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Folkscene Collection, Vol. 2
1. Love at the Five and Dime - Nanci Griffith
2. Let Me Fall - Peter Case
3. Heart of Saturday Night, The - Tom Waits
4. Little Angel, Little Brother - Lucinda Williams
5. Life, The - Stephen Fearing
6. Take Off Your Old Coat - Eliza Gilkyson
7. Good Woman's Love - Vince Gill
8. I'm This Blue - Greg Brown
9. California Snow - Dave Alvin/Tom Russell
10. Mr. Tambourine Man - Chris Hillman
11. Planet of Love - Jim Lauderdale
12. Justine - Patty Larkin
13. Song of the Candle - Stan Rogers
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 137
Compilation producers: Roz Larman, Howard Larman, Peter Cutler.
Principally recorded live on the air in the studios of KPFK-FM, Los Angeles, California during 1975 through 1998. Includes liner notes by Sandy Goldfarb and Peter Cutler.
Personnel: Chris Hillman, Eliza Gilkyson, Greg Brown, Jim Lauderdale, Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith, Patty Larkin, Peter Case, Stan Rogers, Stephen Fearing, Tom Russell, Tom Waits, Tony Gilkyson, Vince Gill (vocals, guitar); Gurf Morlix (vocals, electric guitar); Andrew Williams (vocals, harmonium); Herb Pedersen, Mark Andes (vocals); Jim Monaghan, Andrew Hardin, Buddy Miller (guitar); Greg Leisz (lap steel guitar); Steve Libbea (mandolin); David Mansfield (fiddle); Sandy Chila (drums); Don Heffington, Tim Timmermans (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Peter Cutler.
Liner Note Authors: Sandy Goldfarb; Peter Cutler.
Recording information: 01/12/1975-03/01/1998.
Photographers: Peter Figen; Jim Lee.
Like its highly recommended predecessor, Folkscene Collection, Vol. 2 captures live-on-the-air performances from Folkscene, the acclaimed L.A. radio show. And since more than 1,500 such performances have aired during the program's 30-year history, it's no surprise that the producers didn't run out of good material on volume one. Far from it. Though most of the renditions on this collection are pretty faithful to the studio originals and revelations are few, the lineup of artists and songs is even more impressive this time out than last. And once again, the production values are terrific, especially considering that these are unvarnished live performances. Most of the 13 tracks are from the 1990s, but the collection also includes such vintage treats as a 1975 Tom Waits reading of his classic "The Heart of Saturday Night." Other highlights include Nanci Griffith's "Love at the Five & Dime," Lucinda Williams' "Little Angel, Little Brother," Greg Brown's "I'm This Blue," and Tom Russell's "California Snow." In addition, there's an acoustic "Mr. Tambourine Man" by Chris Hillman and three cohorts that's at least as much fun as the famous version he waxed with the Byrds way back when. ~ Jeff Burger
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