Songs of the Civil War [Columbia]

Songs of the Civil War [Columbia]

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Actually an extension and improvement upon White Mansions, this collection features rock and folk stars doing Civil War songs, and all of it is well done. Songs of the Civil War is a good companion to the Dirt Band's Will the Circle Be Unbroken.


Actually an extension and improvement upon White Mansions, this collection features rock and folk stars doing Civil War songs, and all of it is well done. Songs of the Civil War is a good companion to the Dirt Band's Will the Circle Be Unbroken.

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  1. Ashokan Farewell
  2. No More Auction Block
  3. Lincoln and Liberty
  4. Dixie's Land
  5. The Southern Soldier Boy
  6. Aura Lea
  7. Rebel Soldier
  8. Follow the Drinking Gourd
  9. Battle Hymn of the Republic (John Brown's Body)
  10. When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  11. Was My Brother in the Battle?
  12. Yellow Rose of Texas
  13. Run, Mourner, Run
  14. Give Us a Flag
  15. The Secesh (Shiloh)
  16. Somebody's Darling
  17. An Old Unreconstructed
  18. Vacant Chair
  19. Better Times Are Coming
  20. Lorena
  21. Marching Through Georgia
  22. Hard Times (Come Again No More)
  23. Oh I'm a Good Old Rebel
  24. When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  25. Taps

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Russ Barenberg   Guitar,Mandolin
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Hoyt Axton   Vocals,Track Performer
John Hartford   Banjo,Violin,Vocals,Track Performer
Waylon Jennings   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Kathy Mattea   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Judy Collins   Vocals,Track Performer
Richie Havens   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Sweet Honey in the Rock   Track Performer
Bernice Johnson Reagon   Vocals,Shekere
Matt Glaser   Fiddle,Violin
Mark Howard   Guitar
Fiddle Fever   Track Performer
Ysaye Barnwell   Vocals,Shekere
Nitanju Bolade Casel   Vocals,Shekere
Jerry Bridges   Piano
Jesse Carr   Vocals
Stuart Duncan   Mandolin
Ronnie Gilbert   Vocals,Track Performer
Yasmeen Graham   Tambourine,Vocals
Evelyn Harris   Vocals
Jamie Hartford   Mandolin
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass
Aisha Kahlil   Vocals,Shekere
Dane Lanken   Vocals
Molly Mason   Bass,Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Anna McGarrigle   Piano,Accordion,Vocals
Kate & Anna McGarrigle   Track Performer
John Mock   Guitar,Whistle (Instrument)
Lisa Silver   Vocals
Evan Stover   Fiddle,Vocals
Jay Ungar   Banjo,Fiddle,Vocals,Track Performer
Barry Walsh   Guitar
Curtis Young   Vocals
Libby McLaren   Piano
Joel Zifkin   Violin
Cluster Pluckers   Vocals
Kate McGarrigle   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Margaret Bailey   Vocals
Dale Ballinger   Vocals
Kris Ballinger   Vocals
Martha Wainwright   Vocals
Rufus Wainwright   Vocals,Track Performer
Craig Duncan and the Smoky Mountain Band   Hammered Dulcimer
Jeff Hale   Drums
William R. Cooley   Acoustic Guitar
Frank Dubuy   Conductor
Steve Luck   Trumpet
United States Military Academy Band   Track Performer

Technical Credits

John Hartford   Arranger
Waylon Jennings   Arranger
Chris Anderson   Engineer
Bernice Johnson Reagon   Arranger
Ken Burns   Producer
Don DeVito   Producer
Alan Silverman   Engineer
Fred Wise   Composer
Mike Zook   Engineer
Johnny Rosen   Engineer
Peter Miller   Liner Notes
Arthur Levy   Liner Notes
Jim Brown   Producer
Randy Starr   Composer
Larry Loewinger   Engineer
Nicky Lindeman   Art Direction
Dale Hydock   Engineer
Paul Murtha   Arranger
Mark Ferguson   Engineer

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Songs of the Civil War [Columbia] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My only gripe is that "Bonnie Blue Flag" and "The Battle Cry of Freedom" are both conspicuous by their absence, but why nitpick?? I especially loved the renditions of "Lincoln and Liberty," "Give Us a Flag," and "Marching Through Georgia;" they all have inspiring messages of freedom and liberation. Now, to any Georgia residents out there, I hope my mention of that last song doesn't offend any sensitivies. I actually LOVE the present-day South, from having spent a sizable chunk of my military career there: stationed at Tyndall AFB (Panama City), FL, for two years, three TDYs to Maxwell AFB (Montgomery), AL, and two Thanksgivings in Moody AFB (Valdosta), GA. I certainly like the more-friendly gun laws and taxation policies of modern Dixieland than the present-day "Yankee" states, ESPECIALLY Illinois! But all the same, if I were living in 1861 as opposed to 2005, I'd still have fought for the Union, for the sake of (1) the slaves' liberation, and (2) my commissioning oath was to the UNITED States of America, not the Confederate States.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this years ago in an obscure CD store, when there still were CD stores, and "Songs" has been the biggest contributor to my songlists since. I felt the choice of songs were excellant for what one could fit in this CD format. Contemporary artists like Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Hoyt Axton, Kathy Mattea, etc, and especially the McGarrigles really put their souls into these songs. If you loved the series, and like songs that get inside you and touch your soul, this CD is for you.
rackbar More than 1 year ago
Very eclectic assortment of musicians & Artists' arrangement of classic & not so classic Civil War songs.