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Folk Hits
Various Artists
Folk Hits
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Not Strictly a Hits Collection, as Most of the Tracks on this CD were Not Released as Singles, So Obviously Could Not Chart. However, What We have Here is an Interesting Introduction to the Better-know Vanguard Artists and...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Folk Hits
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vanguard Records
Original Release Date: 5/19/1998
Release Date: 5/19/1998
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Traditional Blues, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 015707951029

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Not Strictly a Hits Collection, as Most of the Tracks on this CD were Not Released as Singles, So Obviously Could Not Chart. However, What We have Here is an Interesting Introduction to the Better-know Vanguard Artists and their Songs. A Good Blend of Solo Performances and Duets, and of Studio and Live Performances.

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Well...
Dane Marvin | Omaha, NE | 12/16/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This CD would be the greatest 60's folk compilation ever if only the songs weren't all simply covers by a group of people I've never heard of in my life. They fail to mention this anywhere in the description, and they even go so far as listing the original artists on the track listing above (which is misleading). BUT...if you listen to the samples, you can tell that these people are not the original artists you know and love. But I give it two stars because it is a great song selection...and good for singing along with."
Memorable folk
Pieter | Johannesburg | 02/05/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This interesting collection takes a broad view of folk music, including tuneful singalongs, chart hits and protest songs like Joan Baez's Joe Hill. Odetta's spiritual track adds even more flavour to the eclectic mix. My favorites are There But For Fortune by Phil Ochs, Universal Soldier by Buffy Sainte-Marie (her song Soldier Blue would have been a great inclusion too), Turn Turn Turn by Judy Collins, and the two Joan Baez duets: It Ain't Me Babe with Dylan, and Colours with Donovan, which is really superb. Ian & Sylvia, The Kingston Trio, Richard & Mimi Farina and Pete Seeker are very good too and their songs remain charming and poignant. These are definitely some of the very special voices and songs from three decades of folk. Unfortunately some major artists like Joni Mitchell and James Taylor have been omitted, and it would also have been nice to see people like Tim Hardin amongst the artists here. This enjoyable album showcases the many strands of American folk music in the 20th century and ought to interest the listener in the excellent work of these artists."