Greatest Folksingers of the '60s

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Not only was Maynard Solomon's Vanguard Records one of the major folk labels of the '60s having the prescience to pick up Joan Baez early on, and then recording the cream of the singer/songwriters thereafter, it also had the rights to record and release material from the Newport Folk Festival, giving it access to several artists who were not signed to the label. As a result, this double-packet compilation features songs by nearly every major folk figure of the decade, from the Weavers to José Feliciano, with Vanguard artists such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Eric Andersen, and Odetta sharing space with Elektra's Phil Ochs and Judy Collins, and Columbia's Bob Dylan. Listen to...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Not only was Maynard Solomon's Vanguard Records one of the major folk labels of the '60s having the prescience to pick up Joan Baez early on, and then recording the cream of the singer/songwriters thereafter, it also had the rights to record and release material from the Newport Folk Festival, giving it access to several artists who were not signed to the label. As a result, this double-packet compilation features songs by nearly every major folk figure of the decade, from the Weavers to José Feliciano, with Vanguard artists such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Eric Andersen, and Odetta sharing space with Elektra's Phil Ochs and Judy Collins, and Columbia's Bob Dylan. Listen to this one record and you'll know what the '60s folk revival sounded like.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707171823
  • Catalog Number: 17/18
  • Sales rank: 114,959

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Were on My Mind (2:49)
  2. 2 Now That the Buffalo's Gone - Buffy Sainte-Marie (2:50)
  3. 3 Walk Right In (2:35)
  4. 4 East Virginia (3:43)
  5. 5 John Henry (3:14)
  6. 6 Pack up Your Sorrows (3:01)
  7. 7 There But for Fortune (2:15)
  8. 8 Violets of Dawn - Eric Andersen (3:49)
  9. 9 Sitting on Top of the World - Doc Watson (2:39)
  10. 10 Crazy Words-Crazy Tune (2:03)
  11. 11 Candy Man (2:54)
  12. 12 Erie Canal - The Weavers (2:17)
  13. 13 Greenland Whale Fisheries (4:00)
  14. 14 Well, Well, Well - Bob Gibson (3:40)
  15. 15 Ramblin' Boy (4:01)
  16. 16 La Bamba (2:46)
  17. 17 Salty Dog Blues - Flatt & Scruggs (1:55)
  18. 18 Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan (3:17)
  19. 19 I Wish I Had Answered (2:46)
  20. 20 I Got It (2:28)
  21. 21 The Whistling Gypsy (3:46)
  22. 22 Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms (2:53)
  23. 23 Paper of Pins - Oscar Brand (1:51)
  24. 24 East Virginia Blues - Pete Seeger (2:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Butterfield Track Performer
John Hammond Jr. Track Performer
Mississippi John Hurt Track Performer
Odetta Track Performer
Flatt & Scruggs Track Performer
Doc Watson Track Performer
Eric Andersen Track Performer
Joan Baez Track Performer
Theodore Bikel Track Performer
Oscar Brand Track Performer
Hamilton Camp Track Performer
Judy Collins Track Performer
Mimi Fariña Track Performer
Bob Gibson Track Performer
Cisco Houston Track Performer
Ian & Sylvia Track Performer
Jim Kweskin Track Performer
The New Lost City Ramblers Track Performer
Phil Ochs Track Performer
Tom Paxton Track Performer
Jean Ritchie Track Performer
Rooftop Singers Track Performer
Buffy Sainte-Marie Track Performer
Peggy Seeger Track Performer
Pete Seeger Track Performer
The Weavers Track Performer
José Feliciano Track Performer
The Chambers Brothers Track Performer
Bob Dylan Track Performer
The Staple Singers Track Performer
Country Joe & the Fish Track Performer
Friends Track Performer
Tommy Makem Track Performer
Debbie Green Guitar
Richard Fariña Track Performer
Ramblin' Jack Elliott Track Performer
Fred Hellerman Guitar
Bill Lee Bass
Technical Credits
Mississippi John Hurt Composer
Bob Gibson Composer
Walter Vinson Composer
Richard Fariña Composer
A.P. Carter Composer
Lonnie Chatmon Composer
Ronnie Gilbert Composer
Lee Hays Composer
Fred Hellerman Composer
Maynard Solomon Producer
Ralph Rinzler Musical Supervision
Odetta Felious Gordon Arranger, Adaptation
Wiley Morris Composer
Zeke Morris Composer
Bob Camp Composer
Pauline Marden Composer
Patrick McGuire Composer
Traditional Composer
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