Singing Through the Hard Times: A Utah Phillips Celebration

Singing Through the Hard Times: A Utah Phillips Celebration

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Singing Through the Hard Times: A Utah Phillips Celebration

This double-disc tribute collection to Bruce "Utah" Phillips was curated by Dan Schatz, and Jacqui and Kendall Morse and issued by the last label Phillips recorded for during his lifetime: Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe. Phillips was a prolific performer, who played benefits, strikes, organizing drives, and the like, for most of his adult life, and was an inveterate traveler in the wake of his heroes like Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and Cisco Houston -- he lived during a time when he was able not only to admire them but to be able to perform with them. This double-disc set collects 38 performances of songs either written by Phillips or closely associated with him by as many artists. While folk enthusiasts will be familiar with some of these names -- Gordon Bok, Tom Paxton, Rosalie Sorrels, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Si Khan, Pete Seeger, and John McCutcheon -- others will be new to all but the most ardent fans of the genre. There is also a truly wonderful collaboration between Emmylou Harris and Ireland's Mary Black, whose reading of "Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia,," written as a collaboration between Phillips with Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, is one of the true highlights in a set that is brimming with them.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2009
Label: Righteous Babe
UPC: 0748731706524
catalogNumber: 65

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Emmylou Harris   Guitar,Vocals
Saul Broudy   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Cathy Fink   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Cindy Kallet   Guitar,Vocals
Tom Paxton   Guitar,Vocals
Faith Petric   Vocals
Jean Ritchie   Vocals
Pete Seeger   Banjo,Vocals
Rosalie Sorrels   Guitar,Vocals
Mary Black   Vocals
Lew London   Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Bodie Wagner   Vocals
Marcy Marxer   Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
James Stephens   Fiddle
Dakota Dave Hull   Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Aly Bain   Fiddle
Gordon Bok   Vocals,12-string Guitar
Captain Kendall Morse   Guitar,Vocals
Ian Robb   Concertina,Vocals
Tom Rowe   Guitar
Art Thieme   Guitar,Vocals
Ed Trickett   Guitar,Vocals
Don Campbell   Banjo
Ani DiFranco   Guitar
Pat Humphries   Guitar,Vocals
Grey Larsen   Fiddle
Taylor Whiteside   Fiddle,Guitar,Accordion,Vocals
Greg Artzner   Guitar,Vocals
Bruce Brackney   Guitar,Vocals
Amy Fradon   Choir, Chorus
Peter Kraemer   Bass
Terry Leonino   Vocals
Caroline Paton   Vocals
Jay Peterson   Guitar,Vocals
Davy Spillane   Human Whistle
Harry Tuft   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Jay Ungar   Fiddle
Jim Sutherland   Percussion
Julie Wolf   Accordion
Jason Mercer   Upright Bass
Lisa Null   Vocals
Greg Boardman   Violin
Joe Hickerson   Vocals
Flawn Williams   Vocals
Bruce Boege   Ukulele
Shelley Posen   Vocals
Daren Hahn   Drums
Mick Lane   Guitar,Vocals
Rik Palieri   Banjo,Vocals
Ann Downey   Vocals
David Bernz   Choir, Chorus,12-string Guitar
Larry Penn   Guitar,Vocals
Mark Murphy   Bass
James McVay   Lap Steel Guitar
Sandy O   Vocals
Will Brown   Guitar,Vocals
Judy Cook   Vocals
Pop Wagner   Guitar,Vocals
James "Sparky" Rucker   Guitar,Vocals
Ray Bierl   Guitar,Vocals
Chris Muse   Harmonica
Jonathan Dickau   Choir, Chorus
Julia Friend   Vocals
Russell Gores   Bass,Mandolin,Spoons
Dennis Gormley   Bass,Vocal Harmony
January Men   Choir, Chorus
Peter Kessler   Guitar,Mandolin
Jacqui Morse   Vocals
Mark Ross   Guitar,Vocals
Rhonda Hicks Rucker   Banjo,Vocals
Dan Schatz   Guitar,Autoharp,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jack Stanesco   Banjo,Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Dick Swain   Vocals
Then Some   Choir, Chorus
Molly Ungar   Bass
Allegra Ziffle   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Saul Broudy   Composer
Hazel Dickens   Composer
Cathy Fink   Engineer
Utah Phillips   Composer,Author
Jean Ritchie   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
Rosalie Sorrels   Composer
Neil Young   Engineer
Lew London   Engineer
Marcy Marxer   Engineer
James Stephens   Producer
Dakota Dave Hull   Engineer
Captain Kendall Morse   Producer,Audio Production
David Paton   Engineer
Tom Rowe   Engineer
Ani DiFranco   Arranger,Executive Producer
Chris Andersen   Engineer
Greg Artzner   Composer
Kate Brislin   Composer
Amy Fradon   Contributor
Rob Gal   Engineer
Alice Gerrard   Composer
Bill Huntington   Contributor
Tony Marcus   Engineer
Sandy & Caroline Paton   Engineer
Bob Richardson   Contributor
Mark Ross   Composer
Jody Stecher   Composer
Joe Louis Hill   Author
Don Cunningham   Engineer
Bruce Boege   Engineer
Robert W. Service   Composer
Bruce Wheelock   Engineer
T-Bone Slim   Composer
Tino Chumlevich   Composer
Pierre Degeyter   Composer
Luigi del Puppo   Composer
Carol Rohl   Contributor
Traditional   Composer
Brian Hunter   Engineer
John Dyer   Engineer
David Bernz   Composer
Peter Engisch   Engineer
Thomas Wolfe   Author
Jud Caswell   Engineer
James McVay   Engineer
Dave Rowe   Engineer
Michael Stribling   Engineer
James "Sparky" Rucker   Arranger
Ray Bierl   Composer
Wesley Easter   Engineer
Jake Galbraith   Engineer
Rich Grudzinsky   Engineer
Jamie Huntsberger   Contributor
Andrew Mitchell   Engineer
Jacqui Morse   Producer,Audio Production
John Pineince   Contributor
Antero Puckay   Engineer
Mike Quirke   Author
Mark Ross   Composer
Dan Schatz   Producer,Audio Production
Judith Simpson   Contributor
John Brill   Composer
A.L. Kirby   Composer
Olive Woolley Burt   Composer

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Singing Through the Hard Times: A Utah Phillips Celebration 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
rackbar More than 1 year ago
Utah Phillips was a brillant poet/musician who made the depression & dust bowl come to life. His music & lyrics are still so relevant today. He is cut from the same cloth as Woody Guthrie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago