The First Fifteen Years, Vol. 2

The First Fifteen Years, Vol. 2


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The First Fifteen Years, Vol. 2

The second volume of Folk Legacy's Bok, Muir & Trickett retrospective isn't quite as successful as the first, though it's far from a failure. Gordon Bok's "Dark Old Waters" is yet another in a long line of deeply evocative sea songs he's composed, and the group also sings what may be the definitive version of Si Kahn's "Aragon Mill." But given the richness of the Bok, Muir & Trickett catalog, there are a few too many questionable inclusions here: the trio's hammered dulcimer-based version of the Sonny Rollins tune "St. Thomas" sounds like a throwaway, and "Waltzing with Bears" is cute but takes up valuable space that could instead have been left open for "Three Score and Ten" or "Dancing at Whitsun." And Bok's gravelly, Down East basso sounds a little bit silly delivering the contrived island patois (not to mention the ham-fisted populism) of "My Images Come." Not all Bok, Muir & Trickett fans will agree with that assessment, of course. But then, Bok, Muir & Trickett fans already own all this stuff on LP. Newcomers should start with Vol. 1.

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Release Date: 04/07/1994
Label: Folk Legacy
UPC: 0725543101723
catalogNumber: 1004
Rank: 186797

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