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Greatest Folksingers of the '60s


  • 1. You Were on My Mind - Ian & Sylvia
    2. Now That the Buffalo's Gone - Buffy Sainte-Marie
    3. Walk Right In - Rooftop Singers
    4. East Virginia - Joan Baez
    5. John Henry - Odetta
    6. Pack up Your Sorrows - Richard & Mimi Faria
    7. There But For Fortune - Phil Ochs
    8. Violets of Dawn - Eric Andersen
    9. Sitting on Top of World - Doc Watson
    10. Crazy Words, Crazy Tune - Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band
    11. Candy Man - Mississippi John Hurt
    12. Erie Canal - The Weavers
    13. Greenland Whale Fisheries - Judy Collins/Theodore Bikel
    14. Well, Well, Well - Bob Gibson/Hamilton Camp
    15. Rambling Boy - Tom Paxton
    16. La Bamba - Jos Feliciano
    17. Salty Dog Blues - Flatt & Scruggs
    18. Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan/Friends
    19. I Wish I Had Answered - The Staple Singers
    20. I Got It - The Chambers Brothers
    21. Whistling Gypsy, The - Tommy Makem
    22. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms - The New Lost City Ramblers
    23. Paper of Pins - Oscar Brand/Jean Ritchie
    24. East Virginia Blues - Pete Seeger
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 17/18

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    Not only was Maynard Solomon's Vanguard Records one of the major folk labels of the '60s (having the prescience to pick up Joan Baez early on, and then recording the cream of the singer/songwriters thereafter), it also had the rights to record and release material from the Newport Folk Festival, giving it access to several artists who were not signed to the label. As a result, this double-packet compilation features songs by nearly every major folk figure of the decade, from the Weavers to Jos Feliciano, with Vanguard artists such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Eric Andersen, and Odetta sharing space with Elektra's Phil Ochs and Judy Collins, and Columbia's Bob Dylan. Listen to this one record and you'll know what the '60s folk revival sounded like. ~ William Ruhlmann

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  • Genre: Rock
  • Label: Vanguard 17/18
  • Distributor: Welk
  • Analog/Digital: AAD
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 015707171823
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