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Folk Music at Newport, Vol. 1
1. Separation Blues - Patrick Sky
2. Someday Soon - Ian & Sylvia
3. Play One More - Ian & Sylvia
4. Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
5. Shady Grove - Peter Rowan & Tex Logan/Bill Monroe
6. Woman I Am Loving, She's Taken My Appetite, The - Lightnin' Hopkins
7. Danse de Blackberry Briar - Cyprien Landreneau Cajun Band
8. I Will Do My Last Singing in This Land Somewhere - Rev. Gary Davis
9. Gold Watch and Chain - The New Lost City Ramblers
10. Wildwood Flower - Mother Maybelle Carter
11. Forked Deer / Eighth Of January - The New Lost City Ramblers/Eck Robertson
12. Swallow Song, A - Kathy & Carol
13. Milk 'Em in the Evening Blues - Sam & Kirk McGee
14. Oh Mary Don't You Weep - Pete Seeger
15. Colours - Donovan/Joan Baez
16. Free Little Bird - The New Lost City Ramblers/Cousin Emmy
17. Sinking of the Titanic, The - Mance Lipscomb
18. I'll Meet You in the Morning - The Charles River Valley Boys
19. Sadie Green (The Vamp of New Orleans) - Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band
20. Little Sadie - Jim Rooney/Bill Keith
21. Celebration For a Grey Day - Richard & Mimi Faria
22. M.T.A. - The Kingston Trio
23. Candy Man - Mississippi John Hurt
24. I Got It - The Chambers Brothers
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 77007
Compilation producer: Mary Katherine Aldin.
Recorded live at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, Newport, Rhode Island with the exception of track 22, which is from the 1959 festival. Includes liner notes by Mary Katherine Aldin.
This is an album that grows on you gradually -- but only because it covers such a diverse collection of styles in the course of seventy minutes. The majority of the cuts on this album are being released for the first time, while all but one (the Kingston Trio's "M.T.A.," from 1959) are drawn from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. The recordings are of quite variable quality -- a few sound positively raw. However, the lineup is quite interesting -- Joan Baez appears, of course, but in a duet with Donovan; other than Baez, you have Ian and Sylvia, Richard and Mimi Farina, the New Lost City Ramblers (with Eck Robertson and Cousin Emmy appearing on one cut apiece), Maybelle Carter, the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Bill Monroe, Mississippi John Hurt and many others. Compilation producer Mary Katherine Aldin has done a good job of balancing out the various styles, so the album does have a nice progression to it, as well as a nice dynamic (leading to the Kingston Trio providing the album's peak point). Aldin's notes on the performers are fairly brief, but provide snippets of interesting background. An excellent addition to Vanguard's Newport Folk Festival Classics series. ~ Steven McDonald
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