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VA - Folk Duets (1998)

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VA - Folk Duets (1998)

VA - Folk Duets (1998)
Folk | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 64 min | 149 MB
Label: Vanguard Records | Rel: 1998

Frequently albums created from old material for the "nostalgia market" contain considerable second rate material. That is not true of this collection. Ian & Sylvia were the most prominent duo in the folk music era - they are represented by 5 tracks. Geoff & Maria Muldaur were best known as members of the Jim Kweskin Jugb& where their duets were high points of the albums. Mimi & Richard Farina were less well known - primarily due to Richard's death which had a stiffling impact on the duo - but they are still represented by 4 tracks. From a more country orientation there are the duo's of Flatt & Scruggs as wells as Doc Watson & Merle Travis. The remainder of this collection are names big in the solo market - Joan Baez, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Theodore Bikel.
.. One could scarcely build a better cross-section of the best of the folk duets of the era. Mimi & Richard Farina's "Pack Up Your Sorrows" is a splendid rendition that often gets forgotten among the other excellent renditions. Their Bold Marauder is a dark gem that would fit well with some of the current Celtic resurgence. Doc Watson & Merle Travis' Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arm is another gem forgotten among the many renditions. The weakest piece is Judy Collins & Theodore Bikel's The Greenl& Whale Fisheries ... simply because it remains simply one of several excellent interpretations. When Collins/Bikel can be the low point, one is speaking of an excellent album.

Tracklist:

01. Ian & Sylvia - Early Morning Rain
02. Ian & Sylvia - For Lovin' Me
03. Ian & Sylvia - You Were on My Mind
04. Ian & Sylvia - Someday Soon
05. Ian & Sylvia - Four Strong Winds
06. Mimi & Richard Farina - Pack up Your Sorrows
07. Mimi & Richard Farina - The Falcon
08. Mimi & Richard Farina - Bold Marauder
09. Mimi & Richard Farina - Hard-Loving Loser
10. Joan Baez & Donovan - Colours
11. Joan Baez & Bob Dylan - It Ain't Me Babe
12. Joan Baez & Mimi Farina - Catch the Wind
13. Bob Dylan & Pete Seeger - Playboys & Playgirls
14. Geoff & Maria Muldaur - That's When I'll Come Back to You
15. Geoff & Maria Muldaur - Chevrolet
16. Doc Watson & Merle Travis - San Antonio Rose
17. Doc & Merle Watson - Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
18. Bob Gibson & Hamilton Camp - Well, Well, Well
19. Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Salty Dog Blues
20. Judy Collins & Theodore Bikel - The Greenl& Whale Fisheries
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