Vanguard Newport Folk Festival Sampler

Vanguard Newport Folk Festival Sampler

     
 

Founded in 1959 by Theodore Bikel, Oscar Brand, Pete Seeger, George Wein, and Albert Grossman, and modeled after the already established and successful Newport Jazz Festival, the Newport Folk Festival ran in itsSee more details below

Overview

Founded in 1959 by Theodore Bikel, Oscar Brand, Pete Seeger, George Wein, and Albert Grossman, and modeled after the already established and successful Newport Jazz Festival, the Newport Folk Festival ran in its original configuration throughout the '60s before running out of gas in 1971 (the festival was revived in 1985 and has run annually ever since, although it has little more than its name in common with the festival's original run). Vanguard Records was on hand to record several of the mid-'60s lineups and as this sampler shows, there was a lot of vitality in the performances. Highlights here include Johnny Cash's spry version of his "Big River," a powerful, ominous, and spooky acoustic rendition by John Lee Hooker (complete with foot stomping) of "Hobo Blues," and a delightful duet between Joan Baez and Donovan on the latter's "Colours."

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/02/1996
Label:
Vanguard Records
UPC:
0015707400329
catalogNumber:
74003
Rank:
107962

Tracks

  1. Big River  - Johnny Cash
  2. When the Saints Go Marching In  -  Kingston Trio
  3. Pray on My Child  -  Staple Singers
  4. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)  - Judy Collins
  5. How Mountain Girls Can Love  -  Stanley Brothers
  6. Hobo Blues  - John Lee Hooker
  7. It Takes a Worried Man  - Pete Seeger
  8. Gold Watch and Chain  -  New Lost City Ramblers
  9. I Can't Be Satisfied  - Muddy Waters
  10. Colours  -  Donovan
  11. Steel Guitar Chimes  -  Roy Acuff & His Smokey Mountain Boys
  12. Get Down on Your Knees and Pray  -  Kentucky Colonels
  13. Beaumont Rag  - Doc Watson

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lee Hooker   Track Performer
Kentucky Colonels   Track Performer
Stanley Brothers   Track Performer
Roy Acuff   Track Performer
Johnny Cash   Track Performer
Doc Watson   Track Performer
Joan Baez   Track Performer
Judy Collins   Track Performer
Kingston Trio   Track Performer
New Lost City Ramblers   Track Performer
Pete Seeger   Track Performer
Muddy Waters   Track Performer

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Johnny Cash   Composer
Doc Watson   Arranger,Adaptation
Pete Seeger   Composer,Adaptation
Donovan   Composer
Mississippi Fred McDowell   Composer
Mary Katherine Aldin   Liner Notes,Annotation
Bernard Besman   Composer
James Black   Composer
Paul Campbell   Composer
Dave Guard   Arranger
Muddy Waters   Composer
Captain Jeff Zaraya   Engineer
C.C. White   Arranger
Georgette Cartwright   Creative Services Director
M. Christian   Composer
Joe Josea   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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