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Vanguard Collector's Edition
     

Vanguard Collector's Edition

 
This four-CD set isn't quite as comprehensive as it might have been. All of the major bases are covered, from {Paul Robeson,} {the Weavers,} and {Count Basie} to {Alison Brown} and {John McEuen,} and even {Circus Maximus} ("Oops -- I Can Dance") is here, with cuts by {the Frost} ("Sweet Lady Love") and {the Third Power} ("Gettin' Together"). But there's no {Sandy Bull

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This four-CD set isn't quite as comprehensive as it might have been. All of the major bases are covered, from {Paul Robeson,} {the Weavers,} and {Count Basie} to {Alison Brown} and {John McEuen,} and even {Circus Maximus} ("Oops -- I Can Dance") is here, with cuts by {the Frost} ("Sweet Lady Love") and {the Third Power} ("Gettin' Together"). But there's no {Sandy Bull,} and there are other holes -- where is {Bruce Langhorne}? On the other hand, the label has included tracks off of its recent Newport Folk Festival archival releases, and six previously unissued cuts by {Leon Bibb,} {Buffy Sainte-Marie,} {the Greenbriar Boys,} and {the Siegel-Schwall Band.} The booklet gives a good overview of the company's history, with detailed histories of each artist present, and the sound is generally extremely high quality. ~ Bruce Eder, All-Music Guide

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Kerry Dexter
A fitting tribute to a vital American recording label, the four-disc, 80-plus-track COLLECTOR'S EDITION documents the groundbreaking work of Vanguard records. Founded by brothers Maynard and Seymour Solomon, who had become interested in folk music, Vanguard released records by many folk legends (the Weavers, Phil Ochs, Doc Watson) but also branched out into jazz (Count Basie), blues (Buddy Guy) and even rock and disco (Alisha!). But from the opening notes of Paul Robeson's haunting version of "Shenandoah" to the closing cut by blue-eyed soul singers Driving Blind, you can hear what brought artists of all genres to Vanguard: deep attention to the sound of the recording and respect for the artist's individuality. The four discs are arranged chronologically and the music divided equally among them. Disc one moves from the composed and operatic folk music style of Robeson through the collegiate folk of the Kingston trio and to the beginnings of folk rock with Ian & Sylvia, and concludes with the radio hit "Walk Right In" by the Rooftop Singers. Disc two mines the recordings of the Newport Folk Festival with appearances by Judy Collins, Tom Paxton, and Joan Baez, and sets the stage for a move to blues with the delta styles of John Hammond and Skip James. The third disc takes the blues to Chicago with Otis Spann and Buddy Guy and gets deeper into rock with Country Joe and the Fish. Disc four wraps up excursions into jazz and disco, and then brings the label back to its roots, so to speak, with a '90s crop of folk-based musicians including Peter Case, Livingston Taylor, and John McEuen.
All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This four-CD set isn't quite as comprehensive as it might have been. All of the major bases are covered, from Paul Robeson, the Weavers, and Count Basie to Alison Brown and John McEuen, and even Circus Maximus ("Oops -- I Can Dance") is here, with cuts by the Frost ("Sweet Lady Love") and the Third Power ("Gettin' Together"). But there's no Sandy Bull, and there are other holes -- where is Bruce Langhorne? On the other hand, the label has included tracks off of its recent Newport Folk Festival archival releases, and six previously unissued cuts by Leon Bibb, Buffy Sainte-Marie, the Greenbriar Boys, and the Siegel-Schwall Band. The booklet gives a good overview of the company's history, with detailed histories of each artist present, and the sound is generally extremely high quality.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/1997
Label:
Vanguard Records
UPC:
0015707636629
catalogNumber:
6366

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Shenandoah
  2. I Seen Little Rosie
  3. Shoe Shine Boy
  4. Goin' to Chicago Blues
  5. This Land Is Your Land
  6. Darling Corey  -  Weavers
  7. Old Riley (In Dem Long Hot Summer Days)  -  Weavers
  8. Sinner Man  -  Weavers
  9. All My Sorrows
  10. M.T.A.
  11. The Battle of New Orleans
  12. Molly and Tenbrooks
  13. Salty Dog Blues  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  14. Man of Constant Sorrow
  15. Diamond Joe
  16. Boll Weevil
  17. Moses, Moses
  18. Early Morning Rain
  19. Four Strong Winds
  20. Gallant Forty TWA
  21. Whistling Gypsy
  22. Walk Right In

Disc 2

  1. Silver Dagger
  2. Woman Blues
  3. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  4. There But for Fortune
  5. Bird on a Wire
  6. Universal Soldier
  7. Many a Mile  - Patrick Sky
  8. Candy Man
  9. Did You Hear John Hurt?
  10. Muskrat  - Merle Watson
  11. Country Blues  - Merle Watson
  12. Ragtime Annie  -  Greenbriar Boys
  13. Reflections in a Crystal Wind
  14. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
  15. Get Together
  16. Violets of Dawn  - Eric Andersen
  17. I'm a Woman
  18. Mama Keeps Her Man at Home
  19. Honest I Do
  20. Devil Got My Woman
  21. Samson and Delilah
  22. Oh Mary, Don't You Weep  - Pete Seeger

Disc 3

  1. "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag
  2. Bass Strings
  3. Here I Go Again  -  Country Joe & the Fish
  4. Rocket 88  -  James Cotton Blues Band
  5. Vietcong Blues
  6. Spann's Stomp
  7. One Room Country Shack
  8. I Got My Eyes on You
  9. Hound Dog
  10. Christo Redemptor
  11. Requiem for John Hurt
  12. Witichi-Tai-To
  13. My Baby Thinks I Don't Love Her
  14. Born in Chicago
  15. Gettin' Together
  16. Sweet Lady Love  -  Frost
  17. Oops I Can Dance  - Jerry Jeff Walker
  18. Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed
  19. It's Finally Over
  20. Sail

Disc 4

  1. Adam Smasher
  2. Goin' to the Disco
  3. I'm in Love with You  -  Poussez
  4. Baby Talk  -  Alisha
  5. Anti-Calypso
  6. Straight, No Chaser
  7. G Bop
  8. Dixie Hoedown
  9. Old Train
  10. M.C. Horses
  11. Rock & Roll Heart
  12. Little Bitta Love
  13. God's Hotel  - Paul Kelly
  14. Pieces of April
  15. Takin' It
  16. Someday You May Notice Me
  17. Worth the Trouble
  18. Everybody Loves Me
  19. If I Were You
  20. It Matters

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Cotton   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Buddy Guy   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
John Hammond   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Mississippi John Hurt   Track Performer
Skip James   Guitar,Track Performer
Charlie Musselwhite   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Odetta   Guitar,Track Performer
A.C. Reed   Tenor Saxophone
Siegel-Schwall Band   Track Performer
Big Mama Thornton   Vocals,Track Performer
Junior Wells   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Norman Blake   Guitar,Mandolin
Alison Brown   Banjo,Guitar,Track Performer
Rodney Dillard   Harmony
Dillards   Track Performer
Lester Flatt   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Flatt & Scruggs   Track Performer
Bill Monroe   Track Performer
Peter Rowan   Guitar
Earl Scruggs   Banjo,Track Performer
Stanley Brothers   Track Performer
Ralph Stanley   Banjo,Vocals
Clancy Brothers   Track Performer
Sam Bush   Fiddle,Mandolin
Circus Maximus   Track Performer
John Hartford   Fiddle
Michael Johnson   Classical Guitar,Track Performer,Vocal Harmony
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Verlon Thompson   Vocal Harmony
Ian Tyson   Guitar,Autoharp,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Track Performer
Paul Warren   Fiddle
Doc Watson   Guitar,Harp,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Track Performer,5-string Banjo
Eric Andersen   Guitar,Harmonica,Track Performer
Joan Baez   Guitar,Track Performer
Judy Collins   Track Performer
Erik Darling   12-string Guitar
Mimi Fariña   Dulcimer,Guitar,Track Performer
Kinky Friedman   Track Performer
Steve Goodman   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Cisco Houston   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Ian & Sylvia   Track Performer
Kingston Trio   Track Performer
Jim Kweskin   Track Performer
David Mallett   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Phil Ochs   Guitar,Track Performer
Tom Paxton   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Rooftop Singers   Track Performer
Buffy Sainte-Marie   Guitar,Track Performer
Pete Seeger   Banjo,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Track Performer
Artie Traum   Guitar,Classical Guitar
Weavers   Track Performer
Paul Robeson   Bass,Track Performer
Peter Case   Guitar,12-string Guitar,Track Performer
Dave Loggins   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Harvey Mandel   Guitar
Mtume   Conga
Count Basie   Piano,Track Performer
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Larry Coryell   Guitar,Track Performer
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Elvin Jones   Drums,Track Performer
Jo Jones   Drums
Steve Khan   Guitar
Alphonse Mouzon   Synthesizer,Percussion,Conductor,Keyboards,Vocals
Oregon   Track Performer
Nat Pierce   Piano
Jimmy Rushing   Vocals,Track Performer
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Towner   Guitar,Piano
Collin Walcott   Percussion,Sitar,Tabla
Bobby Donaldson   Drums
Steve Grossman   Reeds
Azar Lawrence   Reeds
Glen Moore   Bass,Flute,Piano
Jeff Berlin   Fretless Bass Guitar
Maria Muldaur   Track Performer
Alisha   Track Performer
Venice   Track Performer
Gary Chester   Drums
Barry Goldberg   Organ,Piano
Leah Kunkel   Vocal Harmony
Mike Mandel   Synthesizer,Piano
Barry Melton   Guitar,Vocals
Players Association   Track Performer
Poussez   Track Performer
Corky Siegel   Piano,Vocals
Billy Swan   Vocals
Livingston Taylor   Vocals,Track Performer
Third Power   Track Performer
Eric Weissberg   Bass
Jim Glaser   Guitar,Vocals
Nick Reynolds   Guitar,Bongos,Conga
George Davis   Guitar
Leon Bibb   Vocals,Track Performer
Everything Is Everything   Track Performer
Country Joe & the Fish   Track Performer
David Earle Johnson   Percussion,Conga,Timbales
John McEuen   Banjo,Track Performer
Jim Rooney   Vocal Harmony
Liam Clancy   Guitar,Vocals
Greenbriar Boys   Track Performer
Mark Howard   Acoustic Guitar,Steel Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Tom Clancy   Vocals
Sammy Price   Piano
Jimmie Driftwood   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Richard Fariña   Dulcimer,Guitar,Track Performer
Walter Page   Bass
Charlie Brown   Electric Guitar
John Fahey   Guitar,Track Performer
Jimmy Payne   Harp
Judy Roderick   Guitar,Track Performer
Dick Weissman   Guitar
Steven Soles   Percussion,Vocal Harmony
Louis Killen   Concertina,Vocals,Penny Whistle
Drew Abbott   Guitar,Vocals
Angel Allende   Percussion
Bob Anderson   Bass
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Larry Atamanuik   Drums
Kenny Barron   Piano
Bruce Barthol   Bass,Harmonica
Capt. Dave Beer   Vocals
Wayne Bennett   Rhythm Guitar
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Sam T. Brown   Guitar
Bob Bruno   Organ,Piano,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Bill Bryson   Bass
John Burr   Piano
Herb Bushler   Bass
Henderson Chambers   Trombone
Clark Terry   Trumpet,Track Performer
Vassar Clements   Fiddle
David Cohen   Organ,Guitar
Steve Cooley   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Aaron Corthen   Saxophone
Scott Crago   Drums
Leslie Crawford   Baritone Saxophone
Jerry Crutchfield   Organ,Piano,Vocals,Vibes
Rev. Gary Davis   Guitar,Harp,12-string Guitar,Track Performer
Jack Dawson   Bass
Sal DiTroia   Guitar
Monte Dunn   Guitar
Ramblin' Jack Elliott   Guitar,Track Performer
Rik Emmett   Guitar,Track Performer
Ernie Wilkins   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Joe Farrell   Reeds
Danny Finlay   Electric Guitar
Frank Foster   Reeds
Sylvia Fricker   Guitar,Autoharp,12-string Guitar
Ronnie Gilbert   Vocals
Chuck Glaser   Guitar,Vocals
Bennie Green   Trombone
Paul Griffin   Piano
Doyle Grisham   Dobro,Guitar,Steel Guitar
Dave Guard   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Donald Hankins   Saxophone
John Harris   Piano
Freddie Harris   Guitar
Don Hartman   Harmonica,Rhythm Guitar
Lee Hays   Vocals
Don Heffington   Drums
Fred Hellerman   Guitar
Bobby Hicks   Fiddle
Chris Hills   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Larry Hirsch   Percussion
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Upright Bass
Jim Isbell   Drums
Jerry Jeff Walker   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Pat Jenkins   Trumpet
John Jennings   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Slide Guitar,Track Performer
Tim Kaihatsu   Rhythm Guitar
Glenn Keener   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Viktor Krauss   Bass
Bruce Langhorne   Electric Guitar,Tambourine
S.P. Leary   Drums
Bill Lee   Bass
Greg Leisz   Dobro,Guitar,Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Kipp Lennon   Vocals
Mark Lennon   Vocals
Michael Lennon   Guitar,Vocals
Pat Lennon   Guitar,Vocals
Chris Leuzinger   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tex Logan   Fiddle
Joe Macho   Bass
Kenny Malone   Percussion,Drums
Nicky Marrero   Conga
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Ronnie Mathews   Piano
Dave Mattacks   Drums,cowbell
Paul McCandless   English Horn,Oboe
Country Joe McDonald   Guitar,Harmonica,Kazoo,Tambourine,Vocals,Bells,Track Performer
Glenway McTeer   Drums
Jack Meyers   Bass
Paul Mirkovich   Keyboards
Joey Miskulin   Synthesizer,Piano,Accordion
Lorraine Moore   Vocals
Dan Moose   Guitar
Nick Moroch   Electric Guitar
Jack Myers   Bass
Todd Nelson   Drums
J.D. Nichols   Piano
Milton Okun   Conductor
Frank Owens   Piano
Felix Pappalardi   Electric Bass
Herb Pedersen   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Harmony
Leon Pendarvis   Keyboards
Perkins   Pedal Steel Guitar
Gene Perla   Piano
Fred Pierce   Drums
Bill Potter   Tenor Saxophone
Roland Prince   Guitar
Norbert Putnam   Bass
Suzy Ragsdale   Vocal Harmony
Rick Reed   Drums
Kevin Richard   Percussion
Ben Richardson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jack Ross   Vocals
Billy Sanford   Electric Guitar
Russ Savakus   Bass
Jerry Scheff   Electric Bass
David Scherstrom   Drums
Jim Schwall   Guitar
Bob Shane   Guitar,Vocals
Bruce Sieverson   Bass
Patrick Sky   Guitar,Harmonica
Milton Sledge   Drums
George "Harmonica" Smith   Harmonica
Todd Sommer   Drums
Ed Soph   Drums
Otis Spann   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Norman Spiller   Trumpet
Victor Sproles   Bass
Carter Stanley   Guitar,Vocals
Danny Trifan   Bass
Peter Troutner   Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals
Steve Wachman   Guitar
Dick Wagner   Guitar,Vocals
Pete Wasner   Keyboards
Merle Watson   Guitar,Track Performer
Dean Webb   Mandolin
David "Buck" Wheat   Acoustic Bass
Gary White   Bass,Vocals
Benny Whitehead   Vocals
John "Bucky" Wilkin   Electric Guitar
Dennis Wilson   Vocal Harmony
Janet Wright   Vocals
Curtis Young   Vocals
Gary "Chicken" Hirsh   Drums
Matt Laug   Percussion
James "Pee Wee" Madison   Guitar
Charlie McCoy   Organ,Harmonica,Cello,Vibes
Garry West   Bass
Frank Ippolito   Percussion
Emmanuel K. Rahim   Percussion
Jon Carroll   Piano
Driving Blind   Track Performer
Chubby Anthony   Fiddle
Jim Craig   Drums
Bil Ringgenberg   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
J.R. "Curly" Sechler   Mandolin
Bill Svanoe   Bass,Drums
Lynne Taylor   Vocals
Paul Butterfield Blues Band   Track Performer
Bobby Fields   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Barry Kornfeld   Banjo,Guitar,12-string Guitar
Bob Stagg   Accordion,Keyboards
B. Huston   Guitar
Lindy Clear   Bass
Corey Thompson   Drums
Bob Rigg   Drums
Alisha   Track Performer
Gordy Garris   Bass,Vocals
Wilbur Bascomb   Bass
Frost   Track Performer
Uncle Josh   Dobro
Mark Harris   Bass
Dave Williams   Bass
Willie Fong Young   Vocals
George Alexander   Trumpet
Paul Croft   Banjo
David Briggs   Organ,Piano
Cousin Jake   Bass Fiddle
Andrew Frank   Bass
Mike Chapman   Bass

Technical Credits

John Hammond   Producer
Mississippi John Hurt   Composer
Skip James   Composer
Jimmy Reed   Composer
Bill Monroe   Contributor
Clancy Brothers   Arranger
Michael Johnson   Producer
Ian Tyson   Producer
Doc Watson   Arranger
Joan Baez   Arranger
Tom Paxton   Producer
Pete Seeger   Arranger,Composer
Artie Traum   Producer
Bob Moses   Contributor
Alphonse Mouzon   Arranger,Producer
Oregon   Producer
Dock Boggs   Composer
John McEuen   Producer
Jim Rooney   Producer
Paul Kelly   Producer
Steven Soles   Producer
Columbus Baker   Contributor
Mark Berry   Producer
Ed Bland   Producer
Jackie Brenston   Composer
David Bridie   Producer
George Butcher   Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements
Samuel Charters   Producer,Liner Notes
John Coltrane   Contributor
Jerry Crutchfield   Producer
Rik Emmett   Producer
Foggy Mountain Boys   Contributor
Ed Friedner   Special Effects,Remixing
Ronnie Gilbert   Arranger,Composer
Lee Hays   Arranger,Composer
Fred Hellerman   Arranger,Composer
Chris Hills   Horn Arrangements
Larry Hirsch   Producer
John Jennings   Producer
Glenn Keener   Producer
Michael Lennon   Producer
Jack Lothrop   Producer
William McEuen   Executive Producer
Herb Pedersen   Producer
Scott Petito   Producer,Orchestral Arrangements
Norbert Putnam   Producer
Ralph Rinzler   Producer
Danny Weiss   Producer,Executive Producer
Captain Jeff Zaraya   Engineer
Randy Jacobs   Producer
Garry West   Producer
Driving Blind   Producer
Ewart Abner   Composer
Wiley Morris   Composer
Zeke Morris   Composer
Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys   Contributor
Bob Stagg   Contributor
Susanne Smolka   Art Direction
General Hog Wyler   Producer
Patrick McGuire   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Bob Dawson   Producer

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