NEWSLETTER #131
American Folk Music
The Holy Modal Rounders -> Chris Smither

 
 

TOM PAXTON
BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
PEGGY SEEGER
VARIOUS ARTISTS

TOM PAXTON Collector's Choice 287 Ramblin' Boy ● CD $13.98
15 tracks, 42 mins, highly recommended Reissue of Tom's first Elektra album from 1964 - during the golden age of American folk music. Tom was among the most talented - a fine singer and guitarist and a brilliant songwriter and this set features three songs that have since become folk standards - The Last Thing On My Mind, I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound and, of course, the beautiful title song. There are also topical songs, a tribute to Cisco Houston and more. Includes original cover art and new notes by Richie Unterberger. (FS)

 
BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE Vanguard 79750 Best Of The Vanguard Years ● CD $15.98
24 track collection including two previously unissued songs (Bird On A Wire/ God Bless The Child). Includes Soulful Shade Of Blue/ Many A Mile/ Rolling Log Blues/ Guess Who I Saw In Paris/ Now That The Buffalo's Gone/ I'm Gonna Be A Country Girl Again/ The Vampire/ Winter Boy/ Sometimes When I Get To Thinkin'/ Universal Soldier/ Cod'ine/ Take My hand For A While/ The Circle Game, etc.

 
PEGGY SEEGER Appleseed 1076 Heading For Home ● CD $16.98
New album by this folk mainstay is her frst all traditional album in ages. She is joined by her brother Mike, sons Calum & Neil and daughter Kitty on 13 songs including Heading For Home/ Jackie Rover/ Oma Wise/ John Riley/ Jenny's Gone Away/ Henry Lee/ Girl Of Constant Sorrow and others.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Appleseed 1074 Songs Of The Spanish Civil War ● CD $16.98
Recordings of 17 songs from the first battleground between the free world and the forces of facism. in the late 1930s. It includes songs written at the time as well as songs mased on Spanish Civil War poems. Features songs in English and Spanish featuring Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Billy Bragg, Laurie Lewis, Uxia Quetzal, Eliseo Parra, Guardabarranco and others.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Vestapol DVD 13006 Fingerstyle Guiter: New Dimensions & Explorations Vol 1 ● CD $23.98
Now on DVD with bonus material featuring performances and instruction by Leo Kottke, John Fajey, Jorma Kaukonen, John Renbounr, Duck Baker, Bob Brozman, Martin Carthy & others.

 

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