Bleecker Street: Greenwich Village in the 1960's

Bleecker Street: Greenwich Village in the 1960's

     
 
The stage is set for an evocative and loving tribute to the days of New York's Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene as Jonatha Brooke explores the early morning stillness of "Bleecker Street," first performed by Simon and Garfunkel. With thoughtful covers and inspired performances, this glowing compilation (produced by songwriter

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The stage is set for an evocative and loving tribute to the days of New York's Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene as Jonatha Brooke explores the early morning stillness of "Bleecker Street," first performed by Simon and Garfunkel. With thoughtful covers and inspired performances, this glowing compilation (produced by songwriter Peter Gallway) passes the torch from the first folk revival to today's crop of singer/songwriters. In the 1960s, Bleecker Street was a crossroads, a mecca, a meeting place for artists making a new folk music of vibrant political and personal statements. Bob Dylan, John Sebastian, Phil Ochs, Judy Collins, and others swapped tunes and stories along the street while building a path for future generations. In the '90s, a new generation takes their work to heart. Marshall Crenshaw offers one of Dylan's more personal songs, "My Back Pages," while Loudon Wainwright III and Iris Dement team up to revisit Richard and Mimi Fari&ntilda;a's "Pack Up Your Sorrows." Thirty years lends perspective to Eric Anderson's vignette of the weary political crusaders of the era, "Thirsty Boots," insightfully delivered by John Gorka, while Paul Brady catches the optimism of the times in "Let's Get Together." Chrissie Hynde, Patty Larkin, and Beth Nielsen Chapman are among those who continue, in Dylan's lyric, to "use my ideas as maps" and reimagine these classics for a new audience.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Bleecker Street: Greenwich Village in the '60s traces and tributes the bohemian Mecca's part in the emergence of singer/songwriters and the folk revival during the '60s. The initial passion and sense of discovery in this music remains undimmed, as politically and emotionally conscious songs by Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Tim Buckley, Judy Collins, and Paul Simon are reinterpreted by contemporary artists like Chrissie Hynde, Ron Sexsmith, Beth Nielsen Chapman, and many others.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/25/1999
Label:
Astor Place Records
UPC:
0706881401225
catalogNumber:
4012

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beth Nielsen Chapman   Track Performer
Iris DeMent   Track Performer
John Gorka   Track Performer
Patty Larkin   Track Performer
Loudon Wainwright   Track Performer
Paul Brady   Track Performer
John Cale   Track Performer
Marshall Crenshaw   Track Performer
Jules Shear   Track Performer
Suzanne Vega   Track Performer
Black 47   Track Performer
Curtis Stigers   Track Performer
Jonatha Brooke   Track Performer
Chrissie Hynde   Track Performer
Larry Kirwan   Track Performer
Suzzy Roche   Track Performer
Ron Sexsmith   Track Performer
Maggie Roche   Track Performer
Cry Cry Cry   Track Performer
Instrumental   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Eric Andersen   Composer
Leonard Cohen   Composer
Judy Collins   Composer
Tim Hardin   Composer
Phil Ochs   Composer
Tom Paxton   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
Tim Buckley   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
John Sebastian   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Richard Fariña   Composer
Peter Gallway   Producer
Stewart Lerman   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Steuart Smith   Arranger,Producer
Carla Leighton   Art Direction
Steve Plotnicki   Executive Producer
Pauline Marden   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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