Philadelphia Folk Festival: 40th Anniversary

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
This whopping four-disc set commemorates the Philadelphia Folk Festival's 40th anniversary. There's definitely no shortage of music here, each of the four discs is filled to the brim. And there's also no shortage of folk superstars, either. Some of the more noteworthy performances include Fairport Convention's "Walk a While," Bonnie Raitt's "Talkin' Fishin' Blues," Nanci Griffith's "From a Distance," Taj Mahal's "Cakewalk Into Town," Ricky Skaggs' "Rawhide," and Richard Thompson's "Bee's Wing," to just name a few. Every performer gets just one song, which is a bit disappointing, but at least there's plenty of variety here. This is a great place to investigate the sound...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
This whopping four-disc set commemorates the Philadelphia Folk Festival's 40th anniversary. There's definitely no shortage of music here, each of the four discs is filled to the brim. And there's also no shortage of folk superstars, either. Some of the more noteworthy performances include Fairport Convention's "Walk a While," Bonnie Raitt's "Talkin' Fishin' Blues," Nanci Griffith's "From a Distance," Taj Mahal's "Cakewalk Into Town," Ricky Skaggs' "Rawhide," and Richard Thompson's "Bee's Wing," to just name a few. Every performer gets just one song, which is a bit disappointing, but at least there's plenty of variety here. This is a great place to investigate the sound of folk in the late 20th century.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2001
  • Label: Sliced Bread Records
  • UPC: 714577444029
  • Catalog Number: 74440

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Scots Piping (0:49)
  2. 2 Walk Awhile (3:39)
  3. 3 Green, Green, Rocky Road - Dave Van Ronk (5:34)
  4. 4 If I Had My Way - Rev. Gary Davis (4:56)
  5. 5 Open Up Them Pearly Gates - Merle Watson (2:25)
  6. 6 Kokomo Blues (3:44)
  7. 7 Talkin' Fishin' Blues (4:11)
  8. 8 Did You Hear John Hurt? (3:37)
  9. 9 Ain't No Tellin' (3:30)
  10. 10 Irish Dance Medley: Boys of Ballisodaire/Longford Collector - De Danann (4:00)
  11. 11 Here's to Cheshire, Here's to Cheese (Froggy) - Pete Seeger (6:39)
  12. 12 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (3:41)
  13. 13 Panama Limited (8:32)
  14. 14 City of New Orleans - Steve Goodman (5:20)
  15. 15 Sharon - David Bromberg (7:36)
  16. 16 Farewell Toast/Boatman - Mike Cross (2:52)
Disc 2
  1. 1 These Are the Days (3:09)
  2. 2 Hoedown (4:34)
  3. 3 No Love Today (5:29)
  4. 4 Watchin' the River Go By - John Hartford (9:27)
  5. 5 Sensitive New Age Guys (5:01)
  6. 6 Wild Goose Chase - Roger Sprung & The Progressive Blue Grassers (4:09)
  7. 7 Hit or Miss (3:00)
  8. 8 Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking) (3:44)
  9. 9 Hello in There (5:31)
  10. 10 From a Distance (4:50)
  11. 11 Georgia State Patrol/Deep Gap Salute (5:27)
  12. 12 I'm Alright - Loudon Wainwright III (3:04)
  13. 13 When I'm Gone - Mollie O'Brien (3:34)
  14. 14 Ciorcirlia - Harmonia Ensemble (3:26)
  15. 15 People My Age (2:23)
  16. 16 Le Jig Francais - Beausoleil (6:00)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Going Up (3:58)
  2. 2 My Father's House (4:26)
  3. 3 Tanglewood Tree - Tracy Grammer (3:26)
  4. 4 My Heart in Rio - Oscar Lopez (4:09)
  5. 5 Old Dominion (4:15)
  6. 6 Ode to a Butterfly (3:48)
  7. 7 Cakewalk into Town - Taj Mahal (3:08)
  8. 8 Simple Gearle (2:33)
  9. 9 Rawhide (3:44)
  10. 10 This Town Is Wrong (4:17)
  11. 11 Minnie the Moocher - Moxy Früvous (6:43)
  12. 12 Olympic Reel - Natalie MacMaster (5:34)
  13. 13 The Golden Apples of the Sun (4:00)
  14. 14 Beeswing - Richard Thompson (5:17)
  15. 15 St. Mary of Regrets (4:04)
  16. 16 Alturas (3:03)
  17. 17 You Jacobites by Name - Tempest (4:24)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Beg to Differ (4:21)
  2. 2 Ring-Around-A-Rosie-Rag (4:34)
  3. 3 Darcy Farrow - Steve Gillette (3:23)
  4. 4 I Ain't Marching Anymore (2:31)
  5. 5 Devil's Dream/Sailor Hornpipe - Jim Rooney (2:04)
  6. 6 I Blinked Once (3:35)
  7. 7 El Pajarillo (3:08)
  8. 8 Drag Queens in Limousines (4:59)
  9. 9 Goodnight Irene - Steve Goodman (2:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mississippi John Hurt Guitar, Vocals
Odetta Guitar, Vocals
Chris Smither Guitar, Vocals
Taj Mahal Guitar, Vocals
Ricky Skaggs Track Performer
Beausoleil Track Performer
Michael Doucet Fiddle, Vocals
Jackie Daly Accordion
Jethro Burns Mandolin
Nanci Griffith Vocals
John Hartford Fiddle, Vocals
Bill Keith Track Performer
Doc Watson Guitar, Vocals
Saul Broudy Harmonica
Judy Collins Guitar, Vocals
Mike Cross Guitar, Vocals
Steve Goodman Guitar, Vocals
John Gorka Guitar, Vocals
Arlo Guthrie Guitar, Vocals
Patty Larkin Guitar, Vocals
Christine Lavin Guitar, Vocals
Cindy Mangsen Vocals
Phil Ochs Guitar, Vocals
Tom Paxton Guitar, Vocals
Gamble Rogers Guitar, Vocals
Tom Rush Guitar, Vocals
Pete Seeger Guitar, Vocals
Loudon Wainwright III Guitar, Vocals
Inti-Illimani Track Performer
David Bromberg Guitar, Vocals
Fairport Convention Track Performer
Steve Forbert Guitar, Vocals
Janis Ian Guitar, Vocals
John Prine Guitar, Vocals
Bonnie Raitt Guitar, Vocals
John Sebastian Harp
Richard Thompson Guitar, Vocals
David Amram Penny Whistle
Howard Armstrong Fiddle
Simon Nicol Guitar, Vocals
Dave Pegg Bass, Vocals
Bob Carlin Banjo
Jim Rooney Guitar
De Danann Track Performer
Frankie Gavin Fiddle, Flute
Jimmy Breaux Accordion
Roger Sprung Banjo
Andy Statman Saxophone
Dave Van Ronk Guitar, Vocals
Carl Martin Mandolin
Lief Sorbye Mandolin, Vocals
Bonnie Dobson Guitar, Vocals
Irene Farrera Vocals, quatro
Great Big Sea Track Performer
Tommy Alesi Drums
Dave Bronze Bass
Steve Burgh Guitar
Dave Carter Guitar, Vocals
Michael Cooney Guitar, Vocals
Kenny Kosek Fiddle
David Doucet Guitar, Vocals
Rev. Gary Davis Guitar, Vocals
John Dymond Bass
Peter Ecklund Cornet
Ramblin' Jack Elliott Guitar, Vocals
Alec Finn Bouzouki, Guitar
Nina Gerber Guitar
Steve Gillette Guitar, Vocals
James Hooker Piano, Vocals
Byron House Bass
Adolfo Lazo Drums
Dave Mattacks Drums
Johnny McDonagh Bodhran
Pat McInerney Drums
Michael Mullen Vocals, Electric Violin
Mollie O'Brien Guitar, Vocals
Larry Packer Fiddle
Larry Perkins Bass
Jerry Ricks Guitar
Merle Watson Guitar
Winnie Winston Steel Guitar
Moxy Früvous Track Performer
Susan Werner Guitar, Vocals
Natalie MacMaster Fiddle
Bruce Martin Pipe
Eddie Hartness Percussion, Vocals
Oscar Lopez Track Performer
Roger Sprung & The Progressive Blue Grassers Track Performer
Jorge Coulon Guitar, Vocals, tiple
Chris Thile Mandolin
Eric Bibb Guitar, Vocals
Eddie from Ohio Track Performer
Jose Seves Guitar, Percussion, Cajon
Ken Ulansey Soprano Saxophone
Thom Roach Drums
Marcelo Coulon Flute, Guitar, Quena
Jason Wilber Guitar
Tom Sheehan Bass
Horacio Salinas Guitar, tiple
Paula Ballan Vocals
Brent Gubbels Bass
David Jacques Bass
Katryna Nields Guitar, Vocals
Ron de la Vega Bass, Vocals
Mad Pudding Track Performer
Stacey Earle Guitar, Vocals
Sean McCann Guitar, Vocals
Nerissa Nields Guitar, Vocals
Al Tharpe Bass
Mary Gauthier Guitar, Vocals
Julie Murphy Vocals
Robbie Schaefer Guitar, Vocals
Amy Stephens Accordion
Chas Williams Guitar
Mike Clem Bass, Vocals
Nickel Creek Track Performer
David Raitt Bass
Daniel Cantillana Percussion, Violin
Tracy Grammer Fiddle, Vocals
Sara Watkins Fiddle
Sean Watkins Guitar
Alan Doyle Bouzouki, Vocals
Bob Hallett Fiddle, Vocals, Whistle (Instrument)
Darrell Power Bass, Vocals
Shannon Johnson Fiddle
Andy Hillhouse Guitar
Hal Wylie Guitar, Vocals
Steve O'Connor Accordion, Hammond Organ
Mark Stewart Guitar
Technical Credits
Mississippi John Hurt Composer
Lead Belly Composer
Taj Mahal Composer
Ewan MacColl Composer
Judy Collins Arranger
Steve Goodman Composer
Tom Rush Arranger
Tempest Arranger
Harmonia Arranger
Roger Sprung Arranger
Dave Van Ronk Arranger
Larry Cohen Musical Director
Rev. Gary Davis Composer
John A. Lomax Composer
Odetta Felious Gordon Composer
Gene Shay Producer
Jonathan Takiff Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
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