Let Freedom Ring-This Land Is Your La (Live) CD (2003)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview


Label Vanguard Records
SKU 60594871
UPC 015707973120
UPC 14 00015707973120
Format CD
Release Date 4/8/2003
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
CatalogID 9731
Lable Name Vanguard
Released 04/08/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00015707973120
Album Notes and Credits
Compilation producers: Tom Vickers, Billy Altman.
Recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival.
While everyone doesn't agree on what patriotism means, even left-leaning folksingers celebrate the promises of America. Promises, however, sometimes fall short. So if singers like Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, and Cisco Houston point out America's shortcomings in protest songs, they don't consider themselves unpatriotic: they're only reminding Americans of their original principals. Let Freedom Sing travels back to the early-to-mid '60s, the golden age of the protest song, for the majority of its material. Since Vanguard signed so many top folk acts during the time, the major voices from the era are represented here. There's a live take of Dylan singing "Playboys and Playgirls" with Pete Seeger and a live, acapella version of Baez singing "Oh Freedom." Patrick Sky and Buffy Sainte-Marie weigh in on Native-American rights on the "Ballad of Ira Hayes" and "Now That the Buffalo's Gone" respectively. While most of this collection is rather somber, Mimi & Richard Farina's "House Un-American Blues Activity Dream" and the Chad Mitchell Trio's "The John Birch Society" offer a slight reprieve. Two Woody Guthrie classics get overhauled by Houston ("Deportee") and Ramblin' Jack Elliott ("1913 Massacre"), while the Weavers sing the rousing "Which Side Are You On?" This is an excellent collection that entertains while reminding Americans that there are many types of patriotism. ~ sql=Ack9ks32wa3xg
Disc 1
1 I Ain't Marching Anymore - Phil Ochs
2 There But For Fortune - Phil OChs
3 Playboys And Playgirls - Bob Dylan/Pete Seeger
4 Blowing In The Wind - Bob Dylan
5 Oh Freedom - Joan Baez
6 Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, A - Joan Baez
7 Which Side Are You On? - The Weavers
8 Miner's Life - The Weavers
9 Ballad Of Ira Hayes - Patrick Sky
10 Thirsty Boots - Eric Andersen
11 Carry It On - Judy Collins
12 House Un-American Blues Activity Dream - Mimi & Richard Farina
13 Death Of Stephen Biko, The - Tom Paxton
14 John Birch Society, The - Chad Mitchell Trio
15 Now That the Buffalo's Gone - Buffy Sainte-Marie
16 1913 Massacre - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
17 Deportee - Cisco Houston
18 No More Auction Block For Me - Odetta
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