Carolyn Hester

The Tradition Years

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Collecting a variety of folk singer Carolyn Hester's early-1960s material recorded for the Clancy Brothers' Tradition label, this compilation features the silver-voiced beauty who counted Joan Baez and Bob Dylan among her fans performing traditional material like "The House of the Rising Sun" and "She Moves Through the Fair," as well as more contemporary songs like "Summertime." This set is a fine introduction to the work of a singer whose high, clear voice is capable of both earthiness and grace, sometimes within the space of a line.

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