Dienstag, 9. August 2016

VA - Blues at Newport - Newport Folk Festival 1959 - 1964

"Blues at Newport - Newport Folk Festival 1959-64" offers fine performances by John Hurt, Skip James, Rev. Gary Davis, Robert Wilkins, and others. It is a compliation of blues performances recorded live at the Newport Folk Festivals, 1959-1964, produced by Samuel Charters for the Vanguard Records label.

"You have so many memories, if you were old enough and lived close enough and knew enough to get to the Newport Folk Festival in its great days in the 1960s….And, just as certainly, you remember the blues, which was one of the richest strands in the rich weave of music and culture that was the Festival….Part of the emotional response to the blues singers was that most of them had been forgotten in the years since they’d made their handfuls of recordings for the old ‘race’ labels of the 1920s….It’s true that memories can sometimes be insubstantial, or that time can change what you heard or saw, and maybe you’ve romanticized the playing you remember or the singers you shouted for — but here on this collection of live recordings from the Newport Festival blues concerts you can hear that the music was as great as you remember it was. And if you’re hearing it for the first time — this is what it was like to be there." — Sam Charters

(320 kbps, front cover included)

5 Kommentare:

lemonflag hat gesagt…

Thanks

Anonym hat gesagt…

I see this is the CD version, the vinyl has John Hammond singing Chuck Berry's 'No Money Down", I think Chuck must have asked too much for the CD version!

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks for your feedback!

Anonym hat gesagt…

It is a delight to hear these great artists live on stage.
Thanks.
Pablo Crossroads from Montevideo

zero hat gesagt…

Now there´s a fresh link...

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