Make It Your Sound, Make It Your Scene: Vanguard Records & the 1960s Musical Revolution

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Begun in 1950 by brothers Maynard & Seymour Solomon, Vanguard Records was initially a classical label, although it issued some two-dozen jazz recordings between 1953 and 1958 under the direction of John Hammond. The brothers weren't as much interested in the commercial side of the record business as they were interested in presenting and archiving American musical history, and they had standards. When they signed blacklisted artists Paul Robeson and the Weavers in the mid-'50s, they garnered the respect of the emerging folk scene, putting the label in a wonderful position to document the urban folk and blues revivals that broke through to new commercial levels just as...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Begun in 1950 by brothers Maynard & Seymour Solomon, Vanguard Records was initially a classical label, although it issued some two-dozen jazz recordings between 1953 and 1958 under the direction of John Hammond. The brothers weren't as much interested in the commercial side of the record business as they were interested in presenting and archiving American musical history, and they had standards. When they signed blacklisted artists Paul Robeson and the Weavers in the mid-'50s, they garnered the respect of the emerging folk scene, putting the label in a wonderful position to document the urban folk and blues revivals that broke through to new commercial levels just as the '60s opened. Not only did Vanguard issue live albums of the Newport Folk Festivals, the label had also assembled an impressive catalog of young, cutting-edge folk singers, including Joan Baez, Patrick Sky, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ian & Sylvia, Richard & Mimi Fariña, Hedy West, the Rooftop Singers, Eric Andersen, and many others, and had also issued important albums from blues rediscoveries Skip James and Mississippi John Hurt, made forays into bluegrass, and released Doc Watson's first LPs, all of which made Vanguard the most successful of the folk and blues labels of the '60s. Later in the decade the label tried its hand at rock, signing and issuing fine albums by Country Joe & the Fish and the Frost, although it is as a folk label that Vanguard's reputation rests. This four-disc set provides an in-depth survey of the breadth of Vanguard's catalog, and also serves as a sort of musical journey through the cultural shifts and changes of the '60s. The '70s weren't as kind to Vanguard as the '60s were, and the label was sold to the Welk Music Group in 1985, undergoing a kind of resurgence with albums from John Fogerty, Greg Laswell, Merle Haggard, Chris Isaak, Linda Ronstadt, Robert Cray' and others, but Vanguard's '60s catalog continues to be the label's defining jewel. This set shows why.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2012
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667000925
  • Catalog Number: 6700092
  • Sales rank: 170,236

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm So Glad - Skip James (1:56)
  2. 2 Done Got Wise - Big Bill Broonzy (2:33)
  3. 3 Stagolee - Mississippi John Hurt (5:37)
  4. 4 Gospel Train - Golden Gate Quartet (2:09)
  5. 5 Oh Mary, Don't You Weep - The Swan Silvertones (4:01)
  6. 6 The Prodigal Son - Robert Wilkins (9:38)
  7. 7 Bosco Stomp - Revon Reid (2:18)
  8. 8 Blues is a Botheration - Otis Spann (4:02)
  9. 9 Too Much Alcohol - J.B. Hutto & The Hawks (2:32)
  10. 10 Blues After Hours - Pee Wee Crayton (3:40)
  11. 11 I Can't Be Satisfied - Duane Allman (3:16)
  12. 12 Whats the Matter With the Mill - Koerner, Ray & Glover (2:17)
  13. 13 Cocaine - Dave Van Ronk (3:47)
  14. 14 Samson and Delilah - Rev. Gary Davis (3:39)
  15. 15 Cotton Crop Blues - James Cotton (2:22)
  16. 16 Clay's Tune - Charlie Musselwhite (5:11)
  17. 17 I Can't Quit You Babe - Otis Rush (3:17)
  18. 18 You Lied To Me - Junior Wells (3:28)
  19. 19 Fever - Buddy Guy (4:57)
  20. 20 Ball and Chain - Big Mama Thornton (7:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Deep River Blues - Doc Watson (3:11)
  2. 2 Hello Stranger - Mike Seeger (2:44)
  3. 3 House Carpenter - Almeda Riddle (7:24)
  4. 4 500 Miles - Hedy West (2:41)
  5. 5 Little Glass of Wine - The Stanley Brothers (3:57)
  6. 6 Going Down This Road Feeling Bad - The Watson Family (2:13)
  7. 7 Stewball - John Herald (2:34)
  8. 8 This Land is Your Land - The Weavers (2:45)
  9. 9 Pretty Boy Floyd - Cisco Houston (3:30)
  10. 10 Walk Right In - Rooftop Singers (2:36)
  11. 11 The Rocky Road To Dublin - Liam Clancy (2:16)
  12. 12 Jug of Punch - The Clancy Brothers (2:59)
  13. 13 The Leaves That Are Green - The Country Gentlemen (1:49)
  14. 14 Walls of Time - Peter Rowan (4:16)
  15. 15 Where Have All the Flowers Gone? - Pete Seeger (2:20)
  16. 16 Anger In the Land - Hedy West (3:32)
  17. 17 There But For Fortune - Phil Ochs (2:13)
  18. 18 Thirsty Boots - Eric Andersen (5:55)
  19. 19 The Last Thing On My Mind - Tom Paxton (2:47)
  20. 20 San Francisco Bay Blues - Jesse Fuller (2:48)
  21. 21 Roll On Buddy - Clarence White (1:55)
  22. 22 Hard, Ain't It Hard - The Kingston Trio (3:07)
  23. 23 Many a Mile - Patrick Sky (3:14)
Disc 3
  1. 1 North Country Blues - Bob Dylan (4:24)
  2. 2 Farewell, Angelina - Joan Baez (3:17)
  3. 3 Early Morning Rain - Ian & Sylvia (4:00)
  4. 4 Reflections In a Crystal Wind - Richard & Mimi Fariña (3:33)
  5. 5 Driving On Bald Mountain - Odetta (6:58)
  6. 6 Four Strong Winds - Ian & Sylvia (3:30)
  7. 7 Mobile Line - Jim Kweskin (3:28)
  8. 8 Dope Again - Serpent Power (0:50)
  9. 9 I-Feel-Like-Im-Fixin-To-Die Rag - Country Joe & the Fish (3:47)
  10. 10 Gotta Be Juicy (or It Ain't Love) - Sandy Bull (5:12)
  11. 11 Down In the Basement - Notes from the Underground (2:19)
  12. 12 Negative Dreamer Girl - Circus Maximus (2:45)
  13. 13 Rock and Roll Music - The Frost (2:49)
  14. 14 Cristo Redentor - Harvey Mandel (3:21)
  15. 15 Nobody Blues - Serpent Power (3:52)
  16. 16 Born In Chicago - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (4:07)
  17. 17 Easy Does It - Sandy Bull (9:22)
  18. 18 Janis - Country Joe & the Fish (2:38)
  19. 19 Sweet Lady Love - The Frost (3:04)
  20. 20 Lonely Man - Circus Maximus (2:05)
Disc 4
  1. 1 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Joan Baez (3:22)
  2. 2 Hobo's Lullabye - Gary & Randy Scruggs (3:53)
  3. 3 Dueling Banjos - The Dillards (2:14)
  4. 4 Shell Game - Jerry Jeff Walker (3:45)
  5. 5 Get Your Biscuits In the Oven and Your Buns In the Bed - Kinky Friedman (2:27)
  6. 6 I'm a Woman - Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band (3:54)
  7. 7 March! For Martin Luther King - John Fahey (3:42)
  8. 8 The Death of Stephen Biko - Tom Paxton (3:54)
  9. 9 Here I Go Again - Country Joe & the Fish (3:27)
  10. 10 You Should Be More Careful - Elizabeth (4:06)
  11. 11 Soldier Blue - Buffy Sainte-Marie (3:19)
  12. 12 Sold American - Kinky Friedman (3:18)
  13. 13 Sail - Oregon (4:31)
  14. 14 Rene's Theme - John McLaughlin (4:09)
  15. 15 Commemorative Transfiguration and Communion At Magruder Park - John Fahey (6:01)
  16. 16 Morning Song To Sally - Jerry Jeff Walker (4:25)
  17. 17 She Used To Want To Be a Ballerina - Buffy Sainte-Marie (2:17)
  18. 18 A Nickels Worth of Bennys Help - The 31st of February (4:25)
  19. 19 Wish I Was a Punk - Notes from the Underground (2:39)
  20. 20 Kiss My Ass - Country Joe McDonald (3:12)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Big Bill Broonzy Composer
Leroy Carr Composer
Willie Dixon Composer
Jesse Fuller Composer
Mississippi John Hurt Arranger
Roosevelt Sykes Composer
Bill Monroe Composer
Peter Rowan Composer
Ralph Stanley Composer
Ian Tyson Composer
Doc Watson Arranger
Eric Andersen Composer
Kinky Friedman Composer
Woody Guthrie Composer
Gordon Lightfoot Composer
Phil Ochs Composer
Tom Paxton Composer
Buffy Sainte-Marie Composer
Pete Seeger Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Robbie Robertson Composer
Paul Simon Composer
Duke Pearson Composer
Collin Walcott Composer
Nick Gravenites Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Barry Melton Composer
Gus Cannon Composer
Liam Clancy Arranger
Tommy Makem Arranger
Goebel Reeves Composer
Tom Clancy Arranger
Robert Wilkins Composer
John Fahey Composer
Roger Armstrong Memorabilia
Scott Boyer Composer
Bob Bruno Composer
A.P. Carter Composer
Samuel Charters Introduction
Clay Cotton Composer
Rev. Gary Davis Arranger, Composer
John Herald Arranger
J.B. Hutto Arranger
Jerry Jeff Walker Composer
David Meltzer Composer
Muddy Waters Composer
Avery Parrish Composer
Ralph Rinzler Arranger
Nick Robbins Mastering
Patrick Sky Composer
Otis Spann Composer
Carter Stanley Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Dick Wagner Composer
Hedy West Arranger, Composer
Hosea Woods Composer
John Davenport Composer
Mark Mandell Composer
Orlandus Wilson Arranger
Ady Croasdell Memorabilia
Eddie Cooley Composer
Nehemiah James Composer
Willie Mae Thornton Composer
Minnie McCoy Composer
John Crosby Liner Notes, Memorabilia
Rene Thomas Composer
Don West Composer
Vicki Fox Memorabilia
Robert Yellin Arranger
Traditional Composer
Arthur Smith Composer
Richard Faria Composer
Colm O'Brien Memorabilia
Joe McDonald Composer
Pat Clancy Arranger
Robert Patterson Composer
Odetta Gordon Arranger
Alexander Bull Composer
Tim Fuller Memorabilia
Ronald C. Crosby Composer
Phillip Lloyd Smee Memorabilia
Patrick Stewart Memorabilia
Mike O'Connor Composer
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