Album Details

Country, Folk-Pop, Old-Timey, Psychedelic, Political Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Traditional Folk, Folk Revival, Folksongs, Folk-Rock, Contemporary Folk

Album Review

Not only was Maynard Solomon's Vanguard Records one of the major folk labels of the '60s (having the prescience to pick up Joan Baez early on, and then recording the cream of the singer/songwriters thereafter), it also had the rights to record and release material from the Newport Folk Festival, giving it access to several artists who were not signed to the label. As a result, this double-packet compilation features songs by nearly every major folk figure of the decade, from the Weavers to José Feliciano, with Vanguard artists such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Eric Andersen, and Odetta sharing space with Elektra's Phil Ochs and Judy Collins, and Columbia's Bob Dylan. Listen to this one record and you'll know what the '60s folk revival sounded like.
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. You Were on My Mind
  2. Now That the Buffalo's Gone
  3. Walk Right In
  4. East Virginia
  5. John Henry
  6. Pack up Your Sorrows
  7. There But for Fortune
  8. Violets of Dawn
  9. Sitting on Top of the World
  10. Crazy Words-Crazy Tune
  11. Candy Man
  12. Erie Canal
  13. Greenland Whale Fisheries
  14. Well, Well, Well
  15. Ramblin' Boy [Intro by Pete Seeger]
  16. La Bamba
  17. Salty Dog Blues
  18. Blowin' in the Wind
  19. I Wish I Had Answered
  20. I Got It
  21. The Whistling Gypsy
  22. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  23. Paper of Pins
  24. East Virginia Blues