Folk Hits of the '60s

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All Music Guide - Steve "Spaz" Schnee
The folk scene of the '60s is often portrayed as self-indulgent and lacking in the humor department. Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and Tim Buckley certainly didn't come across as ideal candidates for a Laugh-In walk on! These guys were serious artists with serious things to say -- and things to protest against, too. But there actually was a much lighter side to the folk scene of the '60s, although the artists involved are largely forgotten. When actor/writer/director Christopher Guest and friends poked fun at the scene in the 2003 film A Mighty Wind, it made it easier to appreciate the music again. Possibly inspired by the critical success of the film, this compilation ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve "Spaz" Schnee
The folk scene of the '60s is often portrayed as self-indulgent and lacking in the humor department. Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and Tim Buckley certainly didn't come across as ideal candidates for a Laugh-In walk on! These guys were serious artists with serious things to say -- and things to protest against, too. But there actually was a much lighter side to the folk scene of the '60s, although the artists involved are largely forgotten. When actor/writer/director Christopher Guest and friends poked fun at the scene in the 2003 film A Mighty Wind, it made it easier to appreciate the music again. Possibly inspired by the critical success of the film, this compilation shows the lighter side of folk, with nice melodies, wonderful harmonies, and little dab of bubblegum thrown in for good measure. There are a few influential tracks that were recorded before the '60s Harry Belafonte's "Day-O" and Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land," to name a few, but the rest of the tracks are cut from the commercially viable cloth, and they fit like a glove! Judy Collins' "Both Sides Now," the Rooftop Singers' "Walk Right In," Bobby Darin's "If I Were a Carpenter," and Gale Garnett's "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" are bona fide folk classics that can brighten up a dark day in hell. This may be folk, but it's also about feeling, and these songs feel good! Not convinced? Then just dig the Sandpipers' "Guantanamera," the Tokens' "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," and Trini Lopez's "If I Had a Hammer" for proof! Protest songs? We don't need no stinkin' protest songs!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/12/2003
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • UPC: 826663021622
  • Catalog Number: 30216
  • Sales rank: 7,864

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Land Is Your Land (2:13)
  2. 2 Both Sides Now (3:15)
  3. 3 We'll Sing in the Sunshine (2:57)
  4. 4 Don't Let the Rain Come Down (2:45)
  5. 5 Baby the Rain Must Fall (2:20)
  6. 6 Day-O (3:04)
  7. 7 Guantanamera - The Sandpipers (3:14)
  8. 8 The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (2:42)
  9. 9 Tom Dooley (3:06)
  10. 10 If I Were a Carpenter (2:21)
  11. 11 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (2:56)
  12. 12 If I Had a Hammer (2:55)
  13. 13 You Were on My Mind (2:37)
  14. 14 Green, Green (2:10)
  15. 15 There But for Fortune (3:12)
  16. 16 Greenfields - The Brothers Four (3:03)
  17. 17 Lemon Tree (2:45)
  18. 18 Walk Right In (2:35)
  19. 19 Washington Square (2:43)
  20. 20 Goodnight Irene - The Weavers (3:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joan Baez Soprano (Vocal)
Judy Collins Soprano (Vocal)
Woody Guthrie Vocals
Harry Belafonte Vocals
Trini Lopez Vocals
Bobby Darin Vocals
We Five Vocal Harmony
Glenn Yarbrough Vocals
Gale Garnett Vocals
Serendipity Singers Ensemble
The Village Stompers Band
Technical Credits
Lead Belly Composer
The Brothers Four Vocal Group
Erik Darling Composer
Woody Guthrie Composer
Tim Hardin Composer
Phil Ochs Composer
Rooftop Singers Vocal Group
Pete Seeger Composer, Music Adaptations
The Weavers Vocal Group
Elmer Bernstein Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Joni Mitchell Composer
Barry McGuire Composer
Will Holt Composer
The Tokens Vocal Group
Gus Cannon Composer
Gale Garnett Composer
Terry Gilkyson Composer
Alan Lomax Arranger, Composer, Adaptation
Luigi Creatore Composer
Sylvia Fricker Composer
Lee Hays Composer
John A. Lomax Arranger, Composer, Adaptation
Hugo Peretti Composer
E. Miller Composer
David Shire Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Hosea Woods Composer
Ernie Sheldon Composer
Randy Sparks Composer
Ersel Hickey Composer
Irving Burgie Composer
David Gorman Art Direction
Pat Kraus Mastering
José Martí Poetry
Willard Hooker Svanoe Composer
Héctor Angulo Lyric Editing
William Attaway Composer
Richard Dehr Composer
Frank Warner Arranger, Composer, Adaptation
Frank Miller Composer
Bob Goldstein Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This was fun!

    My husband got me this CD for my birthday because I had said I liked a particular song that he could only find on this collection. It was great fun to hear these songs again, and I've uploaded them to my MP3 player. It's nostalgic, and easy listening, and the sound quality was good. Thanks !

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