Troubadours: Folk And The Roots Of American Music Vol.1 (CD)

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Another CD-album from the Bear Family Records - Roots & Folk Music - Troubadours - Folk And The Roots Of American Music

In the one hundred years that folk music has been recorded in the United States, the tradition has embraced ballads - mostly new, but some transplanted from Europe, political statements, personal introspection, and much more. Now the story is here from the 1920s to the 1970s and beyond in four exclusive 3-CD sets. Through this music, we feel it all from the isolation of early twentieth century Appalachia through the economic and political upheavals of the Depression, War, and Civil Rights eras to contemporary west coast singer-songwriters looking within for inspiration. The story is here: original artists and original versions in stunning sound with detailed notes from folk scholar Dave Samuelson.

The first set covers the period from the 1920s through to 1957. All the names you'd expect are here: the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, the Weavers, Lead Belly, Cisco Houston, and many, many more. Here are the original versions of songs that have become classics and rallying cries: Wildwood Flower, Midnight Special, Rock Island Line, Wayfaring Stranger, So Long It's Been Good To Know You, This Land Is Your Land, 16 Tons, 900 Miles, Delia, and many, many more.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • The Carter Family - When Will My Troubles End (take A)
  • The Carter Family - I Never Will Marry
  • The Carter Family - Little Darling, Pal Of Mine
  • The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower
  • Lead Belly - The Midnight Special
  • Lead Belly - Western Plain (When I Was A Cowboy)
  • Lead Belly - Rock Island Line
  • Carl Sandburg - The Horse Named Bill
  • The Dixon Brothers - Weave Room Blues
  • Earl Robinson - Joe Hill
  • Earl Robinson - The House I Live In
  • Earl Robinson - The Frozen Logger
  • Josh White - One Meat Ball
  • Burl Ives - The Wayfaring Stranger
  • Woody Guthrie - Do Re Mi
  • Woody Guthrie - I Ain't Got No Home
  • Woody Guthrie - Pretty Boy Floyd
  • Woody Guthrie - Dusty Old Dust (So Long, It's Been Good To Know You)
  • Woody Guthrie - Babe O'mine
  • Woody Guthrie - Grand Coulee Dam
  • Woody Guthrie - Ramblin' Round
  • Woody Guthrie - Hard Travelin'
  • Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land
  • Guthrie, Woody & Houston, Cisco - Philadelphia Lawyer
  • Woody Guthrie - I've Got To Know
Disc 2:
  • The Almanac Singers - Hard, Ain't It Hard
  • The Almanac Singers - Which Side Are You On
  • The Almanac Singers - Union Maid
  • The Almanac Singers - Union Train
  • The Almanac Singers - Sinking Of The Reuben James
  • The Union Boys - UAW-CIO
  • The Union Boys - A Dollar Ain't A Dollar Anymore
  • The Union Boys - Solidarity Forever
  • Sam Hinton - Old Man Atom (Talking Atomic Blues)
  • Dick Blakeslee - Passing Through
  • Vern Partlow - Newspapermen Meet Such Interesting People
  • Pete Seeger - Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
  • Pete Seeger - The Death Of Harry Simms
  • Pete Seeger - No Irish Need Apply
  • Pete Seeger - Darling Corey
  • Terry Gilkyson - The Cry Of The Wild Goose
  • Merle Travis - Sixteen Tons
  • Merle Travis - Dark As A Dungeon
  • The Weavers - Wasn't That A Time
  • The Weavers - Banks Of Marble
  • The Weavers - The Hammer Song
  • The Weavers - Good-Night Irene
  • The Weavers - So Long, It's Been Good To Know You
  • Duncan & Lieberman & Sanders & Smith - Die Gedanken Sind Frei
Disc 3:
  • Cisco Houston - 900 Miles
  • Cisco Houston - Diamond Joe
  • Cisco Houston - Great American Bum
  • Jean Ritchie - Jubilee
  • Jean Ritchie - Dear Companion
  • Oscar Brand - Bootlegger's Song
  • Oscar Brand - Around Her Neck
  • Brand, Oscar & Ritchie, Jean - Paper Of Pins
  • Cynthia Gooding - Go Way From My Window
  • Ed Mccurdy - John Brown's Body
  • Will Holt - Raspberries, Strawberries (Ah Les Fraises Et Les Frambous)
  • Will Holt - The MTA
  • Bob Gibson - Delia
  • Bob Gibson - Abilene
  • Paul Clayton - Gotta Travel On
  • Paul Clayton - Who'll Gonna Buy You Ribbons When I'm Gone
  • Paul Clayton - Pay Day At Coal Creek
  • The Gateway Singers - The Ballad Of Sigmund Freud
  • The Gateway Singers - Come To The Dance
  • The Easy Riders - Marianne
  • The Easy Riders - Strolling Blues
  • The Easy Riders - Green Fields
  • The Easy Riders - Kari Waits For Me
  • Martin, Vince & Tarriers, The - Cindy Oh Cindy
  • The Tarriers - The Banana Boat Song
  • The Tarriers - Those Brown Eyes

Additional Details

Label: Bear Family Records

Genre: Folk

Run Time: 203 mins

Release Date: 07/25/14

UPC: 5397102174018

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