Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Our Men in San Francisco/London Concert
Genres: Folk, Pop
Two Great Live Folk Concerts On One CD!
Richard E. "Nick" Noble | Southborough, MA USA | 04/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Folk music is always at its best when performed live, and this CD from the fabulous Limeliters gives the listener not one but two live folk concerts. The first was in San Francisco, the other in London. The appeal of the same kind of music to audiences on opposite sides of the world (and their often culturally unique responses) is what makes this CD so significant, interesting, and definitely entertaining.Some of my favorite songs, like "The Jam on Jerry's Rock", are here. Glenn Yarborough's "I'm Goin' Back" impressively presages his later solo career. And the international stuff ("Kerakina" and "The Lute Player") is brilliant. (Be careful, though-- the only flaw in this CD is how they've divided up the cuts, if you are skipping around from one song to another... the delightful intro to "Kerakina" is unfortunately left as the last part of the previous song). The reaction of the very British audience to "Hey Li Lee Li Lee Lo" is worth hearing by itself.Remember, while the Limeliters are still performing wonderfully and successfully, this original version of the group can only still be heard on recordings like this one. Don't miss it!"
When Folk Music Ruled, and Inspired
Arctic Voice Earl | Wisconsin | 10/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hearing the original Limeliters with Glenn Yarbarough takes me directly back to Our 1962 Homecoming weekend at Marquette U.in Milwaukee. Folk music and the Limeliters were going strong then, but few groups combined the meaningful songs, comedy and superb music of the Limeliters.
My future wife and I were just overwhelmed with songs like "Have some Maderia M'Dear" and "John Henry" ("a strong union man before there was binding arbitration")
"There's a Meetin Here Tonight" always got everyone in the mood. And "Lonesome Traveler," I still sing that almost nightly when I walk the dog under the stars.
I always thought Alex Hassilev was underrated as a banjo player, singer and entertainer. Maybe because each of the Limeliters was very talented and in tune with audiences.
It was heartwarming to see Yarbarough come back for a reuinon with the group during a public broadcasting fundraiser. And to hear their music through the years, with some new personnel, but stil so much spirit and quality!