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Troubadours of the Folk Era, Vol. 3: The Groups ()


These group performances represent some of the more commercial releases of the folk revival. Beginning with Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene" performed by The Weavers and the hit "Tom Dooley" by The Kingston Trio continuing through to recordings by Jim Kweskin's Jug Band, this collection demonstrates how more "authentic" and "traditional" folk songs were sanitized and popularized for mass consumption. It's an interesting reminder of how essentially neutral material can take on political weight due to the actions of the ...

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  1. Goodnight Irene
  2. Tom Dooley
  3. Hard, Ain't It Hard
  4. The Bells
  5. Walk Right In
  6. Gotta Travel On
  7. Stewball
  8. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  9. Michael
  10. Take Your Fingers Off It
  11. Greenfields
  12. Silver Threads and Golden Needles
  13. The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
  14. Green, Green
  15. River Come Down
  16. Linin' Track
  17. Rider
  18. Mobile Line
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