Songs of the Civil War [Columbia]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/13/1991
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644860726
  • Catalog Number: 48607
  • Sales rank: 21,887

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ashokan Farewell (4:11)
  2. 2 No More Auction Block (5:30)
  3. 3 Lincoln and Liberty (2:12)
  4. 4 Dixie's Land - United States Military Academy Band (1:17)
  5. 5 The Southern Soldier Boy (2:36)
  6. 6 Aura Lea (1:28)
  7. 7 Rebel Soldier (3:30)
  8. 8 Follow the Drinking Gourd (3:25)
  9. 9 Battle Hymn of the Republic (John Brown's Body) (2:17)
  10. 10 When Johnny Comes Marching Home - United States Military Academy Band (2:13)
  11. 11 Was My Brother in the Battle? (3:43)
  12. 12 Yellow Rose of Texas (2:15)
  13. 13 Run, Mourner, Run (2:44)
  14. 14 Give Us a Flag (2:39)
  15. 15 The Secesh (Shiloh) (2:55)
  16. 16 Somebody's Darling (4:12)
  17. 17 An Old Unreconstructed (1:52)
  18. 18 Vacant Chair (4:12)
  19. 19 Better Times Are Coming - Rufus Wainwright (1:46)
  20. 20 Lorena (4:44)
  21. 21 Marching Through Georgia (3:01)
  22. 22 Hard Times (Come Again No More) (2:27)
  23. 23 Oh I'm a Good Old Rebel (1:54)
  24. 24 When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1:51)
  25. 25 Taps (0:59)
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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
The 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
Sgt. Paul Murtha Arranger
Mark Ferguson Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Artists' versions of Civil War Music

    Very eclectic assortment of musicians & Artists' arrangement of classic & not so classic Civil War songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Incredibly moving heartfelt and intense

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Entertaining, educational, and uplifting!

    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.

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