Vanguard: roots Of Folk CD - Various Artists (2002)

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Label Vanguard Records
SKU 60564117
UPC 015707020329
UPC 14 00015707020329
Format CD
Release Date 8/13/2002
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Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Producer Tom Vickers (Compilation)
CatalogID 203/05-2
Lable Name Vanguard
Released 08/13/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 3
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Mono
Studio/Live Mixed
UPC 00015707020329
Album Notes and Credits
Vanguard was one of the leading folk labels of the 1960s, due both to its own studio releases and its anthologies of performances from the Newport Folk Festivals. This is a three-CD set of Vanguard material from that era, encompassing live and studio tracks by many of the major icons of the time. The list is pretty amazing, in fact: the Weavers, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Doc Watson, Elizabeth Cotten, Buffy Sainte-Marie, the Kingston Trio, Mimi and Richard Fari¤a, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ian & Sylvia, Mississippi John Hurt, Dave Van Ronk, Skip James, Reverend Gary Davis, Son House, and John Lee Hooker make up only a portion of the lineup. It's divided into thematic discs that make sense and make the package more listenable, with "Roots of Folk" concentrating on the more traditional folk revivalists; "Singers & Songwriters" on the more contemporary folk-based performers, including a little folk-rock and even teetering on the edge of psychedelia with Country Joe & the Fish's "Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag"; and "Folk Blues," focusing on acoustic blues for the most part, though there are also some electric tracks by the likes of the Chambers Brothers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band (and an odd collaboration between Pete Seeger, Willie Dixon, and Lafayette Leake on "Midnight Special"). A few of the selections are quite well-known classics, like Judy Collins' version of "Turn, Turn, Turn" (a live one, not the Elektra studio recording), Buffy Sainte-Marie's "The Universal Soldier," Mimi and Richard Fari¤a's "Pack up Your Sorrow," Elizabeth Cotten's "Freight Train," the Weavers' "If I Had a Hammer," Eric Andersen's "Violets of Dawn," the Rooftop Singers' number one single "Walk Right In," Donovan's "Catch the Wind" (a live duet with Joan Baez), Tom Paxton's "Ramblin' Boy," Mississippi John Hurt's "Candy Man," and Skip James' "I'm So Glad." There's also room for some interesting lesser-known names and performances, like Sandy Bull's "Little Maggie" and the Chambers Brothers' live covers of "People Get Ready" and "See Rider," though Joan Baez and Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" demonstrates that their live duets were more cultural events than musical milestones. The big drawback to this set? Unbelievably, the annotation provides no original release or recording dates, which is especially vexing given that a bunch of these are live. That leaves even experts to guess as to when and even possibly where much of this was recorded, though it's safe to say that most or all of the live cuts are from the Newport Folk Festivals. ~ Richie Unterberger
Disc 1
1 Joe Hillk - Paul Robeson,Universal Soldier, The - Buffy Sainte-Marie,Candy Man - Mississippi John Hurt
2 Irene - Leon Bibb,Violets of Dawn - Eric Andersen,I'm So Glad - Skip James
3 Kumbaya - The Weavers,M.T.a. - The Kingston Trio,Seventh Son - John Hammond
4 This Land is Your Land - Cisco Houston,Walk Right In - Rooftop Singers,Rambling Round Your City - Odetta
5 Roll On Buddy - Ramblin' Jack Elliott,Catch the Wind - Donovan/Joan Baez,Samson and Delilah - Rev. Gary Davis
6 Another Man Done Gone - Odetta,Pack Up Your Sorrows - Mimi/Richard Fari¤a,Cocaine - Dave Van Ronk
7 Turn, Turn, Turn - Judy Collins,It Ain't Me Babe - Joan Baez/Bob Dylan,Empire State Express - Son House
8 If I Had a Hammer - The Weavers,People Get Ready - The Chambers Brothers,San Francisco Bay Blues - Jesse Fuller
9 Donna Donna - Joan Baez,I Ain't Marchin' Anymore - Phil Ochs,Baby Please Don't Go - Lightnin' Hopkins
10 Battle, The - Jimmie Driftwood,Ramblin' Boy - Tom Paxton,See See Rider - The Chambers Brothers
11 Amazing Grace - Clarence Ashley/Doc Watson,Mr. Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker,Walkin' Blues - Muddy Waters
12 It Takes a Worried Man - Mother Maybelle Carter,Many a Mile - Patrick Sky,Drink Muddy Water - Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee
13 Little Maggie - Sandy Bull,Early Morning Rain - Sylvia,Great Fire of Natachez - John Lee Hooker
14 Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotten,Jug Band Music - Geoff Muldaur/Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band,Midnight Special - Lafayette Leake/Pete Seeger/Willie Dixon
15 Tom Dooley - Doc Watson,Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag - Country Joe McDonald/The Fish,Blues With a Feeling - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Disc 2
1 Joe Hillk - Paul Robeson,Universal Soldier, The - Buffy Sainte-Marie,Candy Man - Mississippi John Hurt
2 Irene - Leon Bibb,Violets of Dawn - Eric Andersen,I'm So Glad - Skip James
3 Kumbaya - The Weavers,M.T.a. - The Kingston Trio,Seventh Son - John Hammond
4 This Land is Your Land - Cisco Houston,Walk Right In - Rooftop Singers,Rambling Round Your City - Odetta
5 Roll On Buddy - Ramblin' Jack Elliott,Catch the Wind - Donovan/Joan Baez,Samson and Delilah - Rev. Gary Davis
6 Another Man Done Gone - Odetta,Pack Up Your Sorrows - Mimi/Richard Fari¤a,Cocaine - Dave Van Ronk
7 Turn, Turn, Turn - Judy Collins,It Ain't Me Babe - Joan Baez/Bob Dylan,Empire State Express - Son House
8 If I Had a Hammer - The Weavers,People Get Ready - The Chambers Brothers,San Francisco Bay Blues - Jesse Fuller
9 Donna Donna - Joan Baez,I Ain't Marchin' Anymore - Phil Ochs,Baby Please Don't Go - Lightnin' Hopkins
10 Battle, The - Jimmie Driftwood,Ramblin' Boy - Tom Paxton,See See Rider - The Chambers Brothers
11 Amazing Grace - Clarence Ashley/Doc Watson,Mr. Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker,Walkin' Blues - Muddy Waters
12 It Takes a Worried Man - Mother Maybelle Carter,Many a Mile - Patrick Sky,Drink Muddy Water - Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee
13 Little Maggie - Sandy Bull,Early Morning Rain - Sylvia,Great Fire of Natachez - John Lee Hooker
14 Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotten,Jug Band Music - Geoff Muldaur/Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band,Midnight Special - Lafayette Leake/Pete Seeger/Willie Dixon
15 Tom Dooley - Doc Watson,Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag - Country Joe McDonald/The Fish,Blues With a Feeling - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Disc 3
1 Joe Hillk - Paul Robeson,Universal Soldier, The - Buffy Sainte-Marie,Candy Man - Mississippi John Hurt
2 Irene - Leon Bibb,Violets of Dawn - Eric Andersen,I'm So Glad - Skip James
3 Kumbaya - The Weavers,M.T.a. - The Kingston Trio,Seventh Son - John Hammond
4 This Land is Your Land - Cisco Houston,Walk Right In - Rooftop Singers,Rambling Round Your City - Odetta
5 Roll On Buddy - Ramblin' Jack Elliott,Catch the Wind - Donovan/Joan Baez,Samson and Delilah - Rev. Gary Davis
6 Another Man Done Gone - Odetta,Pack Up Your Sorrows - Mimi/Richard Fari¤a,Cocaine - Dave Van Ronk
7 Turn, Turn, Turn - Judy Collins,It Ain't Me Babe - Joan Baez/Bob Dylan,Empire State Express - Son House
8 If I Had a Hammer - The Weavers,People Get Ready - The Chambers Brothers,San Francisco Bay Blues - Jesse Fuller
9 Donna Donna - Joan Baez,I Ain't Marchin' Anymore - Phil Ochs,Baby Please Don't Go - Lightnin' Hopkins
10 Battle, The - Jimmie Driftwood,Ramblin' Boy - Tom Paxton,See See Rider - The Chambers Brothers
11 Amazing Grace - Clarence Ashley/Doc Watson,Mr. Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker,Walkin' Blues - Muddy Waters
12 It Takes a Worried Man - Mother Maybelle Carter,Many a Mile - Patrick Sky,Drink Muddy Water - Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee
13 Little Maggie - Sandy Bull,Early Morning Rain - Sylvia,Great Fire of Natachez - John Lee Hooker
14 Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotten,Jug Band Music - Geoff Muldaur/Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band,Midnight Special - Lafayette Leake/Pete Seeger/Willie Dixon
15 Tom Dooley - Doc Watson,Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag - Country Joe McDonald/The Fish,Blues With a Feeling - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

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