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    1. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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    2. Planet Sleeps
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    3. Hand-Picked: 25 Years Of Bluegrass
    $76.49
    4. Anthology of American Folk Music
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    5. Songs of Protest
    $14.98
    6. A Child's Celebration of Folk
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    7. Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement:
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    8. Celtic Odyssey
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    9. Folkways: A Vision Shared - A
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    10. A Tribute to Woody Guthrie
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    11. Where Have All The Flowers Gone:
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    12. The Best of Folk Era
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    13. Italian Treasury: Folk Music &
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    14. Sing For Freedom: The Story Of
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    15. Sound & Spirit: Welcoming
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    16. Daddy-O Daddy! Rare Family Songs
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    17. Great Dobro Sessions
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    18. Mountain Music Of Kentucky [2-CD
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    19. When October Goes: Autumn Love
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    20. A Jewish Odyssey

    1. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    by Lost Highway
    Audio CD (05 December, 2000)
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    Asin: B00004XQ83
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    The best soundtracks are like movies for the ears, and Read more

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    • Soundtrack

    Reviews (465)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Hidden Gotcha
    I liked this CD, but not every track.Beware, you cannot load it onto your computer.Had I known this, I would not have purchased the CD regardless of how much I like the soundtrack.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Music
    Although O brother where art thou is not the best of Coen brother's films, this soundtrack is remarkable. "I' man of constant sorrow" is a logical hit, quite a catchy tune, but "Po Lazarus", "Big rock candy mountain" "I'll fly away" or "Down in the river to pray" give all sorts of bluegrass, country and gospel moods, all perfectly executed.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A surprise!
    I love this CD. Which is a shocker. I can't stand blue grass, don't even like country. But the quality of singing voices and the immpeckable instrumental execution makes me an admirer. I bought this cd because I watched the movie and Goerge Clooney's 'singing' performance made me laugh. I smile alot when listening to this cd. Very well done. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Bluegrass    2. Bluegrass-Gospel    3. Country Blues    4. Folksongs    5. Neo-Traditional Folk    6. Pop    7. Soundtrack    8. Soundtracks    9. Soundtracks & Film Scores    10. Traditional Bluegrass    11. Traditional Country   


    2. Planet Sleeps
    Audio CD (06 May, 1997)
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    Asin: B000002BOW
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Everything about this CD, from its eye-popping cool packaging to its beautiful booklet, is wonderful, perhaps peerless. It's a study that spans 16 countries, catching paeans to childhood sleep from varied traditions. The set traverses the Cape Breton Gaelic tradition with the Rankin Family, Haiti with pop stars Boukman Eksperyans, and the African continent with music from Tonga, Algeria, and Cameroon. Despite their distances from each other, at times the songs sound quite alike. Voices might begin alone but then gather into choral size, with a reliance on wordless passages to emphasize the flow of time as sleep encroaches. In execution, the surprises are many. Algerian Houria Aïchi sounds East Indian; the Traditional Japanese Music Ensemble of New York sounds poised somewhere between a stately concert of historical court music and a touching homage to childhood; and German singer Michelle sounds pop-music ready even as she toes the line on singing a sleep-triggering song. Beyond being a great collection of international music, this is probably the most interesting mix available of cultural voices approaching the issue of children sleeping. Read more

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    Reviews (53)

    3-0 out of 5 stars so-so sounds
    This CD is okay, but has a number of high-pitched, almost whiny songs that aren't very soothing.It wasn't what I was expecting out of a lullaby CD.

    2-0 out of 5 stars It sure ain't heroin!
    It may sound like harsh judgement but there were only two songs that intrigued me and that I could see someone using on a film score. But as a whole it really is a pretty mediocre and forgetable CD. It actually serves its purpose though as it can put you to sleep as well as any other lullaby but I was hoping for something that would serve me better as background music as I sit at this PowerBook. Bottom line: It's OK but it sure ain't Heroin!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Planet Sleeps
    An excellent collection of peaceful, consoling music from around the world.Possibly if everyone experienced such music and went to sleep at ease with the world, they would wake up to a better world. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Childrens    3. Folk Collections    4. Indian Classical    5. Int'l & World Music    6. Lullabies    7. Pan-Global    8. Pop    9. Worldbeat   


    3. Hand-Picked: 25 Years Of Bluegrass On Rounder Records
    by Rounder / Umgd
    Audio CD (19 September, 1995)
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    Asin: B0000004DW
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Rounder compiled this superb 50-song set to serve as an introduction to bluegrass in general and to their own catalog in particular. Obvious marketing motives aside, the collection has few weaknesses and offers a broad look at the ever-morphing genre. Perhaps more than any other label, Rounder gave exposure to the renegade progressive and "newgrass" musicians who worshipped the style despite the fact that they weren't from the mountains. Folks like David Grisman, Bill Keith, Tony Trischka, and Bela Fleck push the music in new directions while others such as Del McCoury, Don Stover, James King, Jim & Jesse, and Vern Williams represent more-traditional concerns. Still others--Tony Rice, David Grier, J.D. Crowe, Nashville Bluegrass Band among them--adeptly fuse elements of tradition and innovation. This collection also highlights the important contributions of female artists including Hazel and Alice, Laurie Lewis, Claire Lynch, and Alison Krauss. Read more

    Reviews (23)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Better than I had imagined
    I was extremely pleased with this CD and recommend it to anyone who enjoys Bluegrass.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this if you are dead set on not liking bluegrass
    This is the BEST Bluegrass compilation ever... and you can't beat the price. The only problem is that you might play it too much... until you cant get the songs out of your head... but it will take a LONG time for this to happen even if you play them back to back because both Cds are so long (and there are two of them!) and ALL the songs are good! (except a couple, and that's probably personal preference)
    4-0 out of 5 stars Pick This One Up
    One great album.Some great old songs, and some great new songs. 49 great songs in all.Acts range from some old Hazel & Alice to newer ones like J.D. Crowe and Alison Kraus.If a CD could wear out, I'd have to replace this one. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 70's    2. 80's    3. 90's    4. Bluegrass    5. Contemporary Bluegrass    6. Country    7. Folk Collections    8. Neo-Traditional Folk    9. Old-Timey    10. Pop    11. Progressive Bluegrass    12. Traditional Bluegrass    13. Traditional Folk   


    4. Anthology of American Folk Music (Edited by Harry Smith)
    by Smithsonian Folkways
    Audio CD (19 August, 1997)
    list price: $84.98 -- our price: $76.49
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    Asin: B000001DJU
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    This impressive--and frankly, fun--musical document is still sending out shock waves almost 50 years after its original 1952 vinyl release. The Smithsonian's six-CD reissue is painstakingly researched, annotated, and packaged (even boasting an enhanced disc for the techno-capable). Unlike field recorders, eccentric filmmaker/collector/musicologist Harry Smith assembled the Read more

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    Reviews (25)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The grandfather of the reissue records
    This collection led to the "re-discovery" of many artistswho had dissapeared after when the depression crippled the recording industry. Mississippi John Hurt is probably the most famous as of now, but others, like Clarence Ashley were major finds at the time - and when Folkways sent a field crew to do a new record by Ashley he requested some assist from a young friend named Doc Watson. Watson was unknown outside his home town at the time but went on to become a major star in a field which has very few stars.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Necessary.
    I dont think there is a need to go into to much detail about this *6 CD* set.If you can fork over the cash, just buy it. If you have any interest in roots music, just buy it. If you thought ol' Bobby Dylan and the Band made some great weird music in the basement of big pink in '67 .. for the love of god, BUY THIS!strange, unadorned, raw music , just buy it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Essential
    Much ink & many electrons have been devoted to explaining both Harry Smith (and a lot of explanation is necessary -- very interesting man) and this wonderful collection of recordings from the 1920's and 30's, so I won't go into too much detail here.If you'd like a good treatise on the work itself as a cultural object, and how it relates to other thematically similar items, I would reccomend Griel Marcus' book Invisible Republic.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Acoustic Blues    2. Acoustic Memphis Blues    3. Acoustic Texas Blues    4. Appalachian Folk    5. Blues Revival    6. Country Blues    7. Cowboy    8. Field Recordings    9. Folk    10. Folk & Traditional    11. Folk Collections    12. Folk-Rock    13. Folksongs    14. Gospel Choir    15. Jug Band    16. Old-Timey    17. Piedmont Blues    18. Pop    19. Prewar Country Blues    20. Prewar Gospel Blues   


    5. Songs of Protest
    by Rhino / Wea
    Audio CD (01 February, 1991)
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    Asin: B0000032M5
    Sales Rank: 7255
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (12)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Back to the 60's and 70's
    After going to a party and remembering some of the great songs from the Protest Era around the Vietnam war, I bought this album. I was looking for songs from County Joe and the Fish and from others....I had forwotten the great artists like Manfred Mann and Donovon.
    1-0 out of 5 stars A complete waste of time and money
    One star is far too generous.This CD obviously was cobbled together from someone's old tapes, complete with audible hiss.The selections are all downhill after Eve of Destruction and Universal Soldier.Sonny without Cher?Who ever heard of that?Who can listen to that?

    3-0 out of 5 stars Almost Good
    My main complaint about this disk is that Hedgehoppers Anonymous song "It's Good News Week" is an abridged version.I haven't heard the long version since the WVVX (a Chicago-area FM station) dropped its "oldies" format in the early 1980s.Surely Rhino could have tracked down the long version.Read more

    Subjects:  1. 60's    2. AM Pop    3. Folk & Traditional    4. Folk-Rock    5. Oldies Collections    6. Political Folk    7. Pop    8. Pop/Rock    9. Popular Music    10. Singer/Songwriter   


    6. A Child's Celebration of Folk Music
    by Music Little People
    Audio CD (23 April, 1996)
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    Asin: B000002M7Z
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Children of all ages will delight in the simple melodies featured in Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great cd--now about those lyrics...
    This is wonderful stuff, though I share some of the concerns below about the lyrics.Take "there may be lobsters on some of you mobsters"--that's just not logical.And it you said that to a mobster, he'd ice you, so you shouldn't teach your kids to say things like that.Otherwise, though, this is great.

    5-0 out of 5 stars you'll love it too
    My 3 y.o. loved it.The music is upbeat and fun, and you'll crack your kid up when you sing your own version of Ridin' in My Car.And Their Ain't No Bugs on Me is a great song.I don't know about your kid, but mine can handle a lyric like "How in the hell can the old folks tell ..." especially when sung so cheerfully and, um, innocuously.Mostly, it's a cd that you yourself will enjoy listening to ... even (believe it or not) the supplied version of Skip to My Lou.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Child's Celebration of Folk Music/Various Artists
    Loved it except for the "Ain't no bugs on me" song. It uses the phrase "how in the (hell) can the old folks tell" In my opinion, that is not appropriate for young children. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Children's Folk    2. Childrens    3. Folk & Traditional    4. Folk Collections    5. Folk-Blues    6. Folk-Pop    7. Folk-Rock    8. Political Folk    9. Pop    10. Singer/Songwriter    11. Traditional Folk   


    7. Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966
    by Smithsonian Folkways
    Audio CD (21 January, 1997)
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    Asin: B000001DJT
    Sales Rank: 4563
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    • Box set

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent documentary CD
    This Cd is an excellent docuemtnary with complete versions of the Freedom songs of the Civil rights movmeent of the 60s.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Freedom Songs that were the life blood of the Movement
    This double-CD reissue of "The Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966" documents the importance of songs in theCivil Rights Movement.Teachers covering this tumultuous time in American History in their class can certainly give students a better sense for the time by not only showing videos of the peaceful demonstrations and police brutality, but by playing them some of the songs from this album.Many of these freedom songs were recorded live in mass meetings held in churches.These are not just spirituals and gospel songs, but draw upon rhythm and blues, football chants, blues, and calypso for their beauty and energy.The first disc features songs from mass meetings, where a singer or core of singers leads the people in the singing of the songs, while the second focuses on ensemble works by the SNCC Freedom Singers and other groups.The accompanying booklet written by Bernice Johnson Reagon combines historic photographs with insights into each song, providing an excellent education in the meaning of the music.Reagon not only explains how these songs were song, but also which songs were prominent for the Selma-to-Montgomery March ("Governor Wallace"), "Freedom Train" for the vigil for the Mississippi Democratic Party elections, and so on.5-0 out of 5 stars emmotionally charged and historically valuable document
    For any one interested in the freedom struggle in the sixties this isessential listening. The first disc of recordings made in the South duringthe mid sixties captures the importance of music at the mass meetings.Read more

    Subjects:  1. 60's    2. Black Gospel    3. Folk    4. Gospel    5. Int'l & World Music    6. Political Folk    7. Pop    8. Soul/Reggae/Rhythm & Blues    9. Spoken Word    10. Traditional Folk   


    8. Celtic Odyssey
    by Narada
    Audio CD (25 May, 1993)
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    Asin: B000005P56
    Sales Rank: 3581
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (15)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Important Celtic compilation
    Most Celtic compilations usually have 4-5 really good songs mixed in with a bunch of crap.Do the editors think that they can fool us folk fans into believing that just because something has a violin, or a harp, or ethereal vocals, or bagpipes, that it's "good" Celtic music?That's like saying any song with a guitar is good rock.Well, at least according to my personal taste , most if not ALL songs on this CD are good and fit well together.They range from fiddle and drum jig, to slow and melancholy fiddle solo, to a cappella duet, to harp, to drums and other instruments, all mixed in with very crisp, Gaelic vocals.If you're a Celtic music fan, this NEEDS to be a part of your collection!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not bad
    Sounds real "purdy".But except for a couple of numbers, not a lot of character to this collection.Makes me think that if the ancient Gaels had elevators, this would be the music they'd be listening to.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just fantastic- one of my favorite CDs
    This is one of my favorite CDs of all time. The songs and performances are top notch, and the result just grabs your soul. Many "Celtic" CDs available do not impress me, but this one is truly wonderful. My husband and I have had it for years, and we keep coming back- it never dulls. I recommend it to anyone without reservation. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 90's    2. Adult Alternative    3. Celtic Fusion    4. Celtic New Age    5. Celtic Pop    6. Celtic/Irish    7. Contemporary Celtic    8. Contemporary Instrumental    9. Folk Collections    10. Int'l & World Music    11. Ireland    12. Irish Folk    13. Pop    14. Traditional Celtic    15. World Music   


    9. Folkways: A Vision Shared - A Tribute to Woody Guthrie & Leadbelly
    Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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    Asin: B0000026HV
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    One of the more creative, successful tribute albums, Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars U-2 & LITTLE RICHARD ALONE MAKE THIS A BUY!
    SNAPPY,TRUE TO WOODY'S STYLE AND GOOD FUN.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Compiliation
    I enjoy all the cuts on this compilation. It is fun to hear the variety of artists perform their works. A rockin' version of Rock Island line from Little Richard that is worth the whole album. Funny how the Bourgeois Blues still seems relevant.........

    5-0 out of 5 stars LITTLE RICHARD WITH FISHBONE STANDS OUT
    IF YOU LIKE PURE, OLD SCHOOL ROCK 'N' ROLL, PICK UP THIS ALBUM FOR LITTLE RICHARD'S AWESOME RECORDING OF 'ROCK ISLAND LINE'.IN MY OPINION, IT IS THE TRACK THAT STANDS OUT MORE THAN ANY OTHERS.IF YOU DON'T APPRECIATE THAT GENRE, YOU MAY NOT APPRECIATE THAT TRACK AS MUCH.I ZEROED IN ON THE ALBUM MAINLY FOR LITTLE RICHARD'S TRACK, ALTHOUGH THE REST ARE FINE. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 80's    2. Album Rock    3. Alternative Country    4. Black Gospel    5. Contemporary Blues    6. Contemporary Country    7. Contemporary Folk    8. Country-Pop    9. Country-Rock    10. Folk & Traditional    11. Folk Collections    12. Folk-Rock    13. Heartland Rock    14. Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan    15. Outlaw Country    16. Political Folk    17. Pop    18. Pop/Rock    19. Progressive Country    20. Rock & Roll   


    10. A Tribute to Woody Guthrie
    by Warner Bros / Wea
    Audio CD (03 November, 1989)
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    Asin: B000002LJG
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    The passing of folk-music pillar Woody Guthrie was fresh on the minds of the participants in the first of the two concerts that make up this live tribute recording. Guthrie had died of Huntington's disease in the fall of 1967; the following January, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, and several other Woody apostles gathered to perform the folk legend's songs at Carnegie Hall. In September of 1970, a second gathering convened in the Hollywood Bowl, this one headlined by Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, and others. Originally released separately on two records, this CD brings both concert recordings together on one brimming CD. Highlights include Dylan and the Band's rowdy reinterpretations of "I Ain't Got No Home," "Dear Mrs. Roosevelt," and "The Grand Coulee Damn" as well as Jack Elliott's "1913 Massacre," Odetta's "Ramblin' Round," and Tom Paxton's "Pastures of Plenty." Readings by actors Will Geer, Robert Ryan, and Peter Fonda from Guthrie's prose link the two concerts into a cohesive whole that Guthrie aficionados will find irresistible. Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars SOME ARTISTS INFLUENCE BY WOODY DO WELL
    WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF A LITTLE TOO MUCH BOB DYLAN THIS IS A FINE TRIBUTE FROM PEOPLE WHO WERE INFLUENCED BY GUTHRIE'S STYLE...INCLUDING ARLO. FINE TOPIC RANGE OF HIS WRITING

    5-0 out of 5 stars Proper tribute to a legend
    As a Woody fan for many years,I've had this recording in every possible form and still love it.Aside from marking Dylan's first performance since his accident in '67, the rest of the line-up is filled with people who belong there.Many tributes have performers who have no reason (other than internal politics)to be included.These performances show people who knew and loved Woody and his songs.Not important but the previous reviewer states that the excluded songs were not written by Woody but by the performers.That is most certainly WRONG."Vigilante Man" by Richie Havens,"So Long (It's Been Good To Know Yuh)" by Judy Collins and "Why Oh Why" by Odetta are all written by Woody obviously.This comes from the original album.The truth shall set you free.....

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not quite a complete trbute
    As much as I love both albums, which I have treasured for a long time, this collection is sadly missing two songs. The version of Vigilante Man by Richie Havens is a great omission considering it is probably the only version available. The other song by Odetta would had made this collection truly complete.
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    Subjects:  1. 60's    2. 70's    3. Album Rock    4. Contemporary Folk    5. Country-Rock    6. Ethnic Fusion    7. Folk & Traditional    8. Folk Collections    9. Folk Revival    10. Folk-Rock    11. Folksongs    12. Political Folk    13. Pop    14. Popular Music    15. Rock & Roll    16. Roots Rock    17. Singer/Songwriter    18. Traditional Folk   


    11. Where Have All The Flowers Gone: The Songs of Pete Seeger
    by Appleseed Records
    Audio CD (17 March, 1998)
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    Asin: B000006C89
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    A pretty stunning group of socially conscious performers (from Bonnie Raitt to Billy Bragg) join in tribute to the inspirational music and life of Pete Seeger on this expansive 2 CD set. The grand selection of songs is well-annotated with notes from the artists and Seeger himself about each piece and its place in the pantheon. Among the many highlights are Bruce Springsteen's heartfelt "We Shall Overcome," John Trudell's tense "Torn Flag," actor Tim Robbins's rap-like "All My Children of the Sun," and Ani DiFranco's quiet, brooding "My Name Is Lisa Kalvelage." Further listening: the Smithsonian/Folkways release of Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars What an amazing tribute...
    In agreeing with all the other top-star reviews in this list, I want to add that part of what makes Pete Seeger such a treasure is the timelessness of his writing. Reggae Pete?Why not!Like Shakespeare, adapting classics for modern tastes only emphasizes their universality.This tribute makes it clear that Pete's music belongs in the global culture, for all generations present and future to discover and make their own.5-0 out of 5 stars Yum... whoa... WOW!
    You'll hear your favorites on this album, and you'll hear songs new to youthat will blow you away.
    5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!!!!!I LOVE Pete Seeger!
    I just heard this 2cd set and am blown away by it! I didn't realize he had written all those songs!I loved the reggae song, and all the others.I work at two libraries.One library had it, and I am going to buy this formy other library, and a copy for me, since it has all the notes from Peteand the artists who sing his songs.EVERYONE should hear this! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 90's    2. A stunning collection of musicians paying tribute to the songs of Pete Seeger    3. Adult Contemporary    4. Album Rock    5. Alternative Folk    6. Alternative Pop/Rock    7. Anti-Folk    8. British Folk    9. Celtic Folk    10. Children's Folk    11. Contemporary Celtic    12. Contemporary Folk    13. Contemporary Singer/Songwriter    14. Country-Rock    15. Folk & Traditional    16. Folk Collections    17. Folk Revival    18. Folk-Rock    19. Folksongs    20. Heartland Rock   


    12. The Best of Folk Era
    by Gnp Crescendo
    Audio CD (11 May, 1999)
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    Asin: B00000J7W4
    Sales Rank: 36987
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars A good, but random, selection
    The 'Folk Revival' occurred in the late 50s and early 60s.It followed on from the trad jazz and skiffle of the 50s and led naturally to the 'Beatles meet Folk' of The Byrds and others.It is the music affectionately (and hilariously) parodied in the movie "A Mighty Wind".It would be great fun, especially if you have not yet seen the movie, and are unfamiliar with the music, to listen to this CD just before watching the movie.
    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent selection of folk's "Greatest Hits"
    This is a very cleverly arranged cd; the biggesthits of the folk decades are all here. If you are interested in the folk phenomenon, look no further. I got a huge kick listening to these dusty favorites again. Only one warning, some of the tunes are "sticky" ("Oh, no don't let the rain come down", for one) and you run the risk of them playing inside your skull on an endless brain-loop until you banish them with some Led Zeppelin.

    5-0 out of 5 stars As Advertised!
    CD was great, and entire order/receipt process was swift and without any hastle.Just what I look for and expect from a quality sight like Amazon.com! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Folk & Traditional    2. Folk Collections    3. Pop   


    13. Italian Treasury: Folk Music & Song of Italy
    by Rounder Select
    Audio CD (18 May, 1999)
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    Asin: B00000J2R5
    Sales Rank: 90003
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars oh my heavens I don't know what to say
    Well, as a European traveler, as well as a visitor to Italy, and a lover of all things Italian, I was flabbergasted with this CD. My thoughts are that this CD was created in a backwoods bar, long after most of the patrons were three sheets to the wind. The singing is HORRIBLE and out of tune, and ten out of ten people polled agreed as to the unbelievable badness of this CD. It is screechy, and the tone is of poor quality. A good friend of mine says it sounds like an old toothless woman screeching from her bed, accompanied by crying dogs and cats. I will say, that I am tickled that the seller was good enough to refund 100% of my money. This was the best part of the entire transaction. Buyer beware.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Music of a Bygone Era
    Modern civilization is destroying traditional cultures around the world at an alarming rate; some call this progress, but listening to this remarkable CD from the Alan Lomax collection reminds one of just how much is lost when these ancient forms of musical expression are lost forever.I am not an ethnomusicologist, but I have always had a fascination for the indiginous and folk music idioms. This is one of the main reasons I purchased the recording, that and because I am Italian by heritage. Needless to say this music really spoke to me.In it I could here the echoes of my proud and noble ancestors.Like the people who produced it, the music is passionate, lively, energetic, and earthy.In short a must for anyone searching for a little piece of unspoiled Italian soul.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction to Italian folk music!
    I don't mind admitting that this collection is primarily an historical document, as the folk music and dance traditions that are captured on this CD have been greatly diminished since this recording was made in the mid-1950s.
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    Subjects:  1. European Folk    2. Field Recordings    3. Folk Collections    4. Int'l & World Music    5. Italian Folk    6. Italy    7. Pop    8. Traditional Folk    9. Work Songs    10. World Music   


    14. Sing For Freedom: The Story Of The Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs
    by Smithsonian Folkways
    Audio CD (13 July, 1992)
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    Sales Rank: 23402
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Very nice...
    If you're interested in Black History, then you'll love this CD.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Songs and Speeches of hope and Inspiration
    If you ever need an emotional and spiritual pick-up, then this CD is for you. So much unknownn talent here. The Birmingham Freedom Choir would certainly give Kirk Franklin and Walter Hawkins a run for the money and the Montgomery Movement Singers have a singing style that's haunting in its simplicity. Like Brother Stack (BTW, I'm also a native of Spartanburg, SC, let's hang out and chat about this CD when I'm in town again), I've used this CD in my classes and my students have been moved by MLK's brief address ("If you can't run-WALK, and if you can't run-CRAWL, just KEEP MOVING ON!"). Raplh Abernathy's address is also surprisingly good and while the martyred legend Medgar Evers was not a spellbinding speaker, his sincerity comes through. The beauty of this CD is the courage the speakers and singers had in the danger of what they faced. This will inspire listeners to similar courage in the problems they may face today.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sing For Freedom
    I simple love this CD and all of the 26 songs.There is not one throw away song or segment on the CD recording. The CD chronicles the modern day civil rights movement through song from 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, to 1960 and the student lead demonstrations in Nashville, Tenn. to the 1963 Birmingham Mass Meetings.The artist are regional and have a wonderful quality to the singing.A must have......I play this CD to my high school students every year and they are mesmerized.I play the CD in the teacher's lounge and they all want copies.I used some of the songs on the CD in a talk at my local Unitarian Universalist Church and got a standing ovation.I never tire of listening to the richness of the songs. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Appalachian Folk    2. Contemporary Folk    3. Folk & Traditional    4. Folksongs    5. Nostalgia    6. Pop    7. Popular Music    8. Sea Shanties    9. Traditional Folk   


    15. Sound & Spirit: Welcoming Children Into The World
    by Rykodisc
    Audio CD (03 August, 1999)
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    Asin: B00000JRM0
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Musical families will love this!
    These songs are fabulous!The music is quite different from any other lullaby cd.My daughter and her son dance through the house singing, "You're my little potato"...I gave it as a gift, and it has been highly appreciated!

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is the one you want!
    We registered for this CD and received it as a gift and it is really great.It is fun for adult listening as well as for babies and kids.We received several other cds as well, but this is by far the best, if you only get one, this should be it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars I love this :)
    I don't have any kids (yet.. not quite the age).You'd laugh, but I got this CD just for me, and I love it.I feel most like myself when I find bits of my childhood that wander back into my character, and what better way to bring back the wonderous, imaginative attitudes than a bit of sweet music.If there's one thing I miss most about being a child, it's to be sung a lullaby to sleep.A song is one of the greatest ways a person can give the gift of love. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Acappella    2. Children's Collections    3. Childrens    4. New Age / Meditation    5. Pop   


    16. Daddy-O Daddy! Rare Family Songs of Woody Guthrie
    by Rounder / Umgd
    Audio CD (02 October, 2001)
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    Asin: B00005PJBW
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars just wonderful
    It really is as good as the other reviewers say. I got this for the Jimmie Dale Gilmore tune, but I burst out crying with the Syd Straw number. There's a range of styles and emotions, but all of them top-notch.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must have!
    A wonderful CD to introduce to children of all ages!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A treasure for the whole family!
    I bought this CD for myself, having heard one of the songs on the radio. I now plan on sending one to each of my three grandchildren.These songs are not only fun, they speak to children and adults alike.It is quite apparent that Woody Guthrie wrote these songs with lots of love, and an understanding of his children's feelings and fears.Taj Mahal and the other artists that perform the songs do a great job.I definitely recommend this one! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Childrens    3. College Rock    4. Contemporary Blues    5. Electric Country Blues    6. Folk Collections    7. Folk-Blues    8. Modern Acoustic Blues    9. Pop    10. Punk    11. Sing-Along    12. Singer/Songwriter    13. World Fusion   


    17. Great Dobro Sessions
    by Sugarhill [Country]
    Audio CD (26 July, 1994)
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    Sales Rank: 37717
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Worn Thin
    If it's possible to wear out a CD as we used to with vinyl, then I have already taken several layers off this one.I never tire of the varieties of dobro playing on this one.It was my daily companion for a 2 hour commute for 4 years!It will open your interests to many of the great players of this under-appreciated instrument.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Music at its best!
    Great instrumental project! Most of the Dobro "Celebrities" are on this album, the great old players like Josh Graves and Mike Auldridge as well as the young players like Gene Wooten and Sally Van Meter. They all have one thing in common - extraordinary musicianship. The danger with instrumenta� projects featuring the same instrument is always that it gets boring after awhile, but not here. There are so many different ways to play, also the song selection, from traditional fast-paced bluegrass to modern sounds, everything is here and the Dobro really fits for the complete musical spectrum. I really enjoyed this album!

    5-0 out of 5 stars It opened my eyes to a whole new way to play guitar
    This CD is a must for country or bluegrass music fans.It features 21 tracks of great dobro guitar accompanied by fiddle, banjo and sometimes mandolin.If you are like me and have never really gave dobro music a whole lot of thought, you will be pleasantly surprised. I think I could become hooked. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Bluegrass    2. Bluegrass Collections    3. Contemporary Bluegrass    4. Country    5. Country/Bluegrass    6. Old-Timey    7. Pop    8. Progressive Bluegrass    9. Traditional Bluegrass    10. Traditional Folk   


    18. Mountain Music Of Kentucky [2-CD Set]
    by Smithsonian Folkways
    Audio CD (19 March, 1996)
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    Sales Rank: 62466
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely essential
    This is a marvelous collection. Along with "High Atmosphere", I consider it essential to orient you to the way the music really sounded.Most people come to Old Time music from some place else...bluegrass, country, or one of the great modern oddities like Old Crow Medicine Show or The Bad Livers.Perhaps you got the bug from "Oh Brother Where Art Thou".Well, you're on the right path with this very big 2 CD collection that not only has achingly beautiful a'capella balads, red hot fiddling, and some really phenomenal banjo work, but also haunting church shape note singing.Get "High Atmosphere" as well, and once you've absorbed them, branch out from there.

    5-0 out of 5 stars OLD TIME MUSIC
    GREAT CD. THE CD CASE IS KIND OF DUMB, BECAUSE IT LIST THE ARTISTS AND TRACK NO. ON WHICH THEY PERFORM, INSTEAD OF THE ARTIST AND THEN THE SONG. THE SONGS ARE WRITTEN ON THE CD LABEL THOUGH. STILL A GREAT CD. VINTAGE SONGS, VINTAGE STYLE

    4-0 out of 5 stars The hills were alive!
    Having just reviewed another of John Cohen's excellent collections (High Atmosphere) yesterday, this seemed like a natural choice for today. This was recorded in 1959.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Appalachian Folk    2. Banjo    3. Bluegrass    4. Bluegrass Collections    5. Country    6. Country & Western    7. Cowboy    8. Field Recordings    9. Folklore    10. Old-Timey    11. Pop    12. Traditional Bluegrass    13. Traditional Country    14. Traditional Folk   


    19. When October Goes: Autumn Love Songs
    by Philo / Pgd
    Audio CD (07 October, 1992)
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    Sales Rank: 39397
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    5-0 out of 5 stars One of my all-time favorites
    So glad to see this CD is still in print.This is one excellent compilation.Cheryl Wheeler's "When Fall Comes to New England" is a simple, straight-forward introduction to the album -- Cheryl captures the essense of the season.But wait! This album is great for *all* seasons.I'm listening on a hot, hot summer day and I almost feel a crisp, refreshing autumn breeze."Are You Happy Now" is the ever-elusive Richard Shindell's best song of all.Cliff Eberhardt/Richie Havens' "The Long Road": also one of the best.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely One of My Favorite CD's
    This CD speaks to the gentleness in my soul.I like to play this when I'm having a stressful day.The songs are far away from the ruggedness and turmoil that exists in the world. The songs speak to the peace and tranquility that exists in our hearts.The CD makes a beautiful statement, that there is a lot of hope in the music of the human heart. 5-0 out of 5 stars Not Just for Autumn
    As I write this, autumn is throwing itself into reverse and backing into indian summer, and in a week I'm sure it will make a hard right turn into winter. No matter what, this CD is great listening any time of the year. I can't say much more except to echo the sentiments of those who reviewed this CD before me. It's worth every penny and a fine companion to the "On a Winter's Night" CD. Buy 'em both; They're like potato chips, you can't have just the one! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 90's    2. Contemporary Folk    3. Contemporary Singer/Songwriter    4. Folk & Traditional    5. Folk Collections    6. Pop    7. Singer/Songwriter    8. Soul/Reggae/Rhythm & Blues    9. Traditional Folk   


    20. A Jewish Odyssey
    by Putumayo World Music
    Audio CD (26 September, 2000)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    The diversity of modern Jewish music is a result of centuries of hard traveling and cultural interaction. The secular and religious sounds of the Diaspora now embrace everything from European memories to the Latin experience to folk and modern pop styles from the Middle East. For example, the jazzy pathos of klezmer music reflects shtetl (village) life in Russia and Poland during the early 20th century, while the Arabic-tinged Sephardic repertoire dates from medieval times and then back to Sinai. This thoughtfully assembled sampler covers the major roots and branches plus some bonus oddities. Among the stand-outs are Israeli folk singer Chava Alberstein singing with The Klezmatics, a love song from the late Yemenite chanteuse Ofra Haza, and pianist Uri Caine's avant-garde treatment of a 13th-century Moroccan text. The American ex-hippie Uzca, who sings in an imaginary language, is in a class of his own. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Tradition!
    This album is hardly all-the- klezmer-all-the-time.There's a great deal of variety.Zohar does a jazzy "Shabbat Medley";the late Ofra Haza has the beautiful,passionate "Rachamim." Uzca's "Kona Hora" is in a made-up language,but who's translating?Does it matter?Consuelo Luz from Santa Fe sings a wonderful love song;Fortuna from Brazil,in her song,demonstrates that yes,Jews still have Messianic hope.She sings of the "king of kings/blessed be he." This song disproves the common Christian misconception that most Jews see the Messiah as a metaphor rather than a person.
    2-0 out of 5 stars Bland
    I wish I had liked this CD more, but I'm afraid that overall I found it boring.I think part of the problem is the decision to show how all the various artists from all over the world shared a common tradition.I think the CD would probably have interested me more if it had showcased the differences between them rather than the similarities, because after a while it all started to sound alike.Perhaps orthodoxy extends to music too.The artists seemed to be following orthodox tempos, orthodox rhythms, orthodox intervals and progressions.I found all the selections tasteful and subdued.I've now listened to it four or five times, but I don't think I'm ever going to warm up to it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Spiritually uplifting!
    I make sure to listen to this CD at least once a week -- it helps to keep my spirits up in this crazy world. Every single friend for whom I have played"A Jewish Odyssey"has immediately purchased it! You don't have to be Jewish to love this eclectic and stirring collection of music from around the globe. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Int'l & World Music    2. Jewish    3. Jewish Music    4. Klezmer    5. Pop    6. World Music   


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