Troubadours Part 1 / Various
(Germany - Import, 3PC)
EU-only three CD collection in fold-out digipak with 152-page booklet (English language), in the one hundred years that Folk music has been recorded in the United States, the tradition has embraced ballads: mostly new, but some transplanted from Europe, political statements, personal introspection, and much more. Now the story is here in this special triple disc collection. This first set covers the period from the 1920s through to 1957. All the names you'd expect are here: The Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, the Weavers, Lead Belly, Cisco Houston, and many more. Here are the original versions of songs that have become classics and rallying cries: 'Wildwood Flower', 'Midnight Special', 'Rock Island Line', 'Wayfaring Stranger', 'So Long It's Been Good to Know You', 'This Land Is Your Land', '16 Tons', '900 Miles', 'Delia', and many more.