The Only Folk Collection You'll Ever Need

The Only Folk Collection You'll Ever Need


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While "folk music" originally defined the sort of indigenous music that was passed from one self-taught musician to another over years and even centuries, by the '60s the phrase came to refer to the work of singers and songwriters who used acoustic melodies as a vehicle for lyrics that often carried personal, social, or political messages. Featuring 30 songs, The Only Folk Collection You'll Ever Need offers a bit of the former and a great deal of the latter; along with performances by legitimate folk legends the Carter Family, Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Mississippi John Hurt, and Woody Guthrie, this set also features classic tracks from most of the major folk stars of the '50s and '60s, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, Phil Ochs, Dave Van Ronk, Gordon Lightfoot, Donovan, Judy Collins, and many more. Though it is far from the only folk collection one might need or want, this set does feature an impressive cross-section of important and essential artists, who are for the most part represented by their most celebrated works. As a sampler of the cream of the postwar folk boom, this collection does a fine job, and would be a good starter for a youngster eager to learn about the folk and singer/songwriter movements.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/09/2014
Label: Shout Factory
UPC: 0826663154764
catalogNumber: 15476
Rank: 80954

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Mississippi John Hurt   Arranger
Ian Tyson   Composer
Eric Andersen   Composer
Sandy Denny   Composer
Woody Guthrie   Composer
Tim Hardin   Composer
Gordon Lightfoot   Composer
Fred Neil   Composer
Phil Ochs   Composer
Tom Paxton   Composer
Tom Rush   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Fairport Convention   Producer
John Prine   Composer
Simon Nicol   Producer
Alan Lomax   Composer
Joe Boyd   Producer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Peter Eden   Producer
Voyle Gilmore   Producer
Lee Hays   Composer
Erik Jacobsen   Producer
Terry Kennedy   Producer
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
John A. Lomax   Composer
Carter Stanley   Composer
Walter Jacobs   Composer
Jack Rhodes   Composer
Book of Ecclesiastes   Composer
Lonnie Carter   Composer
Frank Warner   Composer
Bill Bush   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Donovan Leitch   Composer
Carla Perna   Music Business Affairs,Licensing
Aaron Rea   Music Business Affairs,Licensing
Dick Reynolds   Composer

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