verses to create the basis for "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" in collaboration with Pete Seeger, and for participating in the first LP recording of "Kumbayah". He is currently active as a lecturer, researcher, and performer, especially in New York State, Michigan, and the Chicago area. As of 2013 he is living in Portland, Oregon.
- We've Got Some Singing To Do (1958) The Folksmiths, featuring Joe Hickerson Folkways Records F-2407
- Joe Hickerson With a Gathering of Friends (2001) Folk-Legacy Records
- Drive Dull Care Away (2002) Folk-Legacy Records
The Wobblies 1979 (song performer)
- "Alan Darco Celebrity Birthdays: Folk". Retrieved 2015-09-14.
- "Where Have All the Flowers gone? (Pete Seeger/Joe Hickerson) (1956-'60)". Archived from the original on December 18, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Ray M. Lawless (1965) Folksingers and Folksongs in America, p. 112-3, ISBN 0-313-23104-4.
- Kristin Baggelaar and Donald Milton (1976) Folk Music: More Than A Song, p. 175-6, ISBN 0-690-01159-8.
- Dave Marsh and John Swenson (1979) The Rolling Stone Record Guide, 1st ed., p. 171, ISBN 0-394-73535-8.
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