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Folk Hits

Various Artists Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • ASIN: 555087783X
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Hit songs but mostly not in these versions 19 Jun 2010
By Richard
Format:Audio CD
With the Rooftop Singers shown on the sleeve its a reminder that the Vanguard label was the source of all these recordings.Urban Folk Music was all about cover versions anyway-you expected to hear plenty of covers on albums made by its stars and WALK RIGHT IN was the biggest hit of all in what is the original version of a revived blues song from the 30s.It led to the mass use of 12 string guitars and also to the rediscovery of the original artists Gus Cannon who was then around 70s and reduced to living on the streets.
The Rooftop Singers themsleves had an interesting pedigree-Eric Darling had been in the Tarriers in the 50s while Lynn Taylor had been a jazz singer in the early 50s editiin of the Benny Goodman Band even cutting an album under her own name
Yet I wonder how the Kingston Trio could have appeared on Vanguard-they were signed to the Capitol label and even a live recording made at Newport Folk Festival would have needed permission.At least it would then-I take it there were live albums issued at the time
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4.0 out of 5 stars Memorable folk 5 Feb 2004
By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This interesting collection takes a broad view of folk music, including tuneful singalongs, chart hits and protest songs like Joan Baez's Joe Hill. Odetta's spiritual track adds even more flavour to the eclectic mix. My favourites are There But For Fortune by Phil Ochs, Universal Soldier by Buffy Sainte-Marie (her song Soldier Blue would have been a great inclusion too), Turn Turn Turn by Judy Collins, and the two Joan Baez duets: It Ain't Me Babe with Dylan, and Colours with Donovan, which is really superb. Ian & Sylvia, The Kingston Trio, Richard & Mimi Farina and Pete Seeker are very good too and their songs remain charming and poignant. These are definitely some of the very special voices and songs from three decades of folk. Unfortunately some major artists like Joni Mitchell and James Taylor have been omitted, and it would also have been nice to see people like Tim Hardin amongst the artists here. This enjoyable album showcases the many strands of American folk music in the 20th century and ought to interest the listener in the excellent work of these artists.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All Original Artists 20 Aug 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Every song in this collection is by the original artist. Without exception. What is interesting is that many of the selections are from live recordings. The Kingston Trio songs,for instance, were recorded at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. Great stuff. I think the previous reviewer has a hearing problem.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Memorable folk 5 Feb 2004
By Pieter Uys - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This interesting collection takes a broad view of folk music, including tuneful singalongs, chart hits and protest songs like Joan Baez's Joe Hill. Odetta's spiritual track adds even more flavour to the eclectic mix. My favorites are There But For Fortune by Phil Ochs, Universal Soldier by Buffy Sainte-Marie (her song Soldier Blue would have been a great inclusion too), Turn Turn Turn by Judy Collins, and the two Joan Baez duets: It Ain't Me Babe with Dylan, and Colours with Donovan, which is really superb. Ian & Sylvia, The Kingston Trio, Richard & Mimi Farina and Pete Seeker are very good too and their songs remain charming and poignant. These are definitely some of the very special voices and songs from three decades of folk. Unfortunately some major artists like Joni Mitchell and James Taylor have been omitted, and it would also have been nice to see people like Tim Hardin amongst the artists here. This enjoyable album showcases the many strands of American folk music in the 20th century and ought to interest the listener in the excellent work of these artists.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Well... 16 Dec 1999
By D. Marvin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This CD would be the greatest 60's folk compilation ever if only the songs weren't all simply covers by a group of people I've never heard of in my life. They fail to mention this anywhere in the description, and they even go so far as listing the original artists on the track listing above (which is misleading). BUT...if you listen to the samples, you can tell that these people are not the original artists you know and love. But I give it two stars because it is a great song selection...and good for singing along with.
4.0 out of 5 stars Brings back memories... 23 Jan 2014
By Pete S. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this for one song, but 6 or 7 others bring back memories. I like the sound from 40 or 50 years ago, but many are live with extraneous noise.
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