If I Had a Hammer: The Great American Folk Album

If I Had a Hammer: The Great American Folk Album


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The folk revival in the United States had its beginnings in the 1930s, slowly built through the 1940s, then caught on at colleges and hip urban centers in the 1950s before breaking through to its commercial peak in the early '60s. This three-disc, 75-track set does a great job of surveying all that, with tracks from early folk acts like the Weavers, Burl Ives, Josh White, Woody Guthrie, and Cisco Houston, key tracks by midterm artists like Jean Ritchie and others, the big hits by artists like the Kingston Trio who finally brought folk to the AM radio hit lists, and the songwriters like Bob Dylan, Hoyt Axton, and others who fueled the urban folk boom with their impressive songs. The story is here.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2014
Label: Dynamic
UPC: 0827139359324
catalogNumber: 3593
Rank: 54827

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Arranger,Composer
Ewan MacColl   Composer
Hoyt Axton   Composer
Joan Baez   Arranger
Hamilton Camp   Composer
Judy Collins   Arranger
Erik Darling   Composer
Woody Guthrie   Arranger,Composer
Carolyn Hester   Arranger
Cisco Houston   Composer
Burl Ives   Arranger
Ed McCurdy   Arranger
John Jacob Niles   Composer
Pete Seeger   Arranger,Composer
John Stewart   Composer
Josh White   Composer
Harry Belafonte   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Will Holt   Composer
Nick Reynolds   Composer
Gus Cannon   Composer
Tom Glazer   Composer
Alan Lomax   Arranger,Composer
Ma Rainey   Composer
Alan Arkin   Composer
Gene Austin   Composer
A.P. Carter   Arranger
Ronnie Gilbert   Composer
Dave Guard   Composer
David Gude   Arranger
Alex Hassilev   Composer
Lee Hays   Arranger,Composer
Huddie Ledbetter   Arranger,Composer
Bob Shane   Composer
Hedy West   Arranger
Spencer Williams   Composer
Hosea Woods   Composer
Hy Zaret   Composer
Spencer Ross   Composer
Irving Burgie   Composer
Jack Segal   Composer
Millard Lampell   Arranger
Avery Robinson   Composer
Louis Singer   Composer
Jacqueline Steiner   Composer
William Attaway   Composer
Evelyn Danzig   Composer
Francis McPeake   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Bob Carey   Composer
Denny Thompson   Composer
Joel Newman   Composer
Nathaniel Shilkret   Composer
Charles Badger Clark   Composer
Martha Koenig   Composer
Bess Hawes   Composer
Roy Ilene   Composer

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