Blowin' in the Wind

Blowin' in the Wind

by Chad Mitchell Trio
     
 

After two consecutive live albums, the Mitchell Trio returned to the studio for their next collection of folk tunes. After losing the battle with Peter, Paul & Mary to issue Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" as a single, the best Kapp Records could manage was to repackage subsequent issues of the In Action album as See more details below

Overview

After two consecutive live albums, the Mitchell Trio returned to the studio for their next collection of folk tunes. After losing the battle with Peter, Paul & Mary to issue Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" as a single, the best Kapp Records could manage was to repackage subsequent issues of the In Action album as Blowin' in the Wind to capitalize on the monstrously successful song (record labels continued to have In Action printed on them as the album title). It's easy to see why PP&M's version was chosen; it is much more passionate than the Mitchell Trio's, which is taken at a faster pace, highlighted by a folk banjo. The album starts off with a rousing bluegrass rendition of the traditional "Columbus Stockade Blues" (renamed "Leave Me If You Want To"). But after that, the atmosphere is more sedate, with side one dominated by the three-part madrigal-like "Story of Alice," co-written by Broadway's Jerry Bock (of Fiddler on the Roof fame) and Larry Holofcener. The group's now-obligatory political commentary tune was aimed at Texan Billy Sol Estes in "The Ides of Texas." Each trio member is featured on solo tunes: Mitchell on "Green Grow the Lilacs," Mike Kobluk on "Adios Mi Corazon" and Joe Frazier on "Me Voy Pa Bete." All in all, a satisfying album, but without the liveliness of their previous efforts.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/1997
Label:
Folk Era Records
UPC:
0045507331325
catalogNumber:
3313
Rank:
11527

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chad Mitchell Trio   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Chad Mitchell   Indexed Contributor,Primary Artist,Vocals,Soloist
Jakub Ander   Guitar
Norman Keenan   Bass
Michael Kobluk   Soloist
Bruce Langhorne   Guitar
Paul Prestopino   Guitar
Joe "Speedo" Frazier   Soloist
Bruce Langhorn   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Bob Bollard   Producer
Michael Kobluk   Arranger,Adaptation
Ernie Oelrich   Engineer
Milton Okun   Arranger,Director,Adaptation,Music Direction
Allan Shaw   Liner Notes
Chad Mitchell Trio   Arranger,Adaptation
Gillian McKean   Liner Notes
Vicki Vietzke   Graphic Design
Jesus del Choco   Composer
Allen Shaw   Liner Notes
Peter Perri   Cover Photo

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