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Route 50: Driving New Roots for Fifty Years

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Next Time You See Me - James Cotton
    2. Shake It Baby - Junior Wells
    3. I Don't Play, I'll Be Your Man Same Day - Charlie Musselwhite
    4. Ask Me Nice - John Hammond
    5. Black Mountain Rag - Doc Watson
    6. Louise - Jerry Jeff Walker/Nicolette Larson - (featuring Nicolette Larson)
    7. Play One More - Ian & Sylvia
    8. Richland Woman - Maria Muldaur - (featuring Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band)
    9. House Un-American Blues - Richard & Mimi Faria
    10. Lion - John Fahey
    11. Hot Time In the Old Town Tonight - Mississippi John Hurt
    12. I'm So Glad - Skip James
    13. Mean and Evil - Odetta
    14. Good Bye Baby - Big Mama Thornton
    15. Some Day - Otis Spann
    16. You Got a Hole In Your Sole - Buddy Guy
    17. Charango - Oregon
    18. Low-Lee-Tah - Larry Coryell
    19. Little Maggie - Sandy Bull
    20. Jug of Punch - Clancy Brothers/Don McLean - (featuring Don McLean)
    21. Close the Door Lightly When You Go - Eric Andersen
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Don't You Throw That Mojo On Me - Mark Selby
    2. I'm the Lucky One - Mark Selby
    3. When I Get Around You - Terry Radigan
    4. Blue Distance - Peter Case/Terry Radigan
    5. Something Happens - Peter Case
    6. Crawfishin' - Tab Benoit/Peter Case
    7. Jambalaya - Tab Benoit
    8. This Tattoo - David Wilcox/Tab Benoit
    9. Rule Number One - David Wilcox
    10. Landslide - Venice/David Wilcox
    11. One Quiet Day - Venice
    12. Beg To Differ - Patty Larkin/Venice
    13. Burnin Down - Patty Larkin
    14. Ghostdance - Bill Miller/Patty Larkin
    15. Every Mountain I Climb - Bill Miller
    16. La Primera - Ian Tyson/Bill Miller
    17. Brahmas & Mustangs - Ian Tyson
    18. Brahmas and Mustangs - Ian Tyson
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 795722

  • Credits
    ProducerVince Hans (Compilation)
    EngineerJeff Zaraya

    This 50th anniversary sampler ("sampler," not "best-of" or something like that, is the term used on the sleeve) commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Vanguard label. Vanguard has recorded some important music, particularly in the folk, blues, and folk-rock fields in the 1960s. This is not the best way to get acquainted with its catalog, due to its incomplete survey of its most significant holdings, the questionable choice of some of the tracks, and the uneven listening that's guaranteed by interspersing different styles with each other. Disc one is devoted to songs, largely from the 1960s or slightly afterward, compiled from the label's Session Series, and virtually every artist included is significant: James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Odetta, Doc Watson, John Hammond, Charlie Musselwhite, Junior Wells, Ian & Sylvia, Jerry Jeff Walker, Richard & Mimi Faria, Jim Kweskin, Big Mama Thornton, Otis Spann, Larry Coryell, Sandy Bull, the Clancy Brothers, and Eric Andersen are all on board. Not all of them are shown to their best advantage, however, with one of their best or even better tracks, although you can hear unquestioned highlights like Skip James' "I'm So Glad" and Andersen's "Close the Door Lightly When You Go." What's more curious is that some of Vanguard's most significant artists are missing, including Joan Baez (who was, after all, their most popular star), the Weavers, and Country Joe & the Fish. The second disc is devoted to more contemporary artists, usually singer/songwriters with folk-rock roots as heard on 1990s albums. Although Peter Case and Ian Tyson are notable achievers, overall the performers pale in importance next to Vanguard's earlier rosters. No original release dates are given in the track listing. It's hard to envision what consumers this might satisfy; it's more apt to serve as a sampler to help someone, say a retailer or prospective Vanguard investor, get a grip on what's in the company's catalog. ~ Richie Unterberger

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  • Genre: Rock
  • Label: Vanguard 795722
  • Distributor: Welk
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 015707957229
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