Folk Singer is the fourth studio album by Muddy Waters, released in April 1964 by Chess Records. The album features Waters on acoustic guitar, backed by Willie Dixon on string bass, Clifton James on drums, and Buddy Guy on acoustic guitar. It is Waters's only all-acoustic album. Numerous reissues of Folk Singer include bonus tracks from two subsequent sessions, in April 1964 and October 1964.
Baritone Arne Dørumsgaard along with tenor Duncan Robertson and soprano Irene Joachim sing a variety of German songs ranging from Johannes Brahms’ In Stiller Nacht ( In the Still of the Night ) and Schwesterlein to the traditional Christmas carol O Tannenbaum! and folk song Muss I Denn, popularized by Elvis Presley and Joe Dowell in 1961 with the English version Wooden Heart. An orchestra conducted by Robert Cornman accompanies the singers. The song lyrics are printed in German in the liner notes.
The 100 Essential Folk Songs Song -Written OR Performed by: This Land is Your Land - Woody Guthrie Blowin’ in the Wind - Bob Dylan City of New Orleans - Steve Goodman If I Had a Hammer - Pete Seeger Where Have All The Flowers Gone - The Kingston Trio Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot Suzanne - Leonard Cohen We Shall Overcome - Pete Seeger Four Strong Winds - Ian and Sylvia Last Thing On My Mind - Tom Paxton. Changes - Phil Ochs Streets of London - Ralph McTell Gentle On My Mind - John Hartford Barbara Allen - Shirley Collins (Trad) Little Boxes - Malvina Reynolds The Water is Wide - Traditional Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe No Regrets - Tom Rush Amazing Grace - Odetta (Trad) Catch The Wind - Donovan.
The official Folk & Acoustic blog as hosted by Mike Harding on BBC Radio . You'll hear everything from Asleep at the Wheel to Mike McGoldrick on the station and though it is a little USA biased (as you would expect) it is remarkably diverse in its playlist. I've found my way into a lot of interesting music through listening to the station, and I was interested recently in their listener poll which went looking for the 100 Most Essential Folk Songs. Here is the Top 25. This Land is Your Land - Woody Guthrie. You can see a list of all 100 songs here. It would be interesting to see what listeners to my programme came up with in terms of 100 best folk songs of all time.
Leonard Cohen – Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967): The poet Leonard Cohen’s first foray into music making is a dark and beautiful thing. This is an image 5 of 20. John Martyn – Solid Air (1973): Mixing folk with jazz, the title track of John Martyn’s finest album was dedicated to his friend Nick Drake, who died a year after it’s release. With it’s references to sweet cocaine and Mary.
Harmonium-Album (Stapf, Ernst). The Hibernian Muse (Various). I. 300 Irish Airs arranged for the Piano Forte (Various). 12 Irish and 12 Scotch Airs with Variations (Thumoth, Burke). Irish Country Songs (Hughes, Herbert). 60 Irish Songs (Fisher, William Arms). 25 Irish Songs, WoO 152 (Beethoven, Ludwig van). 20 Irish Songs, WoO 153 (Beethoven, Ludwig van).
Irish folk singers are beloved in their native land, and in some cases, their music has caught on with other Irish people across the globe. The best Irish folk singers resonated with their diehard fans and their music is part of the great Irish songbook. So, what are the best Irish folk bands and artists? If you're familiar with Irish folk bands, you know that's not an easy question to answer. However, you're likely to include Irish folk bands like The Clancy Brothers, The Chieftains, The Dubliners among the best Irish folk bands . The Clancy Brothers Come Fill Your Glass With Us: Irish Songs of Drinking and Blackguarding, Best of the Vanguard Years, The Boys Won't Leave the Girls Alone.
There are some for which I have no clue as to a date, so some may appear randomly placed. If you have an educated correction, please let me know. Also, be advised that for the early ballads, the century may not be the date the tune AND words were known. The tunes and words here are modern variants of the originals.
|1||Michael Row Your Boat Ashore|
|3||Lone Star Trail|
|4||Good-bye Old Paint|
|5||The Animal Fair|
|6||The Man on the Flying Trapeze|
|8||My Little Pony|
|10||When the Train Comes Along|
|12||Band of Angels|
|14||Old Woman and the Pig|
|15||Good Morning, Merry Sunshine|
|16||Bye 'm Bye|
|17||Frog Went a-Courting|
|18||Fiddle Dee Dee|
|19||Sleep Baby Sleep|