Various Artists

Vanguard Collector's Edition

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This four-CD set isn't quite as comprehensive as it might have been. All of the major bases are covered, from Paul Robeson, the Weavers, and Count Basie to Alison Brown and John McEuen, and even Circus Maximus ("Oops -- I Can Dance") is here, with cuts by the Frost ("Sweet Lady Love") and the Third Power ("Gettin' Together"). But there's no Sandy Bull, and there are other holes -- where is Bruce Langhorne? On the other hand, the label has included tracks off of its recent Newport Folk Festival archival releases, and six previously unissued cuts by Leon Bibb, Buffy Sainte-Marie, the Greenbriar Boys, and the Siegel-Schwall Band. The booklet gives a good overview of the company's history, with detailed histories of each artist present, and the sound is generally extremely high quality.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:53 Amazon
2
01:50 Amazon
3 05:16 Amazon
4 03:35 Amazon
5 01:52 Amazon
6 01:55 Amazon
7 02:26 Amazon
8 02:19 Amazon
9 02:46 Amazon
10 03:29 Amazon
11 03:23 Amazon
12 02:29 Amazon
13 01:56 Amazon
14 02:38 Amazon
15 02:54 Amazon
16 02:13 Amazon
17 02:56 Amazon
18 03:55 Amazon
19 03:23 Amazon
20 02:15 Amazon
21 03:08 Amazon
22 02:33 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:28 Amazon
2 03:41 Amazon
3 03:19 Amazon
4 02:10 Amazon
5 03:31 Amazon
6 02:17 Amazon
7 03:14 Amazon
8 02:51 Amazon
9 02:25 Amazon
10 02:49 Amazon
11 03:29 Amazon
12 01:34 Amazon
13 03:29 Amazon
14 04:00 Amazon
15 02:50 Amazon
16 03:45 Amazon
17 03:50 Amazon
18 02:23 Amazon
19 02:55 Amazon
20 03:17 Amazon
21 03:30 Amazon
22 04:30 Amazon
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