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Deutschsprachige Ausgabe: BCD 17228 3-CD Digipak with 140-page booklet, 80 tracks. Total playing... more

Various - Troubadours: Troubadours - Folk And The Roots Of American Music Vol. 4 (3-CD)

Deutschsprachige Ausgabe: BCD 17228

3-CD Digipak with 140-page booklet, 80 tracks. Total playing time approx. 257 mns.

The West Coast

If the East Coast primarily nurtured the contemporary folk scene, Los Angeles and San Francisco were parallel hubs of the folk music revival. In late 1945 Pete Seeger established People's Songs, Inc., to use folk and topical songs to further postwar progressive political and social issues. Within months composer/folksinger Earl Robinson opened the New York operation's first branch office in Los Angeles, attracting labor organizer and journalist Vern Partlow, and film industry professionals like actor Will Geer and arranger Sonny Vale. Its members included Richard Dehr and Frank Miller, who performed folk songs as The Easy Riders.

Los Angeles was also the original home of Charter Records, a label that served People's Songs members with recordings by Seeger, Morry Goodson and Sonny Vale, and calypsonian Sir Lancelot. It also encouraged events up north in San Francisco, where Malvina Reynolds found kindred spirits among the People's Songs activists. With Seeger's encouragement she became a master composer of satiric, poignant and enduring songs.

Although People's Songs dissolved in 1949, it helped seed a vital West Coast folk community. Terry Gilkyson, a Pennsylvania native who moved to Los Angeles in 1947, struck gold with his folk-flavored The Cry Of The Wild Goose. Gilkyson's understated Decca recording spawned multiple cover versions, including Frankie Laine's chart-topping Mercury single in 1951. In a joint session with The Weavers, Gilkyson sang the lead on On Top Of Old Smoky, which rose to No. 2 on the Billboard pop chart. In 1955 he joined Dehr and Miller's Easy Riders. Besides jointly collaborating on Memories Are Made Of This, the Easy Riders accompanied Dean Martin on his No. 1 hit single.

If the early New York folk scene fostered an alluring Bohemian atmosphere, the West Coast singers created a sunnier approach. Many performers were tied to the entertainment industry, writing scores or acting in films and television. Performers like Rod McKuen, Mason Williams, Mike Settle, Travis Edmonson, Van Dyke Parks and John Stewart were gifted lyricists and skilled, melodic composers. When Bob Dylan shook up the East Coast folk music community in 1962, their careers and styles were already established.

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Various - Troubadours - Troubadours - Folk And The Roots Of American Music Vol. 4 (3-CD) CD 1
01 Love's Been Good To Me Rod Mckuen
02 Seasons In The Sun Rod Mckuen
03 Long Time Gone Mason Williams
04 The Times I've Had Mark Spoelstra
05 She's Gone Mark Spoelstra
06 Five And Twenty Questions Mark Spoelstra
07 If I Were Free Dian James
08 He Was A Friend Of Mine Dian James
09 Little Boxes Malvina Reynolds
10 Pack Up Your Sorrows (Acoustic Version) Richard Fariña & Mimi
11 The Falcon Richard Fariña & Mimi
12 Birmingham Sunday Richard Fariña & Mimi
13 Bold Marauder Richard Fariña & Mimi
14 A Swallow Song Richard Fariña & Mimi
15 Hickory Wind Byrds
16 Tried So Hard Gene Clark
17 Train Leaves Here This Morning Dillard And Clark Expedition
18 Once I Was Tim Buckley
19 July, You're A Woman John Stewart
20 California Bloodlines John Stewart
21 One (Is A Lonely Number) Harry Nilsson
22 Rainmaker Harry Nilsson
23 Joanne Michael Nesmith
24 Calico Girl Friend Michael Nesmith
25 Take Me Home, Country Roads John Denver
26 Rocky Mountain High John Denver
27 Back Home Again John Denver
Various - Troubadours - Troubadours - Folk And The Roots Of American Music Vol. 4 (3-CD) CD 2
01 The Battle Of New Orleans Jimmie Driftwood
02 Tennessee Stud Jimmie Driftwood
03 What Color Is The Soul Of A Man Jimmie Driftwood
04 Rain And Snow Obray Ramsey
05 500 Miles Hedy West
06 Cotton Mill Girls Hedy West
07 The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore Jean Ritchie
08 Blue Diamond Mines Jean Ritchie
09 Black Waters Jean Ritchie
10 Coal Tattoo Billy Edd Wheeler
11 Blistered Billy Edd Wheeler
12 Jackson Billy Edd Wheeler
13 High Flying Bird Billy Edd Wheeler
14 Gentle On My Mind John Hartford
15 Natural To Be Gone John Hartford
16 California Earthquake John Hartford
17 Steamboat Whistle Blues John Hartford
18 How I Love Them Old Songs Mickey Newbury
19 Sweet Memories Mickey Newbury
20 Mr Bojangles Jerry Jeff Walker
21 Pancho And Lefty Townes Van Zandt
22 Seven Bridges Road Steve Young
23 Brand New Tennessee Waltz Jesse Winchester
24 Yankee Lady Jesse Winchester
25 Me And Bobby Mcgee Kris Kristofferson
26 Help Me Make It Through The Night Kris Kristofferson
27 Casey's Last Ride Kris Kristofferson
Various - Troubadours - Troubadours - Folk And The Roots Of American Music Vol. 4 (3-CD) CD 3
01 Settle Down Mike Settle
02 Sing Hallelujah Mike Settle
03 Greenback Dollar Hoyt Axton
04 Thunder 'n' Lightnin' Hoyt Axton
05 Blues Around My Head Bob Gibson
06 Where I'm Bound Bob Gibson
07 Daddy Roll 'em Gibson, Bob & Camp, Hamilton (Bob)
08 Good Time Charlie Spider John Koerner
09 The Unicorn Shel Silverstein
10 Bury Me In My Shades Shel Silverstein
11 Sam Stone John Prine
12 Angel From Montgomery John Prine
13 Paradise John Prine
14 Souvenirs John Prine
15 City Of New Orleans Steve Goodman
16 Four Strong Winds Ian & Sylvia
17 You Were On My Mind Ian & Sylvia
18 Some Day Soon Ian & Sylvia
19 Summer Wages Ian & Sylvia
20 For Loving Me Gordon Lightfoot
21 Early Morning Rain Gordon Lightfoot
22 Did She Mention My Name? Gordon Lightfoot
23 Morning Dew Bonnie Dobson
24 Snowbird Maclellan, Gene & Doucette, Blair
25 Put Your Hand In The Hand Gene Maclellan
26 Both Sides Now Joni Mitchell
Troubadours Folk And The Roots Of American Music While some observers often see Jackson... more
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Folk And The Roots Of American Music

While some observers often see Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor as the founders of America's contemporary singer-songwriter movement, the tradition actually dates back to the mid-19th century. The Hutchison Family of Milford, New Hampshire toured the United States singing religious and secular songs supporting numerous populist causes. In the years before World War I, Joe Hill and Ralph Chaplin refashioned traditional songs and hymns into biting anthems for the Industrial Workers of the World.

During the early '20s, Bentley Ball gave recitals of Appalachian ballads, Cowboy songs and Native American material to fascinated urban audiences. In 1920 he made the first recordings of such folk standards as Jesse James and The Dying Cowboy. Four years later Marion Try Slaughter, a Texas-born light opera singer who performed under the name Vernon Dalhart, recorded twangy versions of The Wreck Of The Southern 97 and The Prisoner's Song. Though hardly authentic, it caught the public ear and sold hundreds of thousands of records.

Two Tin Pan Alley writers exploited that success by penning folk-flavored songs inspired by some current event. Carson Robison, a Kansas native who played guitar on Dalhart's record, used a moralistic template for songs about train wrecks and natural disasters. Bob Miller, who hailed from Memphis, penned songs that addressed populist issues. Miller's left-leaning songs like Eleven Cent Cotton and Forty Cent Meat anticipated the People's Songs movement of the late '40s.

Folk songs continued making inroads into American popular culture during the Jazz Age of the '20s. Millions of radio listeners tuned into the Chicago-based WLS every Saturday night to hear 'The National Barn Dance' and its sweet-voiced Kentucky balladeer Bradley Kincaid sing Barbara Allen or The Blue Tailed Fly. John Allison organized a trio that introduced folk material over New York's WNYC as early as 1927. Recordings intended for Southern listeners occasionally migrated to urban audiences in the north. The better-selling Victor Records by Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family crossed Southern borders; some of their titles were issued in Europe and Australia, and even India.

While singers like Goebel Reeves never became household names, their recordings inspired a handful of performers that would change popular music.

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