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Troubadours: Folk and the Roots of American Music, Pt. 2 [Box]

Troubadours: Folk And The Roots Of American Music, Pt. 2 [Box]


On the second volume of Bear Family's extensive four-part, 12-disc series, Bob Dylan arrives at the midpoint, his introduction as seismic as an atomic bomb. Prior to his introduction on the second disc -- or CD 5, as the packaging denotes -- a disc has been spent on "The Popular Folk Music Era," i.e. the sweet, freshly-scrubbed crossover folk performed by the Kingston Trio, the Limeliters, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Rooftop Singers, and the New Christy Minstrels. This was the sound of college campuses between 1958 and 1962, spirited three- or four-part harmonies on traditional tunes and songs from newly emerging writers, sometimes coming from within the group itself. The focus remained on songs designed to be interpreted then delivered to a wide audience but with Dylan, the perspective became distinct, precise, and personal. His six songs are split between protest anthems ("Blowing in the Wind," "The Times They Are A-Changin'") and personal songs ("Masters of War" and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" blend the two approaches), and while the former had an immediate impact the latter had a greater legacy, something that's evident on the rest of this set's second disc, which runs through Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, and Eric Andersen, and its third. That third disc rounds up singers and songwriters from Greenwich Village -- Dave Van Ronk, Judy Collins, Tim Hardin, Fred Neil, David Blue -- peers of Dylan's who drew from similar influences, but each developed their own distinct style of writing or performing, something this disc makes plain. Further fallout from Dylan is documented on the subsequent sets but this volume of Troubadours of Folk shows how vibrant and exciting his Greenwich scene was and illustrates just how different the Bard and his peers were from the prevailing folk of the '50s. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

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  • Label: Bear Family Records (Germany)
  • UPC: 5397102174025
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Track listings

  • Disc 1:
  • 1. Tom Dooley The Kingston Trio
  • 2. Scotch And Soda The Kingston Trio
  • 3. M.T.A., The The Kingston Trio
  • 4. Worried Man, A The Kingston Trio
  • 5. New Frontier, The The Kingston Trio
  • 6. Run The Ridges The Kingston Trio
  • 7. If You Don't Look Around The Kingston Trio
  • 8. Soft Blow The Summer Winds Journeymen
  • 9. Hush Now Sally Journeymen
  • 10. Ride, Ride, Ride Journeymen
  • 11. Someone To Talk My Troubles To Journeymen
  • 12. Dollar Down, A The Limeliters
  • 13. Those Were The Days The Limeliters
  • 14. Adios Mi Corazon (Spanish Is The Loving Tongue) The Limeliters
  • 15. Dubarry Done Gone Again Chad Mitchell Trio
  • 16. Marvelous Toy, The Chad Mitchell Trio
  • 17. One Man's Hands Chad Mitchell Trio
  • 18. That's The Way It's Gotta Be Chad Mitchell Trio
  • 19. Leaving On A Jet Plane Chad Mitchell Trio
  • 20. South Wind Bud & Travis
  • 21. Cloudy Summer Afternoon Bud & Travis
  • 22. Michael The Highwaymen
  • 23. Cotton Fields The Highwaymen
  • 24. Walk Right In Rooftop Singers
  • 25. Tom Cat Rooftop Singers
  • 26. Green Green The New Christy Minstrels
  • 27. Today The New Christy Minstrels
  • Disc 2:
  • 1. Blowing In The Wind Bob Dylan
  • 2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right Bob Dylan
  • 3. Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall, A Bob Dylan
  • 4. Masters Of War Bob Dylan
  • 5. Times They Are A Changin', The Bob Dylan
  • 6. Tambourine Man Bob Dylan
  • 7. There But For Fortune Phil Ochs
  • 8. Power And The Glory Phil Ochs
  • 9. I Ain't Marching Anymore Phil Ochs
  • 10. Draft Dodger Rag Phil Ochs
  • 11. Changes Phil Ochs
  • 12. When I'm Gone Phil Ochs
  • 13. Ramblin' Boy Tom Paxton
  • 14. I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound Tom Paxton
  • 15. Last Thing On My Mind, The Tom Paxton
  • 16. What Did You Learn In School Today? Tom Paxton
  • 17. Ain't That News Tom Paxton
  • 18. Bottle Of Wine Tom Paxton
  • 19. Dusty Box Car Wall Eric Andersen
  • 20. Violets Of Dawn Eric Andersen
  • 21. Thirsty Boots Eric Andersen
  • 22. Close The Door Lightly When You Go Eric Andersen
  • Disc 3:
  • 1. Seven Daffodils The Tarriers
  • 2. Cocaine Blues Dave Van Ronk
  • 3. Come Back Baby Dave Van Ronk
  • 4. Bad Dream Blues Dave Van Ronk
  • 5. Anathea Judy Collins
  • 6. Hey Nelly Nelly Judy Collins
  • 7. Carry It On Judy Collins
  • 8. Ballad Of Ira Hayes, The Peter La Farge
  • 9. As Long As The Grass Shall Grow Peter La Farge
  • 10. Stewball The Greenbriar Boys
  • 11. Different Drum The Greenbriar Boys
  • 12. Many A Mile Patrick Sky
  • 13. Reason To Believe Tim Hardin
  • 14. If I Were A Carpenter Tim Hardin
  • 15. Lady Came From Baltimore, The Tim Hardin
  • 16. Other Side Of Life, The Fred Neil
  • 17. Blues On The Ceiling Fred Neil
  • 18. Little Bit Of Rain Fred Neil
  • 19. Dolphins, The Fred Neil
  • 20. Everybody's Talkin' Fred Neil
  • 21. Grand Hotel David Blue
 
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Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
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