The Little Sandy Review

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The Little Sandy Review was a fanzine devoted to folk music published by Paul Nelson (1936-2006 and Jon Pankake.

The Little Sandy Review was begun in 1960 as a pamphlet sized mimeographed publication, published in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. They were later joined by Barry Hansen, who was the Los Angeles editor. Thirty issues were released.

Contributors included writing by David Evans, Tony Glover and Alan Wilson, and photographs by Marina Bokelman and David Evans.

The fanzine was devoted to folk music legends such as Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, and Robert Pete Williams; the Harry Smith issued collection "Anthology of American Folk Music"; and newcomers such as Bob Dylan and the trio Koerner, Ray and Glover, and The New Lost City Ramblers. It was known for its disdain for commercial music and interest in traditional folk genres and performers.

It has been written of The Little Sandy Review that it ",, , first has to invent, essentially from scratch, the foundations of modern rock journalism." (David Lightbourne in The New Vulgate #4 July 29, 2009). In 1998, John Pankake won a Grammy Award for his essay in the liner notes for the reissue of Harry Smith's "Anthology of Anerican Folk Music". Paul Nelson went on to write for most of the well-known rock magazines of the 1960's.

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