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Troubadours: Folk and the Roots Of American Music, Pt. 4

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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. The fourth and final collection of this series stretches into the '70s and encompasses artists who crossed into the pop world and beyond. Rod McKuen, John Denver, Joni Mitchell, Harry Nilsson, and ...
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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. The fourth and final collection of this series stretches into the '70s and encompasses artists who crossed into the pop world and beyond. Rod McKuen, John Denver, Joni Mitchell, Harry Nilsson, and Gordon Lightfoot are all represented on this eclectic volume. It also explores the changing face of troubadours in country music with artists like Townes Van Zandt, Mickey Newbury, and Kris Kristofferson.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/2014
  • Label: Bear Family Germany
  • EAN: 5397102174049
  • Catalog Number: 2603223
  • Sales rank: 29,077

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love's Been Good to Me - Rod McKuen (3:05)
  2. 2 Seasons in the Sun - Rod McKuen (2:49)
  3. 3 Long Time Blues - Mason Williams (2:27)
  4. 4 The Times I've Had - Mark Spoelstra (2:30)
  5. 5 She's Gone - Mark Spoelstra (2:08)
  6. 6 Five and Twenty Questions - Mark Spoelstra (4:53)
  7. 7 If I Were Free - Dian & the Greenbriar Boys (3:15)
  8. 8 He Was a Friend of Mine - Dian & the Greenbriar Boys (3:04)
  9. 9 Little Boxes - Malvina Reynolds (1:38)
  10. 10 Pack Up Your Sorrows - Richard & Mimi Fariña (3:02)
  11. 11 The Falcon - Richard & Mimi Fariña (3:42)
  12. 12 Birmingham Sunday - Richard & Mimi Fariña (4:01)
  13. 13 Bold Marauder - Richard & Mimi Fariña (4:08)
  14. 14 A Swallow Song - Richard & Mimi Fariña (2:54)
  15. 15 Hickory Wind - The Byrds (3:32)
  16. 16 Tried So Hard - Gene Clark (2:23)
  17. 17 Train Leaves Here This Morning - Dillard & Clark Expedition (3:53)
  18. 18 Once I Was - Tim Buckley (3:24)
  19. 19 July, You're a Woman - John Stewart (3:16)
  20. 20 California Bloodlines - John Stewart (3:11)
  21. 21 One is a Lonely Number - Harry Nilsson (2:56)
  22. 22 Rainmaker - Harry Nilsson (2:49)
  23. 23 Joanne - Michael Nesmith (3:13)
  24. 24 Calico Girl Friend - Michael Nesmith (2:38)
  25. 25 Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver (3:14)
  26. 26 Rocky Mountain High - John Denver (4:49)
  27. 27 Back Home Again - John Denver (4:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Battle of New Orleans - Jimmie Driftwood (3:55)
  2. 2 Tennessee Stud - Jimmie Driftwood (3:23)
  3. 3 What Color is the Soul of a Man - Jimmie Driftwood (2:57)
  4. 4 Rain and Snow - Obray Ramsey (3:30)
  5. 5 500 Miles - Hedy West (2:56)
  6. 6 Cotton Mill Girls - Hedy West (2:24)
  7. 7 The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore - Jean Ritchie (3:15)
  8. 8 Blue Diamond Mines - Jean Ritchie (4:18)
  9. 9 Black Waters - Jean Ritchie (4:09)
  10. 10 Coal Tattoo - Billy Edd Wheeler (2:37)
  11. 11 Blistered - Billy Edd Wheeler (2:40)
  12. 12 Jackson - Billy Edd Wheeler (3:06)
  13. 13 High Flying Bird - Billy Edd Wheeler (2:33)
  14. 14 Gentle On My Mind - John Hartford (3:06)
  15. 15 Natural to Be Gone - John Hartford (1:48)
  16. 16 California Earthquake - John Hartford (3:04)
  17. 17 Steamboat Whistle Blues - John Hartford (3:23)
  18. 18 How I Love Them Old Songs - Mickey Newbury (3:45)
  19. 19 Sweet Memories - Mickey Newbury (3:31)
  20. 20 Mr. Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker (3:58)
  21. 21 Pancho and Left - Townes Van Zandt (3:42)
  22. 22 Seven Bridges Road - Steve Young (3:40)
  23. 23 Brand New Tennessee Waltz - Jesse Winchester (3:10)
  24. 24 Yankee Lady - Jesse Winchester (4:04)
  25. 25 Me and Bobby McGee - Kris Kristofferson (4:22)
  26. 26 Help Me Make It Through the Night - Kris Kristofferson (2:23)
  27. 27 Casey's Last Ride - Kris Kristofferson (3:36)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Settle Down - Mike Settle (2:33)
  2. 2 Sing Hallelujah - Mike Settle (2:21)
  3. 3 Greenback Dollar - Hoyt Axton (3:18)
  4. 4 Thunder 'n' Lighnin' - Hoyt Axton (2:46)
  5. 5 Blues Around My Head - Bob Gibson (2:07)
  6. 6 Where I'm Bound - Bob Gibson (2:05)
  7. 7 Daddy Roll 'Em - Bob Gibson (2:21)
  8. 8 Good Time Charlie - "Spider" John Koerner (1:43)
  9. 9 The Unicorn - Shel Silverstein (3:32)
  10. 10 Bury Me in My Shades - Shel Silverstein (3:21)
  11. 11 Sam Stone - John Prine (4:17)
  12. 12 Angel From Montgomery - John Prine (3:45)
  13. 13 Paradise - John Prine (3:14)
  14. 14 Souvenirs - John Prine (3:39)
  15. 15 City of New Orleans - Steve Goodman (3:54)
  16. 16 Four Strong Winds - Ian & Sylvia (3:30)
  17. 17 You Were On My Mind - Ian & Sylvia (2:48)
  18. 18 Someday Soon - Ian & Sylvia (2:19)
  19. 19 Summer Wages - Ian & Sylvia (3:30)
  20. 20 For Loving Me - Gordon Lightfoot (2:29)
  21. 21 Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot (3:08)
  22. 22 Did She Mention My Name? - Gordon Lightfoot (2:31)
  23. 23 Morning Dew - Bonnie Dobson (4:27)
  24. 24 Snowbird - Blair Doucette (2:29)
  25. 25 Put Your Hand in the Hand - Gene MacLellan (3:08)
  26. 26 Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell (4:33)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Hoyt Axton Arranger, Composer, Lyricist
John Hartford Composer
Kris Kristofferson Composer
Mickey Newbury Composer
Ian Tyson Composer
Steve Young Composer
Mason Williams Composer
Bob Gibson Composer
Steve Goodman Composer
Gordon Lightfoot Composer
Malvina Reynolds Composer
Jean Ritchie Composer
Shel Silverstein Composer
John Stewart Composer
Tim Buckley Composer
Gene Clark Composer
John Denver Composer
Joni Mitchell Composer
Michael Nesmith Composer
Harry Nilsson Composer
Gram Parsons Composer
John Prine Composer
Jesse Winchester Composer
Jacques Brel Composer
Mark Spoelstra Composer
Billy Edd Wheeler Composer
Travis Edmonson Composer
Rod McKuen Composer
Jimmie Driftwood Composer
Richard Fariña Composer
Bonnie Dobson Composer
Bob Buchanan Composer
Bill Danoff Composer
Sylvia Fricker Composer
Jerry Jeff Walker Composer
Bernie Leadon Composer
Gene MacLellan Composer
Roger McGuinn Composer
Taffy Nivert Composer
Mike Settle Composer
Townes Van Zandt Composer
Hedy West Composer
Bob Camp Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer
Dave Samuelson Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Illustrations
Pauline Marden Composer
Gaby Rogers Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Jonathan Hall Composer
Mike Taylor Composer
Bill Martin Composer
John Koerner Composer
Mohns Mohnsen Illustrations
Chris Zwarg Mastering
Ken Ransey Composer
Pax Thompson Composer
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