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The Newport Folk Festival 1959 [Digipak]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Bells of Rhymney, The - Pete Seeger
    2. One Grain of Sand/Abiyoyo - Pete Seeger
    3. Careless Love - Pete Seeger
    4. Hey Daroma - Martha Schlamme - (featuring Frank Hamilton)
    5. There's a Hole in My Bucket - Martha Schlamme - (featuring Frank Hamilton)
    6. Que Bonita Bandeira - Martha Schlamme - (featuring Frank Hamilton)
    7. Lonesome Traveller - Leon Bibb - (featuring John Stauber/Eric Weisberg)
    8. Every Night When the Sun Goes Down - Leon Bibb - (featuring John Stauber/Eric Weisberg)
    9. Times Are Getting Hard - Leon Bibb - (featuring John Stauber/Eric Weisberg)
    10. Sinner Man - Leon Bibb - (featuring John Stauber/Eric Weisberg)
    11. Cobbler's Song - Tommy Makem - (featuring Pat Clancy/Pete Seeger)
    12. Mountain Dew - Tommy Makem - (featuring Pat Clancy/Pete Seeger)
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho - Odetta
    2. Cotton Fields at Home - Odetta
    3. Great Historical Burn - Odetta
    4. I've Been Driving on Bald Mountain/Water Boy - Odetta
    5. Virgin Mary Had a Son - Joan Baez/Bob Gibson
    6. We Are Crossing the Jordan River - Joan Baez/Bob Gibson
    7. Beware, O Take Care - The New Lost City Ramblers
    8. When First into This Country I Came - The New Lost City Ramblers
    9. Hopalong Peter - The New Lost City Ramblers
    10. Little Maggie - Barbara Dane
    11. Dink's Blues - Barbara Dane - (featuring Frank Hamilton/Bill Lee)
    12. My Baby Done Changed the Lock on the Door - Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee
    13. Pick a Bale of Cotton - Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Flint Hill Special - Earl Scruggs
    2. What're We Going to Do with the Baby-Oh - Jean Ritchie
    3. Pretty Saro - Jean Ritchie
    4. Shady Grove - Jean Ritchie
    5. Paper of Pins - Jean Ritchie/Oscar Brand - (featuring Billy Faier)
    6. Hangman, or the Maid Freed from the Gallows, The - John Jacob Niles
    7. Lady Gay - Frank Hamilton
    8. Old Racoon - Frank Warner
    9. Earl's Breakdown - Earl Scruggs
    10. Which Side Are You On? - Oscar Brand - (featuring Billy Faier)
    11. Domingo, Un - Cynthia Gooding
    12. Jalisco - Cynthia Gooding
    13. Old Fisherman, The - Ed McCurdy
    14. When Cockle Shells Turn Silver Bells - Ed McCurdy
    15. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star - Ed McCurdy
    16. Frankie and Johnny - Ed McCurdy
    17. Cumberland Gap - Earl Scruggs
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NOT3CD058

  • Credits

    The Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by George Wein, who had already established the successful Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island a few years earlier. The festival featured folk, blues, country, and bluegrass musicians and, in its initial run between 1959 and 1970 (there were no festivals in 1961 and 1962), introduced future stars of the commercial folk revival like Joan Baez and Bob Dylan as well as giving old blues and folk performers like Skip James, Mississippi John Hurt, and others a platform to reach a wider audience. This three-disc set presents some of the highlights from that first festival in 1959, and collects performances by Pete Seeger, Odetta, the New Lost City Ramblers, Earl Scruggs, Jean Ritchie, John Jacob Niles, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and others, including a historic appearance by Joan Baez, who was invited on-stage unannounced to sing "Virgin Mary Had a Son" and "We Are Crossing the Jordan River" with Bob Gibson, an appearance that in essence launched her successful folk career -- she was to return the favor by inviting a then unknown Bob Dylan up to share her set at the 1963 folk festival three years later. ~ Steve Leggett

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