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Format: CD
Sku: 61011106
UPC: 093074011027
UPC 14: 00093074011027
Release Date: 7/27/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Pastures Of Plenty - Woody Guthrie ~ Various Artists
2. We Shall Overcome - Pete Seeger ~ Various Artists
3. Rock Island Line - Leadbelly ~ Various Artists
4. No More Auction Block - Paul Robeson ~ Various Artists
5. Deportees (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos) - Barbara Dane ~ Various Artists
6. John Henry - Doc Watson ~ Various Artists
7. John Hardy - Mike Seeger ~ Various Artists
8. Betty And Dupree - Brownie McGhee ~ Various Artists
9. Gallis Pole - Fred Gerlach ~ Various Artists
10. Polly Von - Paul Clayton ~ Various Artists
11. Butcher Boy - Peggy Seeger ~ Various Artists
12. Duncan And Brady - Dave Van Ronk ~ Various Artists
13. Railroad Bill - Hobart Smith ~ Various Artists
14. Wayfaring Stranger - Burl Ives ~ Various Artists
15. Big Rock Candy Mountain - Haywire Mac ~ Various Artists
16. Born 100,000 Years Ago - Cisco Houston ~ Various Artists
17. Sugar Babe, It's All Over Now - Mark Spoelstra ~ Various Artists
18. Changes - Phil Ochs ~ Various Artists
19. Black And White - Earl Robinson ~ Various Artists
20. Most Fair Beauty Bright - Jean Ritchie ~ Various Artists
21. Cielito Lindo - Pete Seeger ~ Various Artists
22. Tom Dooley - The New Lost City Ramblers ~ Various Artists
23. Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotten ~ Various Artists
24. Down on Me - Mary Pickney/Janie Hunter ~ Various Artists
25. This Train (Bound For Glory) - Big Bill Broonzy ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Cisco Houston, Dave Van Ronk, Doc Watson, Elizabeth Cotten, Fred Gerlach, Harry McClintock, Hobart Smith, John Cohen, Lead Belly, Mark Spoelstra, Paul Clayton, Peggy Seeger, Phil Ochs, Barbara Dane, Woody Guthrie, Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie McGhee, Burl Ives (vocals, guitar); Pete Seeger (vocals, 12-string guitar, banjo); Mike Seeger (vocals, banjo, fiddle); Earl Robinson (vocals, piano); Jan Hunter, Mary Pickney, Jean Ritchie, Paul Robeson (vocals); Arnold Watson (banjo); Gaither Carlton (fiddle).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Jeff Place.
Muze PNote Editor: Jacob Love.
Muze PNote Photographers: Diana Davies; Galen Lawson.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Huddie Ledbetter; Alan Lomax.
Muze PNote Moses Asch founded Folkways Records in 1948 with the express purpose of recording music on the margins of the music industry, where the freedom was greater and the risks were considerably less. Folkways became a sterling example of how to run an independent label, and everything Asch recorded continues to be available, thanks to the Smithsonian Institution music arm, which now handles the catalog along with the backlist of several other small labels (Monitor, Paredon, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Collector). This brings the Smithsonian album total to well over 3,000 titles, all of which are maintained in print, a truly amazing achievement. This sampler of that vast collection concentrates on the urban-based folksingers of the so-called folk revival, and as such, works as a companion volume to the more rural-centered compilation called Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways. There are easily a dozen gems here, including Woody Guthrie's "Pastures of Plenty" (a song about migrant workers set to the tune of "Pretty Polly"), Doc Watson's beautifully archaic version of "John Henry" (with his brother Arnold Watson on banjo and father-in-law Gaither Carlton on fiddle), Jean Ritchie's airy dulcimer work on "Most Fair Beauty Bright," Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten's childhood composition "Freight Train," and a tender and innocent-sounding version of "Changes" by Phil Ochs. Obviously this is but the barest tip of the Smithsonian Folkways iceberg, but as a sampler, it features a diverse array of interpretations and approaches to American vernacular music. ~ Steve Leggett

Producer: Jeff Place (Compilation)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/04/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 40110
Music Label Name Label : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093074011027

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