Reunion At Carnegie Hall: 1963

Reunion At Carnegie Hall: 1963

by The Weavers


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Reunion At Carnegie Hall: 1963

The Weavers celebrated their 15th anniversary by performing two concerts -- May 2 and 3, 1963 -- at Carnegie Hall, the site of their historic 1955 comeback concert, and invited back former members Pete Seeger and Erik Darling, as well as introducing new member Bernie Krause. The shows served to reaffirm the status of a group that had fostered the folk boom of the late '50s and early '60s, yet had been bypassed by it as others scored with their songs, notably Peter, Paul and Mary, who had taken the early Weavers song "If I Had a Hammer" into the Top Ten. The group reclaimed that song and others, such as "Wimoweh" (pilfered by the Tokens as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"); performed their own old hits, such as "Goodnight, Irene," and covered such new material as Tom Paxton's "Ramblin' Boy" (actually a solo performance by Seeger). On record, the numerous lead singers make the show sound more like a folk festival than a performance by one group, but this remains a spirited effort very much in tune with the first Carnegie Hall show.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707215022
catalogNumber: 2150
Rank: 11851

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Weavers   Primary Artist
Erik Darling   Musician
Frank Hamilton   Musician
Ronnie Gilbert   Musician
Lee Hays   Musician
Fred Hellerman   Musician
Bernie Krause   Musician

Technical Credits

Lead Belly   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer,Contributor
Jack Bruce   Composer
Frank Hamilton   Composer
Joseíto Fernandez   Composer
James Black   Composer
Ronnie Gilbert   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Lee Hays   Composer
Fred Hellerman   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Harold Leventhal   Liner Notes
John A. Lomax   Composer
Chad Kassem   Executive Producer
Solomon Linda   Composer
José Martí   Composer
Tom Seven   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Héctor Angulo   Arranger
Bob Zellner   Composer,Adaptation
Traditional   Composer
Julián Orbón   Composer
Fran Minkoff   Composer

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