Tag: Folk

Eric Von Schmidt, Eric Sings Von Schmidt, 1965 on Prestige

I first heard of Eric Von Schmidt via Bob Dylan’s “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” which begins with the intro: I first heard this from Ric von…

Bruce Cockburn, Circles in the Stream, 1977 on True North

I came to Cockburn through the activist tours of the 80s and his hit “If I Had a Rocket Launcher” from Stealing Fire. But he had a decades…

Donovan, Catch the Wind, 1965 on Hickory

Donovan’s debut, this LP was titled “What’s Bin Did And What’s Bin Hid” in the UK (and it seems like everywhere outside the US), but “Catch The Wind”…

Dave Van Ronk, Folksinger, 1962 on Prestige International

Van Ronk was a key figure in the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 60s, sometimes called the Mayor of MacDougal Street. He’s the most visible model for…

Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin’, 1964 on Columbia

My copy (via Beverly Coin & Jewel) is a later reissue – the red and gold Columbia labels from the seventies rather than the “2 eye” version in…

Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, 1963 on Columbia

Makes sense following Llewyn Davis and Billy Bragg to have an early Dylan album – definitely one of my favorites and an iconic cover. This is from the…

Simon & Garfunkel, Bookends, 1968 on Columbia

I’m not sure there are any missteps anywhere in the Simon & Garfunkel songbook (or even across Paul Simon’s solo work), but if there is it isn’t on…

Shovels & Rope, Busted Jukebox Volume 2, 2018 on Shrimp / New West

I’m a sucker for a good cover/tribute album, perhaps especially with an Americana / Alt-Country / Folk twist. This volume 2 came out digitally in 2017 but on…

Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, 1965 on Columbia

This was actually one of the first Dylan albums I heard end to end, so I was glad to find a good copy at Looney Tunes II in…

Phil Ochs, I Ain’t Marching Anymore, 1965 on Elektra

Phil Ochs, I Ain’t Marching Anymore, 1965 on Elektra I first got familiar with Phil Ochs via Billy Bragg back in the early 80s. Great classic lefty (progressive)…

Meg Christian, Face the Music, 1977 on Olivia Records.

Meg Christian, Face the Music, 1977 on Olivia Records. Continued from yesterday’s post. Another from the feminist collective second wave Olivia records, this one including “Leaping Lesbians” by…

Meg Christian, I Know You Know, 1974 on Olivia.

Meg Christian, I Know You Know, 1974 on Olivia. I don’t normally try to make these vinyl posts topical, but picked up this album recently and it felt…

Simon and Garfunkel; Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme; 1966 on Columbia.

Simon and Garfunkel; Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme; 1966 on Columbia. I’ll forgive Paul Simon the lack of an Oxford comma here. This is the one that closes…