Troubadours: Folk and the Roots of American Music, Pt. 2

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All Music Guide - Timothy Monger
In another fine box set series from reissue specialists Bear Family Records, the history of the American folk ballad tradition is chronicled on Troubadours: Folk and the Roots of American Music. From the dawn of the recording era and the rural Appalachian singers of the 1920s through the pop-crossover singer/songwriters of the '70s, the traditions of storytelling, political statements, and personal introspection have remained a common thread throughout folk music's history. Beginning with the Kingston Trio's 1958 recording of "Tom Dooley," the second volume of this series covers the folk revival that led into the '60s, including the rise of Bob Dylan and the beginnings ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Timothy Monger
In another fine box set series from reissue specialists Bear Family Records, the history of the American folk ballad tradition is chronicled on Troubadours: Folk and the Roots of American Music. From the dawn of the recording era and the rural Appalachian singers of the 1920s through the pop-crossover singer/songwriters of the '70s, the traditions of storytelling, political statements, and personal introspection have remained a common thread throughout folk music's history. Beginning with the Kingston Trio's 1958 recording of "Tom Dooley," the second volume of this series covers the folk revival that led into the '60s, including the rise of Bob Dylan and the beginnings of the Vietnam era. The ensemble folk groups like the Journeymen, Chad Mitchell Trio, and New Christy Minstrels are followed by the early singer/songwriters like Dylan, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Tim Hardin, and Fred Neil.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On the second volume of Bear Family's extensive four-part, 12-disc series, Bob Dylan arrives at the midpoint, his introduction as seismic as an atomic bomb. Prior to his introduction on the second disc -- or CD 5, as the packaging denotes -- a disc has been spent on "The Popular Folk Music Era," i.e. the sweet, freshly-scrubbed crossover folk performed by the Kingston Trio, the Limeliters, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Rooftop Singers, and the New Christy Minstrels. This was the sound of college campuses between 1958 and 1962, spirited three- or four-part harmonies on traditional tunes and songs from newly emerging writers, sometimes coming from within the group itself. The focus remained on songs designed to be interpreted then delivered to a wide audience but with Dylan, the perspective became distinct, precise, and personal. His six songs are split between protest anthems ("Blowing in the Wind," "The Times They Are A-Changin'") and personal songs ("Masters of War" and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" blend the two approaches), and while the former had an immediate impact the latter had a greater legacy, something that's evident on the rest of this set's second disc, which runs through Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, and Eric Andersen, and its third. That third disc rounds up singers and songwriters from Greenwich Village -- Dave Van Ronk, Judy Collins, Tim Hardin, Fred Neil, David Blue -- peers of Dylan's who drew from similar influences, but each developed their own distinct style of writing or performing, something this disc makes plain. Further fallout from Dylan is documented on the subsequent sets but this volume of Troubadours of Folk shows how vibrant and exciting his Greenwich scene was and illustrates just how different the Bard and his peers were from the prevailing folk of the '50s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/2014
  • Label: Bear Family Germany
  • EAN: 5397102174025
  • Catalog Number: 2603221
  • Sales rank: 33,943

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio (3:06)
  2. 2 Scotch and Soda - The Kingston Trio (2:35)
  3. 3 The M.T.A. - The Kingston Trio (3:17)
  4. 4 A Worried Man - The Kingston Trio (2:54)
  5. 5 The New Frontier - The Kingston Trio (2:24)
  6. 6 Run the Ridges - The Kingston Trio (2:43)
  7. 7 If You Don't Look Around - The Kingston Trio (2:52)
  8. 8 Soft Blow the Summer Winds - Journeymen (2:33)
  9. 9 Hush Now Sally - Journeymen (2:48)
  10. 10 Ride, Ride, Ride - Journeymen (2:43)
  11. 11 Someone to Talk My Troubles to - Journeymen (2:50)
  12. 12 A Dollar Down - The Limeliters (2:39)
  13. 13 Those Were the Days - The Limeliters (3:13)
  14. 14 Adios Mi Corazon (Spanish Is the Loving Tongue) - The Limeliters (2:50)
  15. 15 Dubarry Done Gone Again - Chad Mitchell Trio (2:27)
  16. 16 The Marvelous Toy - Chad Mitchell Trio (2:49)
  17. 17 One Man's Hands - Chad Mitchell Trio (2:41)
  18. 18 That's the Way It's Gotta Be - Chad Mitchell Trio (2:20)
  19. 19 Leaving on a Jet Plane - Chad Mitchell Trio (3:18)
  20. 20 South Wind - Bud & Travis (2:18)
  21. 21 Cloudy Summer Afternoon - Bud & Travis (1:50)
  22. 22 Michael - The Highwaymen (2:47)
  23. 23 Cotton Fields - The Highwaymen (2:15)
  24. 24 Walk Right In - Rooftop Singers (2:38)
  25. 25 Tom Cat - Rooftop Singers (2:09)
  26. 26 Green Green - The New Christy Minstrels (2:10)
  27. 27 Today - The New Christy Minstrels (2:45)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Blowing in the Wind - Bob Dylan (2:49)
  2. 2 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - Bob Dylan (3:42)
  3. 3 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall - Bob Dylan (6:53)
  4. 4 Masters of War - Bob Dylan (4:34)
  5. 5 The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan (3:15)
  6. 6 Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan (5:29)
  7. 7 There But for Fortune - Phil Ochs (2:14)
  8. 8 Power and the Glory - Phil Ochs (2:19)
  9. 9 I Ain't Marching Anymore - Phil Ochs (2:36)
  10. 10 Draft Dodger Rag - Phil Ochs (2:11)
  11. 11 Changes - Phil Ochs (4:35)
  12. 12 When I'm Gone - Phil Ochs (4:05)
  13. 13 Ramblin' Boy - Tom Paxton (4:02)
  14. 14 I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound - Tom Paxton (3:44)
  15. 15 The Last Thing on My Mind - Tom Paxton (3:08)
  16. 16 What Did You Learn in School Today? - Tom Paxton (1:47)
  17. 17 Ain't That News - Tom Paxton (1:36)
  18. 18 Bottle of Wine - Tom Paxton (2:26)
  19. 19 Dusty Box Car Wall - Eric Andersen (2:29)
  20. 20 Violets of Dawn - Eric Andersen (3:49)
  21. 21 Thirsty Boots - Eric Andersen (5:55)
  22. 22 Close the Door Lightly When You Go - Eric Andersen (3:26)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Seven Daffodils - The Tarriers (3:46)
  2. 2 Cocaine Blues - Dave Van Ronk (4:20)
  3. 3 Come Back Baby - Dave Van Ronk (3:53)
  4. 4 Bad Dream Blues - Dave Van Ronk (5:07)
  5. 5 Anathea - Judy Collins (4:05)
  6. 6 Hey Nelly Nelly - Judy Collins (2:51)
  7. 7 Carry It On - Judy Collins (2:51)
  8. 8 The Ballad of Ira Hayes - Peter La Farge (3:43)
  9. 9 As Long As the Grass Shall Grow - Peter La Farge (5:57)
  10. 10 Stewball - The Greenbriar Boys (2:34)
  11. 11 Different Drum - The Greenbriar Boys (3:05)
  12. 12 Many a Mile - Patrick Sky (3:18)
  13. 13 Reason to Believe - Tim Hardin (2:01)
  14. 14 If I Were a Carpenter - Tim Hardin (2:44)
  15. 15 The Lady Came From Baltimore - Tim Hardin (1:52)
  16. 16 The Other Side of Life - Fred Neil (2:58)
  17. 17 Blues on the Ceiling - Fred Neil (2:27)
  18. 18 Little Bit of Rain - Fred Neil (2:25)
  19. 19 The Dolphins - Fred Neil (4:05)
  20. 20 Everybody's Talkin' - Fred Neil (2:45)
  21. 21 Grand Hotel - David Blue (4:04)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Eric Andersen Composer
Judy Collins Composer
Erik Darling Composer
Bob Gibson Composer
Tim Hardin Composer
Cisco Houston Composer
Fred Neil Composer
Phil Ochs Composer
Tom Paxton Composer
Pete Seeger Composer
Shel Silverstein Composer
John Stewart Composer
John Denver Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Michael Nesmith Composer
Peter La Farge Composer
Barry McGuire Composer
John Phillips Composer
Gus Cannon Composer
Travis Edmonson Composer
Tom Glazer Composer
Chad Mitchell Composer
Alan Lomax Composer
Dave Van Ronk Composer
S. David Cohen Composer
Dick Weissman Composer
Dave Guard Composer
Lee Hays Composer
John Herald Composer
John A. Lomax Composer
Ralph Rinzler Composer
Patrick Sky Composer
Dave Woods Arranger
Randy Sparks Composer
Lynne Taylor Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer
Dave Samuelson Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Illustrations
Jacqueline Steiner Composer
Alex Comfort Composer
James Friedman Composer
Gil Turner Composer
Frank Warner Composer
Lydia Wood Composer
Robert Yellin Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Ledbetter Arranger
D. Fisher Arranger
Gary Davis Arranger
Bess Hawes Composer
Chris Zwarg Mastering
Willard Svanoe Composer
Tomasso Geraci Composer
Horsea Woods Composer
Gene Rascin Composer
Fran Mosely Composer
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