In the Wind: The Folk Music Collection

In the Wind: The Folk Music Collection

     
 
About six months after the release of the early-'60s folk boom satire film A Mighty Wind, along came this rather similarly titled collection of folk revival relics, most from the first half of the 1960s (though a few are from the mid- to late '50s, and a Woody Guthrie 1940s version of "This Land Is Your Land" leads off the disc).

Overview

About six months after the release of the early-'60s folk boom satire film A Mighty Wind, along came this rather similarly titled collection of folk revival relics, most from the first half of the 1960s (though a few are from the mid- to late '50s, and a Woody Guthrie 1940s version of "This Land Is Your Land" leads off the disc). Some of this stuff is indeed the sort of wholesome folk revival stuff lampooned in A Mighty Wind: the Kingston Trio ("A Worried Man"), the Brothers Four ("Greenfields"), the New Christy Minstrels ("Saturday Night"), the Limeliters ("John Henry, the Steel Driving Man"), and the Chad Mitchell Trio (a 1962 version of "Blowin' in the Wind" that predates Bob Dylan's release of the song). But this anthology's scope is broader than that, also including earthier, more venerated legends like Pete Seeger ("Where Have All the Flowers Gone"), Odetta ("He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"), Phil Ochs ("I'll Be There," recorded around 1963 but not issued until the late '80s), and Judy Collins (her pre-Byrds version of Seeger's "Turn! Turn! Turn!"). There are also the curious, nearly forgotten 1950s Top Ten hits by Vince Martin ("Cindy Oh Cindy") and the Tarriers ("Banana Boat Song," though Harry Belafonte's simultaneous hit version was much better). Of most interest to collectors, perhaps, are the more obscure tracks, including Hoyt Axton's 1962 version of his composition "Greenback Dollar" (covered for a hit by the Kingston Trio), Barry McGuire's 1963 solo single "One By One" (penned by Rod McKuen), and McKuen's own unfunny satire "Advice to Folk Singers." Overall, it's a reasonably solid roundup of some of the more popular folk revival songs and performers, though of course it's missing too many big names and hits to be anointed as the best single-disc best-of for the genre.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2003
Label:
Varese Fontana
UPC:
0030206642728
catalogNumber:
066427

Tracks

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Hoyt Axton   Composer
Erik Darling   Composer
Woody Guthrie   Composer
Phil Ochs   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Terry Gilkyson   Composer
Tom Glazer   Composer
Rod McKuen   Composer,Producer
Mark Abramson   Producer
Alan Arkin   Composer
Moses Asch   Engineer
Bob Bollard   Producer
Bob Carey   Composer
Voyle Gilmore   Producer
Dave Guard   Composer
Jac Holzman   Producer
David Hubert   Producer
Bob Morgan   Producer
Allan Shaw   Producer
Joseph F. Laredo   Liner Notes
Randy Sparks   Composer,Producer
Marty Wekser   Producer
Richard Dehr   Composer
Patrick Clancy   Producer
Frank Miller   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Kennard Ramsey   Composer
Bob Barron   Composer
Burt Long   Composer

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