What's That I Hear?: The Songs of Phil Ochs

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Twenty-eight songs by Phil Ochs, covered by several generations of musicians, from Tom Paxton "Draft Dodger Rag", Peter Yarrow "There But for Fortune", Dave Van Ronk "Outside of a Small Circle of Friends", Eric Andersen "When I'm Gone", and Iain Matthews "Flower Lady" to the Roches "The Bells," which offers the best singing here, Agnelli-Rave and the Charmers "Chords of Fame", and Sid Griffin & Billy Bragg "Sailors and Soldiers". The quality of the performances is uniformly first-rate, and it's astonishing to discover the full range of admirers that Ochs' songs attract, as well as the sheer selection of songs, some of which Ochs never got to record officially -- few key ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Twenty-eight songs by Phil Ochs, covered by several generations of musicians, from Tom Paxton "Draft Dodger Rag", Peter Yarrow "There But for Fortune", Dave Van Ronk "Outside of a Small Circle of Friends", Eric Andersen "When I'm Gone", and Iain Matthews "Flower Lady" to the Roches "The Bells," which offers the best singing here, Agnelli-Rave and the Charmers "Chords of Fame", and Sid Griffin & Billy Bragg "Sailors and Soldiers". The quality of the performances is uniformly first-rate, and it's astonishing to discover the full range of admirers that Ochs' songs attract, as well as the sheer selection of songs, some of which Ochs never got to record officially -- few key bases are left untouched in the two-hour-plus collection, although it would have been nice if someone had covered released obscurities such as "Basket in the Pool." The notes are very thorough, personal, and affecting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/10/1998
  • Label: Sliced Bread Records
  • UPC: 714577117626
  • Catalog Number: 71176
  • Sales rank: 314,662

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Power and the Glory (3:06)
  2. 2 Boy in Ohio (5:01)
  3. 3 Jim Dean of Indiana (5:40)
  4. 4 Chords of Fame (3:49)
  5. 5 There But for Fortune (4:12)
  6. 6 Flower Lady (4:58)
  7. 7 I Ain't Marching Anymore (2:42)
  8. 8 Is There Anybody Here? - SONiA (4:04)
  9. 9 Draft Dodger Rag (2:53)
  10. 10 Changes - Nancy Tucker (4:53)
  11. 11 The Bells - The Roches (2:45)
  12. 12 Pleasures of the Harbor (5:27)
  13. 13 Tape from California (6:36)
  14. 14 Another Age (3:58)
  15. 15 When I'm Gone - Eric Andersen (5:45)
Disc 2
  1. 1 What's That I Hear? (3:12)
  2. 2 Hands (5:43)
  3. 3 Bracero (4:20)
  4. 4 Sailors and Soldiers (3:58)
  5. 5 The Highwayman (6:01)
  6. 6 Gas Station Women (3:08)
  7. 7 Outside of a Small Circle of Friends (3:31)
  8. 8 Crucifixion (8:18)
  9. 9 Here's to the State of Mississippi (7:11)
  10. 10 Freedom Riders (3:27)
  11. 11 Iron Lady (5:00)
  12. 12 There But for Fortune (4:08)
  13. 13 No More Songs (3:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Magpie Group, Track Performer
Eric Andersen Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Frank Christian Multi Instruments, Track Performer
Cathy Fink Banjo
John Gorka Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Arlo Guthrie Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Anne Hills Vocals, Track Performer
Christine Lavin Track Performer, Vocal Harmony
Rod MacDonald Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Cindy Mangsen Vocals, Multi Instruments, Track Performer
David Massengill Dulcimer, Vocals, Track Performer
Megon McDonough Vocals, Track Performer
Katy Moffatt Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Tom Paxton Vocals, Track Performer
Billy Bragg Vocals, Track Performer
John Wesley Harding Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
The Roches Vocals, Group, Track Performer
Keith Ingham Piano
Amos Garrett Electric Guitar
David Buskin Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Jonas Fjeld Guitar, Pump Organ
Sammy Walker Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Peter Yarrow Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Bob Stone Organ
Marcy Marxer Guitar, Mandolin
Pete Sutherland Fiddle
Dave Van Ronk Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Pat Humphries Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer, Vocal Harmony
Steve Addabbo Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Lauren Agnelli Bass, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Track Performer
Greg Artzner Guitar, Vocals
Robin Batteau Violin, Background Vocals
Deni Bonet Violin, Vocals, Electric Violin
Mark Dann Bass
Dennis Diken Drums
Peter Ecklund Cornet
Rex Fowler Vocals, Track Performer
Erik Frandsen Ukulele
Steve Gaspar Keyboards
Steve Gillette Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Ralph Gordon Bass
Sid Griffin Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Abraham Guthrie keyboard bass
Kim & Reggie Harris Vocals, Track Performer
Reggie Harris Guitar, Vocals
Zev Katz Bass
Bradley Kopp Bass
Terry Leonino Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Ian Matthews Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Michael Mugrage Guitar
Scott Petito Bass, Guitar
Charlie Pilzer Bass
Sonia Rutstein Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Frank Vilardi Drums
Chris Von Sneidern Guitar, Percussion
David Wilkie Mandolin
David Wolfert Bass, Guitar
Doug Wray Bass
Scott Yoder Bass
Shane Faubert Keyboards, Vocals, Human Whistle
Dick Kniss Bass
Phil Antoniades Percussion
Dee Carstensen Harp, Background Vocals
Dave Rave Guitar, Vocals
Gideon Freudmann Cello
Dean Sharp Percussion
Peter Straus Bass
Greg Greenway Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Jim Clark Tenor Saxophone
Pat McGarvey Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Jack Pedler Drums
Karen Savoca Vocals, Track Performer
Trina Hamlin Harmonica, Percussion
Steve Bowman Drums
Bill Walach Mandolin
Nancy Tucker Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Dave Rave & the Charmers Track Performer
Pete Heitzman Guitar
Doug Larcey Guitar
Robert Childs Pedal Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Magpie Producer
Eric Andersen Producer
Cathy Fink Producer
Bob Gibson Composer
Rod MacDonald Producer
Katy Moffatt Producer
Phil Ochs Adaptation
John Wesley Harding Arranger, Producer, Engineer
David Buskin Producer
Jonas Fjeld Producer
Marcy Marxer Producer
Steve Addabbo Producer
Lauren Agnelli Producer
David Cohen Contributor
Larry Cohen Director, Contributor
Mark Dann Mastering
Rex Fowler Arranger, Producer
Michael Golub Engineer, Remixing
Sid Griffin Arranger
James Hinkle Contributor
Peter Hodgson Engineer
Pete Humphries Engineer
Bradley Kopp Producer
Stewart Lerman Engineer
Ian Matthews Producer
Michael Mugrage Producer
Andy Peters Engineer
Scott Petito Producer, Engineer
Steve Rosenthal Producer, Engineer
Sonia Rutstein Producer
Greg Steele Engineer
Chris Von Sneidern Arranger, Producer, Engineer
David Wilkie Producer
Phil Antoniades Contributor
Al Houghton Engineer
Dave Rave Producer
Dave Amels Engineer
Edgar Allan Poe Poetry
Greg Greenway Producer
Ingar Helgesen Engineer
Arthur Steuer Engineer
L.E.S. Producer
Karen Savoca Producer
Alan Stockwell Engineer
Norman Johnson Engineer
Kevin Stokes Producer
Alfred Noyes Poetry
Pete Heitzman Producer
Ron Litschauer Engineer
Todd Palmer Art Direction
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