Folk Music at Newport, Vol. 1

Folk Music at Newport, Vol. 1

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This is an album that grows on you gradually -- but only because it covers such a diverse collection of styles in the course of seventy minutes. The majority of the cuts on this album are being released for the first time, while all but one (the Kingston Trio's "M.T.A.," from 1959) are drawn from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. The recordings are of quite variable

Overview

This is an album that grows on you gradually -- but only because it covers such a diverse collection of styles in the course of seventy minutes. The majority of the cuts on this album are being released for the first time, while all but one (the Kingston Trio's "M.T.A.," from 1959) are drawn from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. The recordings are of quite variable quality -- a few sound positively raw. However, the lineup is quite interesting -- Joan Baez appears, of course, but in a duet with Donovan; other than Baez, you have Ian and Sylvia, Richard and Mimi Farina, the New Lost City Ramblers (with Eck Robertson and Cousin Emmy appearing on one cut apiece), Maybelle Carter, the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Bill Monroe, Mississippi John Hurt and many others. Compilation producer Mary Katherine Aldin has done a good job of balancing out the various styles, so the album does have a nice progression to it, as well as a nice dynamic (leading to the Kingston Trio providing the album's peak point). Aldin's notes on the performers are fairly brief, but provide snippets of interesting background. An excellent addition to Vanguard's Newport Folk Festival Classics series.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/1995
Label:
Vanguard Records
UPC:
0015707700726
catalogNumber:
77007
Rank:
333825

Tracks

  1. Seperation Blues
  2. Someday Soon
  3. Play One More
  4. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  5. Shady Grove
  6. The Woman I'm Loving, She's Taken My Appetite
  7. Danse de Blackberry Briar
  8. I Will Do My Last Singing in This Land Somewhere
  9. Gold Watch and Chain
  10. Wildwood Flower
  11. Forked Deer/Eighth of January
  12. A Swallow Song
  13. Milk 'Em in the Evening Blues
  14. Oh Mary, Don't You Weep
  15. Colours
  16. Free Little Bird
  17. The Sinking of the Titanic
  18. I'll Meet You in the Morning
  19. Sadie Green (The Vamp of New Orleans)
  20. Little Sadie
  21. Celebration for a Grey Day
  22. M.T.A.
  23. Candy Man
  24. I Got It

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mississippi John Hurt   Track Performer
Mance Lipscomb   Track Performer
Bill Monroe   Track Performer
Peter Rowan   Track Performer
Bill Keith   Track Performer
Joan Baez   Track Performer
Mimi Fariña   Track Performer
Ian & Sylvia   Track Performer
Kingston Trio   Track Performer
New Lost City Ramblers   Track Performer
Pete Seeger   Track Performer
Chambers Brothers   Track Performer
Donovan   Track Performer
Jim Rooney   Track Performer
Mother Maybelle Carter   Track Performer
Rev. Gary Davis   Guitar,Track Performer
Richard & Mimi Fariña   Track Performer
Lightnin' Hopkins   Track Performer
Tex Logan   Track Performer
Kirk McGee   Track Performer
Patrick Sky   Track Performer
Charles River Valley Boys   Track Performer
Cousin Emmy   Track Performer
Eck Robertson   Track Performer
Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band   Track Performer
Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys   Track Performer
Sam & Kirk McGee   Track Performer
Kathy & Carol   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Mississippi John Hurt   Contributor
Mance Lipscomb   Contributor
Bill Monroe   Contributor
Peter Rowan   Contributor
Bill Keith   Contributor
Joan Baez   Contributor
Mimi Fariña   Contributor
Ian & Sylvia   Contributor
Kingston Trio   Contributor
Jim Kweskin   Contributor
New Lost City Ramblers   Contributor
Pete Seeger   Contributor
Chambers Brothers   Contributor
Donovan   Composer,Contributor
Jim Rooney   Contributor
Sam McGee   Contributor
Mother Maybelle Carter   Contributor
Richard Fariña   Contributor
Mary Katherine Aldin   Liner Notes,Annotation
Rev. Gary Davis   Arranger,Adaptation
Lightnin' Hopkins   Contributor
Cyprien Landreneau   Contributor
Tex Logan   Contributor
Kirk McGee   Contributor
Patrick Sky   Contributor
Captain Jeff Zaraya   Engineer,Remixing
Charles River Valley Boys   Contributor
Eck Robertson   Contributor
Georgette Cartwright   Creative Services Coordinator
Joe Alper   Cover Photo
Kent Crawford   Executive Producer
Kathy & Carol   Contributor
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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