Folk Essentials

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
CEMA Special Markets' Folk Essentials might not take its "folk" genre too literally, but it's an entertaining collection nonetheless. There's a world of difference between Leadbelly "Rock Island Line" and the Stone Poneys "Different Drum", but they're here, along with the Kingston Trio "Tom Dooley", Burl Ives "The Irish Rover", Fred Neil "Green Rocky Road", the Highwaymen "Michael", Gordon Lightfoot "Ribbon of Darkness" and John Denver "Four Strong Winds". The mix of folk-pop, folk revival, shanties, folk-rock and traditional folk might be a little haphazard, but it makes for an entertaining listen, especially for a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
CEMA Special Markets' Folk Essentials might not take its "folk" genre too literally, but it's an entertaining collection nonetheless. There's a world of difference between Leadbelly "Rock Island Line" and the Stone Poneys "Different Drum", but they're here, along with the Kingston Trio "Tom Dooley", Burl Ives "The Irish Rover", Fred Neil "Green Rocky Road", the Highwaymen "Michael", Gordon Lightfoot "Ribbon of Darkness" and John Denver "Four Strong Winds". The mix of folk-pop, folk revival, shanties, folk-rock and traditional folk might be a little haphazard, but it makes for an entertaining listen, especially for a budget-priced collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/1/1995
  • Label: Emi Special Products
  • UPC: 724381835142
  • Catalog Number: 18351

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tom Dooley (3:03)
  2. 2 The Irish Rover (3:09)
  3. 3 Green Rocky Road (3:39)
  4. 4 Ballad of the Alamo (2:49)
  5. 5 Rock Island Line (2:54)
  6. 6 Different Drum (2:38)
  7. 7 Michael (2:46)
  8. 8 Ribbon of Darkness (2:40)
  9. 9 Four Strong Winds (4:25)
  10. 10 Little Maggie - The Stonemans (2:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lead Belly Track Performer
Burl Ives Track Performer
The Kingston Trio Track Performer
Gordon Lightfoot Track Performer
Fred Neil Track Performer
John Denver Track Performer
Linda Ronstadt Track Performer
Stone Poneys Track Performer
The Highwaymen Track Performer
Bud & Travis Track Performer
The Stonemans Track Performer
Technical Credits
Lead Belly Composer
Ian Tyson Composer
Michael Nesmith Composer
Alan Lomax Composer
Frank Warner Composer
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