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Newport Evening Concerts 1963
Various Artists
Newport Evening Concerts 1963
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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Much more than a nostalgia excursion, this CD stands as a critical document of late 20th century American culture. Don't expect a stodgy history lesson, however. The music from the 1963 festival is rousing and bell-clear. ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Newport Evening Concerts 1963
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vanguard Records
Release Date: 11/27/1991
Album Type: Live
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Classic Country, Contemporary Blues, Traditional Blues, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, By Decade, 1960s, Folk Rock, Country Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 015707700221

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Much more than a nostalgia excursion, this CD stands as a critical document of late 20th century American culture. Don't expect a stodgy history lesson, however. The music from the 1963 festival is rousing and bell-clear. Jack Elliott gives a gutsy performance of "Diamond Joe" and Mississippi John Hurt's set is a triumph, especially the signature "Coffee Blues" and "See See Rider." The intimacy and excitement is palpable, even though much of the audience had never heard these songs, let alone seen this country-blues master. But it's the finale that's most remarkable, even if today it sounds surreal: Dylan and the folk elite--including Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and Peter, Paul & Mary--singing "Blowin' in the Wind." An honestly moving moment, though not one that would last. --Roy Kasten

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NEWPORT LIVE
briish | massena, new york USA | 02/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this was a great era prior to the outbreak in southeast asia it literaly set the stage, for the protest songs soon to follow a great nostalgic view of the past"
Excellent Piece of History now Preserved
L. OBrien | Marshfield MA United States | 01/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Got this for my dad who was at this concert and it really took him back. Good sound quality and classic performances."