Greenwich Village In The ‘60s

Greenwich Village In The ‘60s


Following acclaimed compilations like Boogie!, Silver Roads, Down Under Nuggets and Cosmic Country, iconic Australian label Festival Records presents another new 2CD set, Greenwich Village in the ‘60s, featuring Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Dave Van Ronk, Karen Dalton, Simon & Garfunkel, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and many other New York folk greats.

Sub-titled “Beginnings and Branches of the New York Folk Revival”, Greenwich Village In The ‘60s takes a comprehensive look at the epicentre of the folk scene that impacted the world in the ‘60s and beyond. It features approximately 40 artists who either preceded or followed Bob Dylan, whose track ‘Talkin’ New York’ opens the collection. It covers similar ground to the new Coen Brothers film “Inside Llewyn Davis” and its T-Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack; indeed it features earlier versions of some of the material from the film.

Going right back to the earliest folk revivalists who followed in Woody Guthrie’s wake - including Woody’s friend Pete Seeger and acolytes Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and Cisco Houston - the collection features many of the artists who called the Village home in the early ‘60s, including Joan Baez, Dave Van Ronk (who’s biography inspired “Inside Llewyn Davis”), Odetta, Simon & Garfunkel, Karen Dalton, Richard & Mimi Farina, Tim Hardin, Fred Neil, Carolyn Hester, Tom Paxton, Judy Collins, Paul Clayton and Dylan’s favourite Irish balladeers the Clancy Brothers. It ranges from the iconic song collector and performer John Jacob Niles and authentically rural artists who found a new home on the New York scene, like Jean Ritchie and Mississippi John Hurt; to new generation urban singer-songwriters who followed in Dylan’s wake including Phil Ochs, Tom Rush  and the young Tim Buckley.  

With detailed liner notes by American music journalist Richie Unterberger (Mojo magazine and author of a two-volume history of ‘60s folk-rock), Greenwich Village In The ‘60s captures the spirit of the era. And with 41 tracks, it contains as many of the great artists and great songs of the New York Folk scene as have even been collected in the one place.


Disc 1

  1. Bob Dylan - Talkin' New York
  2. Dave Van Ronk - Hang Me, Oh Hang Me
  3. Tom Paxton - The Last Thing On My Mind
  4. Eric Andersen - Close The Door Lightly When You Go
  5. Paul Clayton - Green Rocky Road
  6. Fred Neil - Little Bit Of Rain
  7. Judy Henske - I Know You Rider
  8. Tim Hardin - I Can't Slow Down
  9. Tom Rush - Urge For Going (Single Version)
  10. Tim Buckley - Aren't You The Girl
  11. John Jacob Niles - Go 'Way From My Window
  12. Jean Ritchie - The Cuckoo
  13. Irene and Ellen Kossoy (with Erik Darling) - Bowling Green
  14. Joan Baez (w/ The Greenbriar Boys) - Banks Of The Ohio
  15. Dian & The Greenbriar Boys - He Was A Friend
  16. Richard Faria - House Un-American Blues Activity Dream
  17. Phil Ochs - I Ain't Marching Anymore
  18. Buffy Sainte-Marie - Universal Soldier
  19. Liam Clancy - Patriot Game
  20. The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem - Shoals of Herring
  21. Mike Seeger - Fair And Tender Ladies
  22. Pete Seeger - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)

Disc 2

  1. Bob Gibson - Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)
  2. Hedy West - 500 Miles
  3. Vince Martin & Fred Neil - Morning Dew
  4. Karen Dalton - Blues On The Ceiling
  5. Patrick Sky - Many A Mile
  6. David Blue - The Street
  7. Simon & Garfunkel - He Was My Brother
  8. Ian & Sylvia - You Were On My Mind
  9. Richard & Mimi Faria - Bold Marauder
  10. Joan Baez - The Death Of Queen Jane (Child No. 170)
  11. Carolyn Hester - The House Of The Rising Sun
  12. Odetta - Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down
  13. Mississippi John Hurt - Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
  14. Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band - My Gal
  15. Even Dozen Jug Band - Evolution Mama
  16. Ramblin’ Jack Elliott - Roving Gambler
  17. Cisco Houston - Deportees
  18. Harry Belafonte - Midnight Special
  19. Judy Collins - Farewell

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